Bus 6015 from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong

There are three ways to get to Myeongdong from Incheon Airport: by bus, AREX train and Taxi. In this post, we will guide you on how to take a bus from Icheon Airport to Myeongdong. Bus is the most economical and convinient way to get to Myeongdong from Icheon Airport. We rate AREX train second for the reason that you need to change line from AREX to Seoul Metropolitan Subway at Seoul Station.

Which Bus to Take from Incheon to Myeongdong

So exactly which bus do you need to take once you arrive at Incheon International Airport?
Answer: BUS 6015.
You can catch bus 6015 at either exit 5B or exit 11B outside the arrival hall (1st Floor) of Incheon Airport. Watch out for stand signage as below.
Exit 5B: Bus 6015 will pick up passengers here to Myeong-dong
Bus Route and time table for bus 6015 to Myeong-dong
The bus seats are comfortable. There are spaces on the bus for your to put your luggage. So don't worry if you have some luggage with you. The bus is specifically catering for passengers from the airport.

Ticket for Bus 6015 to Myeong-dong

A one way ticket for Bus 6015 from Incheon Airport to Myeong-dong costs KRW 15,000 (approx US$13, price updated on 24 April 2016). This ticket can be bought at the ticket booth inside the arrival hall (1st Floor) near Gates 4 and Gate 9. After you get out of the arrival halls, you can buy the ticket at the ticket booths near near Gates 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, and gate 9C. Just tell the ticket booth that you want a ticket for bus 6015 to Myeongdong. The ticket booth looks like this.
Buy the ticket at the ticket booth for Bus 6015 from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong

Timetable for Bus 6015 to Myeong-dong

There is a Bus 6015 departing from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong every 20 to 35 minutes. The waiting time is maximum 20 minutes during peak hours. The first bus departs from Incheon to Myeong-dong at 5:35am in the morning while the last bus departs at 10:50pm in the evening.
The journey from Incheon Airport to Myeong dong takes about 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on downtown traffic condition.

Bus 6015 stops at Hotel PJ, Myeongdong Skypark 3 Hotel / Nine Tree Hotel at Myeong-dong

Good news for those who choose to stay at Hotel PJ and Nine Tree Hotel in Myeongdong. Bus 6015 will take you from Incheon Airport right to the front of Hotel PJ and Nine Tree Hotel. The station name is exactly "Chungmuro Station" for Hotel PJ and "Myeongdong Station" for Myeongdong Skypark 3 Hotel / Nine Tree Hotel. Announcement will be made when the bus arrived at each station.

Hotel PJ is a new hotel at Chungmuro Station while Nine Tree Hotel and Myeongdong Skypark 3 Hotel are new hotels near Myeongdong Station. These hotels are always full because of their strategic locations at the bus stations. Personally, I prefer Nine Tree Hotel which is behind the "Myeongdong Station".

NOTE: Effective 19 September 2014, Myeongdong Station has moved downward 70 meters from in front of Sejong Hotel (Exit 10 Myeongdong Subway station) to the new location below in front of Nine Tree Hotel (near Exit 8 of Myeongdong Subway Station).

New Location of "Myeondong Station" for Airport Shuttle Bus

Bus From Myeong-dong to Incheon Airport?

Yes, you can take the same bus (6015) from Myeong-dong to Incheon Airport. The first bus departs from Sejong Hotel (Myeongdong station) at 4:50am in the morning while the last bus departs at 8:35pm in the evening. 
If you prefer not to take bus, you can use the AREX train and Seoul Subway to travel between Incheon Airport and Myeong-dong. Otherwise, you may also taken taxi from Myeongdong to Incheon Airport. The taxi fare / rate is about the same as from Incheon airport to Myeongdong, whcih is approximately 65,000Won (plus 7,700Won toll). All said, shuttle bus 6015 is still the most preferred way for many tourist because it is a cheap, reliable and convenient way to go from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong or from Myeongdong to Incheon Airport. 


