Airport Express Train Tickets for Incheon to Seoul and Back

Airport Express Train Tickets for Incheon to Seoul and Back

Go from Incheon Airport to Seoul in as little as 43 minutes with this AREX Airport Express Train ticket.

Image credit:  Keneckert

Image credit: Keneckert

The Rundown

  • Take the Airport Railroad Express train to go from Incheon International Airport to Seoul Station in just 43 minutes (approximate time for travelers departing from Terminal 1) and 51 minutes (Terminal 2).

  • Seats at the airport express trains, as compared to the all-stop trains, are more comfortable. More perks also await express bookers.

  • While you can purchase your train tickets for Incheon to Seoul and vise-versa over the counter at Incheon International Airport, you may find that booking online will save you time and money. You can check the rates here.

  • Full item description of the one-way AREX airport express tickets are provided below.

Also read: Primer: Incheon International Airport (ICN)

AREX Incheon Airport Express Trains

Image credit:  Befree Tour

Image credit: Befree Tour

The AREX Incheon Airport express train is a premium transportation service that offers passengers the quickest and most comfortable way to go from Incheon to Seoul. Travelers arriving from Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 can expect to reach Seoul city center for only 43 minutes, while those coming from Terminal 2 can look forward to a breezy 51-minute travel time. Compared to other available transportation options, these trip durations are quite shorter. See below for a comparison:

Screenshot of  Google Maps search  for Incheon to Seoul via bus

Screenshot of Google Maps search for Incheon to Seoul via bus

  • All-stop train from Incheon to Seoul: 58 minutes (Incheon Airport Terminal 1)

  • All-stop train from Incheon to Seoul: 1 hour and 6 minutes (Incheon Airport Terminal 2)

  • Bus ride from Incheon to Seoul: approximately 1 hour and 39 minutes to 2 hours

Aside from the shorter travel time, airport express trains also offer amenities that you wouldn’t get when you ride the bus or the all-stop train. Here are some of the perks that come with purchasing the AREX Incheon Airport Express Train One Way Ticket, as noted from their website:

1. Access to the Airport Terminal at Seoul Station

Image credit:  AREX

Image credit: AREX

When you purchase an AREX airport express train ticket, you will be given access to the City Airport Terminal at Seoul Station. This means that if you’re flying to an international destination via Jeju Air, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, T’way Air, and Eastar Jet, you can check your bags in at Seoul and select your seats ahead of your departure. (For more information about using the city airport terminal, click here.)

2. Comfortable seats that recline

Image credit:  AREX

Image credit: AREX

With an AREX airport express ticket, you are guaranteed to have a coach seat when traveling from Incheon to Seoul and vise-versa. The seats recline and have stowable desks for passengers to use. This is a more comfortable way of traveling, as opposed to the all-stop train’s bench-like seating arrangement, which also prioritizes standing-room passengers.

3. Cabin crew service

Image credit:  AREX

Image credit: AREX

Need assistance or special care for your travel? You can rely on AREX airport express trains’ cabin crew to help you.

4. Porter service at Seoul Station

Image credit:  AREX

Image credit: AREX

If you do not want the hassle of lugging your bags as you make your way to the boarding area at Seoul Station, you may take advantage of the porter service that comes with the purchase of an AREX airport express ticket.

5. Toilets inside the airport express train

Image credit:  AREX

Image credit: AREX

Sure, having a toilet inside the train may be the least of your concern as you prepare for your Korea trip, but having this space to get changed, put some powder on, cleanse your face, and you know, answer nature’s call, would prove very helpful. Trust me.

6. Use of customer lounge

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When you buy the AREX airport express train ticket, you’ll get automatic access to the customer lounge located at Incheon International Airport Terminal 1.

Aside from these, other services and amenities offered at and by the airport express trains include a Kids’ Zone inside the train, electronic cart rides at the airport, and complimentary use of shuttle buses for affiliated hotels (for a list of AREX’ partner hotels, you may inquire at the AREX booth found at the airport’s Transportation Center).


BUY IT!

Screengrab from  Klook

Screengrab from Klook

AREX Incheon Airport Express Train One Way Ticket

  • PRICE: ₱378 or $7, if not discounted!

