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Why Fly to Seoul?
With a population of more than ten million, Seoul is one of the most populous cities in the world. It is a vibrant metropolis and one of Asia's most important financial hubs. Its visitor attractions are manifold. There are royal palaces and tombs to visit, traditional markets to explore and fascinating museums that offer an insight into the history of Korea. You can use Travelzoo’s SuperSearch to find cheap flights to Seoul.
Flying to Seoul from the UK
Non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Seoul Incheon International Airport take approximately 12 hours. If you are looking for a cheap flight to Seoul, consider indirect flights as these may be cheaper. Several airlines offer one-stop flights to Seoul from UK airports including London Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
Popular Flight Routes to Seoul
Which Airlines Fly to Seoul?
From London Heathrow, Korean Air offer non-stop flights to Seoul. A good choice of airlines also offer one-stop services from Heathrow which may be cheaper. These include Emirates which stop in [Dubai], Air France via [Paris], KLM via [Amsterdam] and British Airways via [Hong Kong]. Finnair offers services via Helsinki from both London and Manchester. From Manchester several airlines operate one-stop services to Seoul including Air France, Qatar (via Doha) and Air China (via Beijing). If you are flying from Newcastle or Edinburgh, airlines including Air France and Emirates offer one-stop services to Seoul.
Mini Travel Guide to Seoul
For a taste of the traditional, head to Seoul’s lively markets. There are plenty to choose from offering all manner of goods, from clothing and crafts to seaweed and flowers. Namdaemun Market is the largest of these and is packed full of thousands of stalls and shops. Much smaller is the Free Market which takes place in Hongdae on Saturdays. This is the place to pick up all manner of quirky handicrafts made by Seoul’s budding young artists and designers.
Many of Seoul’s main tourist attractions are situated in the Gwanghwamun district. Don’t miss the rich architecture of Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung and Deoksugung. These Joseon-dynasty royal palaces are within walking distance of each other. Gyeongbokgung is the most magnificent of these, while Changdeokgung is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For an insight into Korean Cultural Heritage, a trip to The National Museum of Korea is a must. It showcases artefacts and relics from the last 5000 years of Korea’s history and there are peaceful, traditional gardens to enjoy.