Seoul airport: Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)

Seoul Incheon International Airport

Seoul International Airport is built on raised land which connected two islands (Yeongjong and Yongyu). The airport is being further expanded and improved. The activities will be completed in 2020 and the airport will then be able to process 100 million passengers a year.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: ICN
ICAO airport code: RKSI


Local transport


The so-called A’REX (Tel. +82(0)32 745 7788) subway trains connect Incheon Airport with the other airport of the South Korean capital, Gimpo Airport, and continue via Digital Media City and Hongik University to Seoul Station in the city center. The Express trains leave on the hour and on the half hour and cover the total distance in 43 minutes; the normal trains take ten minutes more.

Car and bus

The airport is situated 70 kilometers west of Seoul. From the city the airport is easily accessible by rental car. There's a special road exclusively for traffic to and from the airport, the Incheon International Airport Expressway. Note: once you're on this freeway you cannot get off until the end point! The Gangbyeonbukro freeway, which runs straight through Seoul, connects with the freeway to the airport.

Several buses connect Seoul Incheon Airport with various destinations in the city and other places and provinces. Count at least an hour to get from the airport to the city center.

Car rental Seoul Incheon Airport

You'll find a counter of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall. Only two rental companies are present at Seoul Incheon Airport: Avis and Kumho Rent-A-Car.


You'll find many taxis outside the Arrivals Hall, divided into Standard taxis, DeLuxe taxis and Deluxe Jumbo taxis (minibuses). The rate for a ride to Seoul ranges from 45,000 won for a standard taxi to 80,000 won for a luxury taxi. There are also so-called International Taxis (platform 4D), which are reserved for foreigners and charge a fixed rate.

Airport Parking

A large short-term parking garage is connected with the terminal. There's also an open-air long-term parking lot. In the garage you pay 1,200 won for the first hour and then 600 won per 15 minutes, the day rate is 12,000 won. Parking at the open-air parking lot costs 1,000 won per hour, the day rate is 8,000 won. More information about parking at Seoul Incheon Airport can be obtained via telephone number +82(0)32 741 0114.




The Incheon Airport Transit Hotel (Tel. +82(0)32 743 3000) is located on level 4F of the terminal. The hotel has 90 rooms. Other hotels nearby the airport include the Hyatt Regency Hotel (Tel. +82(0)32 745 1234), the Best Western Hotel (Tel. +82(0)32 743 1000), the Hotel Queen Incheon Airport (Tel. +82(0)32 747 0070) and the Incheon Hotel (Tel. +82(0)32 752 2066). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

The number of restaurants, cafés and (snack) bars, coffee shops and ice-cream parlors at Seoul Incheon Airport is overwhelming. The shopping area is also immense, including mega duty-free shops.


In the west wing of the central hall on the ground floor there's a lost-and-found counter (Tel. +82(0)32 741 3110). Here you can also deposit your baggage. You can search online for lost objects or report an item you have lost.


There are several information desks (Tel. +82(0)32 741 2112) for inquiries about Seoul Incheon Airport, flight schedules and airport services, for example in the central hall, near check-in and near the transport center. Staff are also walking around to advise and assist you.


Two business centers, one of Diners Club International (Tel. +82(0)32 743 6100), the other one is the Paradise Business Center (Tel. +82(0)32 743 3660) offer business facilities. Both have meeting rooms available with facilities for videoconferencing. The Airport Transit Hotel also has a business center. The Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Best Western Hotel (see Hotels) offer extensive business facilities and have large conference rooms available.

Disabled facilities

Seoul Incheon Airport has excellent accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and toilets, and also low-hanging telephones. In addition parking places have been reserved for disabled travelers in the parking garage. You can ask for assistance via telephones available everywhere in the terminal.

Other services

You'll find banks, exchange offices and ATM's scattered around the terminals. There are also a post office (also financial services), children's playgrounds, hairdressers, beauty and massage parlors and a dry cleaner's. Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is available. The Medical center (First Aid station, Tel. +82(0)32 743 3119) is located in the east wing of the central hall. You can also visit the Korean Culture Museum, open from 07.00 to 22.00. In addition there are two Traditional Korean Cultural Experience Zones, where you cannot only enjoy music and dance performances, but also learn how to make traditional Korean handicrafts. The Millennium Hall on the ground floor is a beautifully laid out Korean garden, where performances take place on a regular basis.




Seoul Incheon International Airport
2850 Unseo-dong
Incheon 400-700
South Korea

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +82(0)2 1577 2600 (helpdesk)
Fax: +82(0)32 741 2450
Email: via contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: ICN
ICAO airport code: RKSI