Bus 6015 from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong

Which Bus to Take from Incheon to Myeongdong

So exactly which bus do you need to take to go to Myeongdong once you arrive at Incheon International Airport?
Answer: BUS 6015.
You can catch bus 6015 at either TERMINAL 1 exit 5B or exit 11B of outside the arrival hall (1st Floor) of  Incheon Airport or the new TERMINAL 2 (T2) 1 basement floor Number 28. Watch out for stand signage similar to the 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, Prince Hotel, Sejong Hotel, L7 Myeongdong by Lotte and Loisir Hotel Myeongdong. In addition, Bus 6015 also stops at Ibis Myeongdong, Royal Hotel, Best Western Gukdo and Hotelbiz and Tmark Hotel Myeongdong. Announcement will be made before and when the bus arrived at each bus stop.

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: Since 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
NOTE 1: If you plan to go to EVERLAND from Myeongdong, there is a bus transfer departing from EXIT 2 (circle 2 in the map above) of Myeongdong Station on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Read more...
NOTE 2: If you plan to go to NAMI ISLAND during your stay in Myeongdong, there is a daily bus transfer departing from Shinsegae Duty Free Store Myeongdong [250 meters left from EXIT 5 (circle 5 in the map above)] of Myeongdong Station everyday. Read more... 
NOTE 3: If you plan to go to N Seoul Tower, you can walk there by walking into the alley behind EXIT 3 of Myeongdong Station (circle 3 in the map above). Book admission ticket online for more than 15% discount over normal counter price.
Incheon Airport Limousine Bus 6015's Bus Stops Around Myeongdong Area

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.

Other than bus, what can you take 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. Taxi / Airport Van Transfer is the most convenient and as cheap as bus if you travelling in group of 4 to 7 people.

AREX / Subway Train from Incheon Airport to Myeong-dong, Seoul

Taking AREX is the cheapest way to go from Incheon Airport (both Terminal 1 or the new Terminal 2) to Seoul Station (fare: KRW8,000 (Book Online).

Having said that, if you are going to Myeong-dong, taking train and subway from Incheon International Airport to Myeong-dong is the second best choice because you need to change from AREX train to Subway Line 4 at Seoul Station. The best choice is still to take Bus 6015 (fare: KRW 10,000 = approx US$8.80) that takes you directly to Myeongdong.

Before you continue reading, just be WARNED that taking train to Myeongdong is NOT advisable if you have to carry heavy luggage with you. You have to walk for about five minutes Seoul Station to change line from AREX train to Line 4 of Seoul Subway to get to Myeongdong Station. In addition, the subway station is deep underground. The stairs at subway stations are quite high and long to climb and the walkway could be bumpy for luggage too.

Therefore, taking Bus 6015 is most convenient in most cases because it will take you directly to directly to Myeongdong without changing line or station. However, the bus route takes 1 hour 30 minutes while train route would typically take only 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.

Taking AREX Train from Incheon Airport to Myeong-dong

Having said all that, if you prefer to take train, all you need to do is to following these steps:
  1. Take the Airport Railway Express (AREX) train from Incheon International Airport Station to Seoul Station. 
  2. At Seoul Station, change to LINE 4 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway to get to Myeong-dong, which is only 2 stations away from Seoul Station.
  3. Get off at Myeong-dong Station.
NEWS UPDATE: Good news for passengers who use AREX to go to Myeongdong. From March 2015, a new passage from AREX platform to LINE 4 platform has been opened to make it easier for passengers who go to Myeongdong to change from AREX to LINE 4 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway . This new passage way has shorten transfer walking time from 15 minutes to a short 5 minutes.

Train Ticket Fare from Incheon to Myeong-dong

The one way ticket from Incheon Airport to AREX Seoul Station costs is KRW14,300 (approximately US$12.60). However, there is normally a special discount fare at KRW8,000 (airport counter price) or KRW7,330 (online price). 
From Seoul Station to Myeong-dong, the Subway ticket price  is KRW1,250.
In total, the fare from Incheon to Myeong-dong KRW9,250 (Approximately US$8.15). This is only less than KRW1000 (US$0.88)cheaper than using Bus 6015. 

How to buy AREX Ticket at Incheon International Airport?

