The average price of a 7-day trip to South Korea is $1,452 for a solo traveler, $2,504 for a couple, and $1,084 for a family of 4. South Korea hotels range from $45 to $202 per night with an average of $67, while most vacation rentals will cost $110 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to South Korea (from all airports) are between $953 and $1,513 per person for economy flights and $2,992 to $4,751 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $34 to $69 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit South Korea

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to South Korea and stay in a South Korea hotel:

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • August 20th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in South Korea is usually early September.

 

Average South Korea Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit South Korea for a week is $1,109-$2,277($158-$325 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $69 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $535 to $1,308 for economy

Lodging: $56 to $74 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $66 to $81 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit South Korea for a week is $1,875-$4,068($268-$581 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $67 to $138 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,070 to $2,616 for economy

Lodging: $56 to $74 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $66 to $81 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit South Korea for a week is $3,678-$8,060($525-$1,151 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $134 to $277 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,140 to $5,233 for economy

Lodging: $112 to $148 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $100 to $120 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to South Korea

How cheap can you make a vacation to South Korea? The cheapest trip to South Korea is about $126 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 5% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $16 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $38.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit South Korea for a week is $882-$2,116($126-$302 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $17 to $34 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $535 to $1,308 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $45 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $66 to $95 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit South Korea for a week is $1,536-$3,662($219-$523 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $68 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,070 to $2,616 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $45 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $66 to $95 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit South Korea for a week is $3,078-$7,037($440-$1,005 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $136 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,140 to $5,233 for economy

Lodging: $77 to $90 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $98 to $142 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to South Korea cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury South Korea Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in South Korea.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit South Korea for a week is $2,421-$9,507($346-$1,358 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $138 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,333 to $3,303 for first class

Lodging: $102 to $202 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $441 to $873 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit South Korea for a week is $4,229-$13,776($604-$1,968 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $136 to $276 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,665 to $6,606 for first class

Lodging: $102 to $202 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $441 to $873 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit South Korea for a week is $8,452-$24,942($1,207-$3,563 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $271 to $552 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,331 to $13,212 for first class

Lodging: $204 to $404 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $666 to $1,311 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

South Korea Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in South Korea is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in South Korea due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

South Korea Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on South Korea hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in South Korea.

 

Flight Costs to South Korea

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,513 average in mid December to a low of $953 in early September. Median flight price is $1,051. These prices are based on millions of flights. For South Korea our data includes thousands of originating airports, and hundreds of airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In South Korea, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $560, so you can easily save about 59% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around South Korea can easily cost $255 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $17 per person. Private tours can cost $510 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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