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 Line 1, 4, Gyeongui-Jungang Line, Airport Railroad) 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, T’way Air, and Eastar Jet departing from Incheon International Airport. After completing the check-in process, travelers can visit major tourist sites around Seoul Station, such as Gwanghwamun Gate, 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, B2

② Purchase an AREX Express Train ticket

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  • Purchase an AREX Express Train ticket<
【 Photo: Ticket vending machine & 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 and baggage check, are available for passengers with international flights departing from Incheon International Airport.

  • Airlines allowing check-in: Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, T’way Air, Eastar Jet
  • Operating hours: 05:20-19:00 (All passengers must check-in at least 3 hours before departure time (3hr 20min for Korean Air flights))
  • Baggage allowance: May vary by airline, route, or seating, so please check with your airline before departure.

④ Departure inspection (B2)

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

⑤ Board the express train (B7)

  • 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 06:10, last train 22:50 (Non-stop train)
  • - Travel time: Seoul Station → Terminal 1: 43 minutes / Seoul Station → Terminal 2: 51 minutes
  • Intervals: 30-40 minCheck-in procedure not required to use 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 third floor of Incheon International Airport. At Terminal 1, passengers can also freely use the electric cars and connected elevator to reach the departure area.

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 limousine buses 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 Check-in & baggage check (1F)

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  • City Airport, Logis & Travel, KOREA<
【 Photo: Check-in counter (Credit: CALT) 】
  • Airlines allowing check-in: Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, Eastar Jet, Jin Air, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Canada, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Air France (Total of 16 airlines)
  • Operating hours: National carriers 05:20-18:30, Jeju Air∙Eastar Jet∙Jin Air∙Foreign airlines 05:10-18:30 (Must check in at least three hours and 20 minutes before Incheon International Airport departure time.)
  • Baggage allowance: May vary by 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 05:20-23:30
  • Intervals: 10-25 minAirport 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 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 third floor of Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

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 May 25, 2018, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.