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Fares from $433 One Way, $631 Round Trip from Istanbul to Seoul

Prices starting at $631 for return flights and $433 for one-way flights to Seoul were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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More About Flying To Seoul from Istanbul

Route Information for Flights from Istanbul to Seoul

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Destination Airport IATA CodeSEL
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Fly from Istanbul to Seoul

Ataturk International Airport

Locating cheap flights from Istanbul can be a challenge. Orbitz.com allows you to search many different airlines at one time in order to locate bargain tickets. The Ataturk International Airport is located approximately 17 miles from downtown Istanbul on Yesilkoy. Over 70 airlines currently service the Ataturk International Airport. These include Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Delta. Orbitz.com provides bookings for the majority of these airlines.

Parking at the Airport

There are several options for parking at the Ataturk International Airport. The multistory car park provides vehicle protection, the open car park is available for both short- and long-term parking, and valet parking is available for an extra charge. Parking fees are charged by the hour and by the day, depending on the amount of parking time. Shuttle services are available to and from the parking lots to the main terminals.

Transportation to the Airport

The metro rail system is available to and from the airport to various locations throughout the city. Rates are based on the distance traveled. The intra-city Seabus provides transportation to the airport from several surrounding cities for a flat fee. There are also taxi services that provide metered rates throughout Istanbul. As an alternative transportation option, you can rent a car. Orbitz.com can help locate car rental services at discount prices.

Restaurants at the Ataturk International Airport

There are several dining options to choose from at the Ataturk International Airport. Burger King offers a selection of breakfast items, including coffee and juice. The Sky restaurant has an extensive menu with a variety of breakfast items to choose from. Orbitz.com helps travelers locate cheap flights from Istanbul, which are especially meaningful for those flying on a budget.

Airports in Seoul

The South Korean city of Seoul is served by three airports. The largest airport in the city is Incheon International Airport, Seoul's international hub, where those looking for cheap flights to Seoul will likely arrive. Incheon replaced Gimpo International as the major international hub for South Korea in 2001 and was listed as the best airport in the world by Airports Council International between 2005 and 2012. The airport is serviced by most major international airlines including British Airways, Delta Airlines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada. Secondary airports serving the city include Gimpo International, the city's domestic hub, and Seoul Airbase, where the Republic of Korea Air Force's 15th Composite Wing is stationed. Visitors from Japan, Taiwan and China often fly into Gimpo. Incheon International is about 32 miles west of the city center, located at 2172-1 Woonseo-Dong, Joong-Gu in Incheon City.

Transportation From Incheon International Airport

Transporting from Inchon to Seoul can be done quickly by using the Incheon International Airport Railroad airport express. The train leaves the airport every 30 minutes, arriving in Seoul in about 43 minutes at a cost of $3.30. Taxi service from the airport is also available, including international taxis that provide drivers who speak English, Japanese and Chinese. The taxi takes about 60 minutes to make the journey, with rates for standard taxi service beginning at $38.50 and international taxis charging a flat fare depending on your destination zone. You can also find private buses at the airport for larger groups. These take about 70 minutes to travel to the city center and cost about $9 per person.

Weather in Seoul

Seoul has four distinct seasons, with extreme differences between summer and winter temperatures. During summer months, temperatures can rise as high as 95 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures can drop as low as 7 degrees. During the summer season, Seoul can be hit by monsoons or typhoons. Dress as warmly as possible during winter months, as cold snaps tend to come in three-day intervals. During the summer, light clothing is the norm and umbrellas are held close to hand. Light jackets are appropriate for spring and fall.

Attractions in Seoul

Seoul can be an enjoyable city to visit, with many attractions that bring in a steady stream of tourists. There are over 100 museums in the city, the best of which is arguably the National Museum of Korea. The National Museum is located near Gyeongbokgung Palace and contains exhibits covering the folk history of the country. Festivals are also common in Seoul. The Hit Seoul Festival takes place four times a year, once during each season. The Seoul International Fireworks Festival is also a treat; it is worth booking cheap flights to Seoul each year through Orbitz.com just to view this incredible fireworks exhibition.

Flights from Istanbul to Seoul - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Istanbul to Seoul?

There are 3 airlines flying nonstop from Istanbul (ISL-Ataturk Intl.) to Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.), so get ready to hit that "book" button. One of these popular carriers will have the flight you're looking for:

  • Turkish Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Korean Air
What is the shortest flight from Istanbul to Seoul?

With a minimum flight duration of 9 hours and 50 minutes, it's a wise idea to be as comfortable as possible. Accumulated some nice air miles? You might like to use them to upgrade to a seat with more legroom on your Istanbul to Seoul trip.

What airlines fly from Istanbul (and vicinity) to Seoul (and vicinity) most frequently?

There are a couple of airlines offering frequent flights from Istanbul Airport (ISL-Ataturk Intl.) to Seoul Airport (ICN-Incheon Intl.), including Turkish Airlines (TK). The preferred choice of many travelers, it operates 47 flights on this route each month. Asiana Airlines (OZ) will also get you to your destination in comfort and style. Offering 21 flights every month between Istanbul (and vicinity) and Seoul (and vicinity), it's another popular airline to look into.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Seoul?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Seoul have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Seoul with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Seoul without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.