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There are 3 ways to get from Sydney to Seoul by plane or train

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Fly to Incheon, train

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

Cheapest option

Fly to Daegu, train

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

1 alternative option

Fly to Seoul Gimpo

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP)

Sydney (SYD) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) flights

The flight time between Sydney (SYD) and Seoul Gimpo (GMP) is around 17h 16m and covers a distance of around 8339 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 37m. The fastest flight normally takes 14h 55m. Services are operated by All Nippon Airways, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and others. Typically 41 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:
12h 39m
Layover time:
4h 37m
Total time:
17h 16m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
14h 55m
Flight distance:
8339 km
Flights per week:
41
Cheapest price:
₩833,850
Carbon emissions:
1691 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
11:15
Last flight departs at:
22:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sydney (SYD) to Seoul Gimpo (GMP) flight schedules

Australia → South Korea
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International entry into South Korea from Australia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Australia
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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 Australia

  • 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 Australia
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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

2m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Australia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering South Korea from Australia.

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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.

Yes, entry into Australia from South Korea is currently restricted.

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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 Sydney to Seoul is to fly and train which costs $600 - $1,400 and takes 18h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Seoul is to fly and train which costs $850 - $1,700 and takes 13h 57m.

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The distance between Sydney and Seoul is 8329 km.

It takes approximately 13h 57m to get from Sydney to Seoul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Incheon Airport is the direct flight which takes 10h 30m.

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Seoul is 1h behind Sydney. It is currently 9:19 PM in Sydney and 8:19 PM in Seoul.

Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Sydney 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 Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Seoul.
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  • Distance: 8328.7 km
  • Duration: 13h 57m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Seoul, South Korea?

All Nippon Airways, Korean Air and eight other airlines fly from Sydney to Seoul every 4 hours.

Airlines
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Sydney to Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩3000,000
Flights from Sydney to Seoul Gimpo via Incheon, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩3200,000
Flights from Sydney to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩800,000 - ₩2500,000
Flights from Sydney to Seoul Gimpo via Incheon, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩3500,000
Flights from Sydney to Daegu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩3400,000
Flights from Sydney to Daegu via Brisbane, Incheon
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
₩1200,000 - ₩3400,000
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Sydney to Seoul Gimpo via Taiwan Taoyuan, Gimhae
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩2300,000 - ₩3600,000
Flights from Sydney to Daegu via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩2900,000
Flights from Sydney to Daegu via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
₩1800,000 - ₩3900,000
Flights from Sydney to Daegu via Hong Kong, Cheju
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩3900,000
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Incheon via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩900,000 - ₩4200,000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Sydney to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩800,000 - ₩2500,000
Flights from Sydney to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩800,000 - ₩2500,000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sydney to Seoul Gimpo via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩800,000 - ₩2200,000
Asiana Airlines
Website
flyasiana.com
Flights from Sydney to Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
₩1100,000 - ₩2400,000
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Incheon via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩2300,000 - ₩3600,000
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Incheon via Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
₩700,000 - ₩3800,000
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Incheon via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₩1600,000 - ₩3500,000
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Sydney to Daegu via Tokyo Haneda, Seoul Gimpo
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₩900,000 - ₩2800,000
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Sydney to Daegu via Manila, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
₩500,000 - ₩1100,000
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/
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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