Hotels Near Myeongdong Subway Station and Airport Shuttle Station

Here are the most popular hotels that are less than 30 meters from the exits of Myeongdong Subway.
This is one of the newest hotel in Myeongdong. Strategically located in Myeong-dong, Nine Tree Hotel Myeong-dong is the ideal base for you to explore Seoul. Nine Tree Hotel within walking distance to Chunjiyun Spa and Shinsegae Department Store.The staff are also very helpful and can speak English, Mandarin, Japanese very well. They are more than happy to help you with directions to various shops and restaurants in Myeongdong. In addition, you can also buy and top up the T-Money card for Seoul Subway from the reception counter here. Once every month, they run Nine Tree Jeans Day where guests wearing jeans will be offered free breakfast or other goodies.
View of Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong in the Evening

For guests arriving through Shuttle Bus 6015 from Incheon Airport, once arriving at "Myeongdong Station", walk downhill a few steps downhill until you see a bakery called "Tours Les Jours", turn right to the alley / street. Nine Tree Hotel is 20 meter in front of you.

New Location of "Myeongdong Station" for Airport Shuttle Bus 6015 and Bus 6001 effective 19 September 2014
Turn right into the street when you see Tours Les Jours Bakery. Nine Tree Hotel is the black building behind. 
For guests arriving through Myeongdong Subway Station, exit the station through EXIT 8 and walk straight for less than 10 meters before turning left to the first alley / street when you see a bakery "Crown Bakery".  Nine Tree Hotel is 20 meter in front of you.
From EXIT 8 of Myeongdong Subway, turn left into the alley. Nine Tree Hotel is 10 meters in front of you.
Due to its popularity among visitor to Myeongdong, Nine Tree Hotel is always fully booked especially during peak season. Therefore, early booking is advised. If your travel agent cannot find a room for you at this hotel, try to book online at Agoda.com. They pre-book a lot of rooms at Nine Tree Hotel for their online booking service due to the high demand. They could offer lower room rates too due to their bulk pre-booking.

Sejong Hotel (Right in front of EXIT 10 of Myeongdong Subway Station)

For first time visitor to Seoul, Sejong Hotel used to be the best choice because Shuttle bus from Incheon and Gimpo Airport stops right in front of this hotel in Myeongdong. HOWEVER, EFFECTIVE 19 SEPTEMBER 2014,  the bus station have moved downward about 70 meter from the entrance of this hotel. Having said that, it is still a popular choice because in front of this hotel is also EXIT 10 of Myeongdong Subway Station. The only drawback of this hotel is that it is quite old. Having said that, the Sejong Hotel is still well maintain and kept up to standard of its class. Apart from enjoying shopping, food and sightseeing in Myeongdong, guests can also climb Namsan mountain which is located across the hotel to enjoy the panoramic view of Seoul at the peak of N Seoul Tower. From Myeongdong Subway station you can easily reach Cheonggyecheon, Korean House, Duksukung, Insadong and Bukceon Korean House.
Sejong Hotel, the most popular hotel among first time visitor to Myeongdong

Prince Hotel (Right in front of EXIT 2 of Myeongdong Subway Station) 

Prince Hotel is the most popular hotel among Westerners visiting Myeongdong. Located across the main road from Myeongdong shopping district, Prince Hotel is located right in front of EXIT 2 of Myeongdong Subway Station. Myeongdong shopping district is just a zebra cross away. Even though Price hotel is quite old, its rooms have been recently renovated. Despite being a modern hotel, it still keeps traditional Korean features such as under-the-floor heaters and themed rooms such as the White Suite make your stay here memorable. There is also a taxi stand in front of this hotel, making it one of the best choice for business travelers among Myeongdong hotels.
Hotel Prince, Myeongdong
Here they are, three hotels nearest to the Myeongdong Subway Station, and of course, the trendy and happening Myeongdong shopping district.

Before you proceed, please be forewarned that hotel rooms at Myeongdong are typical very small for the very reason that Myeongdong is the prime location in Seoul. 

