Directions to KIST’s North Gate Entrance
Transportation to KIST from Incheon Internationial Airport (The Map of Airport Terminal)
NOTE: Please refer to the Incheon International Airport Website (http://www.airport.kr/eng/) for more information and updates. All fares and timetables are subject to change.
By Airport Bus (Recommended)
Airport limousine buses leave regularly from the clearly marked stops outside the terminal building to designated stops in Seoul. There are two different routes to get to KIST. The bus fare can be paid either in cash or with a credit card at the bus ticket booths. You can also pay the fare in cash when you get on the bus.
Option 1) Bus Route: Jungnang/Seongbuk
Platforms: 3B and 10A
Fare: 13,000 Korean won
Operation Hours: First Bus Departure : From Seoul
05:40 / From Airport 05:10 Last Bus Departure :
From Seoul 22:01 / From Airport 22:00
Directions to KIST: Once off the bus turn left and
walk about 300 meters in the same direction as the
traffic, and just before a pedestrian overpass there
will be a small street on the right leading to KIST’s
north gate. (There is "Tous les Jours" Bakery on
that street, which you will turn right.)
Option 2) Bus Route: Cheongnyangni
Platforms: 5B and 12A
Fare: 9,000 Korean won
Bus stop: Get off at the "Cheongnyangni Station" bus stop.
Directions to KIST: From the stop, it is recommended that you take a taxi. The taxi fare will be around
3,000 to 4,000 Korean won.
By Airport Railroad + Subway
Step 1: Airport Railroad (The AREX Line Map)
The Airport Railroad Express (AREX) is also convenient because it follows a timetable. It operates between
Incheon International Airport and Seoul Station, for which travel time is 53 minutes by commuter train and
43 minutes by express train.
Fare: 3,700 Korean won for commuter trains and 13,300 Korean won for express trains
Step 2: Subway (The Subway Line Map)
From Seoul Station,
Buy a ticket to Sangwolgok Station (Subway Line 6 (the Tan color line))
Standard tickets can be purchased at the ticketing machines or at the ticket office.
Board the train and get off at Dongmyo Station
Transfer to Line 6 taking the Bonghwasan Station bound direction and get off at Sangwolgok (KIST) Station
Exit the subway station through Exit 4
Walk straight about 100 meters and turn left at the small street leading to KIST's north gate.
By Taxi (Easiest option but expensive)
Taxis are conveniently located just outside the terminal building. The grey or white taxis are standard and somewhat cheaper than the black “deluxe” taxis. The deluxe taxis are a little more comfortable and drivers sometimes speak English, but the standard ones are perfectly adequate for most trips. Both taxi services operate on a metered system, but the passenger will also be responsible for the cost of highway tolls. The cost will vary depending on traffic conditions, but generally runs about 70,000 won for standard taxis and 90,000 won for black taxis.
For the taxi driver:
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