Guide to the Seoul Incheon International Airport
Since 2005, the Airports Council International has ranked Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) as the best airport in the world. The airport is known for the speed with which international passengers pass through customs, its low baggage mishandling rate and its top-rated duty free mall.
Located 30 miles west of Seoul, the Seoul Incheon International Airport is the eighth busiest airport in Asia when measured by annual passenger traffic. It serves as a hub for:
In total, more than 90 airlines operate flights to and from Incheon International Airport. Non-stop flights are available to destinations within South Korea, as well as points elsewhere in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America and South America.
The airport's website contains up-to-date flight status information.
Seoul Incheon International Airport Basics
The Seoul Incheon International Airport consists of one main passenger terminal with 44 gates, as well as a passenger concourse that's connected to the main terminal and has 30 gates.
Asiana, Korean Air, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air and T'way Airlines operate from the main terminal. The passenger concourse is used by all foreign airlines operating at the airport, as well as Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air and T'way Airlines.
Passengers who enjoy shopping will find an array of choices at Seoul Incheon International Airport. There are several duty-free stores that sell cosmetics, apparel, souvenirs, electronics, food, liquor, tobacco and other items. The airport also features bookstores, newsstands, skincare boutiques, electronics shops, clothing stores, convenience stores and gift shops.
The airport also has many restaurants, including both sit-down restaurants, buffets and fast food spots. Passengers will find a variety of cuisines, including Korean, Japanese, French, American, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese, as well as sandwiches, coffee shops, bakeries, food courts and ice cream shops.
Other airport services include banks, ATMs, currency exchanges, a spa, golf course, casino, skating rink, theater, prayer room and internet café. Free wifi internet is available throughout the airport.
There are six lounges at the airport: Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and China Eastern Airlines. Admission to the lounges is typically restricted to members and those flying in first and business class cabins.
Ground Transportation at ICN
There are a number of ways to get to and from Seoul Incheon International Airport.
Taxis can be found on the Arrivals Level between Platform 4D and 7C. Shared-ride vans and limousines are available with advanced reservations. There are also a number of bus routes that stop at the airport, including standard and deluxe buses.
The Incheon Airport Railroad links the airport with the Seoul Station, as well as 11 other points in between. Express trains take approximately 43 minutes and trains that make all stops take about an hour.
If you'd prefer to rent a car, AJ Rentacar and KT Kumho Rent-a-Car can be found on the Arrivals Level near Exits 2-3 and near Exits 13-14.
Parking at Seoul Incheon International Airport
The airport has two parking lots available to passengers and visitors who are picking up or dropping off passengers. The short-term parking lot – which is available on the first and third floors of the parking lot – offers hourly and daily parking rates for cars only. The long-term parking lots offers car, taxi, bus and outdoor parking.
Valet parking is also available on the third floor at the passenger terminal.