With a population estimated at more than 25 million, Seoul is a lively city full of entertainment, shopping, adventures, and more that would easily deem it as a city that never sleeps.

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, has more than 600 years of history and home to many historic sites, including the Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces, Jongmyo Shrine, and Hwaseong Fortress. Following a visit to historic sites, take a trip down to Dongdaemun Market, a large commercial district full of traditional markets and shopping centers around Dongdaemun Gate, a prominent landmark in South Korea. For nightlife, there are plenty of  bars, restaurants, and nighttime shopping to choose from.

Here’s how to travel to Seoul for as low as $361 round-trip:

From New York

Flights from JFK start at $458 round-trip for travel from Mar. 19 through April 4 on China Eastern Airlines. There is a catch. Both flights include long layovers in Shanghai, according to Skyscanner. The best thing to do is use the layover to explore Shanghai. Whatever attractions you don’t get to on the way there, just mark them on your must-see-list for the flight back home.


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From Chicago

Flights from ORD are $588 round-trip from Jan. 12 through Jan. 27. These China Eastern Airlines flights include also include a more than 30 hour layover in Shanghai, according to Skyscanner.


From San Francisco

The cheapest time to fly to Seoul from San Francisco is in May on Hong Kong Airlines. A round-trip flight costs $489 round-trip with May 15 to May 29 travel dates. This flight includes a layover in Hong Kong.

From Los Angeles

There are many options leaving from Los Angeles no matter how long or short you want your trip to be that will have you in Seoul for less than $400 round-trip.

China Eastern will get you there for $361 round-trip from LAX with a layover in Shanghai for travel from Mar. 1 through Mar. 8, according to Skyscanner.