Flights to South Korea

Best student & youth fares right now to South Korea

With our student discounts, flying to South Korea doesn’t have to be too expensive! We’ll help you save some money on your flights to South Korea so you can spend more on having an awesome experience once you’re there. Check out some of our cheap flights to South Korea below.

Student flights from Australia to South Korea

Is South Korea on your bucket list for Asia? Because if not, that definitely needs to change! South Korea is a huge hotspot for culture, food, music, fashion and more, and it’s not too far from Oz! It’s a great place to experience the traditional culture of South Korea alongside modern, energetic cities like Seoul. Of course, South Korea has plenty of space for a good beach day or hike in the mountains too. With 22 national parks and miles of coastline to explore, you’re never far from adventure in South Korea.

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What are the main South Korea airport hubs?

South Korea has several international airports, the biggest of which is in the capital, Seoul. You’ll find the most flight options by flying into Incheon International Airport in Seoul, though Gimpo International Airport and Jeju International Airport (in Jeju) are also options. There are plenty of flights from Australia to all over South Korea, but if you fly somewhere other than Seoul, you’ll likely have to take a connecting flight.

How to fly from Australia to South Korea

Flights to South Korea can be pretty easy from Australia! You can fly nonstop from Sydney and Brisbane to South Korea, as well as find plenty of connecting flights from cities like Melbourne and Perth. Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific are all popular airlines for flights from Australia to South Korea.

When is the best time to fly to South Korea?

Since there’s no bad time to visit South Korea, deciding when to visit mostly depends on what you’d like to do once you get there! South Korea is in the northern hemisphere, so if you’re looking to ski or enjoy some snowy activities, head to South Korea for a summer holiday. December-February is cool and dry, while May through September can be quite hot and humid, with plenty of rainy days. Spring and autumn are beautiful times to visit South Korea, since there’s mild weather and quite a bit of sunshine.

South Korea is also home to a variety of cultural festivals, which can be exciting (but crowded) times to visit. Get a taste of Korean culture by visiting during one of their more popular festivals, such as Buddha’s birthday (late spring) Seollal (New Year’s) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving).

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Australia to South Korea?

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Why do Australian students love visiting South Korea?

Students from Australia love visiting South Korea for its unique and youthful culture. Plus, with just a 10-hour flight, it’s a pretty accessible place to visit. From energetic cities to mountains and beaches, South Korea has just about everything a traveller could want or need!

South Korean universities and campuses

South Korean universities and campuses

South Koreans tend to take education quite seriously, which means it’s a great place to study abroad! Studying abroad or doing an exchange programme in South Korea can be a great way to experience a new place and challenge yourself academically. There’s a number of well-known, prestigious universities, as well as options to study in a variety of cities throughout South Korea. Korea University and Yonsei University are two unis that have lots on offer for international students. Both of these universities are close to Seoul as well, so you’ll be able to experience all that city life in Korea has to offer.

South Korean lifestyle and culture

South Korean lifestyle and culture

You’ve probably already experienced some taste of Korean culture, whether from listening to K-pop, watching a Korean drama or eating out at K-BBQ. But South Korea has loads more to offer beyond just pop culture! Experience a rich history and culture that stretches back for thousands of years. South Koreans usually value their families, food and language highly. If you can learn to love these things too, you’ll fit right in!

It helps to learn a bit about the customs before you travel to South Korea. For example, you should always take off your shoes before you visit someone’s home and don’t be surprised if you see someone jumping the queue. And learning a few basic phrases in Korean will be super helpful to you as well!

Exploring South Korea on a student budget

Exploring South Korea on a student budget

Although South Korea may not be the cheapest place in Southeast Asia to visit, it’s still pretty easy to explore on a budget even if you want to! In Seoul, you can stay in hostels for about $26-40 AUD per night, or pay a bit more for a private room. Food can be as cheap as 3,000 - 4,000 won ($3-5 AUD) if you’re just grabbing some street food or around 30,000 - 60,000 won ($40-70 AUD) if you’re enjoying a fancier meal.

Need some free things to do? Seoul has plenty! Visit some Buddhist temples, walk around the Seoul City Walls or Seokchon Lake, or explore some of South Korea’s mountains and beaches.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Australia to South Korea

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