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Sunday, 3 June 2012

How to take AREX to Seoul?


It's pretty easy, cheap and very convenient if you don't have big luggage.



Myself..tried and tested with 33kgs luggage.

Consequence: painful shoulder, exhausted self and deep sleep all the way to Seoul hence missed my intended stop.

I took the AREX (Airport Express) from Incheon Airport to Hongik University Station and then transit to line 2 for Sinchon Station (where Sogang and Yonsei University is located). (Don't be confused with Sincheon station).

The fare: 3,850won.


My journey:
Incheon Airport --> Incheon Cargo Terminal --> Unseo --> Geomam --> Gyeyang --> Gimpo Airport --> Digital Media City --> Hongik University

There's elevator to some parts of the station, but after transferring to subway Line 2, Sinchon station; there's no elevator to go up to either exit 3 or 4.

The good: Cheap, convenient if your stay is somewhere near the AREX station
The bad: Not to ride when you have big baggages

How to go to AREX station from Incheon Airport?

You can either walk straight out after departure gate and walk pass the airport limousine bus stop. After that walk pass the taxi or car waiting area and then take the escalator to go down towards Airport Railroad level.

OR

Right after departure, take the escalator down (which is next to HANA bank/tour counter). Then, follow the signboards "Airport Railroad", after which you will see an arrays of ticketing machines like the one below.


Last train Seoul bound : 2345 hours

If you already have a T-Money card, just use yours.

Otherwise, buy a single journey ticket to your destination. Like myself I bought a single journey ticket with 500 won deposit. Total - 4,350 won. Once I reached Sinchon station, just refund the deposit at the refund machine. 

AREX single journey ticket. 

From Incheon Airport AREX station, tap once and at Hongik University AREX station tap again to exit. 
Use the same ticket to enter Hongik University Subway/Metro station and tap again when I exited Sinchon subway station.

My only wish: For ERL KLIA transit to be as cheap as AREX. ~~ Malaysia boleh!!

7 comments:

fiqahlee88 said...

tiba2 terngiang2 suara announcer.... Mmg arex best,dh la ada heated seat in winter/cold time.. XD

penunggang.bulan.putih said...

salam kak,

sy macam dah terkonpius dah ni...adakan AREX ni sama dengan seoul subway tu?? sebab sy tengok seoul subway map tu,ada yang line 'airport railroad'...boleh naik dari incheon int airport juga...

Azie.Fauzi said...

hai zarina..

i used AREX too from incheon - hongik station and from hongik station - incheon..with a 33kg baggage :)on my last day in korea

kinda tired with the baggage but very convinient as there's a straingt train from incheon to hongik U. lucky me..

t3retEr3b0zU said...

a very useful info kak zarina..

baby beaver said...

kak... kt c2 ada tpt topup t-money x? saya ada t-money thn lepas, bole x pakai lagi ekk? :P

saya akan trn dkt seoul stn nnti... apartment tu berdepan dgn station... x sabar tol la... jeles akak da smpy dulu...

Watch and Listen said...

Hello,

I'm a bit confuse. Can I or can't I buy the ticket from the airport to Euljiro 3-ga? Just need to transfer at the Hongik Univ. Station. If I look at the smrt.co subway map, its a bit cheaper and just need to buy the ticket once at the airport.

Thank you so much for the information.

christinakam said...

hi there, i'm christina kam from malaysia and bump into ur blog..i just wanna ask for assistance. i actually plan to book d domestic flight thru www.jejuair.net using IE and until now i still failed to do so regardless i activate my active X n enable pop ups too~~ and then i tried www.eastarjet.com but i dun dare to book cox they require alien reg num...for malaysians is it possible if we key in our passport num or ic num , i am afraid if i key in, when i am in seoul they would not allow me to board d plane cox is board...i have been trying to book for a week plus and it is really frustrating~~hope that u r able to give some advice..thx

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