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Flights to South Korea in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR12 615Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip fromR12 012From Johannesburg to South Korea
One-way fromR147One-way flight from Johannesburg to South Korea

Cheap flights to South Korea in October, November 2021

The best prices found for ICN flights for October, November
2 Nov - 27 Dec
R12 145pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
9 Nov - 17 Nov
R12 468pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
16 Oct - 22 Oct
R12 996pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Korea 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Korea found for this year
18 Dec - 26 Dec
R11 587pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
2 Dec - 12 Jan
R12 027pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
16 Dec - 31 Dec
R12 042pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last minute flights to South Korea

Late deals on return flights to South Korea, departing today and this week
22 Oct - 23 Oct
R15 508pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Oct - 24 Oct
R15 904pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Oct - 23 Oct
R16 242pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheapest prices for South Korea flights by month

The cheapest ticket to South Korea found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R12 277
February
R11 264
March
R11 410
April
R11 998
May
R13 364
June
R12 218
July
R12 424
August
R12 292
September
R12 424
October
R12 556
November
R11 792
December
R12 409
Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to South Korea. Flying to South Korea in May will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to South Korea?

Average Seoul flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
ZA1 - SEL
Price
R11 789 - R14 878
SEL
Temperature
2 - 29 °C
SEL
Precipitation
20 - 411 mm
The best time to fly to South Korea is during May, but great deals can be found at other times. August sees the temperatures in South Korea peak to their warmest. July tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to South Korea?

Booking 28 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to South Korea. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to South Korea?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to South Korea. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to South Korea?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your South Korea trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Korea?

Travellers who are coming from Cape Town International Airport will find that the quickest flight time to Seoul, South Korea is 18h and 10m. The longest flight time is 43h and 25m. If you are going to be flying out of OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, the shortest flight time is 18h and 35 minutes. The longest will be 36h and 50 m. Various elements will affect the flight times. The number of stopovers and the length of those stopovers tend to be the largest factors, as they will naturally add a substantial amount of time to the overall flight.

Which cities offer direct flights to Korea?

You will not be able to find any direct flights into South Korea when coming from cities in South Africa. However, you will be able to find Korea flight deals that have just a single stopover. Ethiopian Airlines offers a flight out of Cape Town with a single stopover in Addis Ababa for 25m before heading to Incheon International Airport in Seoul. If you are instead coming from Johannesburg, you will also find one-stop flights. Ethiopian Airlines offers a flight with a 2h stopover in Addis Ababa before heading into Seoul.

What is the best way to travel around Korea?

Many different transportation options are available in South Korea. You can use domestic flights to reach some of the distant areas you may want to visit. Asiana Air and Korean Air offer domestic flights. Travelling by rail is popular, as well, and Korail connects the major destinations in the country. The Korea Rail Pass and Korea Rail Pack are options for those who want to try train travel. You can also find ferry terminals at Gyeokpo, Gunsan, Wando, and other areas. Car rentals and taxis are available, as well.

What are some things to do in Korea?

Those who are travelling to South Korea will find that the country has a wealth of things for you to see and do. You might want to spend some time experiencing all that the city of Seoul can offer, including heading to the top of N Seoul Tower, which is already on top of Namsan Mountain, providing incredible views of the city. You may want to spend some time in Hallyeo Maritime National Park and visit some of the 400 nearby islands. You could also head to the Seorak Mountain Range or Bukhansan National Park to go hiking. Other places to visit include Hoam Art Museum and Magic Island.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Korea?

When you are travelling to South Korea from South Africa, you will find that there is no need to get a visa. However, you will still need to have a passport. This passport needs to be valid for at least six months from the date you arrive at in the country.

Alternative, similarly priced destinations

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