Before you proceed to buy the AREX Ticket, it is important to know that there are two types of train service from Incheon to Seoul. One is AREX which is the express non-stop train from airport to Seoul Station. The other one is the commuter train that stops at 10 stations before arriving at Seoul Station which will take more than 53 minutes. 
We recommend AREX train because it is more comfortable, provides spaces for luggage, free WiFi on board and has a restroom/toilet on board.
AREX train is spacious and comfortable
With that said, now lets explore how to buy AREX ticket at Incheon Airport. Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport, there are two places to buy AREX train ticket:
  1. At the Airport Train Information Centre at the Arrival Hall - Th information center is orange in color. The staff here can speak English well. 
    Airport Train Information Centre
  2. At the Airport Railway station - from the Arrival Hall, follow the signage to go to the Airport Railway Station. The signage looks like below. At the station, you can buy the AREX train ticket from the vending machine. Four languages are available on this vending machine, which are Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese. If you prefer to buy over a counter, you can also get the ticket from the Information counter at the AREX Station.
    Follow the Airport Railroad Signage to get to the Arex Station
    AREX Information Counter at Incheon Station
      Vending Machine Selling AREX train ticket
Once you have gotten your ticket, getting onto the train is straight forward. Don't forget that there is an Information counter at the station if you have any question.

AREX Train Timetable

The first AREX train departs from the Incheon International Airport AREX Station to AREX Seoul Station at 5:30am in the morning. The last AREX train to depart from Incheon International Airport is 9:30pm in the evening. 

The journey from Incheon Airport to AREX Seoul Station is 43 minutes. This is very short because it is an express train and does not stop at any station between Incheon AREX station and AREX Seoul Station. 

Arriving at Seoul Station

AREX train will take you to AREX Seoul Station. Upon arrival, you will need to change platform to LINE 4 of Seoul Metropolitan Area Subway Network. NOTE that you need to buy a new ticket for Seoul Metropolitan Area Subway. There are a few types of ticket to buy here depending on your transportation plan in Seoul:
  1. Single-use cards: If you don't plan to use Seoul Subway for the rest of your stay in Seoul, buy this at the Seoul Subway Station Vending Machine or Information Center. 
  2. T-money cards: If you plan to use Seoul Subway to go to places in Seoul during your stay, T-money card is the best choice. It is a prepaid card that can be purchased at the Subway station or any convenient stores. Nine Tree Hotel in Myeongdong sell T-money card at their reception too.
  3. M-Pass: This is the best option for those who want to use public transport intensively in Seoul. You can take up to 20 rides per day with this card. However, it is only commonly sold at Tourist Information Centers, If you plan to get an M-pass, you can get it upon arrival at Incheon Airport at the Seoul Tourist Information Center at Gates 5 and 10 on Level 1 of the Incheon International Airport. 
Once you have got one of the above ticket card, just hope on to the platform of LINE 4 at Seoul Station. Catch the train that is heading to Hoehyeon Station. Myeongdong Station is right after Heohyeon Station. Do not board the train heading to Sookmyong Women's Univ.

Arriving at Myeong-dong Station

Once you are on the train, you are just less than 5 minutes from your final destination: Myeong-dong Station. After leaving Seoul Station, the train will make a stop at Hoehyeon Station before stopping at Myeong-dong station. 
Here you are, finally arriving at Myeong-dong from Incheon Airport. Myeong-dong station has 10 exits, depends on where you want to go (more in the next section).

From Myeongdong Station to Your Hotel

Most people who want easy access to the Seoul Subway will choose to stay at Nine Tree Hotel (150 meters from EXIT 9) or Sejong Hotel (near EXIT 10). An exact guide on how to go from Myeong-dong station to Nine Tree Hotel is available here.
That's it. Howe to take an AREX and Seoul Subway Train from Incheon International Airport to Myeong-dong in Seoul.  Next up, we will post on taking taxi from Incheon Airport to Myeong-dong. 

Shuttle Bus from Myeongdong Seoul to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang

If you are in Seoul from 15 December 2017 onwards, don't miss the opportunity to experience skiing and snowboarding at Korean's favourite slopes at Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang. Alpensia Resort is about 3 hours plus of driving from Seoul but take it easy. There is a comfortable shuttle bus service that can take you from Myeongdong Seoul to Alpensia Resort. ONLINE BOOKING required.


