From Incheon Airport to downtown Seoul : How to save on transportation cost

You can save some won if you use airport express + subway to go to downtown Seoul from Incheon Airport.

Case Study: From Incheon to Downtown Seoul (For Adult rate)

1. Via AREX - Airport Express

Route : Incheon International Airport -> Gimpo Airport -> Myeong-dong
Estimated Total travel time : 91 minutes
Fare :
Incheon International Airport -> Gimpo Airport : 3,100 won
Gimpo Airport -> Myeong-dong : 1,200 won
Total Fare: 4,300won

Where to take : Incheon International Airport Transportation Center

2. Via Airport Bus

Route : Incheon International Airport -> Myeong-dong
Estimated total travel time : 70 minutes
Fare : 8,000 won (Standard limousine)

Where to take: Bus Stops 5B or 12A outside the arrival floor of Incheon International Airport

Savings: 8,000 - 4,300 = 3,700 Won
Difference in Travel time: 91 - 70 = 21 minutes

However, the cons is that you can't bring too much baggage when you travel using AREX/Commuter compared to Airport Bus. I suppose when you travel as a backpacker, traveling light is always your utmost priority.^^

Info Sources: Tour2Korea

*Pictures courtesy of Woo Man Fai

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