From Seoul to Incheon Airport

  • Airport Railrodad and City Airport Terminal
  • City Airport, Logis and Travel KOREA

Visitors leaving Korea can conveniently take care of airline check-in and departure procedures from downtown Seoul. Check-in services are offered at Seoul Station City Airport Terminal located within Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Lines 1, 4, Gyeongui Jungang Line, and Airport Railroad Line) and at City Airport, Logis & Travel, Korea (CALT), located near Samseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2). Instead of lugging around heavy bags, visitors can check-in early at the airport terminals in downtown Seoul, leaving extra time for sightseeing or last minute shopping.

Moreover, both terminals are directly serviced by the Airport Express (AREX) trains or airport limousine buses, providing easy transportation to Incheon International Airport.

Seoul Station City Airport Terminal

Seoul Station City Airport Terminal【 Photo: Exterior of Seoul Station City Airport Terminal (Credit: AREX Co., Ltd.) 】

Seoul Station City Airport Terminal provides early check-in services for international passengers of Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, China Southern Airlines, and T’way Air departing from Incheon International Airport. After completing the check-in process, travelers can visit major tourist sites around Seoul Station, such as Gwanghwamun, Namdaemun Market, and Myeong-dong before heading off to the airport. After taking a last minute tour in Seoul, visitors can take the AREX from Seoul Station and conveniently arrive at Incheon International Airport’s Departure Passenger Terminal 3F.

☞ Passenger Guide

Visitors can follow the guide below to take AREX from Seoul Station to Incheon International Airport.

① Arrive at Seoul Station City Airport Terminal

Location: Seoul Station Airport Railroad, B2F

② Purchase an AREX Express Train ticket

  • Purchase an AREX Express Train ticket< 【 Photo: Ticket vending machine
    (Credit: AREX Co., Ltd.) 】
  • Purchase an AREX Express Train ticket<【 Passenger lounge (Credit: AREX Co., Ltd.) 】

- Ticket purchase: Express train ticket booth, automatic ticket vending machine Airline discounts are not applicable to tickets purchased from vending machines.

③ Check-in & Baggage Check (B2F)

  • Check-in & Baggage Check (B2) 【 Photo: Check-in counter (Credit: AREX Co., Ltd.) 】
  • Check-in & Baggage Check (B2)【 Photo: Immigration (Credit: AREX Co., Ltd.) 】

Check-in services, such as seat assignment, baggage check, are available for passengers with international flights departing from Incheon International Airport.

  • Airlines allowing check-in at Seoul Station City Airport Terminal: Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, China Southern Airlines, T’way Air
  • Operating hours: 05:20-19:00 (All passengers must check-in at least 3 hours before departure time)
  • Baggage allowance:Allowance for free checked baggage may vary by airline, route, or seating, so please check with your airline before departure. Checked luggage can be claimed at the airport of your destination, not at Incheon International Airport.

④ Departure Inspection (B2F)

  • Location: Immigration Office
  • Operating hours: 07:00-19:00

⑤ Board the express train (B7F)

  • Check-in & Baggage Check (B2) 【 Photo: AREX train exterior (Credit: AREX Co., Ltd.) 】
  • Check-in & Baggage Check (B2)【 Photo: AREX train interior (Credit: AREX Co., Ltd.) 】
  • Operating hours: Seoul Station → Incheon International Airport first train 06:00, last train 22:00 (Non-stop train travel time: 43 min)
  • Interval: 30-40 minCheck-in procedure not required to use AREX Airport Railroad.

⑥ Get off the train & proceed to Incheon International Airport’s Departure Passenger Terminal

Passengers who have completed departure procedures at Seoul Station City Airport Terminal may proceed directly to the security check using the designated entrance for diplomats and flight attendants on the 3rd floor of Incheon International Airport.

For more info on AREX Passenger check-in service

- Airport Express Railroad (AREX) website: www.arex.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

CALT: City Airport, Logis & Travel, Korea

  • City Airport, Logis & Travel, KOREA< 【 Photo: CALT exterior (Credit: CALT) 】
  • City Airport, Logis & Travel, KOREA<【 Photo: Airport plaza (Credit: CALT) 】

CALT (City Airport, Logis & Travel, Korea) provides one-stop airport services for international flight passengers departing from Korea on Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, United Airlines, Air France, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airlines, and more. Departure procedures are easy and convenient, and airport limousines provide direct transportation to Incheon International Airport. Passengers who have completed check-in can bypass the heavy foot traffic on the ground floor of the airport by using the designated entrance of the airport’s Departure Passenger Terminal 3F.

☞ Passenger Guide

Visitors using airlines within CALT can follow the guide below to get to Incheon International Airport.

① Arrive at City Airport (CALT)

- Location: Samseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 5 or 6

② Arrive at City Airport (CALT) Check-in Baggage Check (1F)

  • City Airport, Logis & Travel, KOREA<
  • City Airport, Logis & Travel, KOREA<
【 Photo: Check-in counter (Credit: CALT) 】
  • Airlines allowing check-in at City Airport: Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qutar Airways, Air Canada, Philippine Airlines, MIAT Mongolian Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Air France (Total 17 airlines)
  • Operating hours: National carriers 05:2-18:30, Jeju Air∙Foreign airlines 05:30-18:30 (Incheon International Airport check-in time: At least 3 hr to departure time / Gimpo International Airport: At least 2 hr 20 min before departure time.)
  • Baggage allowance: Allowance for free checked baggage may differ depending on airline, route, or seating, so please check with your airline prior to departure. Checked luggage can be claimed at the airport of your destination, not at Incheon International Airport.

③ Departure inspection (2F)

Departure inspection (2F)【 Photo: Immigration office (Credit: CALT) 】
  • Location: Departure immigration counter 2F
  • Operating hours: 05:30-18:30

④ Board the airport limousine bus (2F)

Departure inspection (2F)【 Photo: City Airport limousine bus (Credit: CALT) 】
  • Operating hours: CALT → Incheon International Airport 04:15-21:30, Incheon International Airport → CALT 05:30-20:40
  • Intervals: CALT→ Incheon International Airport 10-20 min, CALT→ Gimpo International Airport 30 minAirport limousine buses may be used by all passengers, including those who did not check-in at the City Airport.

⑤ Get off the bus & proceed to Incheon International Airport’s Departure Passenger Terminal

Passengers who have completed departure procedures at City Airport may proceed directly to the security checkpoint using the designated entrance for diplomats and flight crews on the 3rd floor of Incheon International Airport or Gimpo Airport’s International Departure Terminal.

For more info on CALT check-in service

- City Airport, Logis & Travel, Korea (CALT) website: www.calt.co.kr (Korean, English)

This page was last updated on September 14, 2017, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.