  • Ticket price from Klook does not include the deposit of ₩500 (₱24 or $0.45) and the extra charges for travels to other metro stations, if applicable.

  • Your one-way airport express train ticket can be used from Seoul city center or from Incheon International Airport.

  • Airport express trains run on a very tourist-friendly schedule with frequent departures.

  • Pick up your airport express train ticket at Seoul Station or at the Incheon International Airport.

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PRICE WATCH

Here's the current price for the one-way AREX Incheon airport express train ticket, as mirrored from Klook's website:

Klook.com
Klook.com

Claiming Your Booked AREX Airport Express One-way Ticket

After booking your airport express ticket for Incheon to Seoul and/or vise-versa via Klook, you may redeem your train ticket at the following locations:

Travel Center at the Incheon International Terminal Transportation Center. Image credit:  Klook

Travel Center at the Incheon International Terminal Transportation Center. Image credit: Klook

  1. Incheon International Airport Terminal 1

    • Travel Center located at the Transportation Center of Incheon International Airport (B1)

    • Business hours: 5:00am-10:40pm, daily

  2. Incheon International Airport Terminal 2

    • Travel Center located at the Transportation Center of Incheon International Airport (B1)

    • Business hours: 5:00am-10:40pm, daily

  3. Seoul Station

    • AREX Booth located at B2

    • Business hours: 5:20am-10:50pm, daily

Alternatively, you can also redeem your AREX airport express train ticket by using the Express Train Ticket Vending Machines. These are available in both the Seoul Station and Incheon International Airport. Here’s how to use them:

Visual guide for redeeming airport express tickets from  Incheon to Seou l and vise-versa. Image credit:  Klook

Visual guide for redeeming airport express tickets from Incheon to Seoul and vise-versa. Image credit: Klook

Visual guide for redeeming airport express tickets for  Incheon to other stations . Image credit:  Klook

Visual guide for redeeming airport express tickets for Incheon to other stations. Image credit: Klook

Note that you can only redeem one airport express train ticket at a time on the vending machine. Moreover, you will be unable to select your seat/s.

When redeeming your train tickets, please note the following guidelines:

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher at the redemption booths.

  • You must present your voucher in exchange for the physical AREX airport express ticket.

  • The voucher is valid on any day before 13 February 2019.

  • The claimed airport express ticket will be valid on the day of redemption only.

  • Show the 13-digit code of your AREX ticket to the Information Center staff.

Airport Express Train Schedules & Boarding Locations

Here are the departure times for the airport express trains as provided by Klook:

To view the expected arrival times of the airport express trains to Incheon International Airport and/or Seoul Station, click here.

Boarding areas are located at the following:

  1. Incheon International Airport Terminal 1: B1 Transportation Center

  2. Incheon International Airport Terminal 2: B1 Transportation Center

  3. Seoul Station: B2 of Seoul Station


Notable Product Review: AREX Airport Express Tickets

Very easy to redeem, simply go to the automated machine and enter the timing you need and your voucher number and within minutes you are on your way to Seoul. Would recommend others to purchase from Klook as well.
— Ei Meng, Oct. 2018 via Klook

TIPS!

Screengrab from  Klook

Screengrab from Klook

  • Don’t forget! If you’re planning to take the AREX airport express trains when you go from Incheon to Seoul and vise-versa, you must make the booking twice!

  • Passengers are required to pay a ticket deposit of ₩500 (₱24 or $0.45) at any of the redemption locations. This deposit can be refunded at the refund machine located near the turnstiles upon exit.

  • If your final destination is a metro station aside from Seoul Station, there is a surcharge of the normal metro fee between Seoul Station and you final stop. Extra charge of at least ₩1,350 (₱65 or $1.2) applies.

  • Airport express trains run at an interval of 25-40 minutes.

  • During off peak season, train frequencies may be low. Please check the timetable in advance and have your schedule well arranged.

  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher from Klook instantly after booking your airport express train tickets.


Show Me More

If you’d like to learn more about other modes of transportation aside from the airport express train, read our handy guide here: Incheon to Seoul.

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