Having said that, many first time visitors to Seoul choose to stay at hotels in Myeongdong for a few reasons:

  1. Direct Shuttle Bus from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong
  2. Easy to get around to other places in Seoul through Myeongdong Subway Station
  3. Myeongdong is a top shopping heaven in Seoul
  4. Some of the best Korean restaurant is found in here (e.g. Myeongdong Gyoja)
  5. Walking distance to Namsan N Seoul Tower Cable Car Station
  6. The famous Nanta Theater is located here. 
Even though there are a lot to do at Myeongdong, it is likely that you will want to explore other parts of Seoul such as Insadong, Dongdaemong, Gangnam etc. during your visit. Getting around in Seoul is easy if you stay near the subway station. Therefore, most people will choose hotels that are nearest to Myeongdong Subway station.

Myeongdong Cathedral - Map, Direction and English Mass Schedules

If there is a place where you can find serenity and inner peace in the busy shopping district of Myeongdong, it is none other than Myeongdong Cathedral. It is not only an iconic historical building in Myeongdong, but also a Catholic Church with rich heritage and contributed immensely to Roman Catholicism and also democratic movement in Korea history.
Myeongdong Cathedral at the heart of Myeongdong district

How to go to Myeongdong Cathedral - Map and Direction

Apart from coming to Myeongdong to shop and eat, many tourists, foreigners and local Koreans come to Myeongdong purposely because they want to visit Myeongdong Cathedral. Here we present a map with simple walking direction to guide visit to go Myeongdong Cathedral from Myeongdong Station (Subway Station / Bus Station).
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Map of Walking Direction from Myeongdong Station to Myeongdong Cathedral [CLICK TO ENLARGE]
One of the most convenient way to go to Myeongdong Cathedral is by taking the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Regardless of where you start your journey, be it Gangnam, Insadong, Itaewon, Hangdae or any other districts in Seoul, you should take the subway train towards Myeongdong Station on LINE 4 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway. 
Upon arrival at Myeongdong Station, get to the ground by using EXIT 8 of Myeongdong Station. On the other hand, if you are taking bus, get off or alight the bus at Myeongdong Station. 
From Myeongdong Station, you can follow the map above to talk to Myeongdong Cathedral. The checkpoints on the walking direction map CHECKPOINT A, CHECKPOINT B, CHECKPOINT C, CHECKPOINT D are shown in the photos below.
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[CHECKPOINT A] From Myeongdong Station EXIT 8 or Myeongdong Station for Airport Limousine Bus, turn into the street towards Nine Tree Hotel following the read arrow [CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE]. 
The first checkpoint is CHECKPOINT A where you should make a turn into the street where Nine Tree Hotel is located. For those who arrive from EXIT 8 of Myeongdong Station, you should turn left into this street. For those who arrive from the Myeongdong Station bus stop for Airport Limousine Bus 6015 / 6001, you should turn right into this street following the red arrow on the photo for CHECKPOINT A. Note that travellers staying at Sejong Hotel, Skypark Myeongdong 3 Hotel and Lotte L7 Myeongdong hotel can also follow this direction. 
After turning into the street where Nine Tree hotel is located, you will come to CHECKPOINT B, which is a T-junction. At this point, just walk straight across the T-junction towards MCM flagship store direction, as shown in the photo below for CHECKPOINT B.
[CHECKPOINT B] Walking straight across the T-junction towards MCM direction to go to Myeongdong Cathedral. 
Beyond CHECKPOINT B, you should continue to walk in the straight direction for about 150 meters until you come to CHECKPOINT C, which is a big T-junction as shown in the photo below. Along the way, you will find many attractive shops and and restaurants. It is quite easy to get distracted. So, remember that you are on your way to Myeongdong Cathedral.
[CHECKPOINT C] At this big junction, turn to your right towards Myeongdong Cathedral.
When you reach CHECKPOINT C, you are actually very near to Myeongdong Cathedral. Take the right turn at this junction. and continue walking for about 80 meters. Along the way, you will see convenient store like 7 Eleven and cafe like Starbucks Coffee.
The street leading towards Myeongdong Cathedral (on the RIGHT of this street)
After about some 80 meters of walking from the T-junction at CHECKPOINT C, you will arrive at the CHECKPOINT D, the entrance to Myeongdong Cathedral, which is on your right hand side.
[CHECKPOINT D] Entrance to Myeongdong Cathedral
Finally, you can see the Myeongdong Cathedral in front of you. Just turn right into the small road leading you towards the cathedral which is located on a small hill.
That is it. You have arrived at Myeongdong Cathedral from Myeongdong Station, the total walking distance is less than 400 meters, with lots of things to see along the way. You can always visit the shops and restaurants along your way back after visiting Myeongdong Cathedral. 

