Flights to South Korea: practical information
Cheap airlines to South Korea
Planning a trip to East Asia? South Korea is just the place. Start your holiday in South Korea with cheap flights to Seoul, the capital. The country has 7 international airports but the most popular entry point is Incheon International Airport (ICN) onboard Korean Air, Flybe, Air France and others.
When to book flights to South Korea
South Korea has four seasons and spring is without a doubt the best time to visit. There’s little rain and the weather is warm. Rainy season falls in summer and winter brings Siberian winds and snow. Book your flights to South Korea at least 6 months in advance.
- Peak season: Spring as well as autumn.
- Low season: Summers are very rainy.
Flights to South Korea take around 16 hours with a stopover from London.
Experience South Korea: what to see, what to do
South Korea is climbing the must-visit list very quickly and tourism is booking. Start your trip off in Seoul to see the palaces, museums and the Seoul Tower. For trekking and hiking, Jeju-do is ideal and don’t miss a taste of Korean culture in Jeonju.
Essentials in South Korea
Seoul: There are endless sights to visit here starting with the palaces: Kyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Secret Garden, Gwanghwamun and Seodaemun. See Banpo Bridge light up after dark and explore Yeouido Island on rollerblades.
Jeju-do: South Korea has so much to offer hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Jeju-do is a volcanic island with amazing scenery and wild flowers, also a great spot for horseback riding.
Jeonju: This was once the spiritual capital during the Joseon Dynasty and today it’s a culture city with museums, ancient Buddhist temples and monuments to explore.
Find more information on Visit Korea.
Accommodation in South Korea
You won’t be hard of choice when it comes to hotels in South Korea. Keep in mind however that hotel room rates in Seoul are double what they are elsewhere in the country. High-end hotels will feature both Korean-style rooms and Western ones. Be brave and try something different for a night!