|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||October||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||3026﷼||Average for round-trip flights in March 2020|
|Round-trip from||2824﷼||From Doha to Seoul|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.