Incheon Airport Railroad Express (AREX)

It is without a doubt one of the most convenient ways to travel from Incheon Airport to downtown Seoul.  By this commuter rail is also possible to transfer to Gimpo International Airport, which stands for the secondary airport serving Seoul.


The Railroad Express (AREX) operate two kind of trains:

        The Express Trains (direct trains to Seoul Station): Departs from Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 and Incheon International Airport Terminal 2. The journey takes 45 minutes.


        The All Stop Trains: Departs from Incheon International Airport Terminal 2. It stops to several stations and subway stations along the way. The journey takes within 55 to 60 minutes (the slowest train).

Stops: Seoul Incheon Airport, Cargo Terminal, Unseo, Cheogna International City, Geornam, Gyeyang, Gimpo International Airport, Digital Media City, Hongik University, Gongdeok, Seoul Station.




                      • To Seoul Station: From 05:20 am to 09:45 pm. See below the departing time from each airport terminal:
                • Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 Station: From 05:28 am to 22:48 pm (Express Train), from 05:30 am to 23:39 pm (All Stop Train).
                • Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 Station: From 05:20 am to 22:40 pm (Express Train), from 05:23 am to 23:32 pm (All Stop Train).
                • To Incheon International Airport: From 06:00 am to 10:00 pm.




The Incheon Airport Railroad Express runs from Incheon Airport Terminal 1 and Incheon Airport Terminal 2 straight to Seoul Station (there are no stops on the way). At Seoul Station, the AREX stops at the second floor basement.




See below the AREX fixed fares:

Express Service:

Adult ticket: 8,000 won.

Children ticket: 6,900 won.


If you wish to purchase a one-way card, please take in mind there is an additional 100.00 won fare and a 500.00 won as a deposit, which can be refund at the destination station.


You can get a special discount by presenting a flight ticket of the following airlines within seven days: Jeju Air, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, T’way Air and Eastar Jet.


Commuter Service:

Adult ticket: 4,150 won.

Fare from Incheon Airport Terminal 2: 4,750 won.


Where do I buy my ticket?

See below the ticketing options:

Express Service: Service Stations in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Incheon Airport. Payment by credit card and cash is accepted.


Commuter Service: Transportation Center on B1F of Incheon International Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, convenience stores within the Airport and Tourist Information Center (close to Gates 5 and 10, located on 1F). Payment by cash is only allowed.