Seoul Incheon Airport belongs among 20 busiest airports in the world (50 million passengers annually) and is one of the best (based on services) by the Skytrax awards.
There are many activities to do while waiting in Seoul Airport such as playing golf, relaxing in a spa, sport in an ice rink or just visit a music hall, museum, casinos and gardens. There are also many dining and shopping possibilities.
There are also free showers available for all passengers.
The airport with 2 terminals is located 50km west from the capital city of Korea and it is a hub to Korean Air and Asiana Airlines.
Currently, the only direct flights are offered by Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and British Airways from London Heathrow with an average 11 hours flight time. From airports in other cities, such as Manchester airport all major airlines fly to Seoul with 1 layover with flight time starting at 13.5 hours.
The airport is open 24/7.
Seoul Incheon Airport Transit
To change the terminal, use a free shuttle bus running between Terminal 1 Floor 3 (Center exit 8) and Terminal 2 Floor 3 (between exit 4&5).The shuttle departs in a 5-minute interval with the journey taking approx. 15 min. (T1->T2) and 18 min (T2->T1).There is also Airport Express train going to Seoul Central station, stopping at both Terminals - for a fare of [exchange currency="KRW" price="900"].You have to go through Security Check for transfer, as for regular departure. If you do not hold a boarding pass for your next flight you must visit Transfer desk upon arrival to your departure terminal.Watch the official video on youtube for guided instruction on how to change terminals.Make sure you got at least 50 minutes window for a comfortable transit.
Seoul Incheon Airport Transfer
Airport – Seoul (Airport Express Train – AREX)
It is the fastest and most comfortable way of how to get to Soul from Incheon airport.
Trains depart every 30 minutes 24/7. The direct journey takes 43 minutes from Terminal 1 and 51 minutes from Terminal 2.
Trains are equipped with high speed WiFi.
9000 KRWcurrently £9,000.00
7000 KRWcurrently £7,000.00
Buy ticket fromm a kiosk at the station.
Airport – Seoul (Commuter Train)
Regular trains are also calling at both Terminals. The fare is a bit cheaper than with AREX train and the train stops at 14 stations along the way.
You can change onto metro lines in some of the stations – see the map below.
Trains run from 5:20 – 00:00 with journey time about 66 minutes.
See the train stops map here.
From Terminal 2
4750 KRWcurrently £4,750.00
From Terminal 1
4150 KRWcurrently £4,150.00
Airport – Soul city and vicinity
Night buses are operating daily from 00:15 till 04:10 from bus stop right outside the airport.
See official website for detailed information or ask at Information kiosk upon your arrival.
9000 KRWcurrently £9,000.00
Icheon Airport – Gimpo Airport
Use the regular commuter train to transfer to either of the airports.
Accomodation near the airport