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AREX (Airport Express Railroad)

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

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Touring Cyclists - Home ward bound

Using the AREX couldn't be easier. It is well signed throughout the airport, as well as staff posted at the escalators to ensure your on the right path. The train it's self, is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ralf W
Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Using the AREX couldn't be easier. It is well signed throughout the airport, as well as staff posted at the escalators to ensure your on the right path. The train it's self, is fast about 4 minutes to the departure terminal, and clean, like what you have come to expect here in South Korea. Very well organized!

Thank Ralf W
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For anyone fearful of adventuring on their own...don't be! The mass transit system in South Korea & Japan are incredible. In English & Korean the Express train is a bright orange path of signs that lead straight to the platform. The car location is marked on the platform. Assigned seats. 50 minutes later we arrived in Seoul, followed a few... More 

Thank KimbaDDS
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The AREX express train is a nice, convenient and fast way to get to Seoul station in about 40 minutes for 8000 won. The girl staff at the information desk was rude and arrogant which does not add up well to the Korea experience especially after Japan where people are so elegant and polite. Korea tourism should train people to... More 

Thank linasea
Incheon, South Korea
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only issue I have with this train is that they it does not come as regularly as the non express. Therefore you can arrive at the airport within 3 minutes as the non express train. Check scheduling, but very enjoyable.

Thank SeaVoyage59
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194 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A mark of a true metropolis and a world class airport is to have a convenient and affordable rapid transport between the two. AREX totally achieves this objective. 2 types of trains are in service: 1. An express train to and fro Seoul station with no other stops. 2. An all stop train on the same line but connects important... More 

Thank roddamranganath
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139 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to use the Airport Express and Seoul airport check-in service, first and foremost, do not be late. Korean Air, Asians Air, Jeju Air and China Southern provide the check-in service there, I am not sure about other airlines. The check-in counter will accept your luggage if you are minimum 3 hours before your flight. Sequence will be... More 

2 Thank laodi
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AREX has an express train to Incheon Airport. And did you know you can check in for your flight directly at Seoul Station (Asiana, Korean Air, and Jeju Air only)? So convenient--plus you get to go through shorter lines once at Incheon Airport. You can check in your luggage and either hang out in Seoul longer before heading to the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I use the AREX Express all the time and it's a perfect service to and from Seoul Station at a very reasonable cost.

Thank OttawaEng
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AREX is a fast train from Incheon Airport to Seoul city, it takes about 40 minutes to reach Seoul there was no stop in between.

Thank Elly M
Guelph, Canada
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not use the bus, (Limousine), or a taxi from the airport, Inchon, into downtown Seoul. Use this airport express train service, 8500won and it takes about 45 minutes from Inchon to Seoul station. Easy, fast, clean and cheap. Follow the signs, buy your ticket and go wait for your train to arrive. I will use this again.

Thank KW M

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