If you are planning to go abroad through Incheon International Airport, you should know Seoul Station City Airport located on the second basement of Seoul Station.
Seoul Station City Airport has been operating since December 2010 together with AREX, a rail service linking Incheon International Airpot with Seoul Station via Kimpo International Airport. Currently, 750 people per day use the city airport terminal, with foreigners accounting for 60 percent.
In Seoul Station, there is Seoul City Airport Terminal which is operated by AREX. You can do early check-in on the day of your departure from Incheon International Airport. You can have a seat assigned for you, check-in your luggage and get immigration examination just like at the airport. This service is especially provided for those who purchased an AREX Express train ticket.
Operation time is from 05:20 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.
Check-in service is available for five airlines departing from Incheon International Airport, which are Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, T-way Air and Eastar Jet. Check-in closes three hours before your flight departure (in case of Korean Air, it is three hours and 20 minutes).
Early check-in at Seoul Station will give you much time to spare. Furthermore, if you finish checking in from Seoul Station, you can use the designated immigration gate at Incheon International Airport. This service is very convenient.
Lee Jeong min, director of AREX, says, “We hope you can reduce your waiting time by finishing check-in from Seoul Station and enjoy the rest of your vacation with your family.”