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Seoul Gimpo Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Seoul Gimpo Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Not allowed to stay in the airport after midnight, although the security was nice about kicking me out. - bruno

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Gimpo International Airport.

What to Expect

  • Currently undergoing modernization, this international airport has separate terminals for domestic and international flights. A variety of shops, restaurants and services are available.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted in this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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Seoul Gimpo Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Seoul Gimpo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Lotte City Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) Free scheduled roundtrip airport shuttle runs every 30 mins between hours of 5:30AM -11:00AM / 3:00PM - 5:30PM / 7:00PM - 11:00PM. Bus stops at International Terminal 2F GATE 3 (right) / Domestic Terminal 1F GATE 8 (left) Bus Stop No.7. » Check Rates
  • Mayfield Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) Free scheduled shuttle bus service runs daily, every 20 to 30 minutes, from 6:10AM to 10:40PM. Shuttle picks up at Internatinal Terminal by Gate 3, drops off at bus stops at Domestic Terminal 1F/Gate 8 (number 7 bus stop) and International Terminal 2F/Gate 8 (‘Fashion Outlet’). » Check Rates
  • Hotel Nostalgia - (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Gimpo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Seoul Gimpo Airport. There is also an internet zone located in the Domestic Terminal 2F. Open 24 hours a day. Rates are not known.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Airport Observatory and Exhibition - Free exhibition and observatory. Location: 6th floor of the Korea Airports Corporation. Hours: 10AM - 5PM (Tue-Sun).
  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Domestic and International Terminals.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Travelling with an infant? Baby care facilities can be found in these locations: International Terminal 4F (Hours: 6:00AM - 11:00PM) • Domestic Terminal 3F (Hours: 6:00AM - 11:00PM).
  • Currency Exchange - There are banks and foreign exchange kiosks in both the Domestic and International Terminals.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Several duty free shops are available in the International Terminal, both landside and airside. A CU Convenience Store is available in 1F (Hours: 6:00AM - 10:30PM and a 7/11 is available in 3F (Hours: 6:00AM - 9:30PM).
  • Food & Drinks - At the time of this update, there were no 24-hour food concessions available at this airport. You will find plenty of options to choose from. Hours: vary but most are open from at least 6:00AM - 10:00PM.
  • Information Desk - Location: International Terminal, 1F, landside (hours: 7:00AM - 11:00PM) • International Terminal 2F, landside (hours: 6:00AM - 8:00PM)
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Location: International Terminal, 1F, landside. (Hours: 7:00AM - 8:00PM) • Domestic Terminal, 1F, landside (Hours: 6:30AM - 10:30PM). Cost ranges from 5,000 to 10,000 KRW for 24 hours, depending on luggage size.
  • Medical Services - A Medical Clinic can be found in the International Terminal, on 4F. Hours: 7:00AM - 11:00PM.
  • Mobile Charging - Yes.
  • Pharmacy - International Airport Pharmacy - International Terminal, 3F (Hours: 7:00AM - 7:30PM). Well Being Pharmacy - Domestic Terminal, 3F (Hours: 6:30M - 8:30PM)
  • Post Office - Send out your last minute post cards. Location: domestic terminal, 1F.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Smoking - Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas/lounges throughout the airport.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 6:00AM - 11:00PM. It is not possible to stay overnight. You will be asked to leave the airport.

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Airlines

As of February 2018, Seoul Gimpo airport is served by the following airlines: Korean Air • Asiana Airlines • Delta • ANA • Air China • EVA Air • China Eastern • Japan Airlines • China Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Buses

Local city buses access the airport, offering service to major transit stations. If you’re willing to pay a little extra, you can ride a comfy limousine bus, which provides door-to-door service between the airport and major hotels and destinations in Seoul. Ticket sellers in the Arrivals Hall can direct you to the bus going to your hotel or destination.

Car Rentals

Avis, Kuhmo Rent-a-Car and Pacific Rent-a-Car offer car rental services onsite.

Inter-Terminal Shuttle Bus

The airport offers a free shuttle bus which carries travellers throughout the airport grounds (Domestic to International Terminals, parking lots, etc.). The service is available from 9:00AM - 10:00PM with shuttles running every 5 minutes during peak times (15 minutes during off-peak times).

Subway

Lines 5 and 9 access Gimpo Airport, offering economical transportation to and from the city of Seoul. The A’Rex (“airport train”) line links Gimpo to Incheon Airport and Seoul Station, where connections are available to KTX high-speed trains.

Taxis

Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. This is the most expensive mode of transportation for traveling to and from Gimpo Airport. To see the average fares, visit the Seoul Gimpo Airport website.

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Last Updated: 07 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .