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About Flights to Seoul

Summary info about Seoul flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$409

Best Round-Trip Price

$705

Fastest flight time

31h 55m

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1 airline
The best one-way flight price to Seoul from United States in the last 72 hours is $409 (Los Angeles to Incheon Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Seoul from United States in the last 72 hours is $705 (Los Angeles to Incheon Intl).
The fastest flight to Seoul from United States takes 31h 55m (Los Angeles to Incheon Intl).
There is 1 airline operating flights to Seoul, including ZIPAIR.

Cheapest flights to Seoul airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Seoul airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Seoul Gimpo Intl Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Seoul

Los Angeles (LAX) to Seoul (SEL)

Typically, flights to Seoul from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Seoul, which has an average price of $717

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SEOUL FROM LOS ANGELESApril32% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Seoul costs on average just $485 in April
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SEOUL FROM LOS ANGELESDecember69% more expensiveIt costs about $1,213 for flights to Seoul from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SEOUL FROM LOS ANGELESSeptember381% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Seoul from Los Angeles in September than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Seoul?

Seoul has revamped itself over the past few decades. Today, the city is ripe with culture, activities, and tourism. The lively nightlife combined with the family-friendly attractions make this a premier spot to vacation. However, if you are not sure about the best time to visit Seoul, it is all about finding the right temperatures for you and your travel companions. Ideally, you want to venture over to this area of Korea from March – May or September – November. Temperatures around this time are quite mild. If you are coming to Seoul for winter activities, book your flights for December – February, but note that the average temperature is around the freezing mark and rarely bumps above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Seoul for $15/person, which is 99% cheaper than the average flight to Seoul. To find the cheapest price to Seoul from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

The month of March is another great option to travel to Seoul, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $649.

Most flyers found that booking tickets 58 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Seoul. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $854. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as $705.

According to our data, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly to Seoul from United States. The lowest ticket price found for a Sunday departure recently was $1,285. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. The most expensive day to fly to Seoul is Friday, with ticket prices averaging around $1,423.

Flying to Seoul from United States in the evening is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $957 when looking at flights departing in the evening. At noon is when there is more demand to fly to Seoul, so prices are often more expensive at around $1,553 per ticket.

If you are planning a flight to Seoul and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of May, June, and July. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Seoul, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. Korea House is a great museum to visit near Seoul and is especially great when the weather outside is less than desirable. For those looking to get out of the rain and do a little shopping, check out Dongdaemun Market.

Namsan Park is known in Seoul for its amazing views and rigorous terrain. Locals and tourists enjoy making their way up the mountains when temperatures are mild and there is less chance of precipitation. The months of January, February, and March seem to be the most ideal times to visit Seoul if you’re looking to fully experience hiking a mountain and walking a beautiful nature trail. Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Seoul for October, when they can visit Seolleung Park and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

Incheon Intl Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Seoul.

Seoul Gimpo Intl Airport has an average price of $1,537 per person and is typically the cheapest airport to fly into when visiting Seoul. This average price does vary based on departure city. Try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool to find the cheapest flight.

Yes, flights to Mapo-gu are served by Seoul’s Seoul Gimpo Intl airport which is 6.3 mi away.

Seoul Gimpo Intl in Seoul is the closest airport to Hongdae Area (distance: 6.9 mi).



Seoul flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Seoul found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
Oct 8
LAX6:35 amLos Angeles
21h 15m
1 stop
ICN3:50 amIncheon Intl
Oct 14
ICN1:25 pmIncheon Intl
31h 10m
1 stop
LAX8:35 pmLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Oct 1
LAX6:35 amLos Angeles
21h 15m
1 stop
ICN3:50 amIncheon Intl
Oct 14
ICN1:25 pmIncheon Intl
31h 10m
1 stop
LAX8:35 pmLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Aug 30
LAX6:55 amLos Angeles
20h 55m
1 stop
ICN3:50 amIncheon Intl
Sep 18
ICN1:25 pmIncheon Intl
33h 25m
1 stop
LAX10:50 pmLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Sep 3
LAX2:00 amLos Angeles
25h 50m
2 stops
ICN3:50 amIncheon Intl
Sep 14
ICN1:25 pmIncheon Intl
33h 25m
1 stop
LAX10:50 pmLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Sep 26
LAX7:59 pmLos Angeles
31h 51m
2 stops
ICN3:50 amIncheon Intl
Oct 19
ICN1:25 pmIncheon Intl
43h 40m
2 stops
LAX9:05 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Oct 10
LAX6:35 amLos Angeles
34h 45m
1 stop
ICN5:20 pmIncheon Intl
Oct 24
ICN3:25 amIncheon Intl
17h 10m
1 stop
LAX8:35 pmLos Angeles

