The cheapest times to fly from JFK to TAE are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • August 20th to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JFK to TAE is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $3761 for Friday flights during early May, or as low as $1379 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Daegu

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Taegu (TAE) will usually cost between $1383 to $3761 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $1401. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $3725. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2324 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1622 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to TAE flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JFK to TAE route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

JFK to TAE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to TAE flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Daegu, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $196 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1886. Return trip prices are from the TAE to JFK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JFK to TAE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 30 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from JFK to TAE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gimhae International Airport (PUS) in Busan

  • 51 miles (82 km) away from TAE
  • Usually 34.88% less expensive than TAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to PUS flights

Destination alternative #2: Gwangju Airport (KWJ) in Gwangju

  • 117 miles (188 km) away from TAE
  • Usually 10.98% less expensive than TAE
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to KWJ flights


Flight Hacking JFK to TAE

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from JFK to TAE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Seoul (JFK > GMP > TAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1117
  • Average savings: $505 (31.14%)

See JFK to GMP flights

Hack #2: Da Nang (JFK > DAD > TAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1135
  • Average savings: $487 (30%)

See JFK to DAD flights

Hack #3: Osaka (JFK > KIX > TAE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1141
  • Average savings: $481 (29.66%)

See JFK to KIX flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JFK to TAE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Asiana, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Korean Air, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Taegu International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6959 miles or 11199 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JFK to TAE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to TAE flight is about 13 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Taegu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from JFK to TAE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code TAE
Destination airport name Taegu International Airport
City Taegu
Country South Korea
Latitude 35.9
Longitude 128.7


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