The average flight duration to Jeju ranges from 17h – 20h 40m. The quickest one-stop flights from Los Angeles to Jeju have a flight time of around 17 hours while the shortest flight duration from New York (JFK) is 18h 30m. However, depending on the origin city, the number of stops, and layover duration, you’ll find Jeju flight deals that take up to 31 hours.
Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Jeju, South Korea. But you can get one-stop flights to Jeju from New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and Atlanta. Some of the airlines that service this route include Delta, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, and Asiana. Also, American Airlines and Korean Air operate direct flights to Incheon International Airport (near Seoul), which offers connecting flights to Jeju.
Taxis provide a quick and easy way of getting to the city center from Jeju International Airport, Jeju. Depending on traffic, a taxi ride to the city hall takes an average of 30 minutes. You’ll find regular taxis as well as Big/jumbo taxis that are suitable for large groups. Taxis can be found at the taxi stand, just outside the terminal after exiting Gate 3. Alternatively, you can take the bus to your destination from the bus platform situated at the exit of Gate 1 and 2. Several bus routes connect different parts of the city, including Bus Route 10, 92, 100, 300, 500, and 502. For a little more privacy and independence, car rentals offer a convenient solution. Most of the car rental agencies have their booths located on the first level at Gate 2.
Jeju Island offers a lot of local attractions. You can enjoy a picnic on a cozy stretch of white sand at Woljeongri Beach, or explore the unique wonder of the Manjanggul Lava Tube—one of the longest in the world. If you’re visiting during the summer, consider swinging by Seongsan Ilchubong Peak or spending a day at Jeongbang Falls. Explore arts, creative activities and optical illusions at Alive Museum Jeju Island, or set your sights even higher with a scenic 10km trek up Hallasan Mountain. Hallim Park provides a fun destination for families, with restaurants, folk villages, caves, and even a small zoo. And if you’re a fan of K-Pop, be sure to visit the Play K-pop Museum.
To fly to Jeju, you’ll need a passport that’s valid for at least three months beyond your departure date. However, you don’t need a visa to fly to Jeju if you’re visiting for business or tourism. U.S Citizens are allowed to stay without a visa for up to 90 days. If you plan to stay longer or if you’re visiting for study, you’ll need to apply for a visa before your arrival. Visas can be obtained from the consulate (or consulate section at the nearest embassy) and typically take five days to process.
Jeju City (CJU), located 1.7 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Jeju City.