How To Go From Incheon International Airport To Downtown Seoul?

by - Saturday, April 30, 2016

There are several ways to go from Incheon International Airport to downtown Seoul.
Disclaimer: Since we were just only 2 girls and we were first time in Seoul, we took Airport Limousine Bus for hassle-free travel. We didn’t find any problems when we took a ride with it. Good thing, our hotel is near in Airport Limousine bus stop at Myeong-dong Area. :)

» Airport Railroad Express (AREX) «

Image courtesy: Airport Railroad Co. Ltd,.

AREX operates two trains: the Express Train from Internation Airport to Seoul Station and the All Stop Train that services 11 subway stations.

Express Train will take about 43 minutes going to Seoul Station, with a rate of 14,800 won. An All Stop Train will take about 56 minutes, with a rate of 4,250 won for adults, 3,040 won for the youth and 1,900 for children.

» Airport Limousine Bus «

Image courtesy: Incheon International Airport

Airport Bus is located next to Gates 4 and 9 inside the arrival floor (1F) and outside next to Gates 4,6,7,8,11,13 and 9C.

There are two types of airport buses: Deluxe Limousine Bus and Standard Limousine Bus. The first one operates non-stop or shortened routes to major destinations and have comfortable seats with more space. The rate to downtown Seoul is 14,000 - 16,000 won. The other one is more crowded with smaller space and more stops. The rate is 9,000 - 10,000 won.

On our way to Myeong-dong, we rode on Standard Limousine Bus since we are not in a hurry. Going back to Incheon International Airport, we rode a Deluxe Limousine Bus since we we didn’t want to be late on our departure.

» Taxis « 

If you find the two above hassle, just take a taxi. Exit the airport through Gates 4 and 8 only of the passenger terminal (arrival area), cross the street and go to the taxi stands (4D-8C). Caution: It is really expensive depending on your destination. :)

How about you? Have you travelled to South Korea? What mode of transportation did you take when you travelled from airport to your hotel? Share your experience.

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