If you have a layover at Incheon International Airport, how about taking advantage of the spare time to enjoy a trip around Korea? As a major hub airport of Asia, Incheon International Airport operates a variety of transit tour programs. From programs as short as a few hours (transit tours) to as long as overnight and beyond (K-Stopover), there are many different types of programs with which you can experience Korea according to your schedule. Enjoy the beauty that the country has to offer by making the most of your waiting time!
1) Incheon Airport transit tour program
The transit tour package offers a quick trip to the Metropolitan Area (Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, and Incheon) in less than five hours. For a more traditional experience, there are tours to the Blue House and Tongin Market or Jeondeungsa Temple and Deokjinjin Fortress. Shopping tours feature Mangwon Market, Hongdae streets or Hyundai Premium Outlet. There is a wide range of tour programs travelers can choose from based on their schedule and convenience.
Browse and book a tour on the Incheon International Airport website, then bring the registration documents to the main desk on the first floor in Terminal 1 at least 30 minutes prior to the start of program. In order to participate in a transit tour, you must have an approved K-ETA or a Korean visa; otherwise, your participation in the tour may be prohibited regardless of reservation status.
Transit tour registration desk
Terminal 1: +82-32-741-3139 (Korean, English)
Terminal 2: +82-32-741-0060 (Korean, English)
[email protected] (Korean, English)
2) Incheon Airport K-Stopover
If your layover at Incheon Airport goes overnight, we recommend K-Stopover, in which you can use accommodations, transportation, airport lounges, and shopping vouchers at an affordable price. There are a variety of products that offer trips to tourist attractions in not only the Metropolitan Area including Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi-do, but also different regions around the country so choose one according to your schedule.
Book a product on the website (www.k-stopover.com) in advance and pay the reservation fee. After passing the immigration checkpoint at Incheon Airport, go to the "Stopover registration desk" on the first floor where you can ask an employee at the desk for detailed information on vouchers, etc. (Operating hours: 06:00-18:00)
*Stopover registration desks
Location: Desk No. 41 and 42 between Exits 8 and 9 in Terminal 1
Inquiry: +82-32-741-3139 (Korean, English)
Location: Tourist information desk near Exit 3 in Terminal 2
Inquiry: +82-32-741-0060 (Korean, English)
We introduce famous attractions in Incheon that you can stop by with a light heart. You don't need to book a specific program such as K-Stopover or a transit tour; instead, refer to the column in the link below to challenge yourself with your own real special and free transit tour!
Feel the Rhythm of KOREA in Incheon
This program offers a chance to experience Korean culture inside the airport. Participants can try wearing hanbok and making hangeul crafts (approx. 30 minutes).
Near Gate 11 on the east side of the duty free area on the 4th floor in Terminal 1 (07:30-15:30)
Near Gate 268 on the east side of the duty free area on the 4th floor in Terminal 2 (07:30-15:30)
This page was last updated in March 2023, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.
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