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Cheap Flights to Korea
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop|
|Average price||R14 558||Average for round-trip flights in July 2020|
|Round-trip from||R668||From Johannesburg to Seoul|
|One-way from||R470||One-way flight from Johannesburg to Seoul|
Cheapest prices for Korea flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Korea?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
JNB - SEL
R13 567 - R16 926
2 - 29 °C
20 - 411 mm
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 25 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. Saturday 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.