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Cheap flights to Korea

Popular in June High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price $1,170 Average for round-trip flights in Eylül 2020
Round-trip from $749 From Las Vegas to Seoul
One-way from $496 One-way flight from Las Vegas to Seoul
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Korea related to COVID-19?

There are current restrictions for travel to Korea at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Korea citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: South Korea has restricted the entry of all travelers who have been in the Hubei Province of China in the past 14 days. Chinese nationals with passports issued in the Hubei Province are also not allowed to enter the country. Korean visas issued by the Wuhan Consulate in the Hubei Province are invalidated. Nationals of China and travelers arriving from China must have visas to transit through South Korea. Travelers arriving from China with a diplomatic, consular, official, service or special passport or who are nationals of Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Ireland, South Korea, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, Palau, San Marino, Slovenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Vatican City and Venezuela may still transit through South Korea without a visa. Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before April 5 are invalidated. Visa exemptions for 90 nationalities with normal passport are temporarily suspended, except for airline crew.or passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card. Travelers with a visa on an expired passport must present a printed "Visa Grant Notice" and the expired passport to the immigration upon arrival. Foreign nationals residing in South Korea on most types of long-term visa will need to apply for a re-entry permit at a local immigration office or at the airport before undertaking any travel out of South Korea. Those traveling with a re-entry permit will also be required to have a medical examination no earlier than 48 hours before they plan to return to South Korea, and to obtain a medical certificate in English or Korean demonstrating COVID-19 negative status. Nationals of Mongolia, Russia and Thailand are restricted from transiting through South Korea on their way to or from those countries, and all foreign travelers who have been in Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Philippines or Uzbekistan in the past 14 days must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival to enter South Korea. The certificate must be in English. All travelers arriving in South Korea will be subject to PCR testing and a mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days. In some cases, Korean authorities have permitted immediate blood relatives or spouses of long-term residents to self-quarantine at their family’s home. For this, travelers would need to provide proof of relationship (e.g., marriage or birth certificate), and should understand that Korean immigration officials have the final authority to approve quarantine arrangements. All travelers including airline crew members must also complete Health Declaration Forms and Special Quarantine Declaration Forms through a self-diagnosis app. Nationals and residents of South Korea are required to install a 'Self-quarantine safety protection app'. Chinese nationals who are traveling on business under the Fast Lane program and their family members are exempt from the quarantine requirements; however, they must self-monitor their health conditions for at least 14 days before departure and must hold a medical certification of a negative COVID-19 testing result issued within 72 hours before departure. They will receive an additional test upon arrival, after which they must stay at a designated quarantine facility for up to 1-2 days until receiving the result. Once receiving a negative test result, they will be allowed to end their quarantine. Merchant seamen with a visa must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English and the passengers must have two copies of the certificate. All flights must arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm. Transit passengers will receive a temperature check on arrival in Korea. Symptomatic individuals will be subject to a COVID-19 test and hospitalization if found positive. Passengers who do not show symptoms and/or test negative may continue their journey. Transit passengers at Seoul Incheon Airport require a ticket/boarding pass for their onward flight to their final destination. Travelers should confirm with the airline(s) before departure that their bags have been checked through to their final destination (as transit passengers are not able to collect and re-check in baggage on arrival in Incheon Airport).. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

Cheapest Prices for Korea flights by month

January
$992
February
$826
March
$789
April
$844
May
$912
June
$1,240
July
$1,168
August
$887
September
$813
October
$810
November
$781
December
$964
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Korea is November. The most expensive month for flights is June. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Korea?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LAS - SEL
Price
$781 - $1,666
SEL
Temperature
35.6 - 84.2 °F
SEL
Rainfall
0.79 - 16.18 inches
The best time to fly to Korea is during November, but great deals can be found at other times. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Korea, the warmest period tends to be August, with the wettest being July.

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

Booking 53 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Korea. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Korea?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Korea. Monday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Korea?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at noon when visiting Korea. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

Having technically been at war with North Korea for 60 years, South Korea is in a perpetually sticky geopolitical situation. But while many Westerners may find it hard to think about South Korea without thinking of international tension, there is so much more to this country steeped in tradition and history.

