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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. Built in 2001, the modern and stylish airport is an award-winning facility with a wealth of shopping and plenty of entertainment options, including a spa, casino and golf course. The airport is easy to navigate and queues are handled in an efficient and orderly fashion.

Flights to Seoul Incheon International Airport are available from destinations all over the world, including cities like Moscow, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore. A hub for both Porean Air and Asiana Airlines, there are numerous routes around Asia as well.

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 is in the final stages of completion and currently operates between Gimpo Airport (which handles domestic flights) and Incheon International. It will reach Seoul central by 2010. Meanwhile, visitors can transfer to the city along the Airport Expressway by public or courtesy bus, or a variety of taxis, from the airport Transportation Centre. The journey takes about an hour and a half. Tickets and information can be obtained from the Bus Ticketing Office at Exits 4 and 9 (indoors) and Exits 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, and 9C (outdoors). There is also a ferry service from Incheon port to Yeongjong-do.

Time

GMT +9.

Contacts

Tel: +82 (0)2 1577 2600.

Car rental

Avis, Hertz and Kumho Rent-A-Car 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 4C~8C. The taxi ride to Seoul central will cost KRW40,000 to 60,000 and take around 1 hour. The expressway toll of KRW7,100 is paid by the taxi passenger. Deluxe taxis are also available; these are more expensive but have the advantage of accepting credit cards. Drivers seldom speak English so write down your destination in a Korean on a piece of paper.

Transfer between terminals

The two terminals are connected by moving walkways and inter-terminal shuttles.

Facilities

The 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, charging KRW 600 every 15 minutes to a daily maximum of KRW 12,000. Long-term parking, connected to the terminal building via shuttle, is charged at KRW 8,000 per day for the first six days, then at KRW 4,000 per hour.

Departure Tax

10,000 won, included in your ticket price.

Website

www.airport.kr/eng/airport/

Airlines

Flights to Seoul Incheon International Airport are available on Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Air China, Air France, Emirates, KLM, Air Canada, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Delta, Asiana Airlines, Air Asia, Thai Airways, Air India and Turkish Airlines.

Internet

Seoul Incheon International Airport offers free wifi throughout the airport. The strongest signal is found in Arrivals Halls B and E, and on the second and third levels of the departures area.

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.