Myeongdong Cathedral English Mass Schedule

Myeongdong Cathedral is one of few Catholic Church in Seoul that has English service. The schedule for English Sunday Mass at Myeongdong Cathedral is on every Sunday, 9:00am at the cathedral. In addition to that, there is also English Confession before the 9:00 am mass on every Sunday. 

Myeongdong Cathedral Opening Hours

With the first weekday mass (Korean) starts at 6:30am and last mass at 7:00pm (except Monday evening), Myeondong Cathedral is open for visitors throughout the day. So feel free to walk over for a visit if you are in Myeongdong. 

Myeongdong Cathedral - Map, Direction and English Mass Schedules

That is it. The map and walking direction to go to Myeongdong Cathedral and the schedule of English Sunday Mass at the Cathedral. Of course if you are driving, you would  need to follow the GPS direction to get here. The GPS is 37.5631812, 126.9851717. It is also possible to get to Myeongdong Cathedral by using Eujiro 3-ga Subway Station on LINE 2 and LINE 3 (if you are coming from Insadong) of Seoul Metropolitan Subway but the walking distance will be slightly longer. Otherwise, just follow the map and direction from Myeongdong Station as described in this post. In anyway, your visit to Myeongdong Cathedral will be definitely worth it!

Cherry Blossoms at N Seoul Tower (Namsan Park) near Myeongdong, Seoul

Spring is here and it is time for Cherry Blossoms again. If you are in Myeondong in April, do not miss the opportunity to visit Namsan Moutain nearby to enjoy the beautiful and romantic scene under cherry blossoms.

Beautiful Scenes of Cherry Blossoms at Namsan Park

N Seoul Tower at Night with Beautiful Cherry Blossoms. Visit Cherry Blossoms Festival at Namsan Park until 10 April 2016  *
Bring along a good DSLR camera to capture the most beautiful Cherry Blossom Photos at Namsan Park, especially late afternoon *
Come with your lover to Seoul for a romantic walk under cherry blossoms at night *

 *Photo credits: Korea Tourism Organization

The Best Time to See Cherry Blossoms in Seoul

March to April is normally the best time to view Cherry Blossoms in Seoul. This year, Cherry Blossom Festival ongoing now till April 10 at Daegu , N Seoul Tower. Even after the festival, you can probably still Cherry Blossoms until late April in many places. 

How to go from Myeongdong to Namsan Park for Cherry Blossoms?

Myeongdong is actually very near to N Seoul Tower and Namsan Park. So after spending time shopping and dining at Myeongdong, why not head to Namsan Park later in the afternoon to enjoy the beautiful scenes of cherry blossoms. If you don't mind a bit of walking, just walk your way towards N Seoul Tower from Myeongdong Station following the walking direction here. After walking and enjoying the view at Namsan Park, go up to N Seoul Tower enjoy the best night view of Seoul at N Seoul Tower. If you like to take photos, do not forget to bring a good camera or DSLR. Apart from sweet memory, it is also good to capture the nice scenes of cherry blossoms at Namsan Park in your camera.



How to get to Insadong from Myeongdong Seoul

While myeongdong is famous for its hyper shopping experience, Insadong is a "must visit" in Seoul to experience the artistic and cultural side of Seoul. After shopping for cosmetics and fashions in Myeongdong, how about getting to Insadong to see the ordinary Korean artwork, handicraft and antiques and drop by the restaurants in the alleys of Insadong for traditional teas and wines.

