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FAQs - booking South Korea flights

  • Are there direct flights to South Korea?

    Many airlines operate flights to South Korea from Australia. Some offer connecting flights that often take longer but can save you some money. However, direct flights with Korean Air, Asiana Airlines or Jetstar will be a good choice if you’re on a tight schedule.

  • Which airlines allow pets to fly to South Korea?

    Most airlines allow you to travel conveniently with your pet, but they have policies in place. Asiana Airlines allow passengers to bring one pet on board, while two pets are considered luggage. Korean Air allows you to bring your pet in-cabin if they are over 8 weeks old and below 7 kg. If you’re travelling with a large pet, they will fly in the cargo section. You must also ensure that your furry mate has all health and vaccination certificates and a waterproof carrier with enough room.

  • Which airport should I fly to with my family?

    If you’ll have a stopover after reaching Korea, Incheon Airport and Gimpo International Airport (GMP) are family-friendly airports. They feature world-class amenities such as baby-care facilities, children’s play areas and family lounging areas.

  • How can I fly conveniently to South Korea?

    Choosing flexible travelling dates is one of the best ways to fly to South Korea from Australia. Also, you should choose your destination airport based on where you’re going. For instance, if you’re staying in Seoul, flying into Incheon International Airport will be a good deal. Alternatively, Gimpo International Airport will be a better choice if you’re wanting to visit the Sculpture Park or Gimpo Tea Etiquette Museum.

  • Do I need a visa to visit South Korea?

    You can visit South Korea without a visa if you are an Australian passport holder and stay for up to 90 days, provided you are visiting solely for tourism or to attend a conference or business meeting. Any other business-related activities will require a visa. It is advisable to carry with you a copy of your itinerary as you enter South Korea as immigration may request information about your stay.

  • Where should I fly into to visit the Bulguksa Temple?

    The Bulguksa Temple is located in the Gyeongju National Park, south-east of the city of Gyeongju, towards the south of South Korea. The closest major international airport to Bulguksa Temple is Busan’s Gimpo International Airport, and the smaller Ulsan Airport (USN) is also nearby. It takes about 1h to reach the Bulguska Temple from either airport if you take an express bus. You can then find accommodation in Gyeongju.

  • Where should I stay to visit the DMZ?

    Seoul is the best place from which to visit the Demilitarized Zone (or DMZ) between North and South Korea. The only way to be granted access to the DMZ is to join a tour and most tours start from Seoul. Tours are separated between half day and full day tours and take you through different sights of the DMZ including the Joint Security Area (JSA) and the Freedom Bridge. You will need to book your tour to the DMZ 2 to 3 days before you intend to go as a passport check is first required.

  • How do I get to Jeju Island?

    Jeju Island’s Jeju International Airport (CJU) is one of the biggest airports in South Korea. While there are no direct flights to Jeju Island from Australia, you can find flights from stopover locations such as Bangkok, Hong Kong, or Shanghai. Alternatively, you can of course find domestic flights to Jeju from Seoul or Busan. Flying to the island is the most efficient as ferries from the closest mainland port, Wando, take about 4 to 5h.

  • How long is the flight to South Korea?

    An average direct flight from Australia to South Korea takes 21h 47m, covering a distance of 12498 km. The most popular route is Sydney - Incheon with an average flight time of 10h 30m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to South Korea?

    The cheapest ticket to South Korea from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $296 one-way, and $516 round-trip. The most popular route is Sydney Kingsford Smith to Incheon Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $571.

  • Which airlines fly to South Korea?

    Korean Air, KLM & MIAT Mongolian fly the most frequently from Australia to South Korea.

  • What are the most popular destinations in South Korea?

    The next most popular destinations are Busan (3%) and Jeju City (1%).Searches for flights to Cheongju (0.7%) are also popular.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to South Korea

