South Korea: €1,315 Lufthansa Group Business Class from Budapest to Seoul

Lufthansa Business Class Sitz

Lufthansa is currently offering business class tickets from Budapest to Seoul, South Korea starting at HUF 503,600 (~€1,269), cooperating with other Star Alliance members to bring you this price.

The cheapest tickets always include two layovers on the outbound flight, one in Europe (Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna or Zurich) and one in Asia (Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo or Osaka). For roughly €160 more, you can skip the second change of planes on the outbound. The inbound takes you from Seoul back to Frankfurt or Munich first, then onward to Budapest.

There are available options for travel from November through August 2024. To book the flights, you can simply use our search form. You will then be redirected to book on Swiss’ or Lufthansa’s website (both are exactly the same).

While our availability calendar gives you a general idea in this case, it is not as accurate as we’d like it to be as these tickets are rather tricky to find.

LH BUD ICN C 503600
You can fly with two stops on the outbound leg for roughly HUF 503,600 (~€1,269)…
LH BUD ICN C 564300
…or just a single stop for roughly HUF 60,000 (~€151) more.

Possible itineraries are numerous. All include two European business class flights from Budapest to a Lufthansa Group hub. From there, you can continue on Austrian (to Tokyo or Shanghai), Lufthansa (to all four possible layovers) or Swiss (again Tokyo and Shanghai). Out of the four, Swiss has arguably the best business class product.

The last leg is usually operated by Korean Star Alliance member Asiana. The good news is that the final leg is mostly operated by widebody planes with a proper lie-flat business class product. Back to Europe, Lufthansa will take you directly from Seoul to Frankfurt or Munich.

Search & Book

The fare rules do not specify how long the offer will last. The minimum stay requirement is 6 days or a Saturday night, and according to the fare rules, you can stay at the destination for a maximum of 12 months. You can travel from November through August 2024, with availability being the best in the first three months of 2024.

Searching flights via Google Flights (instructions) or the ITA Matrix is possible, but rather hit-and-miss. The tools show quite a few dates on which the cheapest tickets aren’t available. Lufthansa’s month histogram has the opposite problem, as it shows far fewer dates than are actually available.

How to access Lufthansa’s month histogram

You need to enter origin, destination and travel class on Lufthansa’s homepage and then click on this button – without entering dates:

Lufthansa Calendar LOS II

By just clicking on it, you have the chance to select your dates from a preview calendar like this:

Lufthansa Calendar LOS

A combination of those should get you a decent idea of when you can buy the cheapest tickets. Taking a closer look at the alternative dates in Lufthansa’s flight search also helps you identify the best possible options.

LH Flight Search Alternate Dates
Save HUF 100,000 (~€252) by checking flights two days earlier or three days later.

As of now, booking is available through Lufthansa or Swiss‘ websites. You can also use the availability calendar above.

Cabin & Comfort

Generally, Travel-Dealz writers and readers are not big fans of the Lufthansa business class, even though it is definitely not bad. One reason for that is that the service is too inconsistent: From extremely friendly and quick to unfriendly and slow – everything is possible with Lufthansa, even in business class. Regarding the seats, they are mostly fine, though not really on-par with the competition anymore. That’s why the airline is now slowly installing their new Allegris seats.

Lufthansa Business Class Sitz A340

With SWISS, it very much depends on the specific seat, as SWISS has a throne seat in every row. While the double seats share a platform in the middle, the throne seat has its own platform on each side, which you won’t have to share with anyone. Those seats thus offer privacy and comfort to an extent that the other seats cannot compete with. Therefore, you may be disappointed if you don’t get one of the throne seats, even if the other seats obviously also have a very high standard. In the future, SWISS will have a new business class, called “Swiss Senses”, which is basically Lufthansa’s Allegris cabin, but in red.

swiss business class a340


The tickets are issued in booking class P. For the Budapest-Munich-Seoul round trip, you will receive the following mileage credits:

  • 22,532 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 14,082 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 12,062 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 11,266 Award Miles + 2,252 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 11,266 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 11,266 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 11,266 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 10,914 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 7,886 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 4,582 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.

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  1. Nicolas says:

    A great deal. Thank you very much!
    Please kindly advise the readers to place an upgrade bid with LX. An excellent opportunity to fly with SWISS in F Class, in a lucky case the bid is successful of course.

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