Shuttle Bus to Alpensia Resort picks up passengers at EXIT 4 of Myeongdong Subway Station (Line 4 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway) in front of McDonald. The location map of this bus stop for Shuttle Bus is shown below.
[CLICK TO ENLARGE MAP] Map of Bus Stop Location at EXIT 4 of Myeongdong Station for Shuttle Bus to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang

The Bus Stop for Shuttle Bus to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang is located in front of McDonald's and EXIT 4 of Myeongdong Subway Station.
Note: Another pick up point in Myeongdong for shuttle bus to Alpensia Pyeongchang is located at Lotte Hotel Myeongdong near Euljiro 1-ga station exit no. 8


There is only one bus trip daily to Alpensia Resort from Seoul. If you are boarding the bus at EXIT 4 Myeongdong Station, the departure time is 7:50AM in front of McDonald's. Make sure you are there 10 minutes before departure time to be safe. If you board the bus at Lotte Hotel Myeongdong near Euljiro 1-ga station EXIT 8, the pick up time is 7:30AM. After pick up at Myeongdong Station EXIT 4, the bus will be on express non-stop trip to Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang. The Whole journey is about 3 hours plus but it is worth it once you arrive at the beautiful Alpensia Resort to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. For your information, the bus will stop at the Welcome center of the Alpensia Hotel Resort upon reaching its destination.
For returning trip to Myeongdong, you can use the same bus service. The return bus trip departs at 5:30PM from the bus Stop at Welcome center of the Alpensia Hotel Resort. If you miss the 5:30PM bus, you will have to stay overnight at Alpensia Resort. The best choice of accommodation here will be Holiday Inn Resort Alpensia Pyeongchang


The one way bus ticket from Myeongdong Seoul to Alpensia Resort cost US$18.40 for adult and US$16.50 for child below 12 years old (free for baby below 24 months). For return tickets (round trip) from Myeongdong Seoul to Alpensia Resort and back to Myeondong, the bus ticket fare is USD27.60 for adult and USD23 for child. Therefore, it is more worth it to buy the round trip with return ticket because you can save USD9.20.
It is important to note that upon arrival at Alpensia, you can buy the day pass Ski Lift Pass which include the gondola. On the other hand, ski gears like ski, pole and boots can be rented. If you go in a group, you can get ski coaching lesson. 
Since there is only one trip a day from Myeongdong Seoul to Alpensia Resort, you must book your bus seat before your trip online. Payment can be done via Credit Card (Paypal) or wire transfer. Upon confirmation, you will be given a booking voucher for printing and a mobile voucher for your booking. You can present the printed or mobile voucher to take the bus on the booking date. 

How to go to Alpensia Resort Pyeongchang from Myeongdong Seoul

In summary, you just need to book yourself a Ski Bus ticket for a bus trip from EXIT 4 of Myeongdong Station, Seoul to Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang. Advance booking via website is required. Buy the round trip ticket to Myeongdong to get discount. If the shuttle bus from Myeongdong Seoul to Alpensia Resort is too expensive for your family, you may consider Vivaldi Park Ski World which provide free shuttle bus from Myeongdong. 

How to go to Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World from Myeongdong Seoul

It is winter snowing season again and it is the best time to experience snow and skiing at the Korean's world famous Vivaldi Park. Going from Myeongdong at downtown Seoul to Vivaldi Park is easy as well. With more than 10 slopes suitable for beginners to expert level skiing, Vivaldi Park is the most popular winter skiing destination near Seoul.
NOTICE: Winter Round Trip Bus to Vivaldi Park starts on 1 Dec 2017 and ends on 2 March 2018. ONLINE BOOKING required.


Do you know that there are free shuttle bus that take you from Myeongdong to Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World? This year in 2015, this free shuttle bus will start from 1 DECEMBER 2017 until end of ski season (2 March 2018). This roundtripshuttle bus service is specially provided for FOREIGNERS only. In other words, you must hold non-Korean Passport to enjoy this free shuttle service. NOTE THAT ADVANCE BOOKING IS A MUST. Read below for how to do the booking.