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Seoul

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Seoul, view some of our deals below provided by ZIPAIR
ZIPAIR
Sep 2
LAX7:00 amLos Angeles
32h 25m
1 stop
ICN3:25 pmIncheon Intl
ZIPAIR
Aug 30
LAX7:00 amLos Angeles
32h 25m
1 stop
ICN3:25 pmIncheon Intl
ZIPAIR
Sep 1
LAX7:00 amLos Angeles
32h 25m
1 stop
ICN3:25 pmIncheon Intl

Which airlines fly to Seoul?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Seoul

Which airlines fly to Seoul?

Japan Airlines is the airline most momondo users in United States opt for when booking flights to Seoul. Air China, Air Canada and China Eastern are also popular choices when flying to Seoul from United States. Most major airlines flying from United States to Seoul will offer flights on a regular basis, though your options may vary depending on what airport you fly from.

Hawaiian Airlines Flights to Seoul

The most popular airline for flights to Seoul on momondo is Hawaiian Airlines, which operates 7 flights in this direction every week. Most depart out of Honolulu, with the best deal for Hawaiian Airlines flights to Seoul being $539 (round-trip, Los Angeles to Seoul, momondo searches within the last 72 hours). In 81 Hawaiian Airlines reviews, it is rated 8.4 by momondo users.

ANA Flights to Seoul

ANA flights to Seoul can start from as low as $604 (round-trip, from Los Angeles, found in the last 72 hours). Over 8 flights that ANA operates to Seoul in a normal week, prices can vary significantly. The most popular ANA flight to Seoul is from Tokyo Narita. ANA has been rated 8.4/10 by momondo users, in 28 reviews.


Airports near Seoul

Below you will find all the airports in Seoul along with the distance from the city center

How to get to downtown Seoul from the airport

Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN)

Incheon International Airport is the largest in South Korea and the premier airport for U.S. residents entering the country. It primarily serves the capital area and is extremely busy. Luckily, that means you have multiple options for reaching the city center.

Airport Railroad Express

The AREX operates two main lines including the Express Train from the airport into Seoul Station, and the All Stop Train. The latter halts at 12 stations on the way to city center and takes around 58 minutes. The Express Train operates every 40 minutes, while the All Stop Train comes in every 6 – 7 minutes. The Express Train costs approximately 8000 KRW with a discounted rate of 6,900 KRW for children. The All Stop Train is your cheapest option, averaging a fare of 4,150 KRW per person.

Bus

Airport buses run from the airport into the city center and other areas of Seoul. Booths are outside the passenger terminals on the first floor, and you can purchase tickets from the Airport Bus Ticket Booth by gates 4 and 9. Your particular bus stop is written on the ticket, and you can choose between the Deluxe and Standard Bus.

Taxi

Taxis in Seoul include medium, large, and luxury vehicles. The fare is a flat rate applied to the section between Incheon Airport and your destination within the city. There are no additional charges and the flat rate applies regardless of the number of passengers that share a ride. Based on the destination and type of taxi, the rates vary between 55,000 KRW – 80,000 KRW for luxury or large taxis, to 750,00 KRW – 110,000 KRW for medium and large respectively.

Car Rentals

If you feel confident to drive, it is definitely worth checking for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Seoul

Most frequently searched flights to Seoul along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Los Angeles to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time12h 50m
Cheapest price$813
New York to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time14h 25m
Cheapest price$827
San Francisco to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time12h 30m
Cheapest price$933
Seattle to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time11h 25m
Cheapest price$948
Washington, D.C. to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time14h 25m
Cheapest price$874
Dallas to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time14h 15m
Cheapest price$1,090
Chicago to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time13h 50m
Cheapest price$945
Atlanta to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time14h 50m
Cheapest price$1,027
Ontario to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time16h 30m
Cheapest price$854
Philadelphia to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time18h 40m
Cheapest price$970
Boston to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time14h 10m
Cheapest price$860
San Diego to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time17h 15m
Cheapest price$954
Oakland, California to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time19h 25m
Cheapest price$1,034
Houston to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time20h 00m
Cheapest price$1,011
Amsterdam to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time10h 45m
Cheapest price$704
San Jose to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time20h 25m
Cheapest price$1,196
Miami to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time17h 55m
Cheapest price$838
Minneapolis to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time13h 25m
Cheapest price$1,243
Las Vegas to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time13h 25m
Cheapest price$1,062
Orlando to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time17h 45m
Cheapest price$1,027

How to travel around Seoul

Subway

The subway in Seoul is by far the most effective way to travel. You skip the city traffic and get around quickly. Cash fare for the subway is 1,350 KRW per adult and 450 KRW per child. Lines 1 – 9 take you to most attractions and even outside of Seoul into Gyeonggi.

