Seoul is the capital of South Korea and it is a buzzing metropolis. The contrast between old and new culture and architecture is especially striking, as looming skyscrapers sit behind traditional temples and market stalls. Many visitors choose to walk, as there’s so much to see and a great place to start is the iconic Gyeongbukgung Palace, a 14th-century masterpiece with colorful paintwork and perfectly manicured grounds to explore. In the Bukchon Hanok Village nearby, the traditional sloping rooves meet a modern city skyline in the distance. You can try out smaller cafes and browse the shops, then chat to the friendly locals.
Flying to Seoul
1. Which airports serve Hong Kong to Seoul?
Flights for Seoul leave the Hong Kong International Airport, it is a primary hub for international and domestic routes. It is 16 miles from the nearest city, Victoria. In Seoul, flights touch down at Incheon International Airport, the largest in South Korea, it is 29 miles from the city center.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Hong Kong to Seoul?
The majority of flights from Hong Kong to Seoul are scheduled by Cathay, which has up to three daily trips. Other operators which have daily flights include Hong Kong Airlines, Korean Air, and Hong Kong Express.
3. How long is the flight?
The average flight time between Hong Kong and Seoul is about three hours, for non-direct flights this can increase to five and a half hours. In Seoul, you will be one hour ahead of Hong Kong.
4. Climate changes between Hong Kong and Seoul
In subtropical Hong Kong, the four seasons are clearly distinguishable. Spring is both warm and humid, while the summer is hot with lots of rain, autumn remains mild, but winter can be very chilly! Although it is temperate and mild, the climate is Seoul is less varied, with warm wet summers and winters which can be very cold, but often dry.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The official Korean currency is the Won, in Seoul, you can withdraw cash at a bank or ATM. All major credit cards are accepted at shops and restaurants, including Visa, American Express, and MasterCard. If you are traveling from Hong Kong with a valid passport, South Korea does not require a visa.
At certain times of the year, there is very little to separate the climate of these two busy and exciting cities, so travelers should settle in quickly.
With its shimmering gold statues, the Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, set in the heart of Seoul’s commerce sector, is a calm mecca for Zen practitioners, and don’t forget to see the ancient trees in its garden before you leave. For the best views of the entire city, head to the Seoul Tower, which sits on the Namsan Mountain. The observation deck is open to all and there is a cable car ride which links it to the mountain’s peak! The place for souvenirs of your trip is the Insadong area, here you’ll also find tasty food stalls, quaint tea rooms and swanky art galleries in its labyrinthine alleys.
Hong Kong to Seoul Last modified: Jan 30, 2023 18:55 -05:00
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Hong Kong to Seoul?
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Hong Kong to Seoul.
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|< 7 days||$2,645||$5,871|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Hong Kong to Seoul
We've examined 4,272 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Hong Kong to Seoul is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Hong Kong to Seoul by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Hong Kong to Seoul flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|January||Hong Kong||Seoul||Cebu Pacific||19/1/23||25/1/23||2||$3,956|
|April||Hong Kong||Seoul||Hong Kong Express||1/4/23||7/4/23||0||$14,982|
|April||Hong Kong||Seoul||Hong Kong Express||1/4/23||7/4/23||0||$14,982|
|August||Hong Kong||Seoul||Hong Kong Express||12/8/22||24/8/22||0||$2,881|
|December||Hong Kong||Seoul||Hong Kong Express||18/12/22||25/12/22||0||$3,100|
|May||Hong Kong||Seoul||Hong Kong Express||1/5/22||4/5/22||0||$2,088|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Hong Kong to Seoul
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Hong Kong to Seoul
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Hong Kong to Seoul is $15,492.
The average price for direct flights from Hong Kong to Seoul is $14,982.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Hong Kong to Seoul.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Hong Kong to Seoul
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Hong Kong to Seoul. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Hong Kong to Seoul is $2,339.
The average price for round trip flights from Hong Kong to Seoul is $14,982.
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Hong Kong to Seoul Airports
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