I like taking the AREX or the airport express train to the airport from Seoul, just because it’s cheaper. However, I prefer the airport limousine bus after an exhausting trip and I just want to take a nap until the final destination. Since I live near Cheongnyangni, I take the 6002 bus which also passes by Jongro and Dongdaemun. A single trip is only 10,000 won (regular AREX is 3,600 won).
The last time I took the airport limousine bus was when I picked up my two elder sisters who visited us for a week last year. The buses are located outside the Arrival area. There are ticket booths where you can get a ticket with cash or a credit card. Make sure you know the bus you’re taking and which area you should wait. Check Airport Bus Guide for reference.
There are two kinds of limousine buses: standard and deluxe. The one pictured below is standard. Deluxe buses have better seats — think business class!
There is also free WiFi so you could use your smartphone, notebook, tablet or any other gadgets that can connect to the internet. I love using a tablet with its elo touch screen.
The ride to and from the airport to Seoul takes about 50 minutes to two hours, depending on your final destination. To Cheongnyangni from the airport takes about one and a half hours. That’s enough time to take a nap after an arduous flight.