With a history of conquest by both the Chinese and Japanese and a rich vibrant history of its own, South Korea’s unique blend of cultural influences shows up in its food, language, architecture and every other imaginable way. But book a cheap flight to South Korea, see the thriving city’s sprawling, majestic countryside, and you’ll soon understand why South Korea is very much its own entity with a strong national identity.

How long is the flight to Korea?

Few airlines fly to Korea from the United States. The quickest one-stop flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Jeju International Airport, takes around 19h 20m, while the shortest nonstop flight time from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Incheon International Airport in Seoul, is roughly 14h 30m. The shortest one-stop flight time from Los Angeles International Airport to Jeju Airport is roughly 18h, and nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Incheon International Airport take approximately 13h 30m. Some flights to Incheon Airport can have a duration as long as 37h, depending on the airline’s itinerary, number of stopovers, or stopover length.

Which cities offer direct flights to Korea?

Direct non-stop flights are offered by eight airlines from the United States to Korea. They include Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, Jin Air, and Hawaiian Airlines. The biggest airlines that fly from the US to Korea are Delta Airlines, Korean Air, and United Airlines. Flights are out of New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DOC, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Denver, Honolulu and Houston.

What is the best way to travel around Korea?

The best way to travel around Seoul is via the subway. Since the city is expansive and the subway is cheap and covers a large area, it is more convenient than renting a car. Also, the traffic in the city is bumper to bumper and a headache to navigate. During rush hour times in the morning and early evening, there is a lot of commotion and from midnight to 5:30 am the subway is closed. There are many taxis available. If you have a late night out, you can still find transportation however, the taxi fares can be expensive. While in Jeju, the best mode of transportation for tourists is a tourist shuttle bus. These buses are inexpensive, they run every 30 minutes and take you to the major sites around the island. There are two lines that run, one on the east side of the island and one on the west. While in the shuttle, you are given fun facts about each destination.

What are some things to do in Korea?

In Seoul, if you are looking to get a taste of Korean culture, check out Bukchon Hanok Village and travel back in time. Also, Gyeongbokgung Palace gives you a great example of classic Korean architecture. Traveling south the island of Jeju, enjoy the ocean breeze and sea views. You can watch a sunrise over a volcano, climb a volcano, see Asia’s only waterfall that terminates directly into the sea, or explore an underwater cave. Another interesting attraction is the human-sized maze you can navigate through.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Korea?

US citizens must have a valid passport. While you can get a visa in advance to speed up the process, you can enter the Republic of Korea without a visa and stay for up to 90 days.

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What is the climate like in Korea?

South Korea has four distinct seasons; spring and fall are ideal for visiting, while a rainy season begins in June and ends in a humid, sweltering summer in August. Winters are extremely cold.

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When is the best time to fly to Korea?

Spring and autumn are marvelous seasons to visit. The rainy season begins in June, and the rest of the summer is unbearably hot and humid. Siberian winds can make the winter numbingly cold, so unless you’re coming for the skiing or hot springs, it’s better to avoid the winters.

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What is the best way to travel around Korea?

Buses specifically routed to many cities throughout Korea leave from directly outside of Incheon International Airport. Visitors can also choose to fly or take the train between cities; Korail is the major train company. Buses are an excellent way to get around and between each major city. Renting cars isn’t preferable, particularly in Seoul, as the traffic is intense and the driving habits of South Koreans aren’t always the safest or most predictable. Taxis are fairly convenient but can also be a bit pricey.

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What is good to know if travelling to Korea?

Proper attention should be paid to being gracious and courteous in the Korean way. Koreans bow to show respect upon introduction, take their shoes off when entering the homes of others, and show extreme graciousness to the elderly. You should be prepared to do the same. And it’s probably best to avoid any political conversations or mention of past wars. Koreans have a strong sense of national pride and may take offense to anything they sense might be a slight encroachment on that, so err on the side of caution and stick to sunnier conversation topics. There are lots of other ins and outs regarding etiquette in Korea, so read up before you go.

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