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From Seoul to Incheon Airport print


From Seoul to Incheon Airport

Visitors leaving Korea can now conveniently take care of airline check-in and departure procedures from downtown Seoul. Check-in services are offered at the KORAIL Airport Railroad Seoul Station & Terminal (KARST) located within Seoul Station (Subway Lines 1 and 4) and at City Airport, Logis & Travel, Korea (CALT), located near Samseong Station (Subway Line 2). These services allow travelers to maximize their travel time before their departure from Korea. Instead of lugging around heavy bags, visitors can now check-in early at the airport terminals in downtown Seoul, leaving extra time for sightseeing or last-minute shopping. Moreover, both terminals are directly serviced by the AREX airport railway or limousine buses, providing easy transportation to the Incheon International Airport.

Korail Airport Railroad City Airport terminal


KORAIL Airport Railroad Seoul Station & Terminal (KARST) provides early check-in services for international passengers of Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and Jeju Air. After completing the check-in process travelers can visit major tourist sites around Seoul Station such as Gwanghwamun, Namdaemun, and Myeongdong before heading off to the airport. 

When it’s time to travel to the airport, travelers can simply take the express line of the Airport Railroad Express (AREX) that travels non-stop from Seoul Station to Incheon International Airport. Riding the AREX express line also allows you to use the designated entrance on the 3rd floor (departure area) of the airport and avoid the rush on the ground floor.

Passenger Guide
Arrive at Seoul Station & Terminal (KARST) → Purchase an AREX express train ticket → Check in and send your baggage to the airport → Luggage inspection → Board the AREX express train → Get off the express train and proceed to the security checkpoint in the departures area (3F) of Incheon International Airport

1. Arrive at Seoul Station & Terminal (KARST)

Directions: Subway Lines 1 and 4, Seoul Station B2.

2. Purchase an AREX Express Train ticket

  • AREX Express Train Automatic Ticket Vending Machine
    AREX Express Train
    Automatic Ticket
    Vending Machine
  • Travel Information Center
    Travel Information Center
  • Platform
    Platform

Purchase sites: Customer information center, ticket vending machine 
(20% discount available for airplane ticketholders)

Notice: passengers who intend to take the AREX commuter train line (rather than the express line) cannot use the services offered by KARST

3. Check-in & Baggage Check (B2)

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Check-in services (seat assignment, mileage accumulation, baggage check) are available for passengers with international flights departing from Incheon International Airport. Checked luggage is claimed at the airport of your destination, not at Incheon Airport.

• Airlines available for check-in at Seoul Station & Terminal: 
- Korean Air (1588-2001): http://www.koreanair.com
- Asiana Airlines (1588-8000): http://www.flyasiana.com
- Jeju Air (1599-1500): international flights only
• Hours: 05:20 - 19:00 
(All passengers must check in at least 3 hours before departure)
• Baggage allowance: Allowance for free checked baggage may vary by airline, route, or seating, so please check with your airline before departure. Typical baggage allowance for international flights (economy class) is 2 bags weighing up to 20kg each.
☞ Detailed info on baggage allowance & restricted items (English)

4. Luggage Inspection (B2F)

• Location: Immigration Office, Ministry of Justice
• Hours: 08:00 - 19:00

5. Board the express train (B7)

• Departure time: Every 30 minutes
• Hours: Seoul Station → Incheon International Airport 
   First train: 6:00, Last train: 22:00 (non-stop, travel time: 43 minutes) 
* The AREX may be used by all passengers, including those not using check-in services at Seoul Station & Terminal.

6. Get off the express train & proceed to the departure area of the Incheon Airport

Passengers who have completed departure procedures at Seoul Station & Terminal may proceed directly to the security check using the designated entrance for diplomats and flight attendants on the 3rd floor of Incheon International Airport.

Info on KORAIL Airport Railroad Seoul Station & Terminal (KARTST)

Convenience Facilities: exchange booth, café, restaurant, convenience store, etc.
KARST Homepage: http://www.karst.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

CALT: City Airport, Logis & Travel, KOREA


CALT (City Airport, Logis & Travel, Korea) provides one-stop airport services (check-in, baggage check, luggage inspection, and more) for international flight passengers departing Korea on Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Qatar Airlines. Departure procedures are easy and convenient, and airport limousines provide direct transportation to Incheon International Airport. 

Passengers who have completed check-in can bypass the heavy foot traffic on the ground floor of the airport by using the designated entrance on the 3rd floor departure area of the airport. The City Airport also offers a wide variety of amenities from restaurants and cafés to shops (B2–2F) and is connected to the COEX mall.

Passenger Guide
Arrive at City Airport (CALT) → Check-in and baggage check → Luggage inspection → Board the airport limousine bus → Get off the bus and proceed to the security checkpoint on the departures floor (3F) of Incheon International Airport

1. Arrive at City Airport (CALT)

 Directions: Samseong Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 5 or 6

2. Check-in & Baggage Check (1F)


• Airlines eligible for check-in at City Airport:
- Korean Air (1588-2001): http://www.koreanair.com
- Asiana Airlines (1588-8000): http://www.flyasiana.com
- Quantas Airlines (02-777-6871~3): http://www.qantas.com.au 
* Asiana Airlines also handles check-in procedures for Quantas Airlines flight QF368 bound for Sydney
- Singapore Airlines (02-755-1226): http://www.singaporeair.com
- Qatar Airlines: (02-3708-8571) http://www.qatarairways.com
- Air Canada: (02-3788-0100) http://www.aircanada.com
- Philippine Airlines: (02-774-3581) http://www.philippineairlines.com
• Hours: 05:20-18:30
* All passengers must check-in at least 3 hours and 10 minutes before time of departure
 Baggage Allowance: Allowance for free checked baggage may differ depending on airline, route, or seating, so please check with your airline prior to departure. Typical baggage allowance for international flights (economy class) is 2 bags weighing up to 20kg each. Checked luggage can be claimed at the airport of your destination, not at Incheon Airport.
☞ Detailed info on baggage consignment & restricted items(English)

3. Departure inspection (2F)

• Location: Immigration Office, Ministry of Justice 
• Hours: 07:00 - 19:00

4. Board the airport limousine bus (2F)

• Operation hours: 05:20-20:00
• Bus intervals: 10-15 minutes
* Info on Airport Limousine Bus: http://www.calt.co.kr/ (English)
* Airport limousine buses may be used by all passengers, including those not using check-in services at City Airport.

5. Get off the bus & proceed to the departure area of the Incheon Airport

Passengers who have completed departure procedures at City Airport may proceed directly to the security checkpoint using the designated entrance (for diplomats and flight crews) on the 3rd floor of the Incheon International Airport

Info on City Airport, Logis & Travel, Korea (CALT)
Convenience Facilities
* CALT Giuide Map (English)
* CALT View (English)
CALT Homepage: http://www.calt.co.kr/ (Korean, English)

Last updated in February 2012




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