The Bus Stop of Round Trip Shuttle Bus to Vivaldi Park is Located in front of Lotte Hotel Myeongdong, same bus stop as the Airport Limousine Bus.
The bus stop for the round trip  bus to Vivaldi Park is located at LOTTE HOTEL, MYEONGDONG. Lotte Hotel Myeongdong is located at 30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea Lotte Hotel Seoul. It is just 1 minute walk from EXIT 8 of Euljiro 1-ga Subway Station on Line 2. The location map of Lotte Hotel Myeongdong is shown below.
Go to Lotte Hotel Myeongdong to take free shuttle bus to Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World



There is only ONE free shuttle bus from Myeongdong to Vivaldi Park Ski World daily. The bus depart at 8:00am from Lotte Hotel Myeongdong. Make sure you are on time (be at the bus stop10 minutes earlier to be safe). The bus journey from Myeongdong Seoul to Vivaldi Park will take 1 hour and 45 minutes. The estimated arrival time at Daemyung Vivaldi Park is 9:45am. You will have plenty of time enjoying skiing at one of the thirteen skiing track at Vivaldi Park.


Since there is only ONE bus a day, advance seat booking for ski shuttle bus to Vivaldi Park is a must. It can be done through Klook Website for round trip bus reservation no later than 3 days before taking the bus. On the reservation website, Click on the Book button on the page. Then choose the Ski Package and then for the Shuttle Bus Pick Up Location, choose "8:00AM MYEONGDONG" as the station you will wait for the shuttle bus to Vivaldi Park. After that, fill out your basic information for your reservation. Once completed, you will receive your ski shuttle bus reservation confirmation voucher automatically. You can either print it or save a copy on your mobile phone so that you can show your reservation when getting onto the bus. Don't forget to bring your foreign ID or passport too because you need to show it when getting onto the bus. 



Don't worry about returning to Myeongdong Seoul. Vivaldi Park provide the same free shuttle bus service for your returning journey. After enjoying your day skiing at the world class Vivaldi Park, you can take the shuttle bus back to Myeongdong Seoul. The shuttle bus departs Vivaldi Park at 6:00pm. The returning journey will take about 2 hours. Your expected arrival time at Lotte Hotel Myeongdong is 8:00pm. Similarly, don't forget to book your returning seat in advance as well through the website. Otherwise, you would have to stay overnight at Vivaldi Park (don't worry, there are very good accommodation hotel at Vivaldi Park if you wish to stay for a few days to enjoy the snow and ski).

How to go from Myeongdong Seoul to Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski World?

In summary, just take the free shuttle bus at Lotte Hotel Myeongdong and you will arrive at Vivaldi Park in less than 2 hours. Remember, advance reservation for this bus seat through website is required and it is specially provided to foreigner tourist only. Don't forget to book your returning bus trip to Myeongdong. Enjoy skiing at Vivaldi Park before returning to Myeongdong for shopping and some warm Kyoja in the winter!

How to go to Myeongdong Nanta Theater (Nanta Show)

No doubt Myeongdong is most famous for shopping, cosmetic, street food. However, for many people, their most memorable experience in Myeongdong is none other than watching Nanta Cookin Show. In this post, we will show you how to go Myeongdong Nanta Theater to watch this famous show (by the way, you don't need to understand Korean language to watch this show. It is so special that they don't need to speak a word to keep you entertained for 1 hour 30 minute).
  • Show Time: 5:00pm, 8:00pm everyday (Book ticket earlier to avoid sold out)
  • Ticket Price: KRW40,000 (Buy at Theater) KRW28,388 (Book Online).

Direction From Myeongdong Station to Nanta Theatre

If you don't stay in Myeongdong, the most convenient way to get here is by taking Seoul Subway. Myeongdong Station is on LINE 4 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Upon arriving at Myeongdong station, go up to the ground level by using the EXIT 6. Then following the walking map below to get to Myeongdong Nanta Theater which is located just some 300 meters away. 
Map Direction from Myeongdong Station to Nanta Theater Myeongdong
Not clear? No worries. More photos to come. Just be on the look out for CHECKPOINT A and CHECKPOINT B and you won't have problem to get there.
If you are arriving via subway, just use EXIT 6 to get to the ground. If you arrive via taxi, just get the driver to drop you at EXIT 6 of Myeongdong Station. It is easy to find because Loisir Hotel is located exactly at EXIT 6 of Myeongdong Station.

