When you book cheap flights from Cochin, or Kochi, which is located in the Indian province of Kerala, with Orbitz.com, you will select from a wide choice of flights that depart from the modern Cochin International Airport. The airport is actually located in Nedumbassery, about 20 miles from the center of Kochi, and it serves about 20 regular and budget airlines that offer domestic as well as international flights.
The Cochin International Airport parking facility has space for 1500 vehicles. The rate for parking at the airport is 20 Indian rupees per day.
The main alternative to driving is taking a city bus to the airport. These depart from central points in the city, such as Fort Kochi and the Emakulam railway station. These are not express buses, and the ride may take as long as an hour and 40 minutes. The last bus departs from the city at 6:55 p.m., but city taxis are available to the airport at any time of day or night. A taxi ride from the center of the city to the airport takes about one-half hour. Some hotels that you can book through Orbitz.com offer hotel shuttles to the airport, and this information is included on the travel planner listing for each hotel.
There is an Oberoi restaurant in the departure lounge of the Cochin International Airport, and there are vending machines and snack bars as well. You can enjoy a full meal, or just have some tea, coffee or a soft drink, in the pleasant atmosphere of the departures hall. You may want to stop at the Cochin airport duty free shop before you board the plane for one of the cheap flights from Cochin that you booked through Orbitz.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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