How to get to Insadong from Myeongdong Using Subway

From Myeongdong, you can get to Insadong by taking Seoul Metropolitan Subway Train to either using LINE 3 to Anguk Station (EXIT 6) OR LINE 5 to Jonggak Station (EXIT 11).

1. From Myeongdong Station to Anguk Station EXIT 6 (Insadong)

If you are staying at hotel near Myeongdong Subway Station, getting to Insadong is super easy. Just board the subway train at Myeongdong Station (LINE 4) heading towards Chungmuro Station. At Chungmuro Station, transfer to LINE 3 to take the subway train heading towards Anguk Station. On the way, the train will pass through Euljiro 3(sam)-ga Station and Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station as shown on the subway map below. The subway ticket price is only KRW1350 (or KRW1250 using T-money card). For those who stay at northern end of Myeongdong, closer to Euljiro 3(sam)-ga Station, you can also board the subway train here to go to Insadong. 
Subway  Map from Myeongdong Station to Anguk Statoin near Insadong. Note that you have to transfer to LINE 3 to Anguk at Chungmuro Station
Entrance to Insadong streets is a short walk from Anguk Station EXIT 6

Upon arriving at Anguk Station from Myeongdong, you should exit the station using EXIT 6. At EXIT 6, go straight and walk ahead for a short distance and you will arrive at the junction entering into Insadong. The junction is easy to identify and you will not miss it because there area large sculpture that set the artistic tone of Insadong.
Entrance to Insadong streets. You can see large sculpture at the junction.

2. From Myeongdong Station to Jonggak Station EXIT 11 (Insadong)

Another subway station near Insadong is Jonggak Station. This subway station is less well-known among tourist who want to go to Insadong but it is equally convenient for those who want to get to Insadong from Myeongdong Station or Seoul Station. The cost of subway ticket from Myeongdong to Insadong through Jonggak Station is only 1350won (or 1250won using T-money Card). This is exactly the same if you go from Myeongdong to Insadong through Anguk Station.

From Myeongdong Station, take a train heading towards Seoul Station (going through Hoehyeon Station). Upon arriving at Seoul Station, get off the train and change to LINE 1 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Take the LINE 1 subway train heading towards Jonggak Station (passing through City Hall Station). Get off the train at Jonggak Station. The subway journey is shown below.
Subway Train from Myeongdong to Jonggak Station at Insadong

Upon arriving at Jonggak Station from Myeongdong, exit the station by using EXIT 11 to get to Insadong main street. Walk straight ahead before turning left at the big junction as shown in the walking map to Insadong main street below. After making the turn, walk briefly before turn slightly left into Insadong main street, which looks like the picture below.
Walking Direction from EXIT 11 Jonggak Station to Insadong Main Street.
Entrance to Insadong Main Street
Essentially, if you use this route to get to Insadong from Myeongdong, you will arrive at the other end of the Insadong main street compare to tourists arriving through Anguk Station. After walking through the main street of Insadong, you can return to Myeongdong from Insadong using the Anguk Station at the other end of Insadong main street. Just a tips on touring Insadong, there are a lot to see and experience in the sub streets or alleys of Insadong besides the main street. Don't be afraid to explore the alleys too for more artwork and yummy food. If you want to bring back some souveniors from Insadong, a good place is Ssamziegil shopping mall along Insadong main street.

From Myeongdong to Insadong

In short, taking the subway train is the easiest and most convenient way to get to Insadong from Myeongdong. You can choose between two routes, either getting to Insadong from Anguk Station or Jonggak Station which are located at opposite ends of the Insadong main street. If you arrive at Insadong at one station, you may use another station to return to Myeongdong after touring the artistic Insadong. 

Limousine Bus 6021 from Gimpo Airport to Myeongdong

For those who are arriving in Seoul through Gimpo International Airport from Jeju or other airports in South Korea or in the region, you can take the express shuttle bus 6021 service from Gimpo Airport to Myeongdong.

