How to get to KIAS

 

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After your arrival at the Incheon international airport (ICN) the arrival procedures will go like this:

Arrival procedures at the Incheon international airport

There are several choices to get to KIAS or Hotels from ICN. (From Gimpo airport (for some airplanes from Japan) you can  follow the similar procedure). Hotels are at a few km distances from KIAS.

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1.  By Airport limousine bus

The most convenient way is to use Airport limousine bus which we strongly recommend.

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When, you exit a gate of the terminal, you can see bus stops. You can purchase the limousine bus ticket to Holiday Inn Seongbuk or Gireum for about 13,000 KRW(Won) either in cash or with credit cards at bus ticket booths. The locations of the booths are marked on the map below (red dots). You can also pay the fare in cash when you get on the bus.

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It will take about 80~90 minutes for buses to arrive the destinations. When you return, please do not confuse the Gimpo airport bus stop with ICN bus stop.

 

1) To Holiday Inn Seongbuk Hotel 

 This bus might the best choice. Please dont confuse this hotel with another hotel, holiday inn Seoul. Go to the bus stop 3B or 10A (bound for Dobong (Seongdong)) and make sure the destination of the bus is Holiday Inn Seongbuk. Get off at the bus stop front of Holiday inn hotel, if you go to the hotel. If you want to go to KIAS , you can get off at the Korea univ. station (1 stop before) and take a taxi there  (3 minutes, cost ~1900 KRW, 10 minutes by foot) Please print out this map and show it to a taxi driver, who will then know where you are headed.

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2) To Gireum

There is another bus available which goes to Gireum station. Go to the bus stop 3B or 10A (bound for Jungrang (Seongbuk)) and make sure the destination of the bus is Gireum. If you want to go to KIAS , you can take a taxi there (10 minutes, cost ~3500 KRW). Please print out this map and show it to a taxi driver, who will then know where you are headed.

 

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2.  By Taxi

If you have heavy luggage, it is suggested to take a taxi.Taxis are plentiful and inexpensive in Korea, clean and safe. There are taxi stands in most bus city areas, and taxis can also be hailed on the streets. There are two different types of taxis. One is medium-sized taxi (left) and the other is deluxe taxi (black-colored, right). In case of the former, it will cost about 70,000~80,000 Korean Won from the airport to KIAS including toll fee. In case of deluxe taxi, it will cost approximately twice as much. It will take about 70 minutes. Avoid using a taxi during heavy traffic jam (AM 7-9 & PM 6-8). Please print out this map and show it to a taxi driver, who will then know where you are headed.

 

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3.  By Subway

Seoul has a very nice subway system. You can reach everywhere in Seoul within 10 minutes by foot from a subway station.

But from ICN it is rather complicated to reach KIAS.

 

Route1)

First, go to Gimpo Intl Airport station by airport railroad express (AREX ) at ICN and then transfer to metro line 5 (violet) and go to JONGRO 3 GA (Red Circle). Transfer to line 1 (ultramarine) and get off at HOEGI station. You can take a taxi there (2000 KRW) to go to KIAS.

 

Route 2)

First, go to Gimpo Intl Airport station by airport railroad express (AREX ) at ICN and then transfer to metro line 5 and go to Cheong-Gu . Transfer to line 6 (brown) and get off at the Korea university station. You can take a taxi there (1900 KRW) to go to KIAS.

 

 

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To get information on subway/bus in Seoul, click the following links.

 

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From Hoegi station to KIAS

-Bus: Please go out through exit No. 1 and go straight until you arrive at an intersection. Cross the road to the right at first and then to the straight line. Walk straight until you see a bus stop. Take No.1215 or No.273 and get off at 'KAIST campus' bus stop which is the third stop.
-Taxi: Please go out through exit No.1 and take a taxi. Show the attached 'Map for Taxi driver'. The fare is about 1,900 won.
-KIAS is within 20-minute walking distance from Hoegi Station. As you leave the turnstyle, you will see exits. Please go out through exit No. 1 (toward Kyunghee University). Continuing along the street as you leave the station, you will encounter two intersections. At the second intersection, the road bends sharply to the left and to the right again. KIAS/KAIST campus is on the right side of the road, about 200 meters from the second intersection. Please see the map below.