Incheon Airport to Gangnam | 4 Ways Fare, Timetable, Distance
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Incheon Airport to Gangnam | 4 Ways Fare, Timetable, Distance

You might have heard the song ‘Gangnam-Style’ by Psy. Gangnam is famous for its skyscrapers, lots of shopping malls, COEX, Lotte World, Bongeunsa(temple), night-life and so much more. There are endless of things to do in Gangnam. To make the most of your time here, check out the post, “Best Things to do in Gangnam.” If you are looking for things to eat in Gangnam, try something new with this list of vegan foods in Gangnam.

33 best things to do in Gangnam

Let’s find out how you can travel from Incheon Airport to Gangnam station.

I recommend taking the bus to get to the Gangnam area from the Incheon airport instead of AREX and Seoul metro because it takes more time and you have to transfer between subways. The bus is a one-stop deal and you can also view the streets of Seoul while going to Gangnam. As you know, taxis are the most convenient way to travel if you don’t mind the fare.

How far is Incheon Airport to Gangnam?

Incheon International Airport is located 65 km away from Gangnam station. It takes approximately 60minutes to drive in case of no traffic. To make this travel, you can take a train(AREX), airport bus, taxi, or rent a car. Let’s see the details of 4 ways from Incheon International Airport (ICN) to Gangnam.

Airport Bus (The Limousine City Bus)

Incheon airport to Gangnam airport bus
ICN bus platform to get to Gangnam

The airport bus is the best way to get to Gangnam from Incheon airport. It takes approximately 60-80minutes but as always, the time depends on the traffic.

6009 Bus Route

bus route 6009 to Gangnam
Airport Bus 6009 Route Map

From ICN Terminal 2

  • Sinsa station – 3 stops
  • Sinnonhyeon station – 5 stops
  • Gangnam station – 6 stops
  • Yangjae station – 9 stops

Time & Fare

Airport Bus no 6009 timetable

The first bus from Incheon Airport Terminal 1 operates at 05:40 am and the last bus is at 11:06 pm. How good the bus interval is 15 minutes! Although the fare, 15,000KRW is relatively expensive compared to the train (AREX), it takes you to Gangnam directly without transfer!

Bus Ticket Office

Purchase the bus ticket before you get on the bus. You can find ticket offices and vending machines inside and outside as in the below photos.

Incheon airport bus ticket office
Incheon Airport Bus Ticket Office

Here you can search your destination to find the RIGHT AIRPORT BUS! 

Incheon airport bus vending machine
Incheon Airport Bus Ticket Kiosk

Where to get the bus 6009

Use Incheon Airport exit4 to get to Gangnam

To get the bus 6009, use exit 4 of the arrival hall and find platform 4A at the Incheon Airport Terminal 1.

Incheon Airport Terminal 1 Bus Platform on the 1st Floor

If you land at Terminal 2, go downstairs and find platform 15.

Late-Night Bus

Don’t worry if your flight is late. There’re two late-night airport buses bound for Seoul; N6001 bound for Seoul station and N6000 bound for the Gangnam. The fare of the late-night bus to Seoul is 9,000KRW for adults and 7,500KRW for children.

Seoul Late-Night Airport Bus
  • From Incheon Airport (ICN) to Seoul,
    N6001 to Seoul station runs from 00:15 to 04:40, and N6000 is bound for the Gangnam Express Bus Terminal from 23:50 to 04:10.
  • From Seoul to the Airport,
    Bus N6001 leaves Seoul station from 22:50 to 3:20, and N6000 leaves the Gangnam Express Bus Terminal from 22:30 to 2:50.

N6000 Bus Timetale

Incheon Airport Terminal 1Gangnam Express Terminal
Leave 23:50, 12:40, 01:30, 02:30, 03:20, 04:10Arrive 01:00, 01:50, 02:40, 03:40, 04:30, 05:20

N6001 Bus Timetale

Incheon Airport Terminal 1Seoul Station
Leave 00:15, 01: 05, 02:00, 02:55, 03:45, 04:40Arrive 01:25, 02:15, 03:10, 04:05, 04:55, 05:50
things to do in gangnam
Things to do in Gangnam
things to do in Incheon airport
Things to do in Incheon Airport

Train

If you want to take the train to Gangnam station and Shinnonhyun station, be aware that they are different subway routes. Gangnam station is on the Seoul metro line number 2 (green line) and the Shinnonhyun station is on line number 9 (brown line) at the transfer from AREX (Airport Railroad).