Bus Stop for Limousine Bus 6021 from Gimpo Airport to Myeongdong

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Take Bus 6021 at Gimpo Airport at Bus Stop No. 15 for Domestic Arrival and Bus Stop No. 7 for International Arrival
If you are arriving at Gimpo Airport on domestic flights within South Korea, you can get onto Limousine Bus 6021 at Bus Stop No. 15 after walking across the road from Gate 6 outside the airport terminal building (see the Gimpo Airport map above).
On the other hand, if you arrive at Gimpo Aiport on international flights, then it would nearer to wait for Limousine Bus 6021 to Myeongdong at Bus Stop 7 which is outside Gate 1 (refer to the Gimpo International Airport map above). 

Ticket Fare for Bus 6021 to Myeongdong from Gimpo International Airport

The 6021 bus ticket fare from Gimpo International Airport to Myeongdong is KRW7,000 one way per passenger. The ticket can be purchase at the arrival hall of Gimpo International Airport before boarding the bus. Of course, this fare is more expensive than train ticket fare of 1,650won per person if you take train from Gimpo to Seoul Station and then change line to Seoul Subway Line 4 at Seoul Station to go to Myeongdong Station. Having said that, taking bus is still the most convenient way if you are have big baggages with you because you don't have to drag it along to the train station or carry them when changing train line at Seoul Station.  

Timetable for Bus 6021 from Gimpo Airport to Myeongdong

Limousine Bus 6021 start operating from Gimpo International Airport with first bus departing at 5:00am early in the morning. The last bus to Myeongdong will depart Gimpo Airport at 11:10pm at night. For those who arrive near mid night, you might have to consider taking train or taxi. The last train from Gimpo will depart at mid night which is still in time for your catch the Line 4 subway train to Myeongdong at 12.45am after mid night. 
The bus journey time is about 50 minutes from Gimpo Airport to Myeongdong. Of course this may be affected traffic jam but generally it would not be longer than an hour. 
For your information, bus 6021 departs from Gimpo International Airport normally about every 30 to 35 minutes during working hours. So you do not have to worry about missing the bus because the longest you have to wait for another airport shuttle bus to arrive is only 30-35 minutes. However, during early morning, late night or weekend, the waiting time might be slightly longer. You can refer to the timetable for Bus 6021 departure from Gimpo Airport below for the exact time. Normally, the bus will come on time.
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Timetable for Bus 6021 Departure from Gimpo Airport. Bus trip to Myeongdong will take about 50 minutes.

Where are the Bus Stops in Myeongdong for Bus 6021 from Gimpo Airport?

The best thing about taking Airport Limousine Bus 6021 from Gimpo to Myeongdong is that each bus stop name is announced in four languages, including English, Korean, Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese. Therefore, you will not miss the bus stop you intend to get off the bus even if it is your first time to Myeongdong Seoul. 
After stopping at Seoul Station and Namdaemoon Market, bus 6021 will make the first stop in Myeongdong area at Hotel Ibis Ambassador Myeongdong Station. This bus stop is located right in front of the Ibis Ambassador Myeongdong hotel and opposite Lotte Departmental Store. It is also near EXIT 6 of Euljiro Subway Station. The Bus Stop is also known as Ibis Myeongdong in short.
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Gimpo Airport Bus 6021 Bus Stop at Ibis Ambassador Myeongdong Hotel (right in front of the hotel)

