Info about getting from the airport, public transportation and more.
Getting from the Airport
There are several ways to travel from Incheon International Airport to downtown Seoul. Hop on the Airport Railroad Express (AREX), which operates two lines (the Express Train and the All-Stop Train) to avoid traffic. The Express Train gets you directly downtown in roughly 40 minutes for KRW14,800.
Airport buses offer comfortable travel to most parts of Seoul. Purchase your ticket at the designated booth outside the arrival area.
Taxis will take you between the airport and downtown for a flat rate that ranges from KRW54,500 to KRW74,000, depending on your destination.
The subway is the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to get around (and it even has free Wi-Fi). Purchase a rechargeable T-Money card at any subway station and most convenient stores. A subway ticket purchased on T-Money costs KRW1,250.
Buses in Seoul are efficient and punctual. There are four types of buses in the city, each differentiated by colour: Blue buses operate on major roads through the city; green buses travel short distances; red buses offer express routes to the suburbs; and yellow buses operate within specific districts. Ticket prices range from KRW900 to KRW2,300 depending on the bus line.
All taxis in Seoul use a meter, with different starting rates for regular, deluxe, jumbo and international cabs, which offer service in English and Japanese. The base fare for a regular taxi averages around KRW3,000. All taxis accept cash and credit cards, and some even take T-Money. No tipping necessary.