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About Flights to Seoul

Summary info about Seoul flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

12h 55m

Operated By

7 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Seoul from United States in the last 72 hours is $422 (Los Angeles to Incheon Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Seoul from United States in the last 72 hours is $852 (San Francisco to Incheon Intl).
The fastest flight to Seoul from United States takes 12h 55m (Los Angeles to Incheon Intl).
There are 7 airlines operating flights to Seoul, including Hawaiian Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Finnair.

Seoul flights insights and trends

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Seoul?

The month of March is another great option to travel to Seoul, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $1,451.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Seoul?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Seoul for $48/person, which is 88% 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.
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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Seoul?

According to our data, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly to Seoul from United States. The lowest ticket price found for a Wednesday departure recently was $1,557. 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 $1,781.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Seoul?

Flying to Seoul from United States at noon is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $1,373 when looking at flights departing at noon. In the afternoon is when there is more demand to fly to Seoul, so prices are often more expensive at around $1,727 per ticket.

How long does it take to fly to Seoul?

If you’re flying from a popular airport in United States, such as Los Angeles or San Francisco, and flying into the most popular airport in Seoul (Incheon Intl), then you can expect flight times to average 12h 55m and 12h 05m, respectively.

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

Most flyers found that booking tickets 60 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 $1,641. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as $1,637.

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


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 $1,312

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SEOUL FROM LOS ANGELESNovember29% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Seoul costs on average just $933 in November
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SEOUL FROM LOS ANGELESJune27% more expensiveIt costs about $1,663 for flights to Seoul from Los Angeles in June
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SEOUL FROM LOS ANGELESJune602% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Seoul from Los Angeles in June than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying 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.

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 COEX Mall.

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

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
Cathay Pacific
Sep 20
SFO8:15 pmSan Francisco
27h 00m
1 stop
ICN11:15 pmIncheon Intl
Oct 11
ICN4:15 pmIncheon Intl
18h 05m
1 stop
SFO10:20 amSan Francisco
Cathay Pacific
Sep 13
SFO8:55 pmSan Francisco
26h 20m
1 stop
ICN11:15 pmIncheon Intl
Sep 20
ICN6:10 amIncheon Intl
28h 10m
1 stop
SFO10:20 amSan Francisco
Cathay Pacific
Sep 20
SFO8:15 pmSan Francisco
27h 00m
1 stop
ICN11:15 pmIncheon Intl
Oct 4
ICN4:15 pmIncheon Intl
18h 05m
1 stop
SFO10:20 amSan Francisco
Undisclosed Carrier
Sep 14
SFO12:30 amSan Francisco
15h 55m
1 stop
ICN4:25 pmIncheon Intl
Sep 21
ICN10:05 amIncheon Intl
14h 00m
1 stop
SFO12:05 amSan Francisco
Nov 6
LAX3:00 pmLos Angeles
32h 35m
1 stop
ICN11:35 pmIncheon Intl
Nov 15
ICN6:45 pmIncheon Intl
32h 20m
1 stop
LAX3:05 amLos Angeles
Nov 6
LAX3:00 pmLos Angeles
32h 35m
1 stop
ICN11:35 pmIncheon Intl
Nov 15
ICN6:45 pmIncheon Intl
32h 20m
1 stop
LAX3:05 amLos 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 AIR PREMIA, Hawaiian Airlines and ZIPAIR
Multiple Airlines
Oct 24
LAX6:25 amLos Angeles
17h 45m
1 stop
ICN12:10 amIncheon Intl
Multiple Airlines
Oct 24
LAX6:25 amLos Angeles
21h 10m
1 stop
ICN3:35 amIncheon Intl
Multiple Airlines
Oct 24
LAX6:25 amLos Angeles
19h 25m
2 stops
ICN1:50 amIncheon Intl

Which airlines fly to Seoul?

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

The most popular airline for flights to Seoul on momondo is EVA Air, which operates 21 flights in this direction every week. Most depart out of Taipei City Taiwan Taoyuan Intl, with the best deal for EVA Air flights to Seoul being $984 (round-trip, New York John F Kennedy Intl to Seoul, momondo searches within the last 72 hours). In 222 EVA Air reviews, it is rated 8.4 by momondo users.

China Airlines flights to Seoul can start from as low as $920 (round-trip, from Dallas/Fort Worth, found in the last 72 hours). Over 27 flights that China Airlines operates to Seoul in a normal week, prices can vary significantly. The most popular China Airlines flight to Seoul is from Taipei City Taiwan Taoyuan Intl. China Airlines has been rated 8.1/10 by momondo users, in 104 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.


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.


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

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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 55m
Cheapest price$878
New York to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time14h 25m
Cheapest price$884
San Francisco to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time12h 05m
Cheapest price$914
Seattle to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time11h 25m
Cheapest price$921
Washington, D.C. to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time14h 25m
Cheapest price$1,014
Ontario to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time14h 20m
Cheapest price$958
Boston to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time0h 37m
Cheapest price$1,074
Atlanta to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time1h 16m
Cheapest price$1,178
Chicago to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time13h 50m
Cheapest price$998
San Jose to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time16h 20m
Cheapest price$1,120
Honolulu to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time9h 40m
Cheapest price$894
Oakland, California to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time15h 59m
Cheapest price$1,183
Las Vegas to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time13h 00m
Cheapest price$1,043
Philadelphia to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time0h 49m
Cheapest price$1,142
Dallas to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time18h 05m
Cheapest price$1,218
Detroit to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time0h 13m
Cheapest price$1,316
Minneapolis to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time13h 40m
Cheapest price$1,259
Orlando to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time1h 04m
Cheapest price$1,194
Denver to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time16h 33m
Cheapest price$1,121
Portland to Seoul Flights
Fastest flight time14h 42m
Cheapest price$941

How to travel around Seoul


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.


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.


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.


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.

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