Seoul Travel Planner: Flights, Accommodations, and Deals
Got plans to travel to Seoul? Consider getting this pocket Wifi that comes with unlimited data!
If you’ve made up your mind to travel to Korea, use the information in this Seoul travel planner.
Various flights to Korea and schedule finders are provided below.
For a quick and convenient way to go from Incheon to Seoul, ride the express train! Learn more and get your tickets here.
Enjoy planning for your trip to Seoul!
Seoul Travel Planner: Trip Basics
If you’ve stumbled upon this Korea travel blog, you’re probably already making arrangements for your upcoming Korea trip. Way to go, you’re almost there! But I know that making the jump from dreaming about traveling to Seoul to actually planning for it can be a little stressful. There are a couple of things to consider, such as finding cheap flights to Korea, hotel and accommodation searching, budgeting for a Seoul itinerary that would satisfy your goals, and knowing which attractions to visit. However, the destination is worth all this stress, so if you are ready to get started, let's get on with considering some options for flights to Korea, travel essentials, and accommodations in Seoul that are covered by this Seoul travel planner:
1. Flights to Korea
If you are looking for flights to Korea via Incheon Airport, you can use this search box to see the schedule of trips available from your city:
In case you’re wondering, flights are available from the following points of origin:
Manila (Flights to Seoul via MNL to ICN)
Clark (Flights to Seoul via CRK to ICN)
Cebu (Flights to Seoul via CEB to ICN)
Los Angeles (Flights to Seoul via LAX to ICN)
New York (Flights to Seoul via JFK to ICN)
Toronto (Flights to Seoul via YYZ to ICN)
Hong Kong (Flights to Seoul via HKG to ICN)
Singapore (Flights to Seoul via SIN to ICN)
Jakarta (Flights to Seoul via CGK to ICN)
Kuala Lumpur (Flights to Seoul via KUL to ICN)
For a quick reference, here’s a display of Manila to Seoul flights:
To fly to Korea from the Philippines, you may opt to book your tickets with JejuAir (budget Korean airline), Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, or AirAsia, which offer direct flights to Korea from Manila and Cebu. These airlines are popular among Filipino tourists since they offer relatively low-cost flights to Incheon, which is the gateway to the K-country.
Here are average estimate costs for RT flights to Seoul (Incheon), which we took from the airlines' websites (price estimates aren’t real time and are subject to change):
Manila to Seoul to Manila: ₱13,380 or $250, if not less
Cebu to Seoul to Cebu: ₱13,900 or $260, if not less
Special fare category with 15kg (1 pc) baggage allowance
No meals included
Limited cancellation policy
B. Philippine Airlines
Manila → Seoul → Manila: ₱19,600 or $366, give or take
Cebu → Seoul → Cebu: ₱24,360 or $455, give or take
Economy Supersaver category with 20kg (1 pc) baggage allowance
Manila → Seoul → Manila: ₱11,300 or $211, give or take
Cebu → Seoul → Cebu: ₱14,670 or $275, give or take
Low Fare (Promo) + Value Pack category with 20kg (1 pc) baggage allowance
D. Cebu Pacific
Manila → Seoul → Manila: ₱14,780 or $276, give or take
Cebu → Seoul → Cebu: ₱18,050 or $337, give or take
Fly + Baggage category with 20kg (1 pc) baggage allowance
No meals included
Limited cancellation policy
Of course, these airlines also offer discounted flights for Seoul or Busan via their respective seat sales. If you want to spend less, then watch out for fare promos, which are announced every so often in the airlines' Facebook pages. Here are the links: JejuAir, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and AirAsia.
2. Accommodations in Seoul, South Korea
To get some idea on the accommodations that are available, you can refer to this handy map:
Here are a few of the recommended hotels and hostels in Seoul that you may want to book:
A. Namsan Forest in Myeongdong
B. Brownie Guesthouse
3. Imperial Palace Seoul
To view more hotels and hostels (guesthouses/dorms) in Seoul, click on the button below.
If you’re interested to book an AirBNB and haven’t created an account yet, you may sign up using my referral link here to get a significant discount on your first booking!
3. Seoul Travel Essentials
After researching on accommodations and flights to Korea, start getting any of the following travel essentials. The last two items are recommended to enrich your Seoul itinerary (Most of the following Korea travel essentials are discounted! You can check today’s selling rates by clicking on the item:):
C. Tourist Passes
For more Seoul travel recommendations, read: Easy-to-Book Day Tours in Seoul for First-Time Visitors
Check how much money you can save on your Korea trip! Read: Count the Cost: Budget Tips for Your South Korea Trip
For more Seoul travel planning tips and Korea travel guides, like ManilaxSeoul on Facebook and Instagram!