Bus

The bus operates throughout the city center. To make it easier, the buses are color-coded. The main line bus is blue and you also have the green line operating in the city. The yellow buses operate in a circle around city center, while the green ones visit suburbs and local villages. For express trips, you want to take the red bus. Each type of bus has a different fare, ranging from 1,000 KRW to 2,400 KRW per adult and 300 KRW to 1,200 KRW per child.

Taxi

Taxis are available throughout city center and are the best option for getting to areas outside of the public transportation routes. Also, they accept T-money cards just like other public transportation units. Standard taxis are silver, white, and orange, and offer the best fares. If traveling with a large group, opt for the jumbo taxi, which is usually a minivan. Fares for a taxi are negotiable, but you should negotiate and mutually agree with the driver before getting in for a ride.

Ferries

Take the ferry over to Jeju Island while you are in Seoul, which is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. There are two main ferries: the Seastar Cruise and Santa Luchino. The travel time is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes. The Santa Luchino operates daily except on the first and third Monday of the month. The Seastar Cruise does not operate on Monday or Saturday. Ferries come with rooms and operate like a cruise ship. A standard room costs 30,000 KRW per adult and 14,950 KRW per child.


Visa requirements for visiting Seoul

U.S. nationals can enter and stay in the Republic of Korea (ROK) for tourism purposes for up to 90 days without a visa, as long as they have a valid passport. For other foreign nationals, please check the Republic of Korea Visa Portal website.


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Best things to do and see in Seoul

Things to do and places of interest in Seoul

Seoul is a vibrant city that has new and ancient attractions blending perfectly with one another. There are several historic sites and hidden gems speckled throughout the city. Whether you prefer something more modern or you want to go on a kaleidoscopic sightseeing adventure, consider these top items for your list:

  • The shopping in Seoul is exciting! The best shopping district for your money is the Dongdaemun Market where you can find almost anything. Also, you have the local shopping mecca known as Myeong-dong, which is home to street stalls, vendors, and boutique shops. For a more traditional Korean shopping trip, go to the market of Insa-dong, where you also can pick up some great local food.
  • See the skyline from the North Seoul Tower, which is ideal by night because the city lights up with bright colors.
  • The historic sights of Seoul are not to be missed. Take the Seoul City Wall, which was once a fortress and is now a scenic walk for exploring the city. You also have the amazing Cheonggyecheon, which is a stream running through Downtown Seoul and enhanced with LED lights. Visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace, which is the first royal palace established during the Joseon dynasty.

Tips and tricks for visiting Seoul

As a first-time visitor to Seoul, your goal may be to save some money, but you also want to get the most out of your visit.

Get a T-money Card

The T-money cards are used on public transportation throughout Korea. They provide you with discounted fares and cost 2,500 KRW per card to purchase initially. Then, you can fill them with as much as you would like and use the card on all forms of transportation, including the airport express trains, metro subway, and buses.

Embrace the subway

You and the subway will become best friends in Seoul because it is by far the easiest way to get around. To make sure you are on the right track, use the Seoul Metro app on your phone.

Be strategic about hotel bookings

Get a hotel or hostel room near the Line 1 and Line 4 for the subway. This puts you within a short walk to the subway and from there onward, your options are endless.

Stand tall and be strong

Koreans are always in a hurry, and they have no qualms about pushing their way through large crowds. Therefore, be prepared to get pushed into doorways, pushed around on the subway, and even at local shopping markets. Do not be offended when someone pushes you out of the way without an apology; it is just a way of life in Seoul.


Why use momondo?

We help find the flight that best suits your needs; momondo compares prices from hundreds of airlines and travel agents and helps you filter them to find the best flight for you.

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Once you have performed a search for flights to Seoul, momondo helps you find the right flight by offering useful filters to narrow down your flight selection. Flights can be filtered by multiple factors such as airline, airport and price; but also by other criteria like aircraft type and payment method.

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