Flights to Seoul, South Korea
Hidden between China and bigger players across the Eastern Sea and the Pacific Ocean, it's easy to overlook South Korea. Its capital city, Seoul is a fusion of tradition, nature, and modernity. Here in this on-the-pulse city, travelers can explore temples, singing rooms (don't call them karaoke bars here), hiking opportunities, outdoor markets, and much more.Insider’s Guide to Seoul Travel
Airlines with Cheap Flights to Seoul
Looking to feed your soul? Direct flights to Seoul are only available from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Vancouver International Airport (YYC). The following four airlines offer direct flights to Seoul, arriving at Seoul Incheon International Airport:
Flights from Toronto to Seoul (YYZ to ICN)
Traveling to South Korea from Toronto? Cheap Toronto to Seoul flights across the year for as little as $282 for a return trip. Direct flights from Toronto to Seoul frequently depart from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) with up to nine services per week. The average Toronto to Seoul flight time is 13 hours 35 minutes, totaling 10,633 km in distance.
Flights from Vancouver to Seoul (YVR to ICN)
With 14 services every week, flights from Vancouver to Seoul are popular among tourists traveling to South Korea. With a total distance is 8,194 km and an average Vancouver to Seoul flight time of 10 hours 45 minutes on a non-stop service, it’s a journey to settle in and relax. Direct services fly from YVR to ICN, with round-trip airfares of approximately $223.
Arriving at Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)
As the largest airport in South Korea, Incheon is one of the biggest and busiest in the world. On the arrival of your flight to Seoul, passengers can board the AREX train to downtown Seoul. AREX express trains to downtown Seoul will set adults back ₩9000 (CAD $10.21), departing every 20 to 40 minutes. The all-stop service is a more cost-efficient and frequent alternative that will get eager travelers to the city centre in under an hour. Interested in getting to downtown by road? Bus and taxi are also options for those interested in spotting the city’s landmarks on the way into town.
South Korea Travel Information
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Things to Do in Seoul
For the best introduction to Seoul, immerse yourself in the city’s history. Start at the former residence of the Korean royal family Gyeongbokgung Palace to watch the changing of the guards and renactments of ancient ceremonies. For a taste of Seoul modernity, shop along Myeong-dong Street or what locals call the “Mecca of Fashion” and pick up cutting-edge electronics, luxury fashion and Korean skincare. More laidback popular Seoul attractions awaits at Insadong, where travelers can pick up traditional goods like antique tea sets and local art to take home. After dark, make your way to the colourful Hongdae to watch the city come alive with neon lights, performances, and street food.
Flights to Seoul: Frequently Asked Questions
When is it best to book flights to Seoul?
Historical data shows that June is the cheapest time to book flights to Seoul from Canada, followed by May. Seoul flights booked in June are 13% cheaper on average than other months. Prices will vary depending on departure airport and the day and time of booking flights.
How to find cheap flights to Korea via Seoul?
According to Skyscanner flight data, November is the cheapest month to fly to Seoul from Canada. Flights to Seoul bought for travel in November are on average 15% cheaper than flights bought in other months. Sign up to Skyscanner Price Alerts to ensure you get the cheapest flights to Seoul.
What’s the time in Seoul?
There’s a large time difference, so be aware when calling or texting home. Seoul is on Korean Standard Time and is 13 hours ahead of Toronto and 16 hours ahead of Vancouver.
Where to stay in Seoul?
Travelers are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in Seoul. 3* hotels in Seoul are on offer from CAD $34/night. Top-rated hotels include the Metro Hotel, and the Doulos Hotel. 5* hotels such as The Shilla Seoul and the Park Hyatt Seoul are available from CAD $179/night.
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