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Flights to Seoul

from New York
1 Adult, Economy
Pick Dates

Route details

11053 km
Distance

Direct flights to Seoul

Asiana Airlines
Korean Air
United Airlines
Perimeter Aviation

Weather now

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+77°F
Rain

Airports

GMP
16km
ICN
49km
SSN
18km

Flights to Seoul Information

Price range

Typically the return flight to Seoul costs about that much:
From:
New York
Copenhagen
Auckland
Stockholm
$1,687 – $1,923
$1,687
Cheap
$1,811
Average price
$1,923
Expensive
Our users typically choose flights to Seoul within this price range. If you come across prices over $1,923, they are likely to be more expensive than usual. To find cheap flights at the best price, we recommend searching early, using our flexible dates feature.
Lars
Founder, CEO
The price range is not that different ($1,687 – $1,923), so it is considered quite stable. Perhaps you can book when you are ready, but typically it’s best to buy the ticket 2-3 weeks before the departure.
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Flight examples

Here are different examples (return flights) for those prices:
Korean Air
In 4 hours
EWR
ICN
1 stop, 19h 25m
$1,535
10 hours ago
11053 km
Distance
19h 25m
Duration

Which is the cheapest month to fly to Seoul?

Here are approximate min and max prices for New York to Seoul flight (return trip) at the moment:
We have analyzed the prices and it seems that May might be the cheapest month to go, with approximate prices from $518 to $570. Meanwhile, the most expensive month will probably be January with a price range of $794 – $795.
Lars
Founder, CEO
If you search now, probably the cheapest month to go would be May. Use the Trip Period feature to select the whole month.
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Select month to see best prices:

7 - 14 nights
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Founder, CPO
We’ve developed the Trip Period feature to help you find the best prices to Seoul if you are flexible. Just select the amount of days that you want to be away and the desired month and we’ll find the best combination.
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Is Seoul an expensive destination?

We have compared flights from New York to Seoul with other routes:
Expensive
Price per kilometer: 0.16 $ / km
Flight prices to Seoul ($1,687 – $1,923) are pretty expensive compared to other destinations.

Recently found flights

Return
One-Way
03 Jul (Wed) - 17 Jul (Wed)03 Jul (Wed) + nights
10:00
EWR
19h 25m
1 stop
05:25
ICN
01:00
ICN
14h 20m
Direct
15:20
JFK
$1,535
Found 10 hours ago

Direct flights to Seoul

There are 4 airlines that fly directly to Seoul: Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, United Airlines, Perimeter Aviation. Most airlines that have direct connections are departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport. Most airlines arrive to Incheon International Airport. Most flights depart on Saturday, Thursday.

Airlines that have direct flights to Seoul

Asiana Airlines
JFK
ICN
TI
ON
TO
FR
Korean Air
JFK
ICN
TI
ON
TO
FR
United Airlines
JFK
ICN
TI
ON
TO
FR
Perimeter Aviation
EWR
ICN
TI
ON
TO
FR
The above ratings are provided by Trustpilot.

Airlines that have connecting flights to Seoul

There are 10 other airlines that fly from New York to Seoul, including American Airlines, Korean Air, JAL, United Airlines and others.
American Airlines
Korean Air
JAL
United Airlines

Airports in Seoul and New York

Seoul has 3 airports and New York has 5 airports.
Seoul
New York
Gimpo International Airport (GMP)
16 km from Seoul city center.
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Taxi
~20 Min.
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Bus
~60 Min.
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Train
~25 Min.
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Shuttle
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Subway
~40 Min.
Incheon International Airport (ICN)
https://www.airport.kr/
49 km from Seoul city center.
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Taxi
~30 Min.
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Bus
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Train
~55 Min.
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Shuttle
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Subway
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4 airlines with direct flights
Seoul Air Base (SSN)
18 km from Seoul city center.
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Taxi
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Bus
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Train
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Shuttle
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Subway
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Which airport in Seoul is better?

The closest airport to Seoul city center is Gimpo International Airport (GMP) with 16 km distance. The quickest way to get to city center is to take a bus from Gimpo International Airport (GMP), trip will take 60 min. Most airlines like Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, United Airlines, Perimeter Aviation with direct flights are flying to Incheon International Airport (ICN).
Lars
Founder, CEO
Gimpo International Airport (GMP) can be considered Seoul’s main airport. It takes about 60 min. by bus to reach the city center.
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Where to stay in Seoul

Find the right accommodation in Seoul with Avionero:
8.2
Hongdae Olive Guesthouse
50, World Cup buk-ro 5-gil
Free Wi-Fi • WiFi • Hair Dryer • Luggage Storage • Bicycle Rental
5.4
Hotel Diamant
190, Nambusunhwan-ro
Free Wi-Fi • WiFi • 24-Hour Reception • Elevator / Lift • Hair Dryer
10.0
Hongdae Hostel 88 Seoul Crown
189 Sungmisan Ro
Free Wi-Fi • WiFi • Elevator / Lift • Hair Dryer • Luggage Storage
9.0
The Westin Josun Seoul
106, Sogong-ro
Free Wi-Fi • WiFi • Free Parking • Parking • 24-Hour Reception
7.2
Tara Hotel Seoul
56 Seolleung-Ro 100-Gil
Free Wi-Fi • WiFi • Parking • 24-Hour Reception • Elevator / Lift
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Seoul guide

