General Information

- A month long visit to Korea without visa is commonly allowed for citizens of many nations, such as US, Canada, and some European nations. However, there are several notable exceptions, and we advise you to check with local consular offices ahead of time.

- For ground transportation from the Inchon(Seoul) airport, we recommend taking buses, which are sometimes referred to as "Limousines".

Airport to KIAS

At the airport, take a Limousine bus # 6002 at the bus stop #5B or #12A, and get off at its last stop Cheongryangri Station (fare: 9,000 won or 7 USD). It will take about 80-90 minutes. Then, change into a taxicab (fare: about 3,000 won) for a 10 minute drive to KIAS., please print out "Driving Instruction to KIAS (for Taxi)" and show it to your taxi driver. You can point the driver to the "dorm" in the map.


Airport to Koreana Hotel:

The Koreana Hotel is located in the center of Seoul, and you can find a number of tourist attractions, e.g., old palaces, commercial districts, within a walking distance. In order to get to the Hotel, I suggest that you better take a Limousin, rather than a Taxi, which is quite comfortable and convenient.

1. Limousine                                                                                                

Take the KAL Limousin Bus bound for 'Seoul City Hall' at Incheon International Airport (Route name is 'Seoul City Hall' and the bus stop at the airport is '4B' or '11A' on the first floor). This bus will lead you directly to the front gate of the hotel. The fee is 14,000 Korean Won, and the bus runs every 20 minute. It will take about 80 minutes from the airport to the hotel. The first bus from the airport runs at 05:25 and the last one from the hotel runs at 18:35. List of stations that the bus passes through is as following (Incheon airport > Seoul Plaza Hotel > Lotte Hotel > The Westin Chosun Seoul (Hotel) > Koreana Hotel > Seosomun KAL building > Bestwestern Seoul Garden Hotel > Incheon airport). More detailed information is available at the official website of Incheon airport (click 'Airport Bus' in the category of 'Transportation'). Also, you can print out the maps for Limousin bus route and for bus stop locations at the airport.

2. Taxi                                                                                                

If you have heavy luggage, we suggest that you take a taxi. There are two different types of taxis. One is medium-sized taxi and the other is deluxe taxi (black-colored). In case of the former, it will cost about 52,000 Korean Won from the airport to the hotel including toll fee (7,400 Korean Won). In case of deluxe taxi, it will cost about 72,000 Korean won including toll fee (7,400 Korean Won). However, the cost depends on the traffic condition. Please print out this and show it to a taxi driver, who will then know where you are headed.


Airport to Holiday Inn:

An airport bus stops right in front of the hotel Holiday Inn Seongbuk (Not to be confused with Holiday Inn Mapo).  At the Inchon airport, go to bus stops 3B or 10B, and look for a sign with destination to "Dobong, Gangbuk, Seongbuk, Dongdaemun,  Seong-dong." The fare is13,000 won (13 US Dollars). The 7th stop in Seoul is designated as "Holiday Inn Seongbuk."  See "Airport Limousine Bus Routes for Holiday Inn Seongbuk" for a detailed route map.


       Travel-related Links

- Maps & Directions to KIAS
- Driving Instruction to KIAS (for TaxI)
- Driving Instruction to Koreana Hotel (for Taxi)
- Driving Instruction to KIAS and Holiday Inn (for Taxi)
- Ground Transportation Options
- Airport Limousine Bus Routes for Holiday Inn Seongbuk
- Current Weather in Seoul