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South Korea is full of interesting cities to visit if you’re interested in touring the country. The majority of our users (304%) visit Incheon more than other cities in the country, but other popular cities in South Korea include Seoul and Busan.
South Korea is full of notable places to explore, many with significant historical value to the region and the world. Some of the most popular landmarks in South Korea are Hamdeok Beach, Yongpyong Ski Resort, COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, and Dongdaemun Gate, among many more.
Flying into Jeju City Airport is typically the best way to visit Hamdeok Beach, since it is the closest airport to the area.
The cheapest flights to South Korea recently found by momondo users are $28 with Jin Air, $62 with T'way Air, and $65 with Eastar Jet.
Of the 28 airlines that fly to South Korea, Singapore Airlines, Asiana Airlines and China Southern happen to be the most favoured based on our user data. Singapore Airlines is the most popular among the three airlines, with 35% of users choosing them for their travels to South Korea.
If you’re flying from a popular airport in Australia, such as Sydney Kingsford Smith or Melbourne, and flying into the most popular airport in South Korea (Incheon Intl), then you can expect flight times to average 10h 15m and 14h 05m, respectively.
The most popular airport in South Korea to fly to is Incheon Intl, based on our data. In the past 12 months, 83% of all momondo users who travelled to South Korea chose to fly into Incheon Intl airport, which is located in the city of Incheon.
The cheapest flight to South Korea recently found on momondo was $249. If you’re unable to find a flight deal this cheap, keep in mind that anything less than $2,492 is considered a good price for flights to South Korea. $2,617 is the average cost to fly to South Korea, while $16,509 is the most expensive.
The best day of the week to fly to South Korea is Wednesday due to prices being at their lowest. Flying out on a Monday should be a backup plan since this day tends to be less expensive as well. Thursday, on the other hand, is the most expensive day to fly to South Korea.
|Departing||Destination||Best Time||Best Price|
|Melbourne||Jeju City||26h 30m||$1,243|
Flights to South Korea from Australia vary in length, with the main factors being your departure city, the number of stops you make along the way, and the duration of those stops. The most common points of departure in Australia are Sydney (SYD), Melbourne (MEL), and Brisbane (BNE). Meanwhile, flights to South Korea generally arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) in the capital of Seoul. From Sydney to Seoul, you can expect an average flight time of 10h and 30min if you take a non-stop flight with an airline like Asiana or around 18 to 25h if you select a flight with a stop along the way. From Melbourne and Brisbane, the average flight times tend to be around 13 to 25h, with a stop along the way in cities like Sydney, Singapore (SIN), Taipei (TPE), or Bangkok (BKK).
Non-stop flights from Australia to South Korea are available for passengers departing from Sydney Airport, with Seoul as the final destination. Passengers departing from Brisbane, Melbourne, and other cities around Australia can find plenty of great deals with just one stop along the way. For example, with a quick stop in Hong Kong (HKG), passengers departing from Brisbane can reach Seoul in just over 14h. This is only a fewh longer than the direct flight for 10h 30min with Asiana Airlines. From Melbourne, passengers can reach South Korea in a similar time frame by selecting airfares with China Airlines or Cathay Pacific. Flights with China Airlines include a brief stop in Taipei, while flights with Cathay Pacific come with a short stopover in Hong Kong.
Taxis, trains, buses, rideshare providers, and car hire are your main transport options in South Korea. Those just planning to stick to Seoul may prefer to use public transport options. Taxis and rideshares offer a convenient way to move around the city. Alternatively, the Metropolitan Subway features 22 lines that can get you anywhere you wish to go in the city. You may wish to start by catching the AREX train from Incheon Airport into the city. Both terminals of the airport have a train station, and they can be found by following the overhead signs from the baggage claim area. For travelling further afield to cities like Busan (PUS), Daejeon (CJJ), and Gwangju (KWJ), the KTX bullet trains are a fast and easy option, with five lines connecting all the major cities in South Korea. The KTX bullet trains offer a fast and comfortable ride. Alternatively, airlines like Korean Air and Asiana Airlines offer affordable domestic flights between major cities like Seoul, Jeju (CJU), Yeosu (RSU), Busan, Gwangju, and more. Though flights are generally the quickest option in terms of transit time, you must factor in the early arrival time and check-in procedures. This means that for nearby cities like Busan and Ulsan, for example, it may be quicker to take the train than a flight.
Australian citizens need a passport valid for at least six months from the date they travel to South Korea. At least one blank visa page is also required. Transits of up to 24h are permitted without a visa. However, as of 2021, Australian travellers may no longer use the old visa on arrival program for longer stays. Instead, you must apply for a K-ETA, which can be done online via an electronic form. The criteria for approval and the application form can be found on the South Korean embassy website.
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