How to Take Train from Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 to Gimpo Airport?
[NOTE] Photos and direction below are for Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport. Terminal 2 opened on 18 Jan 2018 will be even nearer to the Airport Railroad Station.
First of all, after you have cleared the immigration check point and collected your baggages, you will get into the ARRIVAL HALL of Incheon Airport at LEVEL 1. To catch a train to Gimpo Airport, you need to go to the Airport Railroad Station at LEVEL B1.
STEP 1: GO FROM LEVEL 1 ARRIVAL HALL TO LEVEL B1 AIRPORT RAILROAD STATION.
|Arrival Hall at LEVEL 1 of Incheon Airport but Airport Railroad Station is at LEVEL B1|
If you have a lot of baggages with you and you are using the airport trolley, it is best to use the lift / elevator to go from Level 1 Arrival Hall to Level B1 Airport Railroad Station to catch the train to Gimpo Airport. The lifts / elevator looks like this. You wont miss them.
|Lift at LEVEL 1 Arrival Hall of Incheon Airport. Take this lift to go to LEVEL B1 Airport Railroad Station|
|Sign board at the lift showing that Airport Railroad station is located at LEVEL B1 of Incheon Airport.|
|Walkalator at LEVEL B1 of Incheon Airport towards Airport Railroad station to take train to Gimpo Airport|
|Signboard showing the direction of Airport Railroad Station at LEVEL B1 of Inchoen Aiport.|
|Walking direction to the Airport Railroad Station on the tile. Follow the direction to go to the airport train station.|
STEP 2: TAKE THE ALL-STOP-TRAIN FROM INCHEON AIRPORT TO GIMPO AIRPORT
Before long, you will arrive at the Airport Railroad Station. There are TWO TYPES OF TRAIN HERE:
- ALL-STOP-TRAIN: Take this train to Gimpo Airport
- Airport Express (AREX) Train: DO NOT take this train. It does not stop at Gimpo airport. AREX is a non-stop train from Incheon Airport to Seoul Station in downtown Seoul.
|Airport Railroad Map for Train from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport. (CLICK TO SEE LARGE MAP)|
On the other hand, AREX train does NOT stop at Gimpo Airport. Therefore, you should take the the ALL-STOP-TRAIN to go to Gimpo Airport. You should not take AREX train because it will go straight to Seoul Station in downtown without stopping at Gimpo Airport.
Fortunately, Incheon Airport authority make it very easy to differentiate between these two train services at the Airport Railway Station. The All Stop Train to Gimpo is on the left when you arrive at the Airport Railway Station and its signboard has blue background. On the right hand side is Airport Express (AREX) station and its signboard has orange background. The signboards look like below.
|Blue signboard at entrance to All-Stop-Train Station - Buy the train ticket to Gimpo Airport here.|
|Orange signboard at entrance to Airport Express (AREX) Train Station - AIRPORT EXPRESS train DOES NOT STOP AT GIMPO AIRPORT|
Train ticket fare for All-Stop-Train from Incheon Airport to Gimpo AirportThe one way ticket for All-Stop-Train from Incheon International Airport to Gimpo Airport is 3,750Won for Adult. Infant and toddlers from 0 to 5 years old and elderly people above 65 years old can travel for free. There are 50% discount for children aged between 6 years old and 13 years old. Furthermore, 20% discount is avaiable for youth aged 13 to 18 years old.
Types of ticket for All-Stop-Train at Incheon Airport to Gimpo AirportFor tourists who just use this train to transit from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport, the most suitable type of ticket is the SINGLE JOURNEY CARD which can be purchased from the automatic ticket machine. Note that there is a 500Won deposit for buying this single journey card which will be refunded to you upon returning this card to the automatic ticket machine when you reach Gimpo Airport. This deposit is an environmental friendly measure meant to encourage one time train passengers to return their card for reuse.
After you have bought your All-stop-train ticket, you can proceed to the auto-gate to get into the All-stop-train station. You can see Gimpo Airport as one of the destination on the overhead signboard. Proceed to the train platform to wait for the arrival of next train. You can see Gimpo Airport on the signboard of the train platform as well, as shown in the photo below.
|Go through the automatic ticket gate to get to the train platform of All-Stop-Train to Gimpo Airport.|
|Train platform at Incheon Airport for All-Stop-Train to Gimpo Airport.|
How long is the transfer time from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport?Well, the travelling time for All-Stop-Train from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport is about 21 minutes. If you are transferring from Inchoen Airport to Gimpo Airport, you should set aside sufficient time, taking into consideration the time to clear border check / immigration, baggage collection, and check-in time at Gimpo Airport etc. However, if you only consider train travelling time alone (including walking to/from the station), 45 minutes to 1 hour should be enough.
Schedule of All-Stop-Train from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport
There is a train departing from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport every 6 to 10 minutes. As for the schedule of the train, the all-stop-train service from Incheon Airport starts 5.23am early in the morning. The last train that departs from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport at 11:42pm before mid-night according to the schedule of the train service.
Train Schedule from Gimpo Airport to Incheon Airport
For the reverse direction, that is, if you are taking train from Gimpo Airport to Incheon Airport, you can also use the same All-stop-train service. The first train departs from Gimpo Airport to Incheon Airport at 5.42am early in the morning. According to the schedule of the train from Gimpo Airport, the last train from Gimpo Airport to Incheon Airport will departs near mid-night at 11:59pm.
STEP 3: ARRIVING AT GIMPO AIRPORT
After you left the train station through the autogate, remember to surrender your SINGLE JOURNEY CARD to get your refund of KRW500 deposit. There is a automatic ticket machine at the exit for this purpose.
|Arriving at Gimpo International Airport Station using the All-Stop-Train. Use the escalator to go up to Gimpo Airport departure hall.|
|Choose which way to go: Turn left for domestic terminal, turn right for international terminal|
After you turn left to the direction of domestic departure terminal at Gimpo Airport, you will come to the escalator to go up to the check-in and departure level of Gimpo Airport.
|Escalator towards the domestic departure at Gimpo Airport.|
At Gimpo Airport Domestic Terminal, go to 2nd Floor for flight check-in and then 3rd floor for flight departure.
Getting to Gimpo Airport from Incheon Airport
That's it. A simple guide for you to take train from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport. Taking train for this journey is easy and reliable. The only important thing that you have to remember is to take the All-Stop-Train, not the Airport Express (AREX) train from Incheon Airport. This is because only the All-stop train will stop at Gimpo Airport. Airport Express (AREX) train will go straight to Seoul Station without stopping at Gimpo Airport. For any reason, if you prefer not to take the train from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport (also known as Kimpo Airport), you can also take the airport shuttle bus from Incheon Aiport to Gimpo Airport. Read the guide here.