South Korea Flights Update

International flights to South Korea

Due to travel restrictions, arriving on international commercial flights to South Korea is only permitted for those with a valid entry permit or visa.

Travel bubbles

Since March 2021 South Korea is in talks with Singapore on establishing the two-way, quarantine-free travel bubble. Among other counties considered for “safe green lane” are New Zealand and Taiwan.

Transit through South Korea

Transiting Korea is possible if the connecting flight is within 24 hours. Any passenger transiting through Seoul Incheon Airport must have a confirmed ticket/boarding pass to the final destination.

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Flight deals from USA to South Korea
Route (Roundtrip)Avg Price 1Avg Club Price 2
Chicago to South Korea$670 (₩770K)$350 (₩410K)
Dallas to South Korea$720 (₩830K)$380 (₩440K)
Denver to South Korea$810 (₩940K)$410 (₩480K)
Los Angeles to South Korea$820 (₩950K)$400 (₩460K)
New York to South Korea$840 (₩970K)$390 (₩450K)
Flight deals from Europe to South Korea
Route (Roundtrip)Avg Price 1Avg Club Price 2
Amsterdam to South Korea$820 (₩950K)$400 (₩460K)
London to South Korea$790 (₩910K)$310 (₩360K)
Moscow to South Korea$750 (₩870)$340 (₩390K)
Paris to South Korea$720 (₩830K)$300 (₩350K)
Zürich to South Korea$810 (₩940K)$380 (₩440K)

(1) Average price in popular search websites over the last 6 months

(2) Average price sent to Air Traveler Club members over the last 6 months

(prices rounded up to the nearest tens of dollars)

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Travel & flight hacking

7 most effective flight hacks for South Korea

  1. Avoid South Korea's public holidays. Prices skyrocket during holidays – adjust your travel dates to avoid expensive tickets. Cheap flights to South Korea are non-existent during popular “red days” such as Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day, February), Dano (Spring Festival, June) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day, September). If you really have to travel to South Korea during these peak periods it's wise to book the flights well in advance.
  2. Join Air Traveler Club. A proven way to get great prices on flights to South Korea is to become a member of Air Traveler Club. It is free to join, and deals that the members get every week are priced at least 40% below the average airfare for a given route. Some of these 'hacker fares' can save you up to 80% (!) on your next flight.
  3. Watch for a good sale. Most airlines publish their web promotions frequently. To get a great bargain be sure to watch the airline sales over the course of several weeks.
  4. Find the best economy seats. Contrary to the popular view, not all economy seats on a plane are created equal. Some seats have slight advantages over others. It all depends on the aircraft, so we recommend visiting the SeatGuru website, where after entering your flight number you will be presented with a detailed seat map. Hover over individual seats to compare quality, and check out other travelers’ reviews.
  5. Avoid the last flight connection of the day. Even in the post-pandemic world sudden flight cancellations may still take place. When flying domestically, try not to book the last flight out of your connecting airport. In case of a cancellation, the airline will obviously put you on its next flight, but it will require an overnight stay and arrival a day later.
  6. Lost baggage prevention. Avoid lost luggage nightmares by removing old tags on your suitcases. Tags are printed with a barcode which is used for identification and tracking – so the old tags can really confuse baggage handlers and the conveyor belt scanners. They are one of the reasons so many bags miss their flight or get misrouted.
  7. DM instead of the call center. Use Twitter or Facebook Messenger to contact the airline customer service. If the problem arises, social media is usually a faster way to contact a real human that can answer your questions. Don't count too much on airline call centers, they are usually super busy.

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