Getting to Seoul
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Incheon International Airport is the main port of arrival for most flights from outside Korea. Located approximately 1 hour from downtown Seoul, there are a number of convenient ways to get to the city from the airport.
AREX is a railway line that connects downtown Seoul with Incheon International Airport and Gimpo Airport. There are 2 classes of train available: the All Stop Train that stops at every station and the Express Train that runs non-stop between Incheon Int’l Airport and Seoul Station. Express Trains depart every 20 to 40 minutes from Incheon Int’l Airport and take approximately 40 minutes. All Stop Trains leave every 5 to 10 minutes and take just under 60 minutes to get to Seoul Station. The Express Train costs 8,000 won each way, and the All Stop Train is 4,250 won.
City limousine buses travel to all major areas of Seoul. Tickets are 5,000 to 15,000 won and the travel time is approximately 60 to 80 minutes, depending on traffic and the destination. Tickets can be purchased at designated ticket booths outside the passenger terminal, or fare can be paid in cash or T-money. More information on routes and schedules is available at www.airportlimousine.co.kr.
KAL limousine buses travel to major hotels in downtown Seoul and cost slightly more than regular City Limousine Buses. Travel time is approximately 60 to 80 minutes, depending on traffic and the destination. Tickets can be purchased at KAL ticket booths outside the passenger terminal.
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There are 4 types of taxis: Standard, international, deluxe, and jumbo taxi vans. International taxis are 20 percent more expensive than standard taxis and drivers speak English, Japanese, or Chinese. Deluxe taxis are approximately 40 to 50 percent more expensive than standard taxis, but use larger, more luxurious sedans. Jumbo taxi vans can accommodate up to 8 passengers at once and are the same price as deluxe taxies. Taxi stands for each type of taxi are located outside the arrival terminal.
An extra toll charge of 7,900 won for the Incheon International Airport Expressway will be added to what is displayed on the meter.
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Gimpo Int'l Airport||40~50||31,000~34,000|
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Courtyard by Marriott
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Grand Hyatt Hotel
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Shilla Hotel
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Grand InterContinental
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Marriott Hotel
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Grand Hilton Hotel
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Myeong-dong||80~90||47,000~52,000|
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Dongdaemun Market||90~100||50,000~55,000|
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Namdaemun Market||80~90||48,000~53,000|
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Namsan (N Seoul Tower)||80~90||49,000~54,000|
|Incheon Int'l Airport ↔ Insa-dong||70~80||44,000~48,500|
※Actual travel time and fare may be different.
※Estimated fares as of 2013