EXIT 6 Myeongdong Station Loisir Hotel
Once you are at EXIT 6 of Myeongdong Station, walk into the alley at the side of Loisir Hotel. After a few steps, you will come to CHECKPOINT A junction, where Nature Republic building (in green) is located on your left and Lloyd in front of you. GO STRAIGHT at this CHECKPOINT A junction, do not turn.
CHECKPOINT A - You can see Natural Republic on your left. Go straight towards Lloyd Direction
From CHECKPOINT A, continue to walk for about 200 meters to get to CHECKPOINT B. On the way, there are many shopping "distractions" as you will pass through Forever 21, Zarra, M plaza and many fashions and cosmetic stores. That is why shopaholic may find this 200 meters street a "long" walk.
Keep walking for about 200 meters. You will walk pass Forever 21 and Zarra at M Plaza along the way
After walk the 200 meter walk, you will come to CHECK POINT B, which is a cross junction where you will see Myeongdong Theater in front of you. However, Myeongdong Theater IS NOT Nanta Theater. Myeongdong Theater is a cinema like theater and does not run the famous Nanta Cookin Show. This is where many people are confused.
CHECKPOINT B - At this cross junction, you will see Bank on your left and Myeongdong Theater (NOT Nanta Theater) in front of you. Turn LEFT at this junction
So where is Myeongdong Nanta Theater? At CHECK POINT B, you need to turn LEFT and walk for about 100 meters to reach Myeongdong Nanta Theater.
After turn left at POINT B, walk for about 100 meter to get to CHECKPOINT C where Myeongdong Nanta Theatre is located
Yes, after about 100 meters, you will reach the UNESCO Building (in the photo below). If you don't pay attention, you may not notice that the famous Myeongdong Nanta Theater is actually located here (Can you notice the tiny RED Nanta Theater sign board above Skinfood?). Perhaps Nanta Show is famous enough that they don't even need a big sign board to promote Nanta Theater.
POINT C - Nanta Theatre is on your left at the UNESCO Building, above Skin Food shop
That's is it! You have arrived at Myeongdong Nanta Theater. There is only one other theater in Seoul, which is located in Hongdae. 

How to go to Myeongdong Nanta Theater from Euljiro 1-ga Subway Station

On the other hand, if you are arriving at Myeongdong through LINE 2 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway, then you can get off at Euljiro 1-ga Station and use EXIT 6 to get to the ground. 
Direction Map from EXIT 6 of Euljiro 1-ga Station to Myeongdong Nanta Theater 

EXIT 6 of Euljiro 1-ga Station on LINE 2 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Walk straight from here to go to Myeongdong Nanta Theater.
Once you get to the ground through EXIT 6, continue to walk ahead straight for about 200 meters until you see the famous Lotte Young Department Store on your right (across the road).

TURN LEFT at this junction where you can see LOTTE YOUNG Department Store on your right. 
At this point, TURN LEFT into the side street and continue to walk for about 100 meters before you arrive at Myeongdong Nanta Theater which is located at the UNESCO Building on your right, above Skinfood shop. That's it. You have arrived at Myeongdong Nanta Theater from EXIT 6 of Euljiro 1-ga Station.

Two Ways to get to Myeongdong Nanta Theatre

 Here you are, getting to Myeongdong Nanta Theater is not difficult. In this post, we show you how to get to Myeongdong either by using LINE 2 Subway and alight at Euljiro 1-ga or LINE 4 Subway and alight at Myeogndong Station. Most people will come to Myeongdong Nanta Theater earlier in the morning to buy tickets for the show in the afternoon and evening because Nanta Show tickets sold out quickly especially on weekends and even during weekday of holiday seasons. If you have credit card, Paypal or Alipay to make online purchase, you can buy your tickets a few days earlier online to avoid any hassle of ticket being sold out on the day itself.

