Although taking a taxi to central Seoul is at least 7 times more expensive than using the Airport Express train, you’ll be taken door-to-door to your hotel.
Thus, you won’t have to wander around the streets, with your luggage, trying to find your hotel after you arrive at Seoul Station by train. Take note that not many hotels are located near Seoul station.
Taxi is not an ideal option for solo travelers but it is always a good deal for those who travel in group of 3 to 4.
You can either use the International Taxi service at the airport or pick up a regular taxi. There is a number of advantages of using the International Taxi service: Lower cost, flat fare, no additional fees for luggage, no tollgate fees, no midnight surcharges, the driver is English-speaking.
In order to book a taxi, exit the airport through any gate (Gates 4 to 8) of the Arrival Area, cross the street and approach the taxi stands (4D – 8C).
Travel time: 60 to 70 minutes (without traffic)
Cost: between 55,000 and 75,000 won ($48.45 to $66.07) on international taxi service, and between 60,000 and 100,000 won ($52.86 to $88.09) on standard taxi
Service hours: 24 hours
– If you’re taking a regular taxi, there is an extra 20% surcharge of the base fare in the period between 00:00 and 03:59.
– You can check the International Taxi service fare here.
– Most taxis are equipped with GPS, which means you can easily reach your destination.