Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Seoul (SEL)

The best prices from San Francisco to Seoul All airports are usually found in November or October, booked 33 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Seoul

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to SEL flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Seoul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Seoul.

SFO - SEL

Price

$783 - $1,246

SEL

Temperature

35.6 - 77 °F

SEL

Precipitation

1.1 - 10 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$783

From San Francisco to Seoul (SEL)

One-way from

$522

One-way flight from San Francisco to Seoul (SEL)

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Seoul?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from San Francisco to Seoul. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Seoul.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Seoul?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Seoul, book at least 32 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 11% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $888 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $934.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Seoul?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, November can be a great choice for travel to Seoul. Flights to Seoul from San Francisco in November are about $926 on average during November, but can be found for as low as $555.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Seoul (SFO - SEL)?

When flying from San Francisco to Seoul, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at noon, which can drop the price by up to 41% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Seoul in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SFO to SEL flights for January, February
Jan 27 - Jun 19
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

16h 50m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

33h 14m
$841

Air Canada

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Deal found 15/1/22

Jan 20 - Jan 27
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

16h 50m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 56m
$871

Air Canada

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Deal found 16/1/22

Feb 9 - Jul 3
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

16h 50m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 20m
$872

Air Canada

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Deal found 17/1/22

San Francisco to Seoul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Seoul from San Francisco found for this year
May 4 - Jul 6
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

28h 30m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

33h 14m
$841

Air Canada

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Deal found 17/1/22

Mar 6 - Mar 27
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

16h 50m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

13h 55m
$858

Air Canada

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Deal found 17/1/22

Apr 12 - May 1
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

26h 00m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

36h 25m
$869

EVA Air

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Deal found 17/1/22

Non-stop flights to Seoul from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Seoul direct flight deals
Feb 20 - Mar 6
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

Nonstop

12h 40m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

10h 20m
$1,155

United Airlines

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Deal found 15/1/22

Apr 10 - Apr 16
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

Nonstop

13h 00m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

10h 20m
$1,193

Asiana Airlines

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Deal found 17/1/22

Feb 1 - Jul 24
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

Nonstop

13h 00m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

10h 50m
$1,196

Asiana Airlines

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Deal found 15/1/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Seoul

Late deals on return flights to Seoul from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Jan 27 - Jun 19
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

16h 50m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

33h 14m
$841

Air Canada

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

Jan 27 - Feb 17
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

16h 50m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 56m
$872

Air Canada

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Deal found 17/1/22

Jan 26 - Feb 6
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

31h 15m
ICN

Incheon Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 55m
$892

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 15/1/22

One-way flights to Seoul All airports from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Seoul
Feb 25
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

2 stops

36h 30m
$450

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

Feb 24
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

2 stops

50h 25m
$462

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

Mar 9
SFO

San Francisco

ICN

Incheon Intl

2 stops

50h 35m
$471

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 15/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Seoul flights.

What airports do I use to fly from San Francisco to Seoul?

If you book a flight from San Francisco to Seoul, you will be flying from San Francisco to All airports. Flights to Seoul All airports (SEL) from San Francisco (SFO) take 12h 30m for a nonstop flight. There are 5 flights from San Francisco to Seoul per day from 17 airlines.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Seoul have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and United Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Seoul for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Seoul for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just $841, but on average you can expect to pay $889.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Seoul for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Seoul under $1,200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Seoul is less than $1,226.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Seoul for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Seoul within the next 7 days for less than $900.

What days are nonstop flights available from San Francisco to Seoul?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Tuesday.

How popular is this San Francisco to Seoul flight route?

Within the past month, 124 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to Seoul.

How many flights depart from San Francisco to Seoul on average per day?

1 flight departure from San Francisco to Seoul per day on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Seoul?

There are many flights that can get you from San Francisco to Seoul in 26h. Fly via Air Canada, EVA Air, or Lufthansa to get the fastest option. The distance between San Francisco and Seoul is about 5677 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Seoul round-trip?

Air Canada, at $841, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to Seoul.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include EVA Air and Lufthansa. Air Canada is priced at 9% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Seoul?

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Air Canada when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from San Francisco to Seoul.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to Seoul?

Consider Korean Air (77%), United Airlines (74%) or Delta (67%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from San Francisco to Seoul.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Seoul?

While on average a flight from San Francisco to Seoul is generally $1,605, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $602. When looking at the most popular route, (San Francisco - Incheon Intl), you can expect to pay $889 for that flight.

Can I fly to Seoul from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Seoul

Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Seoul.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Seoul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Seoul.

Documents
K-ETA - K-ETA is an electronic travel authorization that visa-free foreign visitors need to obtain before entering the Republic of Korea.


Can I fly back to San Francisco from Seoul?

Returning to San Francisco from Seoul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Seoul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Seoul are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Seoul

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Seoul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Seoul choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
China Eastern
Cheapest$457
Average$660
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
Hong Kong Airlines
Cheapest$465
Average$567
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time65%
COVID-19 safety
Air China
Cheapest$482
Average$651
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$570
Average$1,109
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Aeromexico
Cheapest$592
Average$719
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$663
Average$1,256
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
EVA Air
Cheapest$682
Average$831
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
China Airlines
Cheapest$697
Average$937
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
Cheapest$733
Average$1,362
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Asiana Airlines
Cheapest$764
Average$1,079
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Seoul

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco to Seoul
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
30%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
0%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
69%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from San Francisco to Seoul

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Seoul
Sunday8daily flights
Monday2daily flights
Tuesday6daily flights
Wednesday7daily flights
Thursday4daily flights
Friday8daily flights
Saturday2daily flights