From Myeongdong Station (Seoul) to Nami Island

Nami Island is a must visit for lovers and fans of Korean Drama "Winter Sonata". This romantic island is located more than 60km from Myeongdong. You can get there either by train or bus.
  1. By Bus - KRW25000 (Book Online)straight forward and more comfortable but  more expensive. Bus goes direct from the famous Shinsegae Duty Free Store in Myeongdong to Nami Island. Read more below...
  2. By Train - KRW18700, cheaper but complicated for first timer as you need to change train lines 3 times to get to Gapyeong Station and then take a bus to Nami Island. Read more below...

1. By Train - How to go to Nami Island by Train from Myeongdong Station

The journey from Myeongdong Station to Gapyeong Station where Nami Island is located will take about 1 hour 30 minutes. As you need to change train line 3 times for this trip, it is not advisable to sleep or take a nap during this trip or you may miss the stations to change line.
With that said, let's get started with the journey to Nami Island:
  1. From Myeong-dong Station, take LINE 4 train heading to the direction of Chungmuro Station to get to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station.
  2. When arriving at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, change to LINE 2 and take the train heading towards Sindang Station to get to Wangsimni Station.
  3. When arriving at Wangsimni Station, change to JUNGANG LINE and take the train heading towards Cheong-nyangni to get to Mangu Station.
  4. When arriving at Mangu Station, change to KYEONGCHUN LINE and take the train heading towards Galmae Station to get to Gapyeong Station, which is our destination.
Train Route from Myeong-dong Station to Gapyeong Station (Nami Island).
This train journey from Myeongdong to Gapyeong will cost you KRW 2250 (T-Money Card) or KRW2350 (Cash) one way.

From Gapyeong Station to Nami Island

  1. Taxi - Once you are at Gapyeong Station, you need to take a short taxi trip (costs about KRW2500-3000) to get to the ferry wharf to Nami Island. 
  2. Walk - You could also walk but it will take you 20-30 minutes and the direction to the ferry wharf is not straight forward. 
  3. BUS - At Gapyeong Station, you can take the Shuttle Bus for Gapyeong Tourist Resort (Course A) to go to Nami Island. The bus ticket can be bought from the bus driver at costs KRW6,000. This ticket can be used UNLIMITED time for the whole day to go to all popular destinations on the bus route as below:
    • Gapyeong Intercity Bus Terminal <-> Gapyeong Station (Train Station) <-> Jarasum <-> Gapyeong Rail Park <-> Nami Island <-> Petite France <-> Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal <-> Cheongpyeong Station <-> The Garden of Morning Calm
Once arriving at the ferry wharf, proceed to the ticket booth to buy your "Entry Visa" to Nami Island which costs KRW8,000, which includes ferry to and from Nami Island and, of course, entry to Nami Island. 
That's it. A simple guide to get to Nami Island from Myeong-dong Station by train. Sounds complicated at the first look but this is the flexible way to get to Nami Island from Myeong-dong. Unlike bus trip which has only one departure and return time, you can depart and return to Myeongdong at anytime of the day you want. However, if you prefer less hassle of changing train line, try taking a bus...

Video Preview - Nami Island


2. By Bus - From Myeong-dong to Nami Island by Shuttle Bus

First of all, the bus to Nami Island does not depart from Myeong-dong. The bus depart from Insadong but fortunately Insadong is just a short subway ride from Myeongdong. Please take note that there is only one shuttle bus a day at 8.30am. Make sure you make advance booking online AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE to secure your seat because ONLY ONE BUS PER DAY. (Note: Choose Shinsegae Duty Free in Myeongdong as your "pick-up location" when booking. Other available pick-up locations are Insadong and Namdaemun).

The two-way ticket for shuttle bus to Nami Island costs KRW25,000. This is not expensive given that it also includes the KRW8000 "Entry Visa" and round trip ferry tickets to Nami Island.

So, with that said, here is the pick-up bus stop location to go from Myeongdong to Nami Island by shuttle bus (CLICK TO ENLARGE MAP).
Pick-up Bus Stop Location for Shuttle Bus from Myeongdong to Nami Island.
As you can see from the map, the bus stop for Shuttle Bus from Myeongdong to Nami Island is located right in front of the famous Shinsegae Duty Free in Myeongdong. It is strategically located within walking distance from both Myeongdong Station and Hoehyeon Station (subway stations).

