Seoul, South Korea Travel Guide Last Updated: Mar 2022

An underrated Asian city until recently, Seoul is suddenly on fire in popular culture. Korea’s capital is a huge, modern city with plenty to see and do, although it’s the cuisine and pop culture that seem to be capturing imaginations lately.

Why Visit Seoul

Seoul Facts

Population 10,500,000
Area 24,500,000
Timezone UTC+9
Currency South Korea won
Airports Incheon International Airport (ICN)

Things To Do In Seoul

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Seoul

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast there are plenty of fast and cheap options.$2.68 - $5.92
Budget lunchLook for places where locals go for good-value and good quality lunches.$3.95 - $7.89
Budget dinnerProper sit-down restaurants range in price greatly, but cheaper ones are there if you look.$5.29 - $9.47
Beer .5LLocal lagers can be cheap, especially in pitchers or on special deals. Restaurants are cheaper than bars.$2.61 - $4.34
Soju (.36L bottle)This sake-like rice liquor is cheap and extremely popular with locals. Even cheaper at markets.$2.61 - $3.95
Beer .33L retailBeer in mini-markets is only a bit cheaper than in restaurants.$1.74 - $2.61
Soju (.36L bottle) retailThis 13% ABV drink is cheaper than beer in mini-markets.$1.34 - $1.82
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BEST TOURS in Seoul

WHEN TO VISIT Seoul

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January35210.9
February39250.9
March50341.8
April64453.0
May73554.0
June80645.2
July847112.9
August857213.7
September78625.4
October68501.9
November53372.1
December40261.0

Seoul WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:35am6:44pm
21 Jun5:11am7:56pm
21 Sep6:18am6:31pm
21 Dec7:43am5:17pm

Where to stay in Seoul

Seoul Hotel Seasons

Seoul Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar14.21 - 63.15
starstarstarstarstar15.76 - 118.41
starstarstarstarstar43.42 - 152.08
starstarstarstarstar71.69 - 220.02
starstarstarstarstar160.86 - 359.58
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Seoul Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed7.89 - 11.05

Getting to Seoul

GETTING AROUND Seoul

Seoul TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center51.31 - 71.05
Limousine bus from airport to city center7.89 - 11.84
Public bus from airport to city center6.39 - 7.10
3km taxi ride in Seoul2.72 - 4.74
Subway ride in Seoul0.99 - 1.07
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER