Incheon International Airport is well-known for its convenient public transportation. Transportation from the airport to downtown Seoul include the Airport Railroad Express (AREX), Seoul Subway, Airport Limousine Bus, and taxis (international taxis available). The distance from Incheon International Airport (Terminal 1) to Seoul Station is approximately 60 kilometers. It takes 43 minutes by AREX and approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. All means of public transportation accept cash, credit cards, or transportation cards (T-Money, NAMANE Card, etc.) that you can purchase at the airport.
Airport Limousine Buses have 14 routes that travel between Incheon International Airport and various areas throughout Seoul. You can hop on an Airport Limousine Bus and get to a destination within Seoul on a single ride. Bus tickets can be purchased at the ticket office outside Gate No. 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 or 13 on the first floor of Terminal 1 or at the bus terminal in the Terminal 2 Transit Center (B1 floor). You can pay with either cash or credit card at the ticket office.
Most public transportation that travel from the airport into the city of Seoul finish their operation at around 23:30. Night Buses are the only means of public transportation available if you arrive in Korea late at night. “N” is marked in front of the route number of all Night Buses. There are a total eight routes, consisting of four routes to Seoul and four to various regions in Gyeonggi-do. There is no separate ticket office and you either tap your transportation card or pay the fare with cash upon boarding.
There are standard taxis, premium deluxe taxis, international taxis with foreign language services, and large deluxe taxis (limousine taxis, jumbo taxis) that are 7- to 11-seater minivans (including the driver). Standard taxis and deluxe taxis can be found at the taxi platform outside the waiting area of Incheon International Airport Terminals 1 and 2. To take an international taxi, you need to make a reservation in advance. Accepted payment methods include cash, credit cards, and transportation cards.
Website: www.airport.kr/ap/en/tpt/pblcTptTaxi.do (Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
✔ Incheon International Airport to Regional Cities
There are three major options to choose from when traveling from Incheon International Airport to any of the regional cities: airplane, train or bus. If you take the Airport Railroad Express (AREX) and get off at Gimpo International Airport Station, you can take a domestic flight. At Seoul Station, which is the last stop of AREX, the railroad train can be taken to various areas around the country. Buses operate directly from the terminal inside Incheon International Airport to major cities nationwide.
Transit-exclusive domestic flights operate twice a day between Gimhae (Busan) and Incheon (Korean Air, starting from September 30, 2022). Keep in mind, transit-exclusive domestic flights are considered as international flights.
Gimhae – Incheon: KE1402 07:00-08:10/ KE1408 15:25-16:35
Incheon – Gimhae: KE1401 09:30-10:35/ KE1407 18:45-19:50
Terminal 1: Arrival Gates C and D, common area 1F / Gates 25 and 29, duty free area 3F / Exit 8 in the center / Check-in Counters C and K, common area 3F
Terminal 2: Exits 2 and 5, common area 1F / Check-in Counters B and G, common area 3F / Gates 248 and 253, duty free area 3F / Boarding area 3F
Operating hours: open 24 hours (05:00-23:00 on certain days)
Inquiries: +82-1577-2600 (Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
✔ Gimpo International Airport to Downtown Seoul
Gimpo International Airport is located approximately 24 kilometers from downtown Seoul. Situated about half the distance from Incheon International Airport to the city center taking approximately one hour, it is a good option for travelers visiting from Japan, China, or Taiwan. From taxis and airport buses to the subway, different means of public transportation are available between the airport and Seoul. In particular, the Airport Railroad Express (AREX) offers fast and convenient transport with just a few stops and avoiding traffic jams.
Gimpo International Airport website: www.airport.co.kr/gimpoeng (English, Chinese, Japanese)
Three subway lines offer routes from Gimpo International Airport to downtown Seoul. The fast and convenient AREX as well as Seoul Subway Lines 5 and 9.
AREX is a commuter (common) train that stops at only five stations between Gimpo International Airport and Seoul Station.
·Internal passageway in Gimpo International Airport International Terminal → Gimpo International Airport Station → Seoul Station 05:43 (first train) - 24:16 (last train) / Approx. 32 minutes
Website: www.arex.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Airport Limousine Buses operate six routes from Gimpo International Airport to various areas in Seoul as well as Incheon International Airport. To take a limousine bus, exit through Gate 1 on the first floor in the international terminal and hop on a bus at Platform 6 or 7 and, at the domestic terminal, walk out of Gate 6 on the first floor and get on a bus on Platform 3, 4, 5, 13, 14 or 15. The ticket office is located near Gate 5 on the first floor of the domestic terminal.
Website: www.airportlimousine.co.kr (Korean only)
Airport Limousine Bus routes and timetable:
www.airport.co.kr/gimpo/cms/frCon/ (English, Chinese, Japanese)
From Gimpo International Airport travelers can take a city bus to conveniently go to downtown Seoul. A city bus makes more stops than an Airport Limousine Bus, which allows travelers to get off closer to their destination. The city bus is on Platform 4 near Gate 3 on the first floor of the international terminal as well as Platform 2 or 6 near Gate 6 of the domestic terminal. Accepted payment methods include cash, credit cards and transportation cards.
City bus routes and timetable:
www.airport.co.kr/gimpo/cms/frCon (English, Chinese, Japanese)
There are standard taxis, deluxe and jumbo taxis, and international taxis with foreign language services. Standard taxis and deluxe taxis are by Exit 3 on the first floor of the international terminal as well as in front of Exit 6 or 8 of the domestic terminal. International taxis require a reservation in advance. Accepted payment methods include cash, credit cards, and transportation cards.
Taxi types and fares in detail (English, Chinese, Japanese) >>
Map of taxi platform in terminal >>
Gimpo International Airport Tourist Information Center
Location: Gate 1 on 1F of the International Terminal
Operating hours: 10:00-22:00
Inquiries: +82-2660-2486~7 (Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
* Availability of foreign language services are subject to the staff schedule.
This page was last updated in March 2023, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.
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