From here, the shuttle bus will take you directly to the ferry wharf of Nami Island to cross the river to Nami Island.  NOTE THAT the return bus will leave Nami Island ferry wharf at 5:00pm  in the afternoon to head back to Myeongdong (to same location- Shinsegae Duty Free). To be safe, you are advised to take the ferry from Nami Island whalf to the bus parking bay AT LEAST half an hour before the return bus departure time to Myeongdong. You will be back to Myeongdong at around 6.30pm or 7.00pm if there is heavy traffic on that day.
TIP 1: If you want to squeeze Nami Island, Petite France, The Garden of Morning Calm and Gapyeong Rail Bike all in one day, the most effecient way is to join a shuttle bus day tour from EXIT 2 Myeongdong Station (KRW100,000 - all 4 admission tickets included).
TIP 2: Winter ski season will start from 1st December 2017. If you want to go to Vivaldi Park for ski after visiting Nami Island, BOOK THIS BUS instead. 

From Myeongdong to Nami Island

Yes, the journey from Myeongdong to Nami Island is not straight forward, especially if you are taking train, but it is definitely worth it once you are there at the beautiful and romantic Nami Island. You may feel a bit exhausted by the end of the day but you will certainly return to Myeongdong with sweet memories from Nami Island. 

Taxi Fare from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong (Seoul Downtown)

Before you continue, it is worth knowing that there is also a convenient limousine bus service that can bring you directly from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong at the fare of only KRW15,000 per person.

Flat Rate Fare for International Taxi / Airport Car or Van Transfer from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong

Hiring / Booking 
Fare / Rate
International Taxi (Normal)
3 Passengers Maximum
Gate 4 (Desk #23)
Gate 8 (Desk #46)
Klook Airport CAR Transfer
4 Passengers Maximum
Klook Airport VAN Transfer

7 Passengers Maximum

If you want to go from Incheon International Airport to Myeongdong, the flat rate fare starts from 65,000 won for normal size international taxi carrying maximum 3 passengers. If you have four or more passengers, choose Klook Airport Car or Van Transfer.
  • 1 person or 2 persons - it is cheaper to take bus 6015 from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong Station. (KRW15,000 per person)
  • 3 people - can consider taking International Taxi. (KRW65000 / 3 = KRW21666 per person)
  • 4-5 people - definitely take Klook Airport CAR Transfer (KRW78000 / 4 = KRW19500 per person, only slightly more expensive than the price of taking bus 6015, plus arrive at the door step of you hotel).
  • 7 people - definitely take Klook Airport VAN Transfer (KRW90000 / 7 = KRW12,857 per person, CHEAPER than the price of taking bus 6015, plus arrive at the door step of you hotel).
For travellers who want comfort, convenience and certainty, International Taxi and Klook Airport Van Transfer is still the best choice to go from Incheon International Airport to the door step of your hotel / destination in Myeongdong or anywhere in downtown Seoul.

For many foreigners arriving in Seoul, International Taxi Service and Klook Van Transfer are the favourite type of taxi/transfer service to take at Incheon International Airport. These two services have two advantages. Firstly, unlike other normal taxi drivers, the drivers for International taxi and Klook Airport Transfer service can at least understand and speak basic English. Secondly, the rates or fares for international taxi and Klook Airport Transfer are fixed at flat prices. Therefore, you do not have to worry about traffic jam unlike the normal taxi drivers who are using meters. Best of all, this flat rates or fares are not more expensive compared to other Seoul taxis using meters.


How to hire an International taxi at Incheon Airport to go to Myeongdong (Downtown Seoul)

If you decide to take International Taxi, there are two international taxi counters where you can hire a taxi to Myeongdong upon arriving at Incheon International Airport. The first counter is located between exit Gates 4 and Gate 5 in the arrival hall (Desk No 23) and the second counter is locted between exit Gates 8 and Gate 9 in the arrival hall (Desk No 46). 
Two International Taxi Counters Located at the Arrival Hall of Incheon Airport, one between Gate 8 and 9 and another one between Gate 4 and 5.
International Taxi Counter - The staff can speak fluently in English, Mandarin and Japanese languages
Just approach the friendly staff at any of these counters to tell them that you want to hire an international taxi to Myeongdong (or give them the exact hotel or destination name).