How to get AREX in ICN
AREX sign in ICN

Easily you could find Airport Railroad (AREX) sign at Incheon Airport. To get to Gangnam, go downstairs and buy a ticket first at the ticket office or vending machine looks like the below:

Incheon airport arex travel office
AREX Travel Center on B1 floor in ICN
incheon airport AREX ticket vending machine
AREX Ticket Kiosks on B1 floor in ICN

Route To Gangnam

AREX and subway route to Gangnam

To get to Gangnam station, you have to transfer from AREX (Airport railroad) to the subway line no. 2 at the Hongik University station.

AREX route to Gangnam
AREX route from ICN to Hongdae

When you take AREX, you will see there’re two types of trains; Express and All-stop train. Because the Express train operates only between Incheon Airport to Seoul station, get an All-stop train if your destination is Hongdae to transfer.

incheon to gangnam by train
AREX(Airport Railroad)
incheon to gangnam by train
Seoul Metro Line2

Time & Fare

It takes around 60minuets from ICN Terminal 2 to Hongik Univ. station with AREX and another 40minuetes to Gangnam station with Seoul Metro Line 2. The fastest train platform to transfer from AREX to Line2 is 5-4. The fare is 4,850KRW. Super cheap, Isn’t it ;)?

Route To Sinnonhyeon Station

AREX and subway route to Shinnonhyun station

To get to Sinnonhyeon station, you have to transfer from AREX (Airport railroad) to the subway line no. 9 at the Gimpo Airport station.

AREX route to Shinnonhyun
[ Airport Railroad Map (Credit: Airport Railroad Co., Ltd.) ]

It takes around 44minuets from ICN Terminal 2 to Gimpo airport station with AREX and another 33minuetes to Sinnonhyeon station with Seoul Metro Line 9. The fare is 4,850KRW.

incheon to sinnonhyeon station
AREX(Airport Railroad)
incheon to sinnonhyeon station
Seoul Metro Line9

AREX Timetable

AREX time table to Seoul station

AREX trains depart every 10 – 25minuets from Incheon International Airport Terminal 2.

Here is the whole timetable of AREX (CLICK)!

You can get a discount on an AREX ticket from a few travel sites and this is the cheapest one I found.
Get A Discount Ticket of AREX

If you buy Discover Seoul Pass which provides free admission to 69 and discounts to 127 attractions, including Royal Palaces, museums, and theme parks, you can use the airport railroad as well.

Taxi

Regular Taxi in ICN

A taxi is the easiest way to get to your destination. If you want to book a taxi, this International Taxi Service website refers to Seoul City’s official foreign-language taxi service here; http://www.intltaxi.co.kr/

Taxi fare from Incheon Airport to Gangnam

taxi fare from Incheon to gangnam

The taxi fare from Incheon airport to the Gangnam area is around 70,000 to 80,000KRW, it takes about 70 to 90 minutes. (The fare and time can be varied by the traffic.) Though it costs more than the other options, the taxi fare in Korea is still not that high compared to other cities.

Where to Get Taxi in Incheon Airport

Incheon Airport Terminal 1 Taxi Stand

At platform 4C across the airport bus stops, you can get an international taxi from Terminal 1.

Incheon Airport Terminal 2 Taxi Stand

For International Taxi, you can go to platform 1C at Terminal 2.

Jumbo Taxi

If you have 3 or more people in your group, I recommend this affordable private airport taxi service. The fare of this kind of jumbo taxi is around 90,000 – 120,000KRW. The price varies on the area in Seoul. Here you can check the price of a private van to popular destinations such as Myeongdong, Hongdae, and Gangnam.

Book a Private Incheon Airport Transfer

Car

Incheon airport to Gangnam by car

You can drive from Incheon Airport to Gangnam. It’s 65km distance and takes approximately 70-90minutes via ‘Incheon International Airprt Express’. The toll fee is 6,600KRW.

Rent A Car

If you are planning to go other cities from Seoul like Busan or Gangwondo, Car Rental is also good option. You can rent a car in Incheon Airport at the very affordable price from 60,000KRW per a day. For more details including what you need to rent a car in Korea, check this post and availability here.

Please also check the previous post, ‘How to get to Seoul from Incheon International Airport’, for more detail such as timetable, ticket price and where and how you can take the AREX, an airport bus, and a taxi at the airport. 

I hope this post can help you find the way to Gangnam and Shinnonhyun station.  Enjoy Gangnam, the heart of Seoul!

One more thing, if you have a lot of luggage, the best recommendation from the Incheon airport to your hotel is through luggage delivery services between ICN/GMP airport to your hotel or Airbnb. Compare luggage services in Seoul.

Furthermore, if you have to carry your luggage or bags during the sightseeing, take a look at our post, “Luggage Storage Services in Seoul” to travel light. You can check all the detailed information about the subway storage near you HERE. For your luggage storage needs in Gangnam, check out the Luggage storage in Gangnam station, to make your trip light and easy.

Thank you for your reading, and don’t hesitate to comment on this post.

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