Best Way From Incheon Airport To Myeongdong and Chungmuro

Myeongdong means ‘bright town’ in Korean, and just like the name, Myeongdong is one of the hottest shopping places in Seoul.  It’s always lively and crowded with tons of people, shops, restaurants, and hotels. To make the most out of your trip, check out the post, “Things to do in Myeongdong.” If you are looking for some great food, try something new with the Best Vegan Restaurants in Myeongdong. Let’s find out the best way to travel from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong and Chungmuro.


Top 3 ways from the Incheon Airport to Myeongdong

Before you read this, I recommend ‘How to travel from Incheon International Airport(ICN) to Seoul‘ to understand the transports you can take at the airport.

There are three ways to get to Myeongdong from the Incheon Airport.




AREX is one of the fastest ways to get to Myeongdong from the Incheon Airport.  No need to worry about the traffic or fare but be aware that you have to transfer from the AREX to the Seoul metro subway.




Train from ICN to Myeongdong
Train from ICN to Myeongdong Area


Refer to AREX official website:


Time and Fare


AREX Time and Fare table




AREX Route Map


AREX to Seoul station


AREX Time Table


AREX time table to Seoul station


Here is the whole timetable for AREX (CLICK)!


You can get a discount on an AREX ticket from a few travel sites and this is the cheapest one I found.
Get A Discount Ticket of AREX




6001 Airport Bus Route Map


The best part of taking the airport bus to Myeongdong or Chungmuro is that you don’t need to transfer. It’s a plus but you can’t avoid the traffic in Seoul. It’s best to take the airport bus to Myeongdong if you have extra time.


Bus 6001 to Myeongdong




Taxi from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong


If you take a regular taxi from the airport to the Myeongdong area, the fare is around KRW 50,000 to 60,000, and it takes about 80 to 90 minutes. (The fare and time can be varied by the traffic.)


Taxi from Incheon to Myeongdong


If you have 3 or more people in your group, I recommend this affordable private airport taxi service.
Book a Private Incheon Airport Transfers

Until now, we introduced the different paths to Myeondong from Incheon airport. Now you can choose the best way to your destination. We hope you arrive without any trouble.


Please also check the previous post, ‘How to get to Seoul from Incheon International Airport’, for more detail such as timetable, ticket price and where and how you can take the AREX, an airport bus, and a taxi at the airport. 

One more thing, if you have a lot of luggage, the best recommendation from the Incheon airport to your hotel is through SAFEX luggage services. If you are at the Gimpo airport, check out the SAFEX Gimpo luggage service as well. They will pick up your luggage and take it to your hotel.

Furthermore, if you have to carry your luggage or bags during the sightseeing, take a look at our post, “Luggage Storage Services in Seoul” to travel light. You can check all the detailed information about the subway storage near you HERE. For your luggage storage needs in Myeongdong, check out the Luggage storage in Myeongdong station, to make your trip light and easy.

Have a wonderful trip and we are welcome to your comments!

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