Fly direct to Seoul with British Airways for a sneak peek at what Asia’s future looks like. With Seoul a flight hub for Asia, a city break here is the ideal start or end to a holiday in Asia.
Studded with massive palaces and parti-coloured temples that proclaim Korea’s reverence for its history, packed with restaurants bubbling noisily in the evenings as workers sink glasses of soju and scoff sizzling barbecue, and home to thousands of quirky, independent cafés and bars, the city is a high-energy cauldron. Flights to Seoul also offer a quick connection to the historic cities of Daegu and Busan, and to the stunning natural beauty of Jeju Island.
British Airways’ direct flights to Seoul’s Incheon Airport (ICN) from London Heathrow (LHR) take 10 hours and 55 minutes. Incheon is 43 miles west of Seoul, but efficient public transport gets travellers to the city in less than 45 minutes on the subway.
Seven flights a week from Seoul’s Incheon Airport to London Heathrow means flexibility when it comes to choosing a departure date. Passengers on British Airways can expect award-winning service and a generous checked baggage allowance of 23kg.
Fly non-stop to Seoul from London Heathrow with British Airways and arrive refreshed in one of Asia’s most exciting cities. Choose your preferred seats up to 24 hours in advance when you check in online or using your mobile phone.
Seoul has one of the world’s most well-organized and comprehensive subway systems. Getting around the city is easy, with abundant maps and signs in English. The subway runs from Incheon Airport to Seoul Station in just 42 minutes, although there are also comfortable and affordable buses and taxis.
Seoul’s Incheon Airport regularly wins awards for its cleanliness, efficiency and variety of things to do. In addition to a golf course and movie theatre, the social networking site Naver offers visitors free use of laptops, and there are a host of local and international chain restaurants. The duty free shops sell local kimchi and ginseng as well as top international brands.