Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is selling discounted tickets for business class flights from Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw to Seoul. Prices now start at only €1,110. There’s daily availability throughout 2021.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Your trip will always include one layover. Stops in Istanbul have the advantage of visiting one of the best lounges in the world. Turkish Airlines schedules Boeing 777 aircraft on the long haul segments. These feature a 2-3-2 seating pattern with lie-flat-seats up front.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
Search & Book
The fare rules for this deal state that it will remain bookable until January 15, 2021. They also state that your trip needs to begin after April 1, 2021. During the summer vacation, however, the price increases by roughly €40. The minimum stay requirement is of merely 2 days (or a Sunday).
In order to find the connections that work best for you, we recommend using our flight search above, which will redirect you to Turkish Airlines’ website. For longer trips, check Google Flights (instructions).
Tickets for flights with Turkish Airlines will be issued in booking class J, resulting in an earning rate of around 100% on most Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. Here’s what you’d get when starting your trip in Budapest:
- 22,230 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 19,678 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 17,296 Award Miles + 4,326 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 16,674 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 15,998 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 13,894 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 12,228 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 12,228 Miles on South African Voyager
- 12,228 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 11,164 Award Miles + 1,866 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 11,116 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 11,116 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,116 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 11,116 Miles on Asiana Club
- 11,116 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,116 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 11,116 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 11,116 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 11,116 Points on SAS EuroBonus
Information & Tips for Seoul
Seoul is the capital of South Korea and with 11.8 million inhabitants and a metropolitan region of around 25.6 million also the largest. The city is an important cultural and economic center in the Asian region.
Flights to Seoul
Flights to Korea are unfortunately not as cheap as to China or Southeast Asia, but there are – especially if you are flexible – some bargains that are definitely worth it.
For flights to Seoul, one should usually be prepared to pay between 400€ and 500€ for a good deal. Often there are also bargains in Business Class, especially from LOT.
You should avoid the school holidays, especially the summer holidays. During this period, airfares quickly rise to more than 700€ and partly reach heights of up to 1.000€ for a direct flight in economy. Good deals are not to be expected during this period.
Best Time to Travel
The best time to visit Seoul is from March to May or from September to November. Thanks to comparatively mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine, these months are best suited for tourism.
From the Airport to the City Center
International long-haul flights usually arrive at Seoul-Incheon Airport. The express train to the city centre departs every 30 minutes and takes 40-45 minutes and costs approx. 6,50€. For a taxi you pay between 47€ and 70€.
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Information & Tips for South Korea
South Korea, officially Republic of Korea, is a country located on the Southern part of the Korean peninsula. It is one of Asia’s fastest developing countries and features stand alone traits such as language, culture and cuisine. Especially Korean food (Teriyaki) and music (K-Pop) get more and more popular in Europe and North America.
Visa & Immigration
Citizens of the European Union, Canada, America and Australia get 90 days of visa free stay upon arrival. If you’re not from one of these countries or planning on a longer stay, this official website for foreigners travelling to Korea might be of help.
Korea’s currency is the Korean Won (KRW). €1 equals roughly KRW 1,300. You can exchange currency in cash or withdraw it by using your credit card at various ATMs. The most used banknotes are KRW 1,000; 5,000; 10,000 & 50,000. Paying with credit card is possible is many hotels, stores and restaurants, not unlike in Europe.
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