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Flight from Johannesburg to Incheon

FAQs - booking South Korea flights

  • How long is the flight to South Korea?

    An average direct flight from South Africa to South Korea takes 20h 16m, covering a distance of 20711 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Incheon with an average flight time of 18h 25m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to South Korea?

    The cheapest ticket to South Korea from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R14 989. The most popular route is Johannesburg OR Tambo to Incheon Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R14 989.

  • What are the most popular destinations in South Korea?

    The next most popular destination is Busan (7%).

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  • High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly from South Africa is February.
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Top 5 airlines flying to South Korea

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from South Africa to South Korea? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
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Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1556 reviews
87crew
79food
82comfort
83overall
82entertainment
84boarding
Airline reviews

They are great with every aspect of customer service. Helped my elderly father and aided him with using the restroom.

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They are great with every aspect of customer service. Helped my elderly father and aided him with using the restroom.

Transfer within the same terminal and lots of facilities at the airport.

The seat comfort, the food and of course the crew, they made you feel welcome and relaxed 😊

Very slow check in. Food poor and some of the special meals offered were not available. Luggage then didnt arrive and still waiting for news 48 hours later

Would have been nice to have more variety and less dairy in the Indian Vegetarian special meal. Why do they include Parathas as part of the entree and also on the side (substitute for bread/roll)? Also, no need for so much dairy...don't need milk packet, yogurt and Chobani Greek yogurt in the same meal.

Airport lounge for business class is too crowded and not comfortable. Poor foods and facilities. Boarding was delayed. A lot of coughing people in the flight even in the business class, which indicated poor screening and health risks.

The flight was close to on time. My suitcase was not loaded in Bangkok and was delivered 24 hours later.

Crew is phenomenal. Helpful with anything you may need. Lots of entertainment options. Food was good. On time, no complaints.

The food provided was not as good in the previous trips!

No seperate security check for business class passengers and average lounge, open air, so not properly air conditioned

The individual attention the crew gives to passengers is commendable and I find them positively helpful.

Emirates flights always nice. Service rendered by the staff is superb.I am always comfortable in Emirates flights.

Lovely experience. I feel like travelling in Emirates.. The flights are always superb.Vegan food served was really good..

I bought Business class ticket but they treated me like economic class. No lounge allowed at check inn I have to take stuff out while other passengers have more than 25 lb in bag. Because I bought tickets from other than airlines . It’s discriminations from airlines to passengers.

Quality and tasty Food and service, bigger seat comfort and leg room, etc.

For such a long flight I feel the spacing of seats could’ve been better to make it more comfortable for passengers. Very little space to move & stretch legs.

The flight was delayed in Jhb and I could have had some help in Dubai trying to get to my connecting flight to London

I booked the air tickets through Kayak for traveling to India. I wasn't sure how to tackle the ticket booking process but it was so much easy with the Kayak , Surprisingly I even found the Indian branch of Kayak which I used for the domestic travel. All in all , it's most convenient site to use here as well as abroad. I will definitely use Kayak for my future travels.

Cons: "Passengers were not always putting masks on and for unnecessary reasons"
Cons: "You are cold and cant get any blanket? Very poor service"

Crew experience was more transnational, seats were so close together (LtoR and FtoB) that it was difficult to enjoy much of anything. When the person in front leaned back, there is no space for me. Sadly it was a flight to be endured not experienced.

While I was in great pain, the seat was sufficiently comfortable to allow me to rest and not be in so much pain.

Very poor check-in experience, and flight meal service was very disappointing with no drinks service or hot meal.

Not impressed with check in desk staff at Vancouver airport. Not a professional mind service and not cared or tried to help. Don’t think I would fly with them again

Flight crew was especially thoughtful and attentive, made sure our seats were comfortable so we could rest on the long flight

One of the worst flight in business class by qatar airways and I’m no stranger with qatar airways businesses class, I travelled with the extensively in the past 12 years

The aircraft was slightly newer but the food was very bad. Bland and uninteresting. Nothing special at all.

The crew were fine. I didn’t enjoy the food at all. I found it unappetising and really had trouble eating it. The comfort level was fine and our return flight is with Cathay Pacific but honestly I probably wouldn’t fly Cathay Pacific again.

Everything was good food could be better but ok for economy on my 2nd flight the head ph jack are bad you have to hold pushed in to hear anything but other then that very nice service

Flight was delayed. Drink was only offered during meal. Would have been nicer if crew walk around to offer drink after take off or in between meals.

