Seoul is a modern metropolis with the hi-tech metro system, skyscrapers and real architectural miracles. On the other hand, this city has a long history and magnificent temples, palaces and street markets which will take you back in time.
Most popular places to visit
Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a real modern architectural gem designed by the world-famous architect Zaha Hadid. It’s the most visited place in Seoul.
N Seoul Tower features the most beautiful panoramic view of the city, while the new stream Cheonggyecheon will enchant you with its beauty. To get a glimpse of the past, visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace and Seoul City Wall.
Metro, bus, railway, taxi and car services
Seoul has an efficient metro transport system which interlinks the districts in the city. There are nine lines which serve the Seoul city and its suburbs. The other links which are part of the rapid transit system, connect Seoul with Incheon and the major cities in the Gangnam province. The locals widely use the metro, and in rush hours it might get crowded, so it’s best to avoid it during those hours, if possible.
Buses in Seoul are colour coded and based on that you can recognise which type you need to take. For tourists, the Yellow buses are most useful as they run in downtown Seoul, connecting the major tourist, business and shopping areas. The Red ones are express buses for commuters, while the blue buses connect the suburbs to the Seoul city centre. The Green buses circulate only within one district area.
There are two types of taxis in Seoul: regular and deluxe. The weekly South Korea taxi service is charged by the meter, and they increase the price for late-night rides. As the name suggests, the expensive taxis in Seoul offer higher standards and unified tariff. This taxi service is mainly used by businessmen who are rushing to get from one place to another.
You can find rental companies in Seoul or book the service online. Car rental in Seoul is useful if you wish to explore the surrounding area and visit some other cities during your stay.
Public transport from and to Incheon and Gimpo airport
Two airports are serving Seoul area. Incheon International Airport is the main one in South Korea and ranked in the top 5 airports in the world. Gimpo airport was the main gateway for arriving in Seoul in the past, but today serves only domestic flights and to Haneda airport in Tokyo.
The underground train station is at the B1 level at the airport. The Express train (AREX) will take you directly to Seoul Station, and it’s a fast way to get from Incheon International to the city centre. There is another train operating on the same route, except it makes multiple stops. This All-Stop train is especially convenient to travel between Incheon and Gimpo.
The bus is a cheap public transport option to travel from Incheon International to Seoul and other South Korean cities. Depending on your destination and traffic conditions, the journey can take from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
The taxi ranks are outside the Arrivals area, and you can take an airport taxi any time of the day. There are two types, standard and luxury Seoul airport taxi, with a flat rate depending on the destination.
Booking a private airport transfer in advance
Incheon International gets very busy, and in peak hours it can get crowded. To avoid queues, we suggest booking a private transfer with us. You can book your private taxi before your arrival. After we check the availability, you will receive a confirmation voucher with the details and emergency number you can call in case there are any issues. The driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point, and he will drive you safely to your destination.
Another advantage of booking a private Seoul airport transfer is the flexibility you have. It means you can choose a vehicle according to your needs and set the pickup time that fits your schedule. The airport taxi service is tailored to your needs. The cost of the airport transfer service is fixed, and you can pay online or in cash to the driver.
Please select a destination from the list to set it as pick up point. We will ask you to choose a drop-off point at the next step. This booking method is an alternative way to make a booking if you prefer selecting destinations instead of searching.