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  • Happyfist
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    • October 22, 2011, 07:02:10 pm
    • Incheon Korea
From Incheon to Seoul
« on: October 30, 2011, 07:15:14 am »
What is the quickest way to get to Seoul from Incheon, (Songnae Station) by train? I never traveled to Seoul before and want to avoid unnecessary travel time.  Any help is appreciated.


  • lasoro70
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    • November 24, 2010, 12:14:01 pm
    • Western USA
Re: From Incheon to Seoul
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 09:48:40 am »
If you want to avoid unnecessary travel time, take the express (급행-geup heng) train at Songnae Station which will skip 6 stops before the first major stop in Seoul proper which is Sindorim Station. Express Train is not written anywhere in English so you'll just have to look for 급행.

From Sindorim Station, transfer to green inner circle line 2 and go north/clockwise towards Hongdae, Sinchon, Ewha etc. Or, go south/counter clockwise towards Seoul National University, Gangnam etc. Or, if you want to go to central Seoul (Seoul Station, City Hall, Jongno, etc), stay on line 1 and get off where you need to.

From Songnae to Sindorim it will take you about 15 minutes by express (급행) or 20 minutes by regular train. Not a lot of time saved really from Songnae. The express train makes more of a time difference if you're coming all the way from the starting point in Dong-incheon to Sindorim (13 stations skipped).


« Last Edit: October 30, 2011, 10:16:09 am by lasoro70 »


  • SpaceRook
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    • November 18, 2010, 11:54:36 am
    • South Korea
Re: From Incheon to Seoul
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 09:38:31 am »
If you want to avoid unnecessary travel time, take the express (급행-geup heng) train at Songnae Station which will skip 6 stops before the first major stop in Seoul proper which is Sindorim Station. Express Train is not written anywhere in English so you'll just have to look for 급행.

Also, the express train goes Songnae Station -> Bucheon Station.  The regular train goes Songae Station -> JungDong Station -> Bucheon Station.

If you're just going to Sindorim Station, the express train will save maybe 10-15 minutes depending on when you get on relative to a normal train.