Seoul is a vibrant city, full of history, music, fun, and its inhabitants are very friendly and devoted to the traveler, always willing to help.
On this occasion we want to share a guide that will help you move from the airport to the center of Seoul.
Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport is the largest in South Korea and one of the most important in Asia, which is why it receives thousands of travelers daily who plan to visit the country or are in transit; and surely it is to the airport that they will arrive if they plan to visit Seoul.
Airport Railway (AREX)
The Airport Railroad. AREX (Airport Railroad Express) is divided into two types, the normal train and the direct train.
He regular train it stops at 14 stations, from Incheon Airport Terminals 1 and 2 to Seoul Station.
The travel time of the normal train, from Terminal 1 to Seoul Station is approximately 59 minutes, the first departure is at 05:23 hours and the last one at 23:56 hours. The price is 4,150 won, plus 500 won deposit. (The deposit is made in case of issuing a single-use ticket, without a transportation card. Won is recovered upon arrival at the destination.)
The normal train travel time from Terminal 2 to Seoul Station is 66 minutes, the first departure is at 05:15 and the last one at 23:50. The price of the trip is 4,750 won, plus 500 won deposit. (The deposit is made in case of issuing a single-use ticket, without a transportation card. Won is recovered upon arrival at the destination.)
The normal train ticket can be purchased at the Customer Service Center of Terminal 1 and 2, Incheon Airport.
The normal train has connection with several metro stations.
He ticket price for the trip in the direct train It costs 9,500 won for adults and 7.500 won for children; the journey time from Terminal 1 to Seoul Station is 43 minutes. The first trip leaves at 05:23 and the last at 22:48.
The direct train journey from Terminal 2 to Seoul Station takes 51 minutes. The first trip leaves at 05:15 and the last at 22:40.
The direct train ticket can be purchased at the Customer Service Center of Terminal 1 and 2, Incheon Airport. If you present your Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air or Eastar Jet flight ticket, you can get a discount.
In the official page of AREX can find more information.
There are two types of buses, premium and standard. Both depart from the two airport terminals.
The premium buses make direct trips or with stops at some hotels. Its travel time is shorter since it makes fewer stops; and has more spacious and comfortable seats. Prices vary according to your route and destination.
Standard buses make more stops and their seats are narrower. Prices vary according to your route and destination.
You can buy your tickets at arrivals gates 4 or 9 on the first floor of Terminal 1, or at exterior gates 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13. In Terminal 2, you can buy them in the B1 basement of the Transportation Center.
There are four types of taxi that can be taken, the common, the premium, the jumbo and the international.
The basic fare for the common taxi is 3,800 won, with an additional 20% at night, from 00:00 to 04:00.
The basic fare for the premium and jumbo taxi is 6,500 won, and there is no extra charge for night hours.
International taxis are special taxis that offer the service in English, Japanese or Chinese, and it is necessary to reserve them in advance, through your website of the internet. OJO: It is necessary to leave a Korean phone number.
The international taxi fare is fixed according to the destination, for example that of a normal taxi is between 65,000 and 90,000 won. And those of the premium and jumbo go between 95,00 and 130,000 won.
Apps like Uber are also a good option for those who want or need private transportation. The advantage is that from the beginning they can know how much their account will be and do not end up being surprised.
In addition, we also recommend use these location apps so you can find the transport and the closest references to your place of lodging.