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AREX (Airport Express Railroad)

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Address: | Incheon International Airport Station ~ Seoul Station, Incheon, South Korea
Phone Number:
+82 1599-7788

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South Korea number 1!!!!

Reluctant at first, but totally discouraged from the crazy taxi cab prices and bus wait times, I decided to give this train a try. I must say this is the most convenient and fast... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Cahm P
Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Reluctant at first, but totally discouraged from the crazy taxi cab prices and bus wait times, I decided to give this train a try. I must say this is the most convenient and fast way to get from city to city and town to town avoiding the traffic. Exceeded alot of expectations. I must say not only South Koreans are... More 

Thank Cahm P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The train is fast (only 40 minutes), cheap (~US$10) and clean. It also runs to a reasonably frequent timetable. You need a seat reservation for a specific train so you can't really book a return trip (unless you know the exact time) from the airport but that's fine as it's the same price anyway. The train also has fast free... More 

1 Thank henrus123
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This train is fast and clean. It will get you to the city faster than any other transport option. The only problem i encounter is the lack of storage space for luggage so we ended up holding our luggage to prevent it from sliding away.

Thank Depipis
Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from the AREX being very efficient and fast , you will also experience how hospitable and helpful the Korean people are. I asked one AREX staff at the Seoul Stop if he knew where I could find an adaptor to use to charge my mobile phone , what he did was to offer me his Phone charger to use... More 

1 Thank mom511
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my current visit to Seoul, I decided to stay at the Grand Hyatt Incheon close to the airport and take the AREX Airport Express downtown for Seoul Train Station close to Seoul's business district. A world-class facility, convenient, quick, clean, fast, friendly, helpful, bilingual staff. Inexpensive at KW8000. All-round superb.

Thank Leonard_vd_Heyden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient way to get to Seoul Station and then changed to subway lines to most popular stops like Dongdaemun.

Thank Quack H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've never been to Korea before you may not know that the Airport in Incheon is very far from Seoul. So, when looking for a way into the city the AREX is your best, and cheapest option. The trip is under 30 minutes and the trains are nice and comfortable. The AREX pulls directly into Seoul Station with access... More 

Thank AllThatAsia
Sitiawan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance to the train station was easy to locate as you can spot it after exiting the arrival hall. Get your T-money from the convenience store located near the entrance and top up your card at the machines right before the gantry. The train is wide and comfortable. The only thing that is lacking is areas to put your... More 

1 Thank Christa C
Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are two types of the Arex train into Seoul. One is the "all stop" train and the other is the "express" train. The all stop train stops at about 9 stops along the way into Seoul and it takes 50mins from Incheon airport to Seoul Station and cost about a little under 5000won for a one way trip. REMEMBER... More 

Thank thinkblue8
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfort and fast ride. Super convenient from airport to Seoul city centre. This is the best way get from Incheon International Airport to Seoul.

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