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest South Korea flight deals.
  • Incheon International Airport (ICN) is a convenient landing airport if you want to visit South Korea’s capital, Seoul. It accommodates more international flights and is an air hub for popular airlines, including American Airlines, Air France and more.
  • Gimpo International Airport (GMP) will be an excellent option if you’re visiting Bukchon Hanok Village. The airport has two terminals and offers multiple means to get to the village. The train will take roughly 22min.
  • South Korea has two major international hubs—Seoul in the north of the country and Busan towards the south. Most flights from Australia to South Korea will first stopover in China, however, Jetstar and Jeju Air offer direct flights from the Gold Coast to Seoul.
  • Seoul has two international airports. The major airport is Incheon International Airport (ICN), located approximately 1.5h from downtown Seoul on a man-made island outside of Incheon. The smaller Gimpo International Airport (GMP) is just across the Han River, about 45min from Seoul.
  • Since Incheon Airport handles the majority of international flights, if you plan to continue your travels around South Korea from Seoul, opt for Gimpo International Airport. It is easier to reach from the city centre and offers many domestic flights, for example to Jeju Island, Gwangju, Daegu, and Gimhae.
  • Served by the Gimhae International Airport (PUS), Busan is a good option to fly into for those exploring the south of South Korea. However, you can reach Busan from Seoul within 3h by train, giving you plenty of choices.
  • Those interested in visiting the tea-growing region of Boseong have a couple of options. You can fly into Busan and catch a train to Boseong-gun Station which will take about 3h. Alternatively, you can fly to Gwangju from Busan or Seoul and take a bus to Boseong. The bus from there will take about 1h 30min.
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Top 5 airlines flying to South Korea

 
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Australia to South Korea? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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Korean AirOverall score based on 1207 reviews
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I enjoyed flying on Korean Air. The service was great and the food was yummy. They served white fish.

10.0 ExcellentRobynne, Mar 2024KIX - ICN
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I enjoyed flying on Korean Air. The service was great and the food was yummy. They served white fish.

I enjoyed flying on Korean Air. The service was great and the food was yummy, especially the bibimbap and cold spicy noodles. The only thing that bummed me out on this red-eye flight was that my seat did not properly recline so I was not able to sleep.

On time and flight crew are always so happy to help and always smiling unlike other airlines.

Great crew, decent food Charging plugs were broken on both seats next to me. Only the USB port was available, and that charges, very, very slowly. Seat was also broken, it would not lock into position when reclining.

Korean Air had great service and the Bibimbap dish was the best airplane food I’ve ever had. It was a long flight so in between the two meals they served customers could get Shin ramen. The flight attendants let my children use a pair of nice headphones for the flight and had earbuds and slippers for all the adults. The flight was long but the time passed by relatively quickly because they have many great shows in their entertainment TV. I watched the BTS Love Yourself and Speak Yourself concerts 💜

Stewardess are nice. Food could have been better and should have a better dessert. They do not offer scotch or beer. You have to ask for it. I also was not happy that you do not serve ginger ale and or cranberry juice. This is my first time that an international flight do not have this. I go home overseas every year and when I travel through ANA, Delta, Qatar, JAL, Asiana Air, United Air. they all serve this two very famous drink. You do not have a great snack tray.

You did not put me on a Korean Air flight! so I do not have nothing to say

Wonderful cabin crew!!!!! Food was poor, in flight entertainment was just ok. They need to serve more water on a 15 hour flight--we were dehydrated and kept asking for water.

Going through security a second time to get on the next Korean Air flight was utterly ridiculous and unnecessary. We were in a International secure area.

Always fly with Korean Airlines. Best service great food. Nice and clean as always.

Flight attendants rude, they disappear for almost 3 hours not doing rounds to see what people needed. The laboratories were full of empty water cups, because they never come back to collect them.

Flew on an Airbus 350-900. Excellent aircraft properly cleaned and serviced. Flight crew was excellent plane departed and arrived on time. The A350 has excellent air circulation far better than the 777. I would recommend Asiana to anyone looking to fly in a clean comfortable environment. This is my second round trip flight from New York to Bangkok via Asiana and I will book Asiana again!

I could not choose my seat prior to check in

I had the most wonderful experience from CEB bag drop through deplaning. The staff, the aircraft, food, and cabin crew were all amazing. I want to give a kudos to Marky from Mactan Cebu's Asiana airport staff for his exceptional customer service and assistance.

JetBlue's check-in was great, but there was an in-flight attendant who was very rude and unkind. I didn't realize that the bathrooms were already locked 30 mins prior to landing and needed to use the restroom. Instead of politely asking me to return, she rudely told me, 'NO, bathrooms are locked! Go back to your seat!' The JetBlue flight was more than an hour delay, which made me almost miss my connecting flight with Asiana. I understand the reasoning, but the action they took to get a hold of maintenance was time consuming. It took them more than 30 mins to get a hold of maintenance and for maintenance to get started. The Asiana flight and crew were wonderful, in general. They waited for us who were delayed from the previous flight before they took off and were very kind to take my checked baggage's info. Seats were a little uncomfortable for such long flight, but service and flight attendants were great! However, my 3 checked baggages are missing! They're lost somewhere in the transition. I'm writing this review 3 days after my arrival to the Philippines, and my 3 checked baggages, where my wedding dress is, are all still missing! I and the CEB airport crew have sent multiple emails to both JetBlue and Asiana, and neither has responded to any of our emails. Although, I was able to get in contact with JetBlue's Interline Department who confirmed that the bags were turned over to Asiana without confirmation details.

