Sleeping in Airports

Seoul Gimpo Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Seoul Gimpo Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Seoul Gimpo Airport.

What to Expect

The city’s secondary airport, Seoul Gimpo Airport has two terminals: Domestic and International. Amenities include a variety of eateries and shops and free WiFi. Economy class passengers can pay to enter several airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

This airport closes nightly from 11:00PM until 5:00AM so overnight stays are not permitted. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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.

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!

  • Air Hue Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Landside, 4th Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Asiana Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Landside, 3rd Floor, Departure Level. [ more lounge info ]
  • Sky Hub Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, International Departures, near Gate 35.Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • KAL Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Landside, 3rd Floor, East Wing.

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

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.

Free WiFi is available at Seoul Gimpo Airport. There is also an internet zone located in the International Terminal 2F. Rates are not known.

Communications

  • Post Office – Send out your last minute postcards. Location: domestic terminal, 1F. Hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM.
  • WiFi – see “Airport WiFi/Internet” above.

Family Services

  • 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).
  • Stroller Rentals – The Information Desk (1st or 2nd Floor) can assist you with stroller rentals, bring your ID with you.

Food & Drinks

  • 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

  • Information Desk – Location: International Terminal, 1F, landside (hours: 7:00AM – 11:00PM) • International Terminal 2F, landside (hours: 6:00AM – 8:00PM).

Luggage

  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: International Terminal, 1F, landside. (Hours: 6:20AM – 9:30PM) • Domestic Terminal, 1F, landside (Hours: 6:00AM – 9:30PM). Cost ranges from 5,000 to 10,000 KRW for 24 hours, depending on luggage size.

Medical Services

  • Medical Services – A Medical Clinic can be found in the International Terminal, on 4F. Hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM (emergencies) and 9:00AM – 5:00PM (treatments).
  • Pharmacy – International Airport Pharmacy – International Terminal, 3F (Hours: 7:00AM – 6:30PM). Well Being Pharmacy – Domestic Terminal, 3F (Hours: 6:30M – 8:30PM).

Mobile Charging

  • Mobile Charging – Both paid and free mobile charging options are available. Location and rates: Unknown.

Money

  • 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.
  • Currency Exchange – There are banks and foreign exchange kiosks in both the Domestic and International Terminals.

Rest & Relaxation

Shopping

  • 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).

Showers, Salon & Spa

  • Showers – Not available.

Smoking

  • Smoking – Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas/lounges throughout the airport.

Things to do & see

  • Airport Observatory and Exhibition – Free exhibition and observatory. Location: 6th floor of the Korea Airports Corporation. Hours: 10AM – 5PM (Tue-Sun).

The airport is open 5:00AM – 11:00PM. It is not possible to stay overnight. You will be asked to leave the airport.

As of February 2019, Seoul Gimpo airport is served by the following airlines: Air Busan • Air China • ANA • Asiana Airlines • China Airlines • China Eastern • China Southern • Eastar Jet • Jeju Air • Jin Air • Korean Air • Japan Airlines • Tway Air.

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.

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

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 – 11:00PM with shuttles running every 5 minutes during peak times (15 minutes during off-peak times).

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.

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.

Last updated: 2019-08-13

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.