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Cheap flights to Seoul

What's Seoul like?

Seoul is a city that has to be visited to be believed. South Korea is one of the most technologically-advanced countries in the world, which you can experience yourself by browsing the high-speed internet while riding the highly efficient subway system. Add to this the centuries-old temples, delicious cuisine and quirky K-pop culture, and you've got a holiday destination like no other.

Which airlines fly to Seoul?

Direct flights from Auckland to Seoul are available with Korean Air.

Flights with layovers are often cheaper if you have the time to spare. Airlines like Air New Zealand, Japan Airlines and Qantas fly this route.

How long is the flight to Seoul?

Auckland to Seoul

11 hours 55 minutes (direct)

Christchurch to Seoul

15 hours (1 stop)

Queenstown to Seoul

15 hours (1 stop)

Wellington to Seoul

14 hours 45 minutes (1 stop)

What is the best time to visit Seoul?

Seoul has varied temperatures throughout the year. January is its coldest month, with average temperatures of -3°C. Its warmest month is August, which averages 26°C. The summer is also the wettest time, with half of the city's annual rainfall coming in June and August.

One time of year to consider visiting is March, when the city's many cherry blossom trees come to life.

Do I need a visa for Seoul?

No. New Zealanders can travel to Korea for up to 90 days with a valid passport.

How expensive is Seoul?

Seoul is cheaper than New Zealand cities for everyday expenses. Expect to pay around $9 for a meal out, $2 for a soft drink and $1 for a pair of novelty socks.

The currency in Korea is the won.

Arriving in Seoul

Seoul has 2 international airports: Incheon (ICN) and Gimpo (GMP).

Gimpo Airport is the closer of the 2 to Seoul, found 15km from the city centre. This is primarily used for domestic flights, but it also has international flights to nearby countries like China, Japan and Taiwan.

Incheon Airport is the country's busiest, and has been regularly rated as the world's cleanest airport. It is 50km from Seoul. Travellers have the choice of bus, train, taxi or car hire to get to the city centre.

Useful tips about Seoul

Read about Hongdae, Seoul's hipster neighbourhood.

See the shrine to Psy in Gangnam, a well-to-do suburb on Line 2 of the subway.

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Please note: all information is correct as of December, 2017.

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