From Seoul to Incheon Airport

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

Visitors leaving Korea can now 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). These services allow travelers to maximize their vacation time before their departure from Korea. Instead of lugging around heavy bags, visitors can now 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 train or coach 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 and China Southern Airlines 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.

<Passenger Guide>

Arrive at Seoul Station City Airport Terminal → Purchase an AREX express train ticket → Check in and send your baggage to the airport → Departure inspection → Board the AREX express train → Get off the express train and proceed to the security checkpoint in the departure area (3F) of 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<【 Photo: Customer Lounge (Credit: AREX Co., Ltd.) 】
Purchasing Sites: Ticket booth for express train, automatic ticket vending machine
Note: Discounted fare of 6,900 won with flight ticket not valid for purchases from automatic ticket vending machine.
Passengers who intend to take the all-stop train cannot use the check-in services offered by Seoul Station City Airport Terminal.
  • Purchase an AREX Express Train ticket
  • Purchase an AREX Express Train ticket
【 Photo: AREX Express Train exterior and interior (Credit: AREX Co., Ltd.) 】

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 (seat assignment, baggage check) are available for passengers with international flights departing from Incheon International Airport. Checked luggage is claimed at the airport of your destination, not at Incheon International Airport.

Airlines allowing check-in at Seoul Station City Airport Terminal:

International flights with Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, China Southern Airlines

  • Korean Air: koreanair.com (Korea, English)
  • Asiana Airlines: flyasiana.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French)
  • Jeju Air: International flights only www.jejuair.net (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • China Southern Airlines: www.csair.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French)

Operating hours:

05:20-19:00 (All passengers must check in at least 3 hours before departure.)

Baggage allowance:

Allowance for free checked baggage may vary by airline, route, or seating, so please check with your airline before departure. Typical baggage allowance for international flights (economy class) is 2 bags weighing up to 20 kg each.

4. Departure Inspection (B2F)

  • Location: Immigration Office, Ministry of Justice
  • Operating hours: 07:00-19:00

5. Board the express train (B7F)

  • Operating hours: From Seoul Station first departure 06:00, last departure 22:00 (Travel time 43min)
  • Interval: 30-40min
    * Check-in procedure not required to use AREX Airport Railroad.

6. Get off the express train & proceed to the departure area of Incheon Airport

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.

Airport Express Railroad 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 (check-in, baggage check, luggage inspection, and more) for international flight passengers departing from Korea on Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, 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 on the 3rd floor departure area of the airport.

<Passenger Guide>

Arrive at City Airport (CALT) → Check-in and baggage check → Departure inspection → Board the airport limousine bus → Get off the bus and proceed to the security checkpoint on the departures floor (3F) of Incheon International Airport

1. Arrive at City Airport (CALT)

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

2. 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, and other airlines offering international flights. For up-to-date information, visit the official website.

Operating hours:

05:10-18:30 (Check-in procedures must be done at least 3 hours prior to take-off 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: Immigration Office, Ministry of Justice (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: 10-20min
    * Airport limousine buses may be used by all passengers, including those not using check-in services at City Airport.

5. Get off the bus & proceed to the departure area of Incheon Airport

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 and 3rd floor of Gimpo Airport’s International Departures Hall.

City Airport, Logis & Travel, Korea (CALT)

Website: www.calt.co.kr (Korean, English)

☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

This page was last updated on August 11, 2016, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.