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Airports in South Korea

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

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Gimhae International Airport (PUS)

Overview

Located on the western end of Busan, Gimhae International Airport is a busy airport in South Korea that serves some 16 million passengers each year. Opened in 1976, the airport will be expand majorly in 2021 with a new runway and upgraded terminal facilities.

Efficient with few complaints about long queues, the airport is well-run but has few souvenir shops or restaurants. Flights to Gimhae International Airport come from destinations all around Asia, with a few routes heading to Europe. There is an aircraft curfew between 23h00 and 6h00.

Location

The airport is on the western side of Busan, about ten miles (16km) away.

Getting to the city

There are three bus routes going from the airport to various points within the city. Many intercity buses are also available. The airport also connects to Busan's subway system and light rail, and connections can be made to most parts of the city.

Time

Local time is GMT +9

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Gwangju Airport (KWJ)

Location

The airport is located 7 miles (11km) from downtown Gwangju.

Getting to the city

Buses, taxes, and limousine buses are available to the city centre. There is also a subway station at the airport, which connects to central Gwangju along a single route.

Time

Local time is GMT +9.

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Jeju International Airport (CJU)

Location

The airport is located just over two miles (4km) from Jeju city centre.

Getting to the city

A number of buses link the airport to new Jeju and old Jeju. There are also limousine and city tour bus options available.

Time

Local time is GMT +9.

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Pohang Airport (KPO)

Location

The airport is located six miles (10km) east of Pohang.

Getting to the city

City Bus 200 links the airport to the city. Travel time is between 20 and 25 minutes. Taxis are also available.

Time

Local time is GMT +9.

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Ulsan Airport (USN)

Location

The airport is located four and a half miles (7km) from Ulsan city centre.

Getting to the city

Time

Local time is GMT +9.

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

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