The next stop in Myeongdong area for Limousine Bus 6021 is Royal Hotel Station (Tiffany Entrance). If you are staying at Hotel Skypark Central or Ekonomy Central Myeongdong Hotel, you can also get off the bus here. 
After Royal Hotel Staiton, bus 6021 from Gimpo Airport will stop at the following stations around Myeongdong:
  1. Uljiro 2(Pine Avenue) Bus Stop, 
  2. BestWestern Kukdo Hotels (Euljiro 4-ga) Bus Stop, 
  3. Acacia Hotel (Western Coop) Bus Stop, 
  4. Uljiro Co-Op Residence Bus Stop, 
  5. Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) Bus Stop, 
  6. Toyoko Inn Hotel Bus Stop, 
  7. Toegyero 6, Sky Park Hotel Dongdaemun Bus Stop, 
  8. Hotel PJ(Chungmuro) Bus Stop, 
  9. The toegyero 3 Hanok Village (Mark Hotel T) Bus Stop.
The last station for Bus 6021 from Gimpo Airport is Myeongdong Station. This bus stop is located near EXIT 8 of Myeongdong Subway Station. If you stay at hotels near Myeongdong Subway Station such as Prince Hotel, Ninetree Hotel, Skypark Myeongdong III Hotel, L7 Myeongdong by Lotte, Sejong Hotel or Loisir Myeongdong, you should get off bus 6021 at this station. Note that bus 6015 from Incheon International Airport also stops at Myeongdong station.
Gimpo Airport Bus 6015 Bus Stop - Myeongdong Station (in front of Ninetree Hotel, Hotel L7 Myeongdong by Lotte and Hotel Skypark Myeongdong III and opposite Prince Hotel. 

Return trip from Myeongdong to Gimpo Airport using Limousine Bus 6021

If you are planning to take a bus from Myeongdong to Gimpo International Airport for a flight from to Jeju Island or other destinations inside or outside Korea, you can take the same Airport Limousine Bus, which is Bus 6021 from Myeongdong to Gimpo Airport. The bus ticket fare is the same, which is KRW7,000 per passenger
For the 6021 bus trip from Myeongdong to Gimpo Airport, the first bus will depart from Ibis Ambassador Myeongdong Hotel bus stop at 5.45am every morning while the last bus will depart from this bus stop at 8:40pm in the evening. For departure from Myeongdong Station bus stop, the first bus will depart at 6.05am in the morning while the last bus will depart from this bus stop at 9.05pm in the evening. The trip to Gimpo Airport is also approximately 50 minutes. However, if you are taking the bus 6021 to Gimpo Airport, it is advisable that you allocate extra one hour time to cater for unexpected event such as missing the bus or any other emergency.

Alternative to Airport Shuttle / Limousine Bus 6021 from Gimpo Airport to Myeongdong

Apart from taking the Airport Shuttle bus (known as Airport Limousine Bus in Korea) 6021 to get to Myeongdong from Gimpo, you can also use the train and subway service. The ticket cost is cheaper and the trip time can be slightly shorter than bus 6021 too. However, you will need to walk a bit when changing train at Seoul Station (more on this in the next post), which can be less convenient if you have heavy baggages. Therefore, just like taking bus 6015 from Incheon Airport, taking bus 6021 from Gimpo International Airport to Myeongdong is still the best option to many tourists, especially if they are staying at hotels near bus 6021 bus stops in Myeongdong.


Christmas Street Lighting in Myeongdong

As Myeongdong streets received its first snow on 28 November 2015, you can sense that Christmas is not too far away. Despite the cold winter weather, Myeongdong streets remain hot with beautiful Christmas lighting at night to welcome shoppers to this favourite Christmas shopping district in Seoul.

Christmas Lighting at Night in Myeongdong

Beautiful Lighting at Lotte Young Plaza Myeongdong at Night (Photo Credit: Korea Tourism Organization)
As Usual Shinsegae Myeongdong went all out for Christmas Lighting (Photo Credit: Korea Tourism Organization)

Trees in Myeongdong Street are lit up to welcome Christmas Shoppers (Photo Credit: Korea Tourism Organization)

Myeong-dong in Winter and Christmas Season

If you think a winter visit to Seoul is only good for skiing or visit to theme parks, you may missed the best part of Seoul. Myeongdong remains the most lively shopping district for people in Seoul throughout winter. Certainly, Myeongdong is busier than ever in this season. People in Seoul continues to visit Myeong-dong to shop for fashion, cosmetic and skin cares and for nice restaurant and street food in winter. It is also the best time to take nice photos in Myeong-dong especially at night with the beautiful Christmas Lighting all around. So, bring your DSLR camera if you have one.