Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Address: Jung-gu Incheon 272 Gonghang-ro
Tel: +82 1577-2600
The Incheon International Airport has been ranked the Best Airport Worldwide for the past 11 consecutive years by the Airports Council International (ACI). It is the largest airport in South Korea, consisting of 2 terminals and is the primary airport serving Seoul. Incheon Airport is located west of Incheon city and 30 miles west of Seoul.
The distance between Incheon International Airport and COEX Center and surrounding hotels is approximately 70.4 km (43.7 miles) and about a 53 minutes drive.
There are several ways to commute to and from the airport and downtown Seoul:
There are 2 types of Arex trains:
Each train will take you to Seoul Station where you will then have to take a subway, bus or taxi to your hotel in the Gangnam area.
Private Airport Transfer
For ~$28 USD/pp (prices subject to change), you can book a private vehicle and be picked up at Incheon Airport and dropped off at your hotel. The English-speaking driver will greet you at the arrival gate upon arrival and at the hotel lobby for your return. The vehicle can accommodate anywhere between 1-6 people plus 1 small to medium sized luggage each. Please make sure to book your private transfer more than 24 hours in advance: www.koreatraveleasy.com
There are 2 types of buses:
Transit time can take up to 1.5 – 2 hrs to arrive downtown.
For international taxis (English-speaking driver): flat fare of ~$48-$66 USD
For regular taxis: fare is anywhere between $52-$88 USD
The taxi stand is found by following the taxi signs once exiting the Passenger Terminal. Average time takes anywhere between 60-70 minutes from Incheon Airport to downtown Seoul. Please note that a night surcharge (+20% to the initial fare) is applied between midnight and 4:00 am.
** The estimated fees may vary.
Korea's official monetary unit is the won (₩, KRW).
Please click here to view live currency exchange rate.
When you need to exchange your foreign currency into Korean won, visit a bank or authorized exchange service centers.
Most businesses in Korea widely accept payment by credit cards, including major hotels, department stores and shops. Be sure check the service availability before making any purchases.
Global ATMs exclusively for international travelers are readily available for those who need to withdraw cash in Korean won.
Traveler's checks can be exchanged for cash at banks or exchange booths; however, very few stores accept checks these days.
|Exceptions:||Standard Chartered Bank - weekdays 09:30–16:30
Everrich Bank - weekdays 09:00–16:30
|Closed on:||weekends & public holidays|
Make sure to have some of these numbers registered on your mobile in case of emergency situations or to ask assistance while traveling:
Korea Travel Hotline: 1330
Available 24/7, you can call for assistance for any travel related issues or complaints when in Korea. Service is offered in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese.
Police Department . . . . . . 112
Fire Department . . . . . . . . 119
Medical Emergencies . . . . 1339
How to call Korea
IDD (international direct dialing) +
Korea country code: 82 +
Seoul area code: 2+
Area Code +
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Korea's reliable public transportation can take you from one point to another with ease. From express trains, subways, and buses – Korea’s public transportation is practical, convenient and on time.
Purchase a transportation card
To avoid having to buy a ticket each time you take the subway or search for coins and bills when paying taxis and buses, a transportation card is a must-buy! You can buy or recharge them in several stations or convenience stores.
Look for international taxis
Taxis in Korea are super convenient, safe, and are often cheaper than those in other countries. International taxis are available in major cities and drivers can usually converse in English, Japanese, or Chinese.
Foreign nationals entering Korea are generally required to have a valid passport and a Korean visa; however, some countries are permitted visa free under certain conditions (see table below).
Designated countries and regions are granted visa-free entry to Korea are allowed to stay in Korea for the purposes of tourism and visitation only, based on 30 or 90 days:
|REGIONS||30 DAYS||90 DAYS||6 MONTHS|
|Asia||Brunei, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates||Japan, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Kuwait, Bahrain|
|North America||United States||Canada|
|South America||Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Ecuador, Guyana||Uruguay|
|Europe||Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Cyprus, Albania, Croatia, Vatican, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro||Slovenia/td>|
|Oceania||Guam, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga||Australia|
|Africa||Republic of South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Swaziland, Egypt|
For more information regarding your visa, please visit the following website:
All four seasons can be enjoyed in Korea. Summer starts in June and ends in August, Autumn begins in September. September is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Total hours of sunlight 7.2.Average weather in September: