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AREX (Airport Railroad Express)

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Is not so express.

Yes is better than other kind of transport but is not speedy. It makes 50 minutes for 50km it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Juan C
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Cheap yet comfy transport from Incheon Airport

It was easy and comfy taking AREX from Inceon Airport to Seoul City centre. The train is clean, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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46, Geombawi-ro, Seo-gu | Incheon International Airport Station ~ Seoul Station, Incheon 22694, South Korea
+82 1599-7788
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are heading to Seoul Station, this is a fast and convenient way to get there from Incheon Airport. However, you will have to factor in the wait time in between trains. The seats do not recline or if they do, it's minimal. I...More

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes is better than other kind of transport but is not speedy. It makes 50 minutes for 50km it is the same thing than a car. But it is very clean and the people who works there are very cool and friendly.

Thank Juan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unless one pays for two tickets per passenger from a sales counter. Tickets machines are only cash only. This is clearly to scam foreigners. It is hard to believe that in 2018, the use of card purchases is not common, especially Korea is somewhat a...More

Thank Jamison S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was easy and comfy taking AREX from Inceon Airport to Seoul City centre. The train is clean, and always on time.

Thank riawidjaja07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel I stayed provided free shuttle service from the hotel to Seoul Station and from Seoul Station I took AREX to Incheon, I flew with KE, hence AREX was 8000 won from Seoul Station to Incheon.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the express train from Seoul to the airport -- was very convenient. It took 43 minutes. Everyone had a reserved seat.

Thank CloseToPacific
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Not sure how efficient this service is since the service only runs every 30++ minutes and it only stops at Seoul Station making it very inconvenient for people heading elsewhere. Badly designed. AREX should learn from AEL in HK.

1  Thank Jay P
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The AREX 10 stops train from ICN airport to Seoul central station takes about 55minutes. It is clean,comfortable and cheap at less than 4usd. Using a T-money card is convenient, just place the card on the reader pad at the entrance gate and again on...More

Thank dereka66
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Fast and convenient airport express train to and from city centre with reasonable price. My personal opinion, not recommended for those traveler with many luggage as you need to walk a lot of stairs or escalator for transfer from nearest station to seoul station.

1  Thank michelle c
Reviewed 23 July 2018

AREX has two services - a non-stop that has nicer seats and costs 2.5x the local service (but still quite reasonable). And the commuter service that makes a half dozen stops or so before reaching Seoul station. Both are clean, reliable, and nice A/C (which...More

2  Thank s00h0
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11 July 2018|
Response from Sensaywhat | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely take a taxi. They are clean, relatively cheap and the best way to move your crew and your luggage -- especially when jet lagged. Have a safe trip!
4 July 2018|
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Response from Dean L | Reviewed this property |
My recollection I say you should be fine. I don’t think they offer any other service for airport transfers other than Cab. Super organized there so as long as the 1st flight is on time, you should be good.
Joanna L
10 May 2018|
Response from chris f | Reviewed this property |
You need to catch “all stop train” to Seoul Station. The station you want is one before Seoul Station. Approx 50mins from airport.