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Transfer Options from Gimpo Airport to Seoul

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How to get from Gimpo airport to Seoul

You have three different transfer options to get from Gimpo International (GMP) airport to Seoul; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Seoul airport taxi is the most expensive option but it's also the most convenient. The total journey time will be around 25 minutes and the cost is approximately 11.30€ (15,000 won) based on a taximeter. The cheapest option is to take the All Stop train which runs from Gimpo airport and reaches Seoul Station in 22 minutes. Your final option is to take the 6021 bus which costs 5.30€ (7,000 won) one-way and takes around 44 minutes depending on traffic.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Train €2.20 22min 05:30–01:00
Taxi €11.30 25min 24/7
Bus €10.60 44min 05:00–23:10

How to get from Gimpo airport to Seoul by train

Taking the All Stop train from Gimpo International (GMP) airport to Seoul Station is a quick and cheap transfer option. Tickets cost just 1.10€ (1,450 won) one-way and the journey time is only 22 minutes. If you're traveling on a budget but don't want to sacrifice your time in Seoul, then taking the All Stop AREX train is a great option for you.

How much is the train from Gimpo airport to Seoul?

A one-way ticket from Gimpo airport to Seoul Station is 1.10€ (1,450 won), however, this doesn't include the 500 won deposit that will be added to your ticket price. You can get a full refund of this deposit in your destination station using the refund deposit machine.

Cost

1.10€

Trip Duration

22 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 10 minutes for the All Stop train

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The All Stop train is available from 05:30 to 01:00 .

Where do I get it from?

After you collect your luggage, head towards the transportation signs and use the escalators to enter the underground station. You can find the All Stop train on subway line 5 and 9.

Convenience

If you're looking for a cheap transfer option that doesn't come with a big price tag, then taking the All Stop train from Gimpo airport to Seoul is a fantastic option. Not only does the train take just 22 minutes to reach Seoul Station, but it also runs every 10 minutes, so there's almost always going to be a train available for you when you arrive.

Editor’s Note

The AREX All Stop train runs on subway line 5 and 9, making four different stops on it's way to Seoul Station, so if your hotel is located along whit route, you may need to get off earlier to be closer to your accommodation.

Useful Tips

You will need to pay a 500 won refundable deposit on top of the 1.10€ (1,450 won) ticket price.
Be sure to keep an eye on your personal belongings as the All Stop train is a public service.
Keep your tickets to hand while traveling on the train as there are random checks along the way.

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How to get from Gimpo airport to Seoul by taxi

Taking a taxi from Gimpo International (GMP) airport is the most convenient transfer option and it's also highly affordable. The standard orange taxis are available at Gimpo airport 24/7 and will take you to the centre of Seoul in 25 minutes. The cost of your trip will be calculated by a taximeter, but it will be around 11.30€ (15,000 won).

Taxi fare from Gimpo airport to Seoul

Taxis at Gimpo International (GMP) airport don't have a flat rate fee for the journey to Seoul, they use a taximeter to calculate their price. The total fee for your journey will depend on your exact destination in Seoul and the level of traffic, but it will be approximately 11.30€ (15,000 won).

Convenience

Although the journey from Gimpo international (GMP) airport is short, taking a Seoul airport taxi is the only way to guarantee door-to-door service that will keep you and all of your personal belongings safe. Forget about navigating public transport in a foreign language, you can hop in a taxi and reach your accommodation within 25 minutes, giving you plenty of time to explore Seoul.

Editor’s Note

There are different types of taxi to cater your needs at Gimpo airport, but they all come with extra costs. Delux has more luxurious car, Jumbo taxi can fit up to 8 people and the International taxis guarantee English speaking drivers.

Useful Tips

There could be a 20% increase in your taxi fee for traveling at night.
Standard taxis in Seoul can take up to 4 people with average sized luggage.
Make sure your driver has his licence on show and that your meter is set to the base fare before begin your ride.

How to get from Gimpo airport to Seoul by bus

With a journey time of 44 minutes, the 6021 bus is the slowest transfer option, but it's also one of the cheapest. A one-way ticket from Gimpo airport costs 5.30€ (7,000 won), so if you're traveling on a budget, this could be a great option for you.

How much is the bus from Gimpo airport to Seoul?

A one-way ticket from Gimpo International (GMP) airport to Seoul on the 6021 bus costs 5.30€ (7,000 won). You can purchase your ticket from the driver or the transport counter in Gimpo airport.

Cost

5.30€

Trip Duration

44 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 15 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 6021 bus is available from 05:00 to 23:10.

Where do I get it from?

The 6021 bus is located outside of the main Terminal, to the right of Gate 6, at stops 2 and 6.

Convenience

Taking the 6021 public bus is the slowest and least convenient transfer option from Gimpo International (GMP) airport to Seoul. The journey time is very long at 44 minutes and although there are luggage racks, space is highly limited.

Editor’s Note

If you're traveling on a budget and want a more comfortable seat than the All Stop public train, then taking the 6021 bus is a great option for you. Although this service takes a little longer than the other transfer options, it does run every 15 minutes and takes you directly into Seoul city centre.

Useful Tips

Be sure to carry cash to purchase your ticket as the driver doesn't accept card payments.
The 6021 bus runs less frequently on weekends.

Frequently asked questions

Which airport is closer to the city of Seoul?

The closest airport to Seoul is Gimpo International (GMP) airport which serves both domestic and international flights. Gimpo airport is 16.2 km away from Seoul and can be reached in 25 minutes by taxi, 44 minutes by bus and 22 minutes by train.

How do I get from Gimpo airport to Seoul?

When making the 16.2 km journey from Seoul Gimpo airport to Seoul you have three different transfer options; taxi, bus or train. Taking the All Stop train is the fastest option at 22 minutes, and it costs 1.10€ (1,450 won) one-way. The most convenient option is to take a taxi which costs around 11.30€ (15,000 won) depending on the taximeter and takes 25 minutes to reach the city of Seoul. Your last option is the 6021 bus which gets to Seoul in 44 minutes and costs 5.30€ (7,000 won) one-way.

How much is a taxi from Gimpo airport to Seoul?

Taxis at Gimpo International (GMP) airport don't have a set rate fee for the journey to Seoul. Instead, they charge using a taximeter based on distance, so the final price of your journey will depend on your exact location in Seoul, but it will be around 11.30€ (15,000 won).

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