Seoul Incheon International Airport Guide (ICN)

Airport info
Code: ICN
272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon City, South Korea

Seoul Incheon International Airport is located 48km (30 miles) west of Seoul.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +82
+82 1577 2600
Seoul Incheon International Airport map

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.

Airport news

Ongoing development work includes construction of Runway 4 and the expansion of Terminal 2 (expected to conclude in December 2023) to maximise the airport’s capacity


Information counters are situated on the first and third floors, in the boarding gate areas and in the Airport Transportation Centre.

Driving directions

From 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. The journey is approximately an hour’s drive.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail: The Airport Railroad Express (tel: +82 1599 7788; 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 ₩9,000.

Public transport road

Bus: Passengers can choose between numerous limousines or regular inter-city buses. The inter-city buses stop at the major districts and hotels around Seoul. Local city buses 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.

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.

Public transport water

Water: A ferry service runs from Incheon to Yeongjong-do. Taxis can be used to travel from the airport to the pier in Incheon.

Terminal facilities


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 South Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisine. There are also places that serve Halal food.


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 offices can be contacted at 032-741-3110 (Terminal 1) or 032-741-8988 (Terminal 2). Procedures for baggage reclaim are listed on the airport website.


Other facilities at Seoul Incheon International Airport include a medical centre, chemists, laundry, movie theatre, children’s playrooms and a prayer room. The airport also has a number of gardens in which to relax as well as a spa, museum, ice skating rink and golf driving range.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There is a spacious business lounge located on-site at the airport with faxing and local call facilities.

Off-site, the Incheon Airport Transit Hotel (tel: +82 32 743 3000; 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; and Best Western Premier Incheon Airport hotel (tel: +82 32 743 1000;

Disabled facilities

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.

Car parking

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. Airport shuttle buses run from the long-term car park to the passenger terminals every 5-16 minutes between 0432-0048 for Terminal 1 and 24 hours for Terminal 2. Further parking information is available on the airport website.

Car rental

Car hire is available from Avis and LotteRent A Car, with desks located in Arrivals.


There is a transit hotel at Seoul Incheon International Airport, and a wide range of accommodation options in the near vicinity. Most local hotels offer free shuttles to and from the airport.

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Hyatt Regency Incheon

+82 32 745 1234

Housing a range of meeting facilities as well as a leisure centre, stylish bar and a choice of restaurants, Hyatt Regency Incheon is, like most hotels in the area, linked to the airport by a shuttle.

208 Yeongjonghaeannam-ro, 321 Beon-gil, Jung-gu, 400-719, Incheon, South Korea

Best Western Premier Incheon Airport

+82 32 743 1000

The 305-room Best Western Premier Incheon Airport hotel is less than three minutes from the airport and offers a range of dining options. Among its more interesting facilities is a ballroom and an indoor golf range, while business and fitness services are also available. A free shuttle bus service operates to the terminals.

48-27 Gonghang-ro, 424 Beon-gil, Jung-Gu, 400-719, Incheon, South Korea

Hotel Incheon Airport

+82 32 752 2066

Boasting a Jacuzzi, indoor golf driving range and on-site dining options, Hotel Incheon Airport is a short journey from Seoul Incheon International Airport via a complimentary 24-hour shuttle bus service.

11 Sindosinam-ro 149beon-gil, Unseo dong, Jung-Ku, 400-340, Incheon City, South Korea

Hotel Queen Incheon Airport

+82 32 747 0070

A good value hotel linked to the airport by a free shuttle bus, Hotel Queen Incheon Airport features an on-site restaurant and provides high-speed internet access.

2801-5, Incheon Airport Town Square, Jung-gu, 400-833, Incheon, South Korea

Incheon Airport Transit Hotel

+82 32 743 3000

The Incheon Airport Transit Hotel is integrated with the passenger terminal building in the Departures area. It shares a range of restaurants and facilities with the terminal itself, and rooms can be taken for periods of six hours or more.

2851 Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

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