Seoul Incheon International Airport Guide (ICN)
Seoul Incheon International Airport is located 50km (31 miles) west of Seoul.
Serving South Korea’s capital, Seoul Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in the country and one of the busiest in the world. The airport has been rated the best airport worldwide for nine years in a row (2005-13) by Airports Council International. Our Seoul Incheon International Airport guide provides information on accommodation options, airport facilities and details on how to get to and from the airport.
Ongoing development work includes construction of a second terminal building (expected to open in 2018) and further expansion set for completion by 2020.
Information counters are situated on the first and third floors, in the boarding gate areas and in the Airport Transportation Centre.
Form central Seoul, take the Gangbyeonbuk-ro route northwards and turn off onto the eastbound Incheon International Airport Expressway – this leads directly to the airport site. An expressway toll (starting at ₩3,300 and dependent on vehicle size) is payable from/to Incheon and Seoul.
Rail:The Airport Railroad Express (tel: +82 1577 7788; www.arex.or.kr) links the airport directly with Seoul Station (journey time: 60 minutes; fare: from ₩4,150). There is a non-stop express service taking 43 minutes into the city and costing ₩8,000.
Bus:Passengers can choose between numerous limousine or regular inter-city buses. The inter-city buses stop at the major districts and hotels around Seoul. Local city busses 111 and 303 link the airport to central Incheon. For a full listing of bus routes, visit the airport's website. Journey times and fares vary according to comfort, standard and route but start at around ₩2,800.
Taxi:Regular, deluxe and ‘jumbo’ taxis (for up to nine people) can be hired at the airport (journey time to central Seoul: 50 minutes; fare: from ₩55,000 - 110,000 depending on taxi classification). Taxi stands are situated at the exit in Arrivals.
There is a selection of bureaux de change and banks in the public area and additional currency exchange kiosks in the departures area.
Mobile phone hire and free Wi-Fi internet access is available. A post office and an internet lounge can be found near the duty-free shopping area.
Restaurants, snack bars, cafés, bars, ice cream parlours and fast-food outlets abound at Seoul Incheon International Airport. These include eateries serving both South Korean and Western cuisine.
There is a good selection of duty-free shops at the airport selling a range of goods, including fashion accessories, electronics and perfumes. Additionally, there are convenience stores and bookshops for basic needs at various points within the terminal complex.
Luggage storage facilities are available. The lost property office (tel: +82 741 3110) lists all items found at the airport on the airport website.
There is a spacious business lounge located on-site at the airport (tel: +82 32 743 3400) with faxing and local call facilities.
Off-site, the Incheon Airport Transit Hotel (tel: +82 32 743 3000; www.airgardenhotel.com) offers secretarial services, photocopying, fax, computer, parcel delivery and messaging services.
Conference and meeting facilities are available at the Grand Hyatt Regency Incheon hotel (tel: +82 32 745 1234; incheon.grand.hyatt.com) and Best Western Premier Incheon Airport hotel (tel: +82 32 743 1000; www.airporthotel.co.kr).
Seoul Incheon International Airport has lifts, wheelchair-accessible toilets and telephones for assistance. Wheelchairs are provided free of charge; passengers requiring assistance should inform their airline prior to travel. Disabled drivers can make use of reserved parking spaces in the airport car parks.
Long- and short-term parking facilities are available at Seoul Incheon International Airport. The short-term car park is linked to the terminal by walkways. An airport shuttle bus runs from the long-term car park to the passenger terminal every 8 minutes between 0600-2200, and at longer intervals outside these times. Further parking information is available from the parking authorities (tel: +82 32 741 7700).