The cheapest times to fly from LEX to GMP are

  • January 1st to March 11th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • August 20th to December 9th

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 LEX to GMP is early February. Prices can be as high as $2725 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1134 for Wednesday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Seoul

Flying from Lexington, KY (LEX) to Seoul (GMP) will usually cost between $1134 to $2164 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $1184. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2276. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1092 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1295 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LEX to GMP flight.

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

LEX to GMP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LEX to GMP flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Lexington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Seoul, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Lexington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $222 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1330. Return trip prices are from the GMP to LEX 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 LEX to GMP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 18 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 LEX to GMP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul

  • 20 miles (32 km) away from GMP
  • Usually 9.42% less expensive than GMP
  • 1-layover flights available

See LEX to ICN flights


Flight Hacking LEX to GMP

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 LEX to GMP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (LEX > JFK > GMP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1274
  • Average savings: $21 (1.62%)

See LEX to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (LEX > LGA > GMP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1282
  • Average savings: $13 (1%)

See LEX to LGA flights

Hack #3: Houston, TX (LEX > IAH > GMP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1284
  • Average savings: $11 (0.85%)

See LEX to IAH flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LEX to GMP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: American, ANA, Asiana, China Southern, Delta, JAL, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gimpo International Airport to Blue Grass Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6843 miles or 11013 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LEX to GMP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LEX to GMP flight is about 13 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Lexington, KY and Seoul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 36 available flights from LEX to GMP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LEX
Origination airport name Blue Grass Airport
City Lexington, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38
Longitude -84.6

Return Airport

Destination code GMP
Destination airport name Gimpo International Airport
City Seoul
Country South Korea
Latitude 37.6
Longitude 126.8


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