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What to do in Seoul
South Korea’s Seoul is a bustling town that blends tradition and technology. You’ll see shopping markets on one side and old city gates in another. It’s home to Buddhist temples, palaces, and nature trails, but also skyscrapers, exciting nightclubs, and many Korean pop stars like Psy. With so many to see and do, lots of travellers fly to Seoul.
Starting with tradition, ride the subway and make your way to the iconic Gyeongbokgung. Being the biggest and most beautiful palace in Seoul, you’ll find many spots for photo ops. Visit all five palaces to learn more about Korean history, and to see more historic sites. And you should bring an extra battery or a power bank
For a mix of the old and new, hop on a bus to see the popular south and east city gates - Namdaemun and Dongdaemun. They’re also close to two of Korea’s largest and most popular markets. Just stroll from either gate to reach Namdaemun or Dongdaemun Market and shop! We recommend Dongdaemun for first-time travellers since it’s easier to reach and shops here prefer selling to tourists so get ready to drop some KRW (Korean Won) and shop till you drop.
If you’re in Seoul, you have to spend a day in Gangnam. There’s the Seoul Arts Centre for culture seekers, Lotte World for theme parks fans, and COEX Mall for shopaholics. Want to party Gangnam style? Experience the ultimate Korean nightlife with The Hungry Partier’s list of the best clubs and rage until sunrise!
Add a few more stops to your trip. Get a bird’s eye view of the city at N Seoul Tower, be one with nature at Bukhansan National Park, and eat your fill of Korean food. You have literally hundreds reasons to fly to Seoul.
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What to see in Seoul
The best times to visit Seoul are from March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn). Expect lovely weather during spring and be welcomed by budding trees and the scent of blooming flower, while autumn is enjoyably cold and is low season for tourists. Even better, flights and hotels are cheaper in fall! Book and save more on flight price, last minute flights and travel deals when you find cheap flights for April and May travel dates when it's the cheapest times to fly to Seoul.
Book the cheapest flights to Seoul now because there’s no need to wait! Australians can fly from Sydney or beyond to South Korea and visit Seoul within 90 days without a visa. Just check if your passport is valid for at least six months. Be sure to check Smartraveller for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Seoul
International flights from Australia to Seoul land at these two airports:
- Seoul Incheon International Airport ICN – options for travel/transfer from Incheon Airport to Seoul city centre:
- Airport Express AREX: Express Train to Seoul Station – 45 minutes | All-stop Train – 55-60 minutes
- Taxi: 60 minutes
- Airport bus
- Car rental
- Seoul Gimpo Airport – options for travel/transfer from Gimpo Airport to Seoul city centre:
- Express Train: 43 minutes
- Airport Railroad: 20-28 minutes
- Korean Airlines KAL Limousine Bus
- Airport bus
Journey time from the airports to Seoul would depend on traffic, your next destination, and choice of transport. Once there, travel around Seoul by taxi, bus, or subway.
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Best Hotels in Seoul
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Airlines that Fly to Seoul
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Seoul from Australia include:
- Korean Air
- Singapore Airlines
- Malaysia Airlines
- Virgin Australia
- Air China
- China Eastern Airlines
- China Southern Airlines
Temperature average in May
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Cheapest time to fly to Seoul (SEL)
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