Incheon Airport to Seoul Station by AREX

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33 Responses

  1. nasrul says:

    where are you now ??
    korea @malaysia??

  2. Zarina Jani says:

    Hi Nasrul,
    I'm in Malaysia. You can read the details in About Me.

  3. nadia says:

    uih banyak bleh save tuu. Dah boleh beli 2 kimbab dah pun.heheh

    Saya tengah survey2 site attraction kat sana.Bdw, jong no tu ada apa eh best kat situ?

  4. Zarina Jani says:

    Nadia,'s near to the palaces.

  5. Fraulein says:

    Thanks. Haha.. you made my wish come true by posting this. Thanks for your explanation in How to Budget for 7 days too.

  6. Zarina Jani says:

    My pleasure ^^

  7. Vincent says:

    Hi Zarina,

    glad that i stumbled upon your blog
    after searching for weeks info on Seoul. I'll be going to Seoul end of April & the estimated arrival time is 10.00pm and I found out that the last train from Incheon to Seoul is 10.30pm. I've also notice there are midnight buses from Incheon. What is the most convenient & affordable way to Seoul after midnight? I'll be staying at the Seoul backpackers & they are very persistent in me taking their airport pick up which cost a whopping KRW75,000…hope you can advice…Thanks!

  8. Zarina Jani says:

    Hi Vincent,
    There is none if you want to catch subway/train/limousine bus after midnight.

    The commuter train from Incheon-Gimpo-Seoul runs up till midnight but there are many stops. Cheap but not so convenient.

    Otherwise, you can always sleep or stay up till 5am and grab the earliest train to Seoul.

  9. seventh says:

    Hi Zarina!

    Do you have any experience sleeping at Gimpo Airport?

    I have this problem. Arriving at Incheon about 10:30pm and thinking to catch a flight to Jeju about 6:35am the day after.

    I read some blogs, says no sleepover allowed at Gimpo Airport. Is it true?


  10. Zarina Jani says:

    Hi Seventh,
    I have not had the experience of sleeping over at Gimpo. I'm not aware of it if the security would shoo you out of the airport.

  11. seventh says:

    Hi Zarina

    Thanks for the reply. Yeap, that's what I read in another blog. The security will chased you out after midnight.

    So I might stay at Incheon and take a cab early in the morning to Gimpo. Do you think the taxi is expensive? There are 4 of us.


  12. Zarina Jani says:

    Normal Cab from Incheon airport to Incheon city is like 40,000won in regular hour.

    I'm not pretty sure how much would that be during graveyard hour.

    You could check the link by KNTO here

  13. seventh says:

    Hi Zarina

    Thanks for the reply.


  14. zettzetty says:

    salam zarina

    i'm glad i found ur blog!! ur blog makes planning a whole lot easier.thumbs up! 😀

    im going there this june and like vincent, estimated arrival is around 10pm (incheon). where can i stay for the night? i've downloaded ur planning guide, u said that its the best to stay at jjimjilbang, is it very near to the airport? how to go there? what can i there? i'm with my cousin. and zero abt korea.

  15. Zarina Jani says:

    w'salam zettyzetty,
    thanks for taking the time to go thru the blog.

    My friends recently arrive at Incheon airport from Malaysia and leave the airport at about 10pm (Korea time). They took the AREX + subway to Seoul Station and stayed at Silloam jjimjilbang.

    Take a taxi to the jjimjilbang for about 2,500 won – 3,000 won from Seoul Station.

    You can walk to the place though, but it's a bit harder cause you arrive late at night. So, better take a taxi.

    Check this link

  16. faiz says:

    Need & my wife will be going to Seoul on the 3rd of June. For sure we will reaching Incheon at 9.30 pm. Will it be possible for us to catch a train to Jongno3 ga for Songwontel Hotel?

  17. Zarina Jani says:

    Hi Faiz,
    It really depends on your circumstances. If the flight is delayed you might not. But the last train will operate till 12 midnight. There might be hope.

    Check this site for your reference.

  18. Kalista says:

    Thank you for your information of Korea, it's really gook.I'm going to Korea too, I just wondering the Seoul Station, it this ralated the Incheon express,the railway and the subway?? because I need the railway train and the subway train from the Incheon International Airport…Thank you very much~~

  19. Zarina Jani says:

    Hi Kalista,
    AREX runs from Incheon International Airport to Gimpo Airport and last station is Seoul (railway + subway).

  20. JUDE says:

    Hi Zarina.. thx for the article.
    so if i want to go to downtown seoul in a budget from incheon airport, you recommend arex commuter? (but it's not so convenient?). thx..

  21. Zarina Jani says:

    Hi Jude,
    Not really convenient if you travel with family and luggages.
    It's hard to find elevators in the subway.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Hi Zarina, I am greatful to see your blog. We will arrive at Incheon Int Airport at 9.55pm. We will be staying Hotel Elle Inn, near Yongsan Station and not far away from Seoul Station.
    What transportation do u suggest for us to take? Airport Express? of AREX? is it the same thing?
    Or what about taxi?

    Thanks Zarina.


  23. Zarina Jani says:

    Hi Sara,
    Thank you for taking your time to read the blog. If you have large luggage, just take the airport limousine bus.

    AREX is like ERL – rapid train, you might have to transit and for some people is not feasible

    Taxi will take about 40,000 -50,000 won per ride.

  24. Anonymous says:

    hai, nk tny,cmne sy nk pegi itaewon dr airport incheon?sy akan menginap d hotel hamilton…sorry,i'm bit confuse ttg route…hrp dpt bantu.

  25. Zarina Jani says:

    Hi anonymous,

    From Incheon, take AREX to Digital Media City Subway Station then transit to Line 6 to Itaewon.
    3,700 won – 1 hour 15 minutes.

  26. Anonymous says:

    "Hi anonymous,

    From Incheon, take AREX to Digital Media City Subway Station then transit to Line 6 to Itaewon.
    3,700 won – 1 hour 15 minutes."

    Ooo..ok.tqvm.ur blog very useful.hope u i can get more info from u when i arrive at seoul.tqvm


  27. LadyBird81 says:

    Salam, I am now,in gimpo airport. The airport seems to be closed by midnight.however, me and my friend manage to ask permission to the airport staff to wait for our departure nx mrning to jeju @ 630am

  28. Assalamu'alaikum Zarina,
    What is the cheapest mode of transportation from Incheon Airport to Itaewon? There would be 9 of us in a group incl. 4 kids. I read that there is a Jumbo Deluxe Taxi that can fill all 9 of us.

    I plan to make a day return trip from Seoul to Mt Soerak. Is this possible?

  29. Very nice post. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Anonymous says:

    First, thanks for the info. I wonder how can I tell which AREX is the Commuter, and which one is Express? I want take the commuter because it is cheaper. Ps.: I cannot read Korean, nor nothing similar at all. Thanks.

  31. Zarina Jani says:


    once you reach Incheon Airport, you will see signboard stating "AREX" or "SUBWAY". AREX is the faster one with fewer stops.

  32. Zarina Jani says:


    once you reach Incheon Airport, you will see signboard stating "AREX" or "SUBWAY". AREX is the faster one with fewer stops.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Assalam Zarina..
    Im from brunei.. will go to korea end of september to early october. Dari incheon aiport to itaewon, mana yg lebih murah & comfortable, guna bus, taxi o subway.. Kami pegi 2 org je.. tq

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