Seoul city with Beautiful sunset, traditional and modern architecture at central park in songdo International business district, Incheon South Korea.

Flights from Auckland (AKL) to Seoul (ICN)

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Visiting from Auckland to Seoul (Incheon)

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Seoul is a city that is a cool mix of old and new. Fashion, design and technology-forward, also one that is proud if it's heritage. Throughout the city, you can see temples and teahouses being used the same way they have been for centuries. Contrasting with a city offering the best restaurants, lounges, nightlife and karaoke - it's a city that doesn’t sleep. Every Seoul district has its own quirks and finding your favourite is part of the fun: Insa-dong, Myeong-dong, Yongsan and Gangnam are just a few to add to your list. Be sure to spend time enjoying the stylish boutiques, saunas, The World Heritage–listed Changdeokgung (the most beautiful of Seoul's five main palaces) and sample flavour packed Korean food. It's a dynamic city offering unique experiences.

View our Seoul travel guide

Flight information

Fly Auckland (AKL) to Seoul (ICN)

The approximate time for flights from Auckland to Seoul is 25 hours and 40 minutes, including connection time. 

When to visit

The best times to visit Seoul are during the spring (March to May) or autumn (September and October). These months are generally considered the high season, where the cherry blossoms bloom and the city glows with red, orange and yellow trees. In April, you can catch Spring Flower Festival that takes place among the cherry trees. Spring temperatures range from 10°C to 21°C, while autumn sees temperatures around 9°C to 20°C. In Spetember, you can catch the Seoul International Film Festival.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Incheon International Airport (ICN). Sometimes referred to as Seoul–Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea. It is the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. Incheon International Airport is located 48km west of Incheon's city centre.

Arriving in Seoul

The helpful staff at Seoul Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Seoul from Seoul Airport  

With a range of transport available at Incheon Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from taxis, car rental, airport transfer, bus, train or hotel shuttle. Normal taxis are available at both terminals, and they are coloured in orange, white or silver. Deluxe taxis are more expensive and are black and offer a comfortable way to travel, taking approximately one hour to the city centre. An airport call van can be booked if you are travelling in a group. A convenient way to get to downtown Seoul is to take the A'Rex Airport Train. Express trains can take you from Incheon International Airport to Seoul Station within 45 minutes. Airport limousine buses run from Incheon International Airport to most parts of Seoul. You can purchase bus tickets and get information at ticketing offices next to exits 4 and 9 in arrival hall floor 1. Make your trip even more convenient with a car rental service. Car hire is available at both terminals. 

Getting around Seoul

Getting around Seoul is easy with many modes of transport available. Choose from public transport, taxi, bicycle and car hire. Seoul has an excellent user-friendly subway system which connects throughout central Seoul. It's best to buy a T-Money card for a discount on bus, subway and train fares. Seoul has a comprehensive and reasonably priced bus system, with most bus routes maps in English. Remember to swipe your T-Money card as you get on and off. The green buses link subways within a district, blue bus are all-stop buses going to outer suburbs and yellow buses are short-haul buses that circle small districts. It's possible to hire a car, though with a lot of traffic it's best to make use of the city's excellent public transport. You may wish to hire a bike through the bike share system, with docking stations at over 150 locations across the city. Taxis are an easy way to get around and all taxis are metered.

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Departure information

Fly from Auckland

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Auckland, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.  

What is the main airport called? 

Auckland Airport (AKL). The airport is a major airline hub in New Zealand and there are many domestic and international destinations for visitors to continue on to.  The airport is located near Mangere,  21 kilometres south of the Auckland city centre. 

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Auckland are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Why Qantas

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Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey with familiar smiles waiting to welcome you onboard. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

For payment options other than PayPal or Qantas issued UATP, a card payment fee applies per passenger, per booking of NZ$7 for Trans-Tasman travel, and NZ$30 for international travel. For bookings made via Qantas Contact Centres (including through web chat and social media) or through Qantas airport locations, a fee of NZ$45 per passenger, per booking is applicable for Trans-Tasman and Australian domestic bookings and NZ$77 for international bookings. A NZ$30 surcharge per sector applies for peak-day travel (AKL-JFK on Fri/Sat/Sun, JFK-AKL on Thu/Fri/Sat). Some agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. Selected travel dates and days apply and fares may not be available on all flights or days. Offers subject to availability. Food, beverage and entertainment offerings vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. Prices correct as at 10 March 2023 but may fluctuate if carrier charges, taxes, fees or currency rates change. Black-out dates apply. Visit qantas.com for full conditions. 

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Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.