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London to Seoul flights

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Departure Mon, 02 Nov Return Thu, 12 Nov
LON London
SEL Seoul
return from £438
Departure Mon, 23 Nov Return Mon, 30 Nov
LON London
SEL Seoul
return from £436
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Find out further information on London and Seoul to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1491.49 KRW
British Pound Sterling South Korean Won
1 KRW = 0.01 GBP
Last checked on 28 October 2020
Train
Local, one-way ticket
70%

Trains in Seoul are 70% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
Seoul
£0.85
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
64%

A meal in Seoul is 64% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Seoul
£5.43
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
14%

A taxi fare in Seoul is 14% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
Seoul
£2.58
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
10%

Coffee is 10% more expensive in Seoul than in London.

London
£3.03
Seoul
£3.2
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Seoul airports
  • ( Incheon Intl (ICN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( Gimpo International (GMP)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
  • ( Air Base (SSN)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
K Distance: 5505 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Seoul

How long is the flight from London to Seoul?

The duration of direct flights to Seoul from London is 11 hours. If you choose to break your flight path with a stopover, it could be considerably longer.

What are the most common stopovers?

One way to cut the price of your ticket is with a stopover. There is a range of options for stopovers in Europe and further afield. Common stopover cities include Moscow, Istanbul, Amsterdam or Munich.

What documentation do I need to fly to Seoul from London?

British passport holders don't need a visa for holidays in South Korea of up to 90 days. If your travel is for business purposes, check with the South Korean embassy first.

Is there a time change from London to Seoul?

South Korea is in the Korea Standard Time zone (KST), which is 9 hours ahead of UK time (GMT).

Which airlines fly from London to Seoul?

Seoul is one of the world's major hubs, with airfares available with several airlines. When planning trips such as city breaks, the choice includes:

  • Asiana Airlines, South Korea based airline with flights from Heathrow.
  • Korean Air, the largest airline in South Korea.
  • British Airways, the UK's flag carrier airline.
  • Aeroflot, Russian airline with flights to Seoul via Moscow.
  • Finnair, Finnish airline with stopovers in Helsinki.
  • Turkish Airlines, Turkey's largest airline with stopovers in Istanbul.
  • Air France, French flag carrier airline.

How to find cheap flights from London to Seoul

With many airlines providing departures to Seoul, the choice can be baffling. Opodo's powerful search engine is the best way of getting to the very best deals for you. Enter your preferred dates of travel, then filter the results by price, or your favourite airline. Opodo is the UK's largest online travel agency and makes it easy to get the perfect flight.

When are the best times to fly from London to Seoul?

  • April is one of the most popular months to visit Seoul. The weather is mild, and the cherry blossom season is in full flow.
  • January is the cheapest time to go, mainly due to the cold temperatures. However, If you're into winter sports it could be ideal, as locals flock to the ski resorts in the mountains near the city.
  • September and October also see mild temperatures, and less wet days than in the height of summer. The September harvest festival, Chuseok, is a chance to experience folk games and traditional Korean culture.

Airports in London

Whether you fly from London Heathrow (LHR) or London Gatwick (LGW). Both are large airports offering international and domestic flights. Direct departures to Seoul leave from Heathrow, but some airlines offering stopover flights depart from Gatwick instead.

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport is the busiest in the UK. There are four terminals providing international and domestic flights. The airport is 15 miles west of central London.

How to get to Heathrow airport:

  • By London Underground – Piccadilly Line trains run through Heathrow 24 hours a day. 50 minutes from central London.
  • By train – catch the Heathrow Express from London Paddington every 15 minutes. Journey time is only 15 minutes.
  • By taxi – around 45 minutes from central London, depending on M4 traffic.

Services: shops, bars and restaurants located across 4 terminals. Free Wi-Fi, showers, children's play areas, foreign currency exchange, free phone and laptop charging.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is the UK's second busiest. It is south of the city, around 30 miles from the centre of town.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – the Gatwick Express train service runs from Victoria station and takes around 30 minutes.
  • By bus – A3 airport shuttle buses run into Victoria coach station around the clock. Connections to Heathrow airport for transferring passengers.
  • By car – Gatwick is well signposted off the M23 motorway. The airport has both short and long stay car parking on site.

Services: numerous restaurants, bars and shops in both North and South terminal. Free Wi-Fi, children's play area, showers, foreign currency exchange and airport lounges.

Airports in Seoul

Seoul has two airports, Incheon International (ICN) and Gimpo International (GMP). All international flights land at Incheon International. Gimpo handles domestic and regional flights only.

Useful information about Incheon International Airport

Incheon is South Korea's busiest airport. It is on an artificial island, 30 miles west of the city centre.

How to get into Seoul from the airport:

  • By train – Maglev train every 15 minutes from Terminal 1 to Yongyu station, journey time 12 minutes.
  • By bus – airport bus service 6001 between 5.45am and 22.45pm, travel time 60 minutes.
  • By taxi – stands outside both terminals, journey time 30 – 45 minutes.

Services: golf course, spa, ice skating rink, indoor gardens, cultural museum, internet zone, showers, transit hotels, gym, foreign currency exchange, shops, restaurants and bars.

What to do and visit in Seoul

  • Explore the secret gardens at Changdeokgung Palace.
  • Go up N Seoul Tower for impressive city views.
  • Shop for Korean food at Gwangjang Market.
  • Have a meal in a Korean barbecue restaurant.
  • Cool off in the famous Cheonggyecheon stream.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Seoul

Is it safe to travel from London to Seoul during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions South Korea may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Seoul at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Seoul is 436£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Seoul expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Seoul costs an average of 2.54 GBP, 15% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 70% less in Seoul: 0.84 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 5.35 GBP in Seoul, 64% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 4% more expensive in Seoul, with an average of 3.14 GBP , while in London the coffee costs 3.01 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Seoul?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Seoul are January, November and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Seoul?
The best time of the year to go to Seoul when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Seoul from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by April and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, November and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Seoul.
What is the cheapest price for a flight from London to Seoul?
The total flight time between London and Seoul is of around 16:30 hours on average, considering an average distance of 12,493 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
How is the weather in Seoul compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Seoul's temperatures can go up to 32.12 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -18.03 ºC in Seoul, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Seoul have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between London and Seoul?
The main airport route flying between London and Seoul is: Heathrow (LHR) to Incheon Intl (ICN). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Korean Air. Asiana Airlines. British Airways.
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