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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, 0% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price£538Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from£420From London to Seoul
One-way from£294One-way flight from London to Seoul

Cheap flights to South Korea in April, May 2021

The best prices found for ICN flights for April, May
14 May - 18 May
£440pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
26 Apr - 14 May
£462pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
26 Apr - 26 May
£464pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

South Korea 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Korea found for this year
3 Jun - 17 Jun
£423pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
28 Sep - 10 Nov
£424pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
6 Jun - 13 Jun
£431pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick

Last minute flights to South Korea

Late deals on return flights to South Korea, departing today and this week
22 Apr - 22 May
£471pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
22 Apr - 17 Jun
£479pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
24 Apr - 10 Jun
£485pp
LHR
London Heathrow
LOT
 
1 STOP
ICN
Incheon Intl
ICN
Incheon Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Korea right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Korea at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Korea citizens and travellers alike and are as follows: South Korea has restricted the entry of all travellers who have been in the Hubei Province of China in the past 14 days. Chinese nationals with passports issued in the Hubei Province are also not allowed to enter the country. Korean visas issued by the Wuhan Consulate in the Hubei Province are invalidated. Nationals of China and travellers arriving from China must have visas to transit through South Korea.. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

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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
£449
February
£502
March
£416
April
£507
May
£483
June
£479
July
£593
August
£555
September
£512
October
£476
November
£434
December
£473
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Korea is March. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Korea?

Average Seoul flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LON - SEL
Price
£416 - £679
SEL
Temperature
2 - 29 °C
SEL
Rainfall
20 - 411 mm
March is typically the best time to fly to Korea, but there are other times where great deals are available. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Korea, the warmest period tends to be August, with the wettest being July.

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 46 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 in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Korea trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Korea from the UK?

The flight time between the UK and Korea is roughly 11h. However, a single stop can add several hours to that and two stopovers can add even more time. Other factors that will affect flight time include where you depart the UK from, the airline you choose, and where you land in Korea. There are several airports in the UK that service the UK to Korea route, although London Heathrow is the largest and most popular. The most common destination in Korea is Seoul, and it is served by Incheon International Airport. However, there are actually 28 airports throughout the nation, many of which can handle international flights.

Which cities offer direct flights to Korea from the UK?

The only city in the UK that offers direct flights to Korea is London and the only airport that offers them is London Heathrow Airport. Note that direct flights are only offered to Seoul. No other Korean cities have direct flights available. However, there are numerous other airports in the UK that can offer connecting flights with either a single stopover or two stopovers. Travelers can depart from Birmingham, Inverness, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, and others. In Korea, options other than Incheon International include Seoul Gimpo, Cheongju, and Gimhae International Airport.

What is the best way to get around Korea?

The best way to get around in Korea is by train. The train system is well developed, efficient, and capable of getting you almost anywhere in the country. The bus system is also well developed. Of course, you can also hire a taxi in most major metro areas. Car hire is another option, as is hiring a motorcycle. For those on a budget and who don’t mind the exercise, bikes can also be rented. Note that Korea’s traffic can be very thick, particularly during holidays.

What are some things to do in Korea?

Depending on when you visit Korea, you’ll find a wide range of things to enjoy. The Spirited Garden offers peace and tranquility, while Bukhansan National Park is stunning during the warmer months of the year. The Warm Memorial of Korea is solemn, while Seoraksan National Park is verdant and lush. Other options include the Gyeongju National Museum, the Garden of Morning Calm, and the National Museum of Korea.

Do I need a passport to fly to Korea from the UK?

Yes, all British citizens will need a passport to fly to Korea. Your passport must also be valid for at least three months after the date you enter Korea. However, you will not need to purchase a visa unless your stay will exceed 90 days. Note that you must also be able to show proof of a return ticket or an onward ticket to be allowed into the country. If you have a tourist visa, note that it is a crime to work – a work visa is necessary.

How popular are flights to South Korea this year?

This year has seen a 81% decrease in flight searches for South Korea.

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