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

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The best prices from San Francisco to Seoul 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 (SFO) to Seoul (SEL)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to SEL flight in 2021: 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 - 84.2 °F
SEL
Rainfall
0.8 - 16.2 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

One-way from

$663

One-way flight from San Francisco to Seoul

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Seoul?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 8% on the overall cost on flights from San Francisco to Seoul.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 39% by booking at least 61 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from San Francisco to Seoul within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,193.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Seoul from San Francisco average $1,098. You can even find prices in April for less than $1,098, as users have found deals to Seoul from as low as $549. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Seoul from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 46%.

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 May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to SEL flights for May, June
18 May - 24 May
$863pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
15 May - 22 May
$898pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
19 May - 14 Jul
$902pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Seoul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Seoul from San Francisco found for this year
1 Sep - 15 Sep
$726pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 Oct - 1 Nov
$799pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
15 Aug - 1 Nov
$810pp
SFO
San Francisco
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Seoul from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Seoul direct flight deals
16 Aug - 30 Aug
$1,051pp
SFO
San Francisco
Asiana Airlines
Non-Stop
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Asiana Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
24 Aug - 27 Aug
$1,052pp
SFO
San Francisco
Asiana Airlines
Non-Stop
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Asiana Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
15 Oct - 14 Nov
$1,058pp
SFO
San Francisco
Asiana Airlines
Non-Stop
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Asiana Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Seoul

Late deals on round-trip flights to Seoul from San Francisco, departing today and this week
24 May - 12 Jun
$940pp
SFO
San Francisco
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
20 May - 29 Jun
$964pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
20 May - 17 Aug
$966pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Seoul from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Seoul
9:05 pm - 7:10 am
China Airlines
1 Stop
18h 05m
SFO - ICN
China Airlines
$663
mytrip.com
7:18 am - 12:05 pm
Air Canada
1 Stop
36h 47m
SFO - ICN
Air Canada
$703
Gotogate
1:00 pm - 5:20 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
48h 20m
SFO - ICN
Multiple Airlines
$721
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Seoul

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco to Seoul due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both San Francisco and Seoul for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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.

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.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Seoul for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Seoul for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just $726, but on average you can expect to pay $821.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Seoul for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Seoul under $1,100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Seoul is less than $1,103.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Seoul for under $1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Seoul within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

How popular is this flight route?

The San Francisco to Seoul flight path was viewed by 124 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Seoul?

With an average temperature of 84 °F, peak weather can be found in August. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Seoul are hotter than in San Francisco.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Seoul?

Departing from San Francisco to Seoul will take you 14h 45m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Our cheapest airline available from San Francisco to Seoul is Air Canada. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $726 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Cathay Pacific and EVA Air, starting at $810 and $872 round-trip. Air Canada is priced at 21% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to Seoul one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with China Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $523. China Airlines is not the only option available. At the moment, Air Canada is another option, for $582.

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Destination information for Seoul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Seoul.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = 1,127원
Average temperature for May in Seoul
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Seoul
4.4 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Seoul

Seoul Gimpo Intl (GMP)

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Hong Kong Airlines
$465 $567 No cancel fee 65%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Hong Kong Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Air China
$482 $651 No cancel fee 67%
China Eastern
$457 $660 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Aeromexico
$592 $719 No cancel fee N/A
EVA Air
$682 $831 No cancel fee 74%
China Airlines
$697 $937 No cancel fee 70%
Asiana Airlines
$764 $1,079 No cancel fee 76%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Asiana Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

United Airlines
$570 $1,109 No cancel fee 69%
Air Canada
$663 $1,256 No cancel fee 67%
Delta
$789 $1,267 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Seoul

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Seoul.
Morning 6 AM to noon 43% of SFO to SEL departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 34% of SFO to SEL departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 23% of SFO to SEL departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of SFO to SEL departures
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.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
7 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
9 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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