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Flights to Korea in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR12 701Average for round-trip flights in February 2021
Round-trip fromR12 986From Johannesburg to Seoul
One-way fromR7 200One-way flight from Johannesburg to Seoul

Cheapest prices for Korea flights by month

January
R12 973
February
R12 881
March
R12 901
April
R12 805
May
R13 057
June
R13 119
July
R12 645
August
R12 994
September
R12 241
October
R12 914
November
R12 066
December
R13 945
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?

JNB - SEL
Price
R12 066 - R15 228
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. 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.

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