The full flat bed was not that comfortable, hard and lumpy., too much space wasted with those bulky walls and divisions instead of making the bed 3-4 inches wider. The compartment where you put your feet is like a shoebox, poor design. Toilets of A350 are just too small, sink is too small

Aside from a LOT of turbulence the flight was perfect! The flight crew was superb and the food was delicious!

The seats (legroom) are tight and chairs cushion is stiff (not comfortable). The crew was courteous, professional and friendly. There was no food / snack for this flight (very short flight, but still would be nice to provide some snack for the enjoyment).

FA were very great, plane was A350 new and clean

The crew attended to my needs and the foods served are delivious.

Awesome as always. I wish though the cabin for premium was upgraded.... Same old sane old :(

I requested an aisle seat and got a middle seat The flight gate was changed and the flight was delayed

They made me check my carry on even though there was room We un boarded in a strange way but overall it was good

Cabin Crew always friendly and helpful. Seating cramped - foul smelling from toilets, high risk of disease. Guard personal property such as expensive sunglasses Coffee always awful and cold Meal trays toddler sized Not worth the extra cost to fly SQ - use a budget airline, same if not better experience

Seating cramped; close to toilet, foul smelling and noisy, very unhygienic and disease risk Free and paid Wi-Fi NOT accessible at all - misleading advertising Very expensive sunglasses disappeared from back seat pouch. Coffee disgusting and cold

Every thing was fine. Some ild classical Hindi movies should be add

People were so nice! Economy seats were small and cramped feeling for me. I’m slender and 6 feet tall

A pc of cake or biscuit at least. The airport was like a maze need to take another bus to the main terminal to immigration.

They were able to assist my elderly father and myself after not being able to check in to scoot. The counter service was phenomenal. They did what they could to get us on the next plane so we could catch our Connecting flight. Scoot closed early on us so we ended up missing our flight.

They are great with every aspect of customer service. Helped my elderly father and aided him with using the restroom.

The staff we fantastic and seemed to work very well with each other

Business lounge in Melbourne mediocre. Look at Emirates or Qatar, Qantas! Great friendly crew. Food was good but Emirates is a level above. Business seat good. But can’t compare to Qatar. Main reason for booking Qantas is loyalty and terrific connection via Perth to LHR.

I was pleasantly surprised with my flight to LA with Qantas. Although seats were not the roomies, service was excellent.

The service and smooth landing. Food was delicious and the staff was friendly. We arrived earlier than scheduled.

Wonderful crew, good food. Absolutely loved the wine spritz and wish I could buy it!

Don’t like last minute airline change. Not able to choose seat earlier.

It's only a short trip from Sydney to Melbourne, which i have done many times. The trip met my expectations

I really appreciated the fact that when I checked my bags at the Quantas counter after arriving from an international flight an hour early, the agent noticed I had a very long layover. He then found an earlier flight that allowed me to get to Cairns several hours earlier than I planned. That was amazing because I had already traveled over 20 hours and wasn’t looking forward to such a long layover. It allowed me to see my daughter and grandchildren much earlier (it had been two years since I visited last).

Qantas cancelled my flight for no good reason and rebooked me into a middle seat.

The flight met my expectations. It left and landed on time

Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

My Dad needed assistance to board the plane. The Jetstar staff were excellent with him and made the experience a lot easier😁

No food taken so can't rate also no entertainment so can't rate.

Would be better if can provide small free snacks on a long flight

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I was allocated an exit row seat and was told to move so it could be given away to someone who had purchased two extra legroom seats and one regular seat but wanted the three to sit together. I was also charged for entertainment after booking but before checking in, and the ground crew couldn't do anything about refunding it. When the whole plane was given access to the entertainment as an apology for the flight being four hours late, I was told they couldn't do anything about that either, so I was charged for something I didn't want even though it would have been free anyway

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

Worst flying experience of my life. FIVE HOURS delayed! Rude and unhelpful staff and poor communication from the grounds team. Never flying Jetstar again

Worst experience ever flying Melbourne to Phuket. 5 hours delayed! Didn’t land till 1am in the morning. Staff were rude and unhelpful

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