Cheap flights to Seoul, South Korea

DEN — SEL
Jan 31 — Feb 71

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Flights to Seoul in 2023

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, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$1,417Average for round-trip flights in January 2023
Round-trip from$807From New York to Seoul
One-way from$562One-way flight from New York to Seoul (SEL)

Cheap flights to Seoul in January, February 2023

The best prices found for SEL flights for January, February
Feb 22 - May 24
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

32h 55m
ICN

Incheon Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

23h 15m
$885

Cathay Pacific

Deal found 1/24

Feb 22 - Jun 22
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

38h 50m
ICN

Incheon Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

27h 50m
$899

Cathay Pacific

Deal found 1/24

Feb 22 - Mar 16
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

32h 55m
ICN

Incheon Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

35h 10m
$901

Cathay Pacific

Deal found 1/24

Seoul 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Seoul found for this year
Oct 8 - Oct 21
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

41h 30m
ICN

Incheon Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

26h 30m
$783

SAUDIA

Deal found 1/24

Apr 22 - May 6
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

42h 10m
ICN

Incheon Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

26h 30m
$807

SAUDIA

Deal found 1/23

Sep 2 - Sep 23
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

42h 10m
ICN

Incheon Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

26h 30m
$818

SAUDIA

Deal found 1/24

Last minute flights to Seoul

Late deals on round-trip flights to Seoul, departing today and this week
Feb 3 - Feb 19
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

31h 10m
ICN

Incheon Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

23h 40m
$965

Cathay Pacific

Deal found 1/25

Feb 1 - Feb 8
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

38h 50m
ICN

Incheon Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

40h 00m
$996

Cathay Pacific

Deal found 1/24

Jan 31 - Feb 20
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

32h 15m
ICN

Incheon Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

35h 50m
$1,083

Turkish Airlines

Deal found 1/23

One-way flights to Seoul

The cheapest one-way flights to Seoul
Mar 7
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

3 stops

54h 15m
$562

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/26

Mar 25
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

3 stops

56h 00m
$563

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/23

Apr 25
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

3 stops

54h 51m
$564

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 1/24

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Seoul

China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

8.1

Overall

8.7

Crew

9.0

Entertainment

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

8.1

Overall

8.7

Crew

9.0

Entertainment

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

ANA
8.5
Very good
26 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

8.1

Overall

8.7

Crew

9.0

Entertainment

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

EVA Air
8.1
Very good
57 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

8.1

Overall

8.7

Crew

9.0

Entertainment

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

Japan Airlines
7.8
Good
167 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

8.1

Overall

8.7

Crew

9.0

Entertainment

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

SAUDIA
7.5
Good
76 reviews
China Airlines
8.7
Very good
37 reviews

Boarding

8.6

Food

8.1

Overall

8.7

Crew

9.0

Entertainment

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Seoul?

The cheapest ticket to Seoul found for each month in 2023 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,252

February

$1,268

March

$1,157

April

$1,279

May

$1,350

June

$1,683

July

$1,674

August

$1,426

September

$1,303

October

$1,223

November

$1,170

December

$1,508

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Seoul. Flying to Seoul in June will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Seoul?

Average Seoul flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2023 and 2024 by month

NYC - SEL

Price

$1,153 - $2,004

SEL

Temperature

35.6 - 77 °F

SEL

Rainfall

1.1 - 10 inches

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Seoul, you should look to book at least 60 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 Seoul?

The cheapest day to fly to Seoul is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Seoul?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Seoul. Flights at noon are usually the most expensive.

When planning a trip to Seoul, prepare yourself for a city that bridges its chaotic parts with its most serene areas in a seamless fashion. Seoul’s buzzing atmosphere will thrill you with crowds of locals, whizzing public transportation and a bold kaleidoscope of cuisine that sizzle everywhere you walk. Busy people move in thatched patterns and tall buildings root themselves in the foundation of it all, watchful over a city constantly in flux. 

Turn a corner and you’re in a Buddhist garden, celebrating silence and contemplating your destiny over a glassy reflection pool. This kind of extreme mirrors the severity of Seoul’s bold seasons. When visiting Seoul, you’ll see that everything here is to the max. If it’s hot, it’s scorching, if it’s quiet, it’s completely still, and if it’s busy, it’s jam packed. From the smell of searing meat on skinny wooden sticks, to the refined elegance of silk robes, and the militancy of national pride, Seoul’s heart beats louder and louder as the day goes on, and well into the night. Book a flight to Seoul to get caught in the unforgettable rhythm that secures this city’s whirling pace.

Seoul, 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 frigid marathon. Summer sun scorches the sidewalks (and skin, so bring SPF!) and temperatures can rise up over 100 degrees F. Fall boasts bright fall foliage and more tolerable temperatures, and has long been known as the prettiest time to travel to Seoul.

Best Time to Fly to Seoul, South Korea

The shoulder seasons are the best times to book flights to Seoul, since the extreme temperatures of summer and winter die down, and leave the land in lush colors and pleasant, sunny days. Bearable temperatures make it easy to explore the city without battling snow, or sweating in the sun. 

Peak Season:

In terms of weather, the best time to book a flight to Seoul is undoubtedly fall. The scorching summer heat simmers in September, and all through November the sunny days become cooler and much more pleasant. Fall shades of red, yellow, and orange flood the trees, and welcome visitors to enjoy the brilliance of fall. The other shoulder season, spring, is also beautiful, as the ground thaws from the snowy winter months and gives way to beautiful blossoms. 

Off-peak Season:

Fewer travelers book flights to Seoul in the winter, when the weather is dry and cold. Between the months of December and February, temperatures stay pretty closely around freezing, but the under-floor heating (called ondol) keeps things toasty in most hotels. Snowy roofs and pretty architecture accented in white make memorable photo opportunities (as well as great conditions for skiing and snowboarding). If you can stand the cold, then take advantage of winter here, when it’s much easier to find cheap flights to Seoul.

Getting around Seoul, 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 traveling 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.

Seoul, South Korea Travel Information

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 colors, 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 Seoul 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 Colors 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 artifacts. 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 theater, and the incredible Buddhist pagodas are all part of the glamorous serenity that you experience here.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Seoul?

If you book a flight to Seoul, you will be flying into All airports, which is the city’s only airport. Seoul All airports (SEL) is located 1.2 mi from the center of Seoul. All airports is the only Seoul airport and it handles 10 daily flights from New York. 27 airlines have flights from New York to Seoul All airports on a regular basis.

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