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Flights to 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 priceR11 149Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip fromR12 051From Johannesburg OR Tambo to South Korea
One-way fromR137One-way flight from Johannesburg to South Korea

Cheap flights to South Korea in June, July 2021

The best prices found for ICN flights for June, July
30 Jun - 30 Sep
R12 092pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Jul - 13 Aug
R12 707pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Jul - 22 Aug
R12 720pp
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
4 Sep - 10 Sep
R12 051pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30 Jun - 30 Sep
R12 092pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Jul - 13 Aug
R12 707pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
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
20 Jun - 31 Jul
R14 606pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Jun - 30 Jul
R14 660pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Jun - 31 Jul
R15 262pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheapest prices for Korea flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Korea found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R11 792
February
R11 709
March
R11 727
April
R11 640
May
R11 869
June
R11 926
July
R11 495
August
R11 812
September
R11 127
October
R11 739
November
R10 968
December
R12 676
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Korea is currently November; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Korea?

Average Seoul flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
JNB - SEL
Price
R10 968 - R13 842
SEL
Temperature
2 - 29 °C
SEL
Rainfall
20 - 411 mm
The best time to fly to Korea is during November, but great deals can be found at other times. August sees the temperatures in 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 Korea?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Korea, you should look to book at least 28 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Korea?

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

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Korea?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your 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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Popular regions to fly to in Korea

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