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Flights to South 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, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$1,113Average for return flights in October 2021
Return from$1,868From Auckland Intl to Seoul
One-way from$982One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to South Korea

Cheap flights to South Korea in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SEL flights for October, November
30 Nov - 31 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

2 stops

25h 35m
ICN

Incheon Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

21h 10m
$1,915

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

8 Nov - 21 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

28h 00m
ICN

Incheon Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

23h 10m
$1,993

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

11 Nov - 23 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

21h 20m
ICN

Incheon Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

26h 25m
$1,997

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 24/10/21

South Korea 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Korea found for this year
1 Dec - 31 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

28h 00m
ICN

Incheon Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

21h 10m
$1,868

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

30 Nov - 31 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

2 stops

25h 35m
ICN

Incheon Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

21h 10m
$1,915

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

1 Dec - 31 Dec
AKL

Auckland Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

28h 00m
ICN

Incheon Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

33h 15m
$1,991

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

Last minute flights to South Korea

Late deals on return flights to South Korea, departing today and this week
5 Nov - 13 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

35h 35m
ICN

Incheon Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

23h 10m
$2,070

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/10/21

5 Nov - 13 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

18h 15m
ICN

Incheon Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

11h 15m
$2,244

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/10/21

1 Nov - 30 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

ICN

Incheon Intl

1 stop

28h 00m
ICN

Incheon Intl

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

11h 20m
$2,641

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

Can I fly to South Korea from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to South Korea

Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter South Korea.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Korea.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering South Korea.

Can I fly back to New Zealand from South Korea?

Returning to New Zealand from South Korea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Korea must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Korea are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

What is the cheapest month to fly to South Korea?

The cheapest ticket to South Korea found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,170

February

$1,082

March

$1,005

April

$1,113

May

$834

June

$1,029

July

$1,061

August

$962

September

$1,065

October

$874

November

$1,031

December

$1,149

May is currently the cheapest month to fly to South Korea. At this moment in time January is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to South Korea?

Average South Korea flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

AKL - SEL

Price

$846 - $1,554

SEL

Temperature

2 - 25 °C

SEL

Precipitation

27 - 253 mm

Flying to South Korea in August is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to South Korea, the warmest period tends to be August, with the wettest being July.

How long is the flight to South Korea?

Those who are travelling from New Zealand to South Korea will find that the shortest of the flights is 11h and 55m. The longest of the flights from Auckland will have several stopovers and it is 31h and 20m long. Those who are going to be travelling out of Christchurch will find that the shortest flight is 14h 55m long, while the longest flight is 38h 45m long. Many factors will cause the flight times to increase or decrease. This includes the time for takeoffs and landings, as well as the number of stopovers and the length of those stopovers.

Which cities offer direct flights to Korea?

You will find that there are some options for travelling to Korean nonstop. When you are coming out of Auckland and through Korean Air Lines, you can find a direct flight. You can also find Korea flight deals from Auckland that just have a single stop. While there are not any nonstop flights for you if you are flying out of Christchurch, you will find that there are many one-stop flights. Some of the airlines with stopovers include China Southern Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air China Limited, Air New Zealand and Korea Airlines. Air New Zealand, for example, has a stopover in Auckland where the travellers will then board a Korean Air Lines flight for the rest of the journey.

What is the best way to travel around Korea?

Those who need to travel to various areas of the country quickly may want to consider the domestic flights offered through Fly Asian and through Korean Air. You might also want to consider renting a vehicle to get around South Korea. The roads tend to be quite good, but some of the largest cities will have traffic congestion. Hiring taxies within the city and even renting bikes in the city can help people to get around easily. Korail offers train travel around the major destinations in the country.

What are some things to do in Korea?

You will find that there is plenty to do in South Korea and everyone can find fun activities and sights to see. Seoul features plenty of nightlife, as well as temples and historical sites of interest. Visitors can tour the palaces, visit Dongdaemun Market or Namdaemun Market, visit Seoul Grand Park, and more. In October, visitors might want to see the Jinju Lantern Festival. The Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival occurs each spring. If you want to experience the great outdoors, you might want to consider a hike in Seoraksan National Park, which is the home of the highest mountain in the country.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Korea?

New Zealanders who are travelling to South Korea will need to have a passport, but they will not need to have a visa if they are staying as a tourist for up to 90 days. Travellers who are staying longer will find that they will need to have a visa, as will those who are travelling to stay and work in the country rather than just visiting for a vacation.

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