According to its citizens, Seoul - the capital of South Korea, is guarded by the feng-shui of its four surrounding mountains. However, the traditional quarters here stand next to the fast-paced, modern spaces. Visitors marvel at the various stately palaces and serene temples dotting this old city. The buzzing nightlife of this bustling metropolis also leaves them in a tizzy. The historical districts of Jongno and Jung are home to the Five Grand Joseon Palaces of Changdeokgung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, Gyeonghuigung and Gyeongbokgung. The Jogye-sa Shrine is also a must-visit, especially during the Lotus Lantern Festival, held every year to celebrate Lord Buddha’s birthday. The skyscrapers and modern architecture of the Gangnam quarter of Seoul make it the glitzy, business district.
How to reach Seoul from Melbourne
The Incheon International Airport connects Seoul to other parts of South Korea and the rest of the world. The 130 Expressway connects the Incheon Airport to the mainland. The AREX train service from the airport also reaches the Seoul city center. Additionally, a number of domestic flights and some short-haul international connections, operate from the Gimpo International Airport at Seoul. Multiple international airlines like Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways
International and Garuda Indonesia will take you to Seoul (Incheon and/or Gimpo airports) from Melbourne.
Best time to travel to Seoul
The best time to visit Seoul is between the spring months of April and June. Sunny days will greet you here. The day temperature hardly rises above 27 degrees Celsius. The garden spaces of pink cherry blossom trees are a charming sight to behold. You can also visit during the autumn months of September and October, when the weather is mild. The harvest festival of Chuseok is celebrated then, in keeping with the lunar calendar. Most places of attraction stay open during Chuseok and offer free admission!
International carriers like Malaysia Airlines
, Qantas Airways and China Eastern connect Melbourne to Seoul. Choose Etihad Airways
if you are flying with a baby. The Flying Nanny onboard will take care of your baby while you relax a bit. Meals are tweaked in simulated pressurised cabins to adjust them for maximum flavour, before they are served to you on Singapore Airlines
. Experience Thai hospitality onboard Thai Airways International, where pillows and blankets are provided during long-haul flights, to ensure that you arrive rested. Free Wi-Fi on Emirates will always keep you connected. You can also web check-in on most international airlines.
• Which airlines provide cheap air tickets from Melbourne?
China Eastern and Jetstar offer cheap air tickets from Melbourne to Seoul.
• What is the time taken to reach Seoul from Melbourne?
The average time taken to reach Seoul from Melbourne is about 13 hours 30 minutes.
• What is the time difference between Melbourne and Seoul?
Melbourne is 2 hours ahead of Seoul.
• What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Melbourne to Seoul?
Singapore and Guangzhou are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Melbourne to Seoul.
• When is the first flight from Melbourne to Seoul?
The first departure for Seoul from Melbourne is at 12:05 AM on Singapore Airlines.
• When is the last flight from Melbourne to Seoul?
The last flight for Seoul from Melbourne is at 11:40 PM on Cathay Pacific.
• What are the airport codes for Melbourne and Seoul?
The airport codes for the Tullamarine Melbourne Airport and the Incheon International Airport at Seoul are MEL and ICN, respectively.
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