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Fares from $199 One Way, $290 Round Trip from Shanghai to Seoul

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More About Flying To Seoul from Shanghai

Route Information for Flights from Shanghai to Seoul

Origin Airport IATA CodeSHA
Destination Airport IATA CodeSEL
Distance509 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesKLM, Delta Air Lines
Earliest Flight Arrival10:30PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival2:10PM UTC

Flights Review

Dec 17, 2018

The staff who checked us in @ SHA airport was super kind and had a very nice attitude.

Apr 3, 2018

Both Hongxiao and Gimpo airports are among the fastest I've seen for immigration and safety inspection. And short walk to and from boarding.

Flights from Shanghai to Seoul

Airports in Shanghai

The primary international airport serving the city of Shanghai is Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The airport is located about 20 miles east of the downtown area. Travelers looking for discount flights from Shanghai can search Orbitz.com for airlines departing from the airport. These include Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, American Airlines, and British Airways.

Parking at the Shanghai Airport

There are 218 parking spaces available at the airport. Off-site parking is also available and many parking lots offer buses or shuttle vans to the airport. Airport parking fees vary based upon the size of the car and the number of hours parked. Mini-type cars begin at 10 RMB for the first hour. Big-sized cars begin at 20 RMB for the first hour.

Transportation to the Shanghai Airport

Travelers departing from the Shanghai Airport can choose to take the Shanghai Maglev Train. The journey takes about eight minutes, and trains depart every 15 minutes. The cost of a standard ticket is usually 50 RMB. Other transportation options include the Shanghai Metro Line 2 for a cost of between 3 RMB and 10 RMB. The airport also operates its own bus line. Fees range between 2 RMB and 22 RMB based on distance.

Restaurants at the Shanghai Airport

Travelers looking to find a snack or breakfast before their flight from Shanghai can choose from a number of establishments. Two of the most well-known restaurants in the airport are Hong Fangzi Western Food Restaurant and Canglang Ting Restaurant. Travelers can find cheap flights from Shanghai quickly by searching Orbitz.com prior to traveling.

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 Shanghai to Seoul - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Shanghai to Seoul?

Yes, a direct flight from Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.) to Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.) is possible. At least 6 airlines operate nonstop services on this route, which means you'll be able to pick the one that works with your travel plans. Check out the fares with these reliable carriers:

  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Shanghai Airlines
What is the shortest flight from Shanghai to Seoul?

If the weather is good and all goes according to plan, you could be flying into Seoul (ICN-Incheon Intl.) from Shanghai (PVG-Pudong Intl.) in as little as 1 hour and 30 minutes. With such a brief flight time, consider taking carry-on luggage only.

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

The following airlines fly most frequently from Shanghai (and vicinity) to Seoul (and vicinity). Whatever your travel schedule, you're sure to find one to your liking among these top carriers: Asiana Airlines - (OZ) with 79 flights every month China Eastern Airlines - (MU) with 75 flights every month Korean Air - (KE) with 59 flights every month China Southern Airlines - (CZ) with 20 flights every month Shanghai Airlines - (FM) with 20 flights every month Delta - (DL) with 5 flights every month

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.