How to hire Klook Airport Transfer from Incheon Airport to go to Myeongdong (Downtown Seoul)

If you choose to use Klook Airport Transfer service from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong (or any downtown Seoul destination), you will need to make your reservation online for Airport Van Transfer Service. The driver will hold a Klook flag and wait for you during your arrival date and time at Incheon Airport arrival hall and lead you to the Airport transfer van. 

How Many Passengers can a Taxi Carry from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong, Seoul?

For international taxi, you can choose between Medium Taxi or Luxury Taxi. Medium Taxi can carry 3 adult passengers and 2 to 3 luggages depending on size. Luxury Taxi is a luxury car with more comfort and space for 3 passengers and 4 luggages. Large Taxi can carry up to 7 adult passengers and 7 luggages.
The staff at the taxi counter will determine the taxi fare based on the zone of your destination and the type of taxi you choose. In case of Myeongdong, which is located in Jongno (Zone B), the flat taxi fare is KRW65,000 for Medium Taxi. These taxi fares from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong or destinations in downtown Seoul are not expensive if shared among a few travellers in a group. Using taxi can also save you quite a fair bit of walking and pulling your heavy baggage compared to using airport limousine bus or AREX train. 

Medium Taxi in Orange Color

Hyundai Starex - Klook Airport Van Transfer 

Like hiring an Airport Tranfer service, the international taxi driver will come to the taxi counter and help to take your baggage and lead your to the taxi without you having to figure out the direction to the taxi stand. You will also get a taxi card with the driver's name taxi registration number for your safety and record.

Fare for taxi / Klook Airport Transfer from Myeongdong to Incheon International Airport

Similarly, you can also take international taxi or Klook Airport Transfer from your hotel in Myeongdong to Incheon Airport on your way back. Most tourists staying in Myeongdong favour this option because they usually have heavy luggages to carry after their shopping sprees in Myeongdong.
The return taxi fare from your hotel in Myeongdong to Incheon International Airport is similar to the taxi fare from the airport, which is around 65,000won to 95,000won depending on the types of taxi you hire. The return Klook Airport Transfer fare from your hotel in Myeongdong is 78000won for a 7 seater van. 
If you are worried about not being able to get a taxi or Klook Airport Transfer service in time catch your flight at Incheon Airport, you can also book your international taxi or Klook Airport Transfer service in advance to pick you up at the hotel with no extra charge. Booking must be done at least 24 hours before departure. Reservation for international taxi can be made by calling telephone number +82-1644-2255 (drop +82 when call inside Korea) or email to reserve @ intltaxi . co . kr or visit h t t p : /  / intltaxi . co . kr /  Home  /  book. Please note that reservation office only operate from 9.00am to 6.00pm from Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday. The office is closed on Sunday and Korean public holidays.
On the other hand, reservation for Airport Van Transfer Service can be done any time online but at least 2 to 3 days before your departure from Myeongdong especially during holiday seasons. 

Should You Choose Taxi, Shuttle Bus or Train to go from Incheon Airport to Myeongdong / Downtown Seoul?

Myeongdong is a popular place to stay for tourists and travellers to Seoul because not only there are shopping streets, street food and the famous Nanta Show here, but also you can take direct buses to go to Everland and Nami Island from here. Limousine bus 6015 can take you directly from Incheon Airport to many popular hotels in Myeongdong at only 15,000won. The disadvantage is that you have to walk from the bus stop to the hotel compared to taxi. This can be a bit adventurous and difficult especially if you are travelling with elderly, kids or have large and heavy baggages. 
On the other hand, if you choose to take AREX train from Incheon Airport to Seoul Station and then take LINE 4 subway to Myeongdong Station, the total fare is only 9,250won. Taking train is slightly cheaper than bus but it requires more walking when you change line at Seoul Station and to get to the ground when you arrive at Myeongdong subway station.
Of course, taking taxi or Airport Transfer Service from Incheon International Airport directly to Myeongdong is easiest and most comfortable way of transportation. Needless to say, the rates or fares are more expensive compared to taking shuttle bus 6015 or AREX train to Myeongdong. However, if you want more comfort and less hassle, taking taxi or airport transfer service is still the preferred and worthwhile way of transportation to get from Incheon International Airport to Myeongdong and downtown Seoul, especially if you are travelling with family or small group.