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Fly Seattle to Incheon, train

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Incheon (ICN)
  2. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

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Fly Seattle to Seoul Gimpo

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP)

Train to Vancouver, fly to Incheon, train

  1. Take the train from Seattle to Vancouver
  2. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Incheon (ICN)
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

Train to Portland, fly to Incheon, train

  1. Take the train from Seattle to Portland
  2. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Incheon (ICN)
  3. Take the train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station

Fly Seattle to Daegu, train

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Daegu (TAE)
  2. Take the train from Dongdaegu Station to Gwangmyeong Station

Seattle (SEA) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) flights

The flight time between Seattle (SEA) and Seoul Gimpo (GMP) is around 25h 5m and covers a distance of around 8346 km. This includes an average layover time of around 9h 48m. The fastest flight normally takes 18h 15m. Services are operated by All Nippon Airways, Air Canada, Korean Air and others. Typically 161 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
15h 16m
Layover time:
9h 48m
Total time:
25h 5m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
18h 15m
Flight distance:
8346 km
Flights per week:
161
Cheapest price:
₩469,042
Carbon emissions:
1692 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
00:10
Last flight departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Seattle (SEA) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) flight schedules

Flights departing Sunday, September 19, 2021

United States → South Korea
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International entry into South Korea from United States

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United States
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Allowed for: Citizens, permanent residents and visa holders

Restricted for: Foreign nationals, with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into South Korea from United States

  • 14-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Korean residents who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Korea at least 2 weeks before departure are exempt from quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United States
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  • 14-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Korean residents who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Korea at least 2 weeks before departure are exempt from quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Angola, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Eswatini, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vietnam and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in South Korea

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Considerations leaving from United States

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering South Korea from United States.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Seoul is 1339.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Seoul is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Seoul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1339.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from South Korea.

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Last updated: 13 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Seoul is to fly which costs $420 - $950 and takes 21h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Seoul is to fly and train which costs $600 - $1,400 and takes 15h 3m.

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The distance between Seattle and Seoul is 8322 km.

It takes approximately 15h 3m to get from Seattle to Seoul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Incheon Airport is the direct flight which takes 11h 25m.

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Seoul is 16h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 4:29 AM in Seattle and 8:29 PM in Seoul.

Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Air Canada and two other airlines offer flights from Seattle Airport to Incheon Airport.

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There are 1275+ hotels available in Seoul. Prices start at ₩107,500 per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to line 1 tram which takes 33 min and costs $1 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 8322.3 km
  • Duration: 15h 3m

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Seoul, South Korea?

All Nippon Airways, Air Canada and 12 other airlines fly from Seattle to Seoul hourly.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Seattle to Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩750,000 - ₩1400,000
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via Vancouver, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via Incheon, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
25h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩650,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via San Francisco, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
21h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1700,000
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via Incheon, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via Taiwan Taoyuan, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩2100,000
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via Los Angeles, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
22h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩460,000 - ₩1500,000
Flights from Vancouver to Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1000,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Vancouver to Incheon via Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Portland to Incheon via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩750,000 - ₩2000,000
Flights from Portland to Incheon via Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩750,000 - ₩2000,000
Flights from Seattle to Daegu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩800,000 - ₩2000,000
Flights from Seattle to Daegu via Vancouver, Incheon
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩800,000 - ₩2200,000
Flights from Seattle to Daegu via Los Angeles, Incheon
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩950,000 - ₩2900,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩650,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Seattle to Incheon via Portland
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Vancouver to Incheon via Seattle
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Portland to Incheon
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Portland to Incheon via Seattle
Ave. Duration
16h 4m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1100,000
Flights from Portland to Incheon via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
17h 14m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₩650,000 - ₩1500,000
Flights from Seattle to Daegu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩800,000 - ₩2000,000
Flights from Seattle to Daegu via Portland, Incheon
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩600,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Seattle to Daegu via Los Angeles, Incheon
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩950,000 - ₩2900,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Incheon via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩490,000 - ₩1500,000
Flights from Vancouver to Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩850,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Vancouver to Incheon via Toronto
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩850,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Portland to Incheon via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1600,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩700,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Seattle to Incheon via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 32m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩950,000 - ₩2700,000
Flights from Vancouver to Incheon via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩700,000 - ₩1300,000
Flights from Portland to Incheon via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1600,000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
26h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via San Francisco, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
23h 22m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1800,000
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
28h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1600,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Seattle to Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩700,000 - ₩1600,000
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via Incheon, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Friday
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Vancouver to Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩850,000 - ₩1300,000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via Incheon, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
₩550,000 - ₩1200,000
Flights from Seattle to Seoul Gimpo via Los Angeles, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
22h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩460,000 - ₩1500,000
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Vancouver to Incheon via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
₩2000,000 - ₩3000,000
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Incheon Int'l Airport T1 to Seoul Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
₩4,200 - ₩6,500
Website
http://www.arex.or.kr/
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle to Vancouver
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₩39,000 - ₩55,000
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
₩39,000 - ₩55,000
Premium
₩230,000 - ₩320,000
Flexi Coach Seat
₩60,000 - ₩95,000
Business Seat
₩60,000 - ₩90,000
Train from Seattle to Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₩41,000 - ₩65,000
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
₩41,000 - ₩65,000
Business Seat
₩75,000 - ₩100,000
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Dongdaegu Station to Gwangmyeong Station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
₩27,000 - ₩41,000
Website
http://www.letskorail.com
Standing
₩27,000 - ₩37,000
Economy
₩29,000 - ₩41,000
First Class
₩43,000 - ₩60,000

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