Cheap flights to South Korea

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Flights to South Korea in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$1,584Average for return flights in August 2022
Return from$684From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Seoul
One-way from$400One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to South Korea

Cheap flights to South Korea in August, September 2022

The best prices found for SEL flights for August, September
30 Sep. - 30 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

20h 30m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

20h 15m
$753

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 09.8.22

19 Sep. - 31 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

18h 20m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

37h 00m
$772

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11.8.22

24 Aug. - 13 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

20h 35m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

22h 20m
$793

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

South Korea 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Korea found for this year
19 Oct. - 20 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

21h 25m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

28h 15m
$684

Scoot

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

16 Oct. - 30 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

37h 05m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

20h 15m
$689

Scoot

Pick Dates

Deal found 11.8.22

24 Oct. - 10 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

21h 05m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

20h 15m
$698

Scoot

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Last minute flights to South Korea

Late deals on return flights to South Korea, departing today and this week
18 Aug. - 11 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

20h 35m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

37h 45m
$882

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 08.8.22

16 Aug. - 23 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

PUS

Busan Gimhae

1 stop

22h 35m
PUS

Busan Gimhae

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

24h 15m
$890

Vietnam Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 09.8.22

17 Aug. - 21 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

16h 35m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

21h 00m
$936

Vietnam Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

What is the cheapest month to fly to South Korea?

The cheapest ticket to South Korea found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,126

February

$1,060

March

$1,028

April

$1,403

May

$1,381

June

$1,515

July

$1,381

August

$1,322

September

$1,313

October

$1,208

November

$1,223

December

$1,565

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to South Korea is currently March; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to South Korea?

Average South Korea flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - SEL

Price

$982 - $1,852

SEL

Temperature

2 - 25 °C

SEL

Rainfall

27 - 253 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to South Korea?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to South Korea, you should look to book at least 36 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to South Korea?

Wednesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to South Korea. Flying on Thursday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to South Korea?

South Korea flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

South Korea climate

Seoul’s four seasons are extreme to say the least. Winter kicks off the year in a blustery, long freeze that coats the city in ice and snow. The air is dry, and temperatures are unforgiving, so if you book flights to Seoul during the cold spell between December and February, be sure to pack layers – and lots of them. Spring warms up a bit, happily welcoming the sun and leaving behind the freezing temperatures. Summer sun scorches the sidewalks (and skin, so bring SPF!) and temperatures can rise up over 35 degrees. Autumn boasts bright foliage and more tolerable temperatures, and has long been known as the prettiest time to travel to Seoul.

Getting around South Korea

Taxis are pretty much the way to go when you travel to Seoul, even though some drivers seem to be roller coaster operators. Regular taxis are easy for short trips around the city, especially because they are cheaper than the bus, and if you’re travelling with a few other people, it makes sense. Deluxe taxis (mobeom) are black with a yellow stripe. Very few drivers speak English, but there are easy-to-use interpretations services that help you connect with them. The system works by speaking to an interpreter through a phone in English, who then talks to the driver in Korean. 

Subways are fast and cheap as well, as are buses. Most of them run from very early in the morning to midnight, and some even later. Route maps are available in English, although drivers mostly speak Korean.

What is good to know if travelling to South Korea?

Where should I go in Seoul?

Bosingak: This part of town on Jongno (Bell Street) is famous because it was the city’s main hub during the Joseon period. Here, a modern version of the city bell is rung every New Year, fulfilling the same tradition since 1468. If you were to travel to Seoul back then, you’d hear the bell often during the day. It used to ring 28 times at night to signal the city-wide curfew, and 33 times in the day (starting at 4 a.m.) to represent the 33 heavens of Buddhism. Fortunately, it now just rings once a year, and people all over the city can sleep a little longer.

Children’s Grand Park: If you’re visiting Seoul with the kids, then there’s no better place to take them than the Children’s Grand Park. Grab a free map at the entrance, and stroll all along the beautiful paths lined with flower beds and fountains. As you enter the zoo part of the park, you and your kids will be able to get close to lions, tigers, elephants and bears. A glass house with a botanical garden inside is filled with bold colours, rare breeds, and delicate flowers that make perfect photos. On one end, cacti reach almost to the ceiling, and throughout the rest, a tropical jungle and bonsai trees give way to the small folk museum upstairs.

Pucca Funny Love: Within minutes of stepping off your flight, you’ll see her. She’s been called the “biggest success story in the Korean character industry.” Donned in a red dress and spiked black pig tails, the young cartoon character, 10-year-old Pucca Funny Love, seems to be plastered all over the country, selling fast food, boosting promotions on billboards, and finding a home on bumper stickers. Books, DVDs, and episodes of her “funny love story” with 12-year old cartoon ninja, Garu, seem to sell like hotcakes. She’s even making her way into fashion by bridging with United Colours of Benetton to make a line for tweens. Her fame is said to be mounting like that of Hello Kitty and Mickey Mouse, and with her foot in the door all over Asia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, she is destined for fame.

National Museum of Korea: History tells the tale of a place, so when you travel to Seoul, make sure that you spend some quality time in the National Museum of Korea. The modern building, splashed everywhere with gleaming marble, uses natural light to show off some of Korea’s most treasured ancient artefacts. It took almost eight years to construct, but the building stands as a beautiful tribute to the country’s foundation. Art from Korea, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia are displayed within context of each other, so you can absorb the magnitude of how art exists within the continent. The reflecting pool at its entrance, the 800-seat Yong Dragon theatre, and the incredible Buddhist pagodas are all part of the glamorous serenity that you experience here.

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