Looking for another direct flight option from New York to Seoul? If your answer is, "Yes!" then you've come to the right place with Air Premia's direct flight from Newark to South Korea.
Flights Newark (EWR) - Seoul (ICN) with Air Premia departs from the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Terminal in Newark, New Jersey, and arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea.
As of May 22, 2023, there are 4 direct weekly flights scheduled from Newark (EWR) to Seoul (ICN) offered every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This is a seasonal flight service available from May 2023 to late October 2023. Passengers can bring personal items such as neck pillows and other essentials such as a change clothes to make their flight more comfortable.
Flights Newark (EWR)-Seoul (ICN) with Air Premia takes an average of 15 hours of flight time to reach Seoul (ICN). Flights from Newark (EWR) - Seoul (BKK) with Air Premia cover an average distance of 6,881 miles (11,074 km).
Economy class travelers are permitted to carry one piece of carry-on baggage weighing no more than 22 lbs (10 kg), which is subject to checking. For those traveling in Premium Economy Class, they are allowed two pieces of luggage weighing no more than 71 lb each. Economy Class passengers are allowed only two pieces of luggage, weighing 51 lb each.
Air Premia mostly has two-cabin aircraft with a Premium Economy Class and Economy Class. Air Premia's Economy Class offers some of the best value for money and has facilities such as 12" personal Full HD touch screen monitor for entertainment.
EWR is located around 16-19 miles away from Manhattan. It is a great alternative option for departure/arrival from US to Seoul and vv as it is less than an hour away by either car/train, other than from JFK International Airport (located in Queens, NY).
Train, bus services, and the airport's AirTrain services are available to connect travelers going to/from the airport via various rail and routes: NJ Transit, Amtrak. Express bus services provide connections from Newark Liberty International Airport to New York City, stopping at Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, and Port Authority Bus Terminal. EWR's official site is also well set-up for details when it comes to parking: passenger drop-offs and pick-ups, convenient online pre-book parking system and other information in regards to fees and instructions for short and long-term parking options. Expect to pay a daily rate, depending on the length of stay required.
Long and short-term parking lots at ICN are connected to the terminals via regular shuttle buses. Those wanting to head into town can also take AREX trains (45 minutes), various bus routes, and taxis. Expect taxis to take around one hour, depending on traffic. Alternatively, car rental is available at Terminal 2 and the airport's Transportation Center.
Most visitors from the USA will not need a valid visa to enter South Korea. All that is required is a valid US passport. This entitles travelers to stay in the country for 90 days without requiring a student or employment visa. Also of April 1, 2023, US passport holders are exempt from needing the Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) when entrying South Korea. This exemption is valid until December 31, 2024.
When renting cars in South Korea, visitors will need an International Driving Permit and have held a standard Driving License for one or two years, depending on the type of car being hired. An age limit of 21 and above also applies.
The weather in Seoul, with a monsoon season in June and July, has cold winters from December to March. Summer temperatures can be very warm, with average highs of 84°F degrees in August.
Seoul (ICN) time is ahead of Newark (EWR) by 14 hours. South Korea has its own currency - the South Korean won (KRW). Travelers looking to exchange money can do so at the airport in Seoul, with plenty of banking services, ATMs, and currency exchange services in the terminal, also in and around the main city area.
Seoul has five major palace complexes, but Gyeongbokgung is the most impressive. The home of the Joseon emperors for 600 years, it was built in 1395, and has a very special status for South Koreans. Don't miss the National Folk Museum in the grounds, and turn up in a hanbok costume for free entry.
Visit a jjimjilbang
Everyone who visits Seoul should spend some time at a jjimjilbang. These traditional bathhouses come complete with saunas and massage tables, where customers can experience bracing "seshin" rubs, laze around in heated pools, have dining options, or even indulge in karaoke at some establishments.
Take tea at Bukcheon Hanok
Next door to Gyeongbokgung, Bukcheon Hanok is a charming neighborhood that seems to have been missed by history. It's full of ancient hanok homes, many of which serve rejuvenating jujube teas and delicious steamed pumpkin cakes. The Craft Center is also a great place to stock up on souvenirs, or learn some hanji paper crafting skills.