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Seoul International Airport

Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)

Overview

Located 43 miles (69km) west of Seoul, Incheon International Airport is the primary airport for South Korea. Modern and stylish, it is an award-winning facility with a wealth of shopping and entertainment options, including museums, art exhibitions, cultural performances, and an observatory.

The airport functions at a high level and is easy to navigate, with flights touching down from destinations all over the world. Though Seoul Incheon International Airport is located far from the centre of the city, efficient public transport options make getting into Seoul from the airport simple and inexpensive.

Location

The airport is located 30 miles (50km) from central Seoul at Incheon.

Getting to the city

An express railway connection operates between Seoul station, Gimpo Airport, and Incheon International. There are bus routes travelling from Seoul to Gyeongsang, with a late-night bus service as well as free shuttles between terminals and the garage.

Tickets and information can be obtained from the Bus Ticketing Office at Exits 4 and 9 indoors and Exits 3B to 6B and 10A to 13A outdoors. There is also a ferry service from Incheon Port, while taxi companies are present at the terminals.

Time

GMT +9.

Contacts

Tel: +82 1577 2600

Car rental

Europcar, Avis and Sixt operate from kiosks at airport arrivals.

Airport Taxis

To catch a taxi into Seoul, exit Arrivals via Gates 4 through 8, cross the street, and make your way to the taxi stands located at platforms 4C to 7C. The taxi ride to Seoul central will cost between KRW 55,000 and KRW 110,000 during the day, and take around one hour. Road tolls and surcharges may be added to the fare. Drivers seldom speak English so write down your destination in Korean on a piece of paper.

Transfer between terminals

The two terminals are connected by inter-terminal shuttles.

Facilities

This well-equipped airport has bureaux de change and banks, a large variety of restaurants and other eateries, numerous duty-free shops and a basement supermarket. There is a mobile phone rental outlet and internet kiosks, pharmacies, saunas, hair salons, a post office and luggage storage facilities.

Parking

There is short and long-term parking located within walking distance of the main terminal. Short-term parking rates start at KRW 1,200 for the first 30 minutes, to a daily maximum of KRW 24,000, but prices vary according to parking lot. Long-term parking, connected to the terminal building via shuttle, is starts at KRW 9,000 per day.

Website

www.airport.kr

Internet

Seoul Incheon International Airport offers free wifi throughout the airport.

Business Lounges

The IT Experience Centre and Hub Lounge offer fax, phone and copying services, as well as workstations; similar facilities are available in airline lounges. There are conference rooms with audio-visual equipment available on the second level.


Seoul International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.