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Seoul is one of the world’s best-connected cities. With two international airports and an extensive airport-to-city transportation network, Seoul has all the resources to welcome large numbers of visitors from all over the world. Seoul is also the proud home to two major, award-winning international carriers, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines.

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Incheon International Airport (ICN)

Incheon International Airport, located approximately one hour from Seoul, is one of Asia’s newest transportation hubs. The award-winning airport houses over 64 airline offices and manages over 450 inbound and outbound international and domestic flights every day. It is one of the most technologically advanced airports in the world.

Contact Information

  • www.airport.kr
  • +82-1577-2600
  • +82 (0)32-741-2450
  • 52 km (32 miles) about one hour
  • Address :
    272 Gonghangno, Jung-gu, Incheon

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi Internet, Sky City Shopping Plaza, movie theaters, and a variety of restaurants

Awards

Best Airport In The World(2005~2014)
  • Award Presentation : GT Tested Awards
    Organization : Global Traveler

Best Cargo Airport in Asia(2012~2014)
  • Award Presentation : Air Cargo Excellence Awards
    Organization :  Air Cargo World





Best Airport in Asia-Pacific (2006~2014)
  • Award Presentation : Airport Service Quality Awards for 2013
    Organization : ACI (Airport Council International)

Best Airport less than 25-40 million passengers (2005~2014)
  • Award Presentation : Airport Service Quality Awards for 2013
    Organization : ACI (Airport Council International)
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Gimpo International Airport

Gimpo International Airport is located 30 minutes from the center of Seoul, in the northwestern part of the city. Gimpo was Korea’s primary international airport before Incheon International Airport was completed in 2001. It is the second largest airport in Korea.

Contact Information

  • www.airport.co.kr
  • +82-1661-2626
  • N/A
  • Located in Seoul (about 30 min from downtown areas)
  • Address :
    112, Haneul-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

Free Wi-Fi Internet, Sky City Shopping Plaza, movie theaters, and a variety of restaurants

Transfer from Incheon International Airport to Gimpo International Airport

Transfer from Incheon International Airport to Gimpo International Airport table
Type Cost (KRW) Travel Time
Limousine Bus 7,000 KRW 35 min
AREX 3,550 33 min
Taxi 34,000 40 min

Standard and Deluxe (Luxury) Airport Limousine Buses

There are two classes of airport limousine buses: standard and deluxe (luxury). These comfortable buses take you directly from Incheon International Airport (or Gimpo International Airport) to major hotels and locations throughout Seoul and the rest of the country. Limousine bus departure times vary, but most buses depart every 5 to 30 minutes. While limited buses depart in the late evening, buses are always available from early morning to evening.

Standard and Deluxe (Luxury) Airport Limousine Buses table
Cost (KRW) 8,000 ~ 16,000
Purchase Tickets Incheon Airport: Exit 4 and 9 (inside) and Exit 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, and 9C (outside).
Buses from Airports Incheon and Gimpo

Coex to Incheon International Airport (Gimpo International Airport) Transfers

CALT Limousine Bus Services (City Airport Logis & Travel, Korea)

Coex to Incheon Airport (Gimpo Airport) Transfers
Hours of Operation 5:20 am ~ 8:00 pm Daily
Single fare 15,000 KRW (deluxe limousine bus)
Travel Time 65 ~ 80 min
Airport Pick-up Platforms 4A and 10B at Incheon International Airport
Coex Pick-up 2nd floor of CALT
Telephone +82-2-551-0008

Standard and Deluxe Taxis

Taxis are another way to get to Seoul from the airports. There are standard taxis and black-colored deluxe taxis. Deluxe taxis have a higher base fare and can cost almost double standard taxi rates, but provide more luxurious rides. Credit cards and T-money cards (Seoul City Transit Cards) are widely accepted in taxis throughout Seoul but it is advisable that visitors exchange currency for Korean Won at the airport before taking taxis. (Tipping is not accepted)

Standard and Deluxe (Black) Taxis table
Fares Standard: Base fare 3,000 KRW, increasing 100 KRW every 144 meters
Deluxe (Black): Base fare 5,000 KRW, increasing 200 KRW every 164 meters
Note A 20% surcharge will be applied in all taxis between 12:00AM and 4:00AM.
Metered fares do not include tolls. Tolls must be paid by passengers (Approximately 7,400 KRW for Incheon Bridge Toll)

Getting to and from Seoul

There are many ways to get from Incheon International Airport (or Gimpo International Airport) to Seoul. Most travelers find that airport limousine buses and AREX are the most convenient, but taxis, subways, and car rentals are also available.

AREX

AREX is a highspeed railway service that links Incheon International Airport with Gimpo International Airport and Seoul Station in the heart of the city. It also connects with Seoul Subway Lines 5 & 9, and Incheon Subway Line 1.

Commuter Train

  • Commuter: 05.20-00.32 hrs
    Express: 05.30-00:23 hrs
  • (Incheon International Airport - Seoul Station)
    Commuter: 53 minutes
    Express: 43 minutes

  • Commuter: Every 12 minutes
    Express: Every 30 minutes
  • (Incheon International Airport - Seoul Station)
    Commuter: KRW 3,950
    Express: KRW 8,000
  • www.arex.or.kr

Car Rental and Chauffeur Services

Premium Pass International

Chauffeur services, airport VIP services at major airports across Korea. +82-2-2063-3545 or visit tothepp.co.kr/en (English)

TranMaster

Chauffeur services, airport VIP services +82-2-463-0411 or visit www.tranmaster.com

Seoul Rent A Car

Chauffeur services, airport VIP services, luxury car rentals +82-2-474-0011 or visit www.slrc.co.kr

MK Korea

Chauffeur services, airport VIP services +82-2-6259-5400 or visit www.mktaxikorea.com

Limousine Korea

Limousine, VIP, Chauffeur services +82-2-548-5838 or visit www.limousinekorea.com

International Taxis

On May 1, 2009, the Korean Government launched the “International Taxi Service.” Drivers of the service speak English, Chinese or Japanese, and can be booked in advance via a reservation system. Fares are generally 20% more expensive than standard cabs, and international taxis can be distinguished by their bright orange color. (Tipping is not accepted)