Limousine buses, however, if you have a lot of luggage or are heading to southern parts of Seoul to Gangnam, the airport buses remain your best option. Limousine buses 15,000 won to/from city for one way, 6,500 won to/from Gimpo Airport (domestic flight)
it's worth paying a bit extra for the limousine bus, if you're visiting for the first time. The limousine bus drivers are extremely friendly but don't count on them knowing too much English. There are maps inside the buses letting passengers know which stops are upcoming and these are also announced in Korean and English. Pressing any of the red buttons inside signals to the driver you want off at the next stop.
For ticket simply go to information desk and ask which bus you'll have to take that goes close to your hotel. Or simply, walk out and ask the many ticket sellers (they are wearing vests) which bus goes to your hotel because if it's a popular one or in a popular area, they'll surely know which you'll need.
For either bus type, consult the big maps or staff to figure out which route best suits your needs; you can then find the shuttles outside 1st floor arrivals (if possible get this information from your hotel before arriving).
When you reached to Incheon airport, the easiest way to get to the city centre is to get on the Limousine bus services, which is going directly to "City air terminal" to the city centre. The travel cost 13,000 wong and the ticket can be purchased just next to bus stop..
We just get out from the first gate and saw the bus in front of us... and next to it the ticket desk..
The buses are called limousine bus, due to their comfort.. There are only 3 seats in one row and seats are very comfortable..The bus can take up to 28 person..
While we were there the work for train line was on progress and suppose in a couple of months, train connection to the airport could be possible..
The road from Incheon to the city centre takes around from one hour to 1,5 hours, depending to the traffic.. The airport is 52kmfrom the city centre and the road was connected with many nice bridges..
You can now get an english bus route map from the Tourist Information bureaus but there are still a lot of routes not on the map and they don't include the little "mal buses" but at least it's a start.
A bus ride costs about 700 won on a normal city bus. The bus drivers are among the worst in Seoul. I think they maybe taxi school dropouts!!!
Incheon airport is about a 40 to 60 minute drive to Seoul without traffic. Since this airport is fairly new they have yet to provide train access to and from the city (phase 1 to be completed in 2005 and phase 2 in 2008). The quickest and most cost effective way to get to your hotel from the airport is the bus. Walk outside of the terminal to the front and you will find several signs and probably people lining up. The lines are set up by groups of hotels so find your hotel, or a hotel that is close or at least know the area of the city that you're going to. The busses are very clean and comfortable and a trip into the city will only cost about 11,000 won (which is about $10 for those of us in the US). Prices range from a few hundred won up to 20,000 so check the link below for exact fares. Busses run till about 11pm so after that you're stuck with a cab.
One of the other nice things about the bus is that I am told that they can use a special "bus" lane which will come in handy when traffic is bad.
See the link below for complete information on the busses.
May be dificult to use local bus completely,
but please use the bus! It'll be a interesting experience.
You can ride an airport limousine bus from Airport to Seoul City. The follow a time table so that you can better manage your time.
Taking a bus in Seoul is always great. Even when you are stuck in a traffic jams there is something cool to see.
This time a sunset, next time a .....