Food could be much better. Entertainment needs lot of improvement. The luggage came out open with broken bags. The flight landed at 3:15 PM in US and by the time bags came out it was 5:15 PM or so. Staff at airport was aggressive and not polite.

Staff was helpful. Flight was on time. Overall excellent experience. Thank you will fly again.

Qatar screwed up by delaying our onward journey for refueling, which resulted in missing our connecting flight to India. the airport qater staff at Doha, herded us like cattle in a very incohesive and uncoordinated way. We were then given 2 options: either catch our original flight the Next day ( After 24.hrs) or catch 2 flights instead , to goto our destination in India. All this, for paying a premium for Qatar.

This flight was packed and undercrewd! Service cart cam by twice on a 14 hour flight

Check-in staff were not very pleasing and sounded to be rude, even though I hold a platinum membership. The aircraft is brand new and good. As it's a short flight no other comments.

Good and comfortable flight Helpful crew Decent food and drinks

Just snacks, could have more options.boarding was good. Everything else was good.

Was humiliated at Doha airport, treaded like a cattle class traveler, I hold platinum pro status with AA and I don’t fly economy even domestic but was made to travel in the middle seat in economy class and boarding zone 3 and was denied lounge access at Doha airport. Never was humiliated like this before.

I lost my baggage and it’s been three days didn’t able to find out. Also ticket was issued for qatar airways but they ended up board me on to Indigo from Doha to Hyderabad. My trip made miserable without cloths.

The Crew was Very Nice but the food was Very Disappointing - the seats were Very Uncomfortable

Seat in front of my wife was broken so it reclined further than normal and without having to push the recline button so my wife had absolutely no room the entire 17 hour flight. My seat was broken and wouldn't recline at all. Also.. my tray table was sticky and dirty right away before I even used it. Also...the floor in the back of the plane from our row of seats on back was totally soaked and both times we landed water came rushing out of the food/servant area like a flood onto the same already wet carpet. It got everything wet that was placed around our feet...including our shoes and socks.

Flight was smooth but unnecessary long because we had to refuel at FCO Rome. Air hostesses service and response to call light could be better. Both planes were old with broken seat arms and toilets. Why Africans had to be given the farthest Gates is what baffles me and why we have to pay for Aisle seats I found really strange. Is there ever an end to ripping people off even after paying over $2300 for one seat.

Luggage delayed for one day. I called customer service, and they had no info and no empathy. Boarding was very disorganized and chaotic. We went nearly 7 hours with no food or snacks on the flight. This is not an airline that has respect for its passengers.

Entertainment was very poor. Couldn’t watch anything. Ear pieces were the wrong type .

Food was horrible. Our flight was not comfortable due to turbulence, seats was not comfortable, Very tight barely can not move anywhere.

The wifi service was really poor I try to use it the service was extremely poor if that could be improved that will go a long way

The food really sucks And they really need to work on entertainment The movie selection is herendous .

Hot, uncomfortable and very rough take off and landing. Very regrettable.

Entertainment system poor - couldn't hear, no flight info etc.

I've never been served three bread courses in a single meal before. Was really impressed by the novelty of that.

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Recent return flight deals

13/3Wed
1 stopSingapore Airlines
34h 00mJNB-ICN
20/3Wed
1 stopSingapore Airlines
19h 15mICN-JNB
R14 095
4/6Tue
1 stopCathay Pacific
24h 55mJNB-ICN
13/6Thu
1 stopCathay Pacific
18h 20mICN-JNB
R14 989
25/3Mon
2 stopsAir China
23h 40mJNB-ICN
30/3Sat
2 stopsAir China
47h 25mICN-JNB
R17 062
13/3Wed
2 stopsAir China
23h 40mJNB-ICN
20/3Wed
3 stopsAir China
44h 50mICN-JNB
R17 100
28/3Thu
1 stopEthiopian Air
18h 15mJNB-ICN
3/4Wed
1 stopEthiopian Air
19h 10mICN-JNB
R17 157
9/5Thu
1 stopEthiopian Air
18h 30mJNB-ICN
15/5Wed
1 stopEthiopian Air
19h 10mICN-JNB
R17 176
13/3Wed
1 stopQatar Airways
24h 30mJNB-ICN
19/3Tue
1 stopQatar Airways
21h 30mICN-JNB
R17 271
24/3Sun
1 stopEmirates
21h 25mCPT-ICN
31/3Sun
1 stopEmirates
42h 40mICN-CPT
R20 486
15/5Wed
1 stopQatar Airways
38h 20mJNB-ICN
21/5Tue
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22h 40mICN-JNB
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19/3Tue
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R8 693
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