A cheaper mode of transport from Incheon to town is to take the airport bus that runs at an interval of 10-15minutes. The expensive KAL bus runs directly to the major hotels. Cost krw14,000 per person . When buying the tickets you can check if they stop at your hotel or ask for the nearest stop.
Another alternative bus which runs through the city cost krw9000 and may take about 1 and a half hours to Myeong Dong. There is a bus top just in front of the Ibis and tickets to the airport can be purchase from the conceirge.
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..
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.
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!!!
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 .....