Seoul themes

This is what Seoul is known for:
Seafood
Museums
Shopping
Urbanism
Nightlife
Food

Location

Seoul is located in South Korea, 11053 km away from New York:
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Founder, CPO
Avionero brings you new ways to select a destination. Instead of a specific place, try choosing a theme like "Seafood" or "Museums" and see our suggested destinations and flight prices.
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Currency and exchange rate

1 South Korean Won equals 0.00 United States Dollar. 100 United States Dollar equals 138945.66 South Korean Won.
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₩1 = $0.00
Exchange rate

Visa to South Korea

No visa is required for US citizens. Allowed stay is 90 days¹.
Visa-free
For US citizens

Language in South Korea

Official language in South Korea is Korean (Pyojuneo). People knowledge of English is average².
Korean (Pyojuneo)
Official language
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Knowledge of English

Safety

Seoul is considered a very safe place³.
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Very safe

Air Quality

Seoul generally has a moderate level of air pollution⁴.
Air pollution: moderate

Planning a trip to Seoul? Check the weather

16 Days Weather Forecast

Here’s how the weather in Seoul looks currently:
Sat, 22 June
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+77°F
Rain
2 m/s
71 %
Sun, 23 June
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+77°F
Rain
5 m/s
76 %
Mon, 24 June
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+81°F
Rain
7 m/s
50 %
Tue, 25 June
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+79°F
Clear sky
6 m/s
37 %
Wed, 26 June
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+82°F
Scattered clouds
5 m/s
33 %
Thu, 27 June
☁️
+82°F
Broken clouds
5 m/s
41 %
Fri, 28 June
☀️
+84°F
Clear sky
4 m/s
39 %
Sat, 29 June
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+81°F
Rain
4 m/s
62 %
Sun, 30 June
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+73°F
Rain
7 m/s
89 %
Mon, 01 July
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+75°F
Rain
3 m/s
92 %
Tue, 02 July
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+81°F
Rain
4 m/s
80 %
Wed, 03 July
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+77°F
Rain
1 m/s
91 %
Thu, 04 July
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+86°F
Rain
4 m/s
65 %
Fri, 05 July
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+77°F
Rain
2 m/s
89 %
Sat, 06 July
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+77°F
Rain
3 m/s
93 %
Sun, 07 July
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+75°F
Rain
5 m/s
97 %
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Monthly weather

Planning a trip and want to know what the weather in Seoul will be like?
Still thinking when to go? Read when is the best time to visit Seoul.

CO₂-e emission on the New York – Seoul route

Here are typical CO₂-e emissions on a return flight to Seoul:
5117 kg5696 kg6274 kg
From 5117 kg to 6274 kg is the approximate amount of CO₂ equivalents emitted on the New York to Seoul route. The exact figure depends on the number of stops, the type of airplane and its capacity.
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256 - 314 trees
are needed to absorb those emissions (approximation, source: Climate Neutral Group)

Offset CO2-e emission on New York – Seoul flight

To reduce your own impact from flying to Seoul, you can also compensate for it. This means that you sponsor projects that reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by the same estimated amount that your flight emits:
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FAQ

Flying to Seoul? Here are some useful things to know:
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What airports are in Seoul?
Seoul is served by 3 airports: Gimpo International Airport, Incheon International Airport, Seoul Air Base. The nearest airport is Gimpo International Airport located 16 km away.
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How far is it to fly to Seoul?
A passenger flying direct to Seoul will travel around 11053 km if flying from New York.
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How long does it take to travel to Seoul?
You should expect a flight time around if you are flying from New York.
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When should I fly to Seoul?
The peak of traveling to Seoul usually comes to , while the cheapest month is . If you travel now, the weather in Seoul is Rain.
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How much does it cost to fly to Seoul?
Price is affected by many factors. Some of them are seasonality, how far in advance you book, if you have luggage, etc.
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What’s the weather like in Seoul?
On average you could expect +27°F in January to +79°F in August. Currently, it is Rain and +77°F in Seoul.
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Are there any direct flights to Seoul?
Yes, there are direct flights to Seoul, if you are flying from New York. You can fly to Seoul 7 days a week: Saturday, Thursday, Monday, Wednesday, Tuesday, Sunday, Friday.
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Which airlines offer direct flights to Seoul?
Here are the airlines that have direct connections to Seoul: Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, United Airlines, Perimeter Aviation.
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Source of the data

The prices, airlines, and airport data on the pages come from our own database. It is based on searches made by our users and comes with some degree of approximation and estimation.

Prices stated on the page are “cached prices”, meaning that those prices were accurate when the search was made. Usually, there is a time stamp next to such prices.

Quotes on the page are coming from real people with whom we did multiple interviews about the route.

Other sources:

  • (1) Visa data is taken from Passport Index;
  • (2) “English knowledge” is based on the ranking of countries and regions by English skills by EF;
  • (3) “Safety index” is taken from Numbeo;
  • (4) “Air quality index” is a PM2.5 data from 2023 taken from IQAir;
  • (5) Amount of trees is an approximation (source: Climate Neutral Group);

Last updated 6.06.2024