Incheon Airport To Gimpo Airport | By Subway, Bus Or Taxi
Incheon Airport and Gimpo Airport are the two airports serving Seoul. Most people will be arriving and the international airport in Incheon but if you are coming from South East Asia, then it is likely that you’ll land in Gimpo. The two airports are well connected making it easy to change airports. This article covers everything there is to know about transferring from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport. Read on to find out more.
Gimpo Airport and Incheon Airport are two major airports in South Korea, serving the capital city of Seoul and the surrounding region. Gimpo Airport is the older of the two, having been opened in 1939. It was the main airport for Seoul until the construction of Incheon Airport, which opened in 2001. Incheon Airport is now one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, with state-of-the-art facilities and a wide range of international destinations. Both airports are located relatively close to Seoul, with Gimpo Airport situated to the west and Incheon Airport to the west of the city center. While Gimpo Airport primarily handles domestic flights, Incheon Airport serves as a major hub for international travel, connecting travelers to destinations all around the world.
Things To Know About Coming To Korea
Listed below are some links to other guides that you might be interested in. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in our Traveling To Korea Facebook Group.
- Store your luggage – Do you need to have any luggage stored, short or long term? The airports of Seoul have special luggage storage facilities in which you can leave your suitcase without having to worry. Check more info here.
- Itineraries – Are you continuing your trip to Jeju or Busan? Then check out this 2 day Busan itinerary or 3 day Jeju Itinerary.
- Terminal – Which terminal need you be at in Gimpo Airport? The domestic or international terminal? Check your flight details in advance.
Incheon Airport To Gimpo Airport
If you are transferring from an international flight to a domestic flight then you’ll have to change airports too. From Gimpo Airport you can catch a connecting flight to Jeju or Busan. Listed below is all you need to know to make your transfer easy and hassle free.
|Buy transportation card here
|5400 – 8000 krw
|40 000 krw
|Pay in taxi
1. By Subway
There are two types of trains leaving from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport, namely the all stop train and the AREX non stop train. ONLY take the all stop train, the other one does not stop at Gimpo Airport and goes all the way till Seoul Station.
The all stop train leaves from Incheon Terminal 1 (level B1) and from Incheon Terminal 2 (level B1). After leaving customs, picking up luggage it takes about 10 minutes to walk to the subway. Once you arrive in the subway departure hall you will see on the left a blue entrance and on the right an orange entrance. Go to the left side, the blue side, as this is for the all stop train.
1.1 How To Buy Tickets
There are a couple of options when it comes to buying tickets. You can buy a single ticket or buy a transportation card. If you are using the subway more than once during your trip in Korea it is recommended to buy the transportation card as this will save you lots of time and also money.
Transportation cards can be bought online or at convenience stores or vending machines. Online is the cheapest and most convenient as it is already topped up. Cards ordered online can be picked up in the airport or can even be delivered to your home country. Check here for more info and prices.
The fare from Incheon Airport Terminal 1 to Gimpo is 3750 krw with a transportation card or 3850 krw when buying a single ticket.
A single tickets has to be purchased at one of the ticket issuing machines just next to the blue subway gate. Tickets can only be purchased with cash.
TIP: If you have a Discover Seoul Pass you don’t need to purchase a transportation card. The pass is also a T Money Card (except for the BTS edition).
1.2 Subway Frequency
The subway leaving from Incheon Airport Terminal 2 starts at 5:18 and the last trains leaves terminal 2 at 23:50. From terminal 2 to Gimpo airport it takes 46 minutes and it is 8 stops. From terminal 1 it takes 39 minutes and it is 7 stops. The train runs approximately every 10-15 minutes. From arrival at Gimpo station to the domestic terminal it is about a 10 minute walk.
2. By Bus
If you don’t want to take the subway, you can take the bus. This isn’t recommended as a bus can get stuck in traffic. There are a few different buses running but the cheapest ones are the 6003, 6008 and 6014. The bus fare for these costs 5000 krw. Another bus (more expensive) which you can take is the 6707A. To take the bus, head to terminal 1, level 1. The ticket offices are located at exit 4 and 9 in Arrival Hall Floor 1 (indoors) or at the offices next to Exit 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, and 9C (outdoors). In terminal 2 go to level B1, this is also where the ticket office is located.
Note: taking the subway instead of the bus is highly recommended.
3. By Taxi
Are you arriving late at night or early morning and is public transportation not running yet? Then taking the taxi is another option. The taxi takes around 30 minutes and costs about 40 000 krw (+ 20% night charge). Note that the toll gate charge will be included. At terminal 1 go to level one, exit 5C, 6C or 6D. In terminal 2 go to level 1, exit 5C, 4D, 3C or 3D.
TIP: If you are arriving late at night and are in no real hurry, why not stay in one of the hotels close to Incheon Airport?
Gimpo Airport To Incheon Airport
Going from Gimpo Airport to Incheon Airport is a relatively straightforward process, but it does require some planning and time management. The distance between the two airports is around 40 kilometers, and there are several transportation options available, including buses, taxis, and trains.
One of the most popular options for travelers is to take the AREX (Airport Railroad Express) train, which runs between Gimpo and Incheon airports. The journey takes around 30-40 minutes, depending on the type of train, and trains run every 10-15 minutes throughout the day. The fare for the AREX train is reasonable, and there are also discounts available for group bookings. The first subway from Gimpo to Incheon leaves at 5:42 and the last ones runs at 24:02.
Another option is to take a bus, which is cheaper than the train but takes longer. There are several bus routes available, with different departure times and fares. Some of the bus routes have stops at major hotels and subway stations, making it convenient for travelers to transfer to other modes of transport.
Finally, travelers can also take a taxi between the two airports, which is the most expensive option but also the most convenient. Taxis are available outside both airports, and the journey takes around 30-40 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
Overall, there are several options available for travelers who need to get from Gimpo Airport to Incheon Airport, and the best choice will depend on factors such as time, budget, and convenience. It is recommended to plan ahead and allow plenty of time to avoid any potential delays or issues.
Other Destinations From Incheon Airport
Need to go to another destination instead of Gimpo Airport? Then check out one of the following guides.
- Incheon Airport to Myeongdong
- Incheon Airport to Seoul Station
- Incheon Aiport to Busan
- Incheon Airport to Hongdae Station
Frequently Asked Questions
Gimpo Airport is 42 kilometers away from Incheon Airport Terminal 1.
If there is no traffic the fare should be around 35 000 krw + 6600 krw toll gate fees. At night the taxi fare is about 20% higher.
It takes around 30-40 minutes to get from one airport to the other. Subway is the most reliable as you can’t get stuck in traffic.