Travel information

For additional travel information to Suwon, please visit the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum website.

Incheon International Airport

Transportation from the Incheon airport to Seoul includes the Airport Railroad Express (AREX), Seoul Subway, Airport Limousine Bus, and taxis (international taxis available). All means of public transportation accept cash, credit cards, or transportation cards (T-Money, NAMANE Card, etc.) that you can purchase at the airport.

1. Airport Subway

The distance from Incheon Airport (Terminal 1) to Seoul Station is approximately 60 kilometers. It takes 43 minutes by AREX and approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes by car.

Airport Railroad website: Welcome to Incheon Airport Railroad (

2. Airport Limousine

Airport Limousine Buses have 14 routes that travel between Incheon Airport and various areas throughout Seoul. You can hop on an Airport Limousine Bus and get to a destination within Seoul on a single ride.

Bus tickets can be purchased at the ticket office outside Gate No. 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 or 13 on the first floor of Terminal 1 or at the bus terminal in the Terminal 2 Transit Center (B1 floor). You can pay with either cash or credit card at the ticket office.


Taxis are available in the city. They have meters and their starting fee is KRW 4,800 for 1.6km in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do.

City Bus

If you are going to use bus, you should find right destination and bus routes to make your way. Starting fee is KRW 1,500. You need a traffic card to use the bus.


Subway is the most useable transportation in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. Its fee is basically KRW 1,250. You need to pay additional fee depending on your destination. In order to purchase a single journey card only for subway, you can find a charger machine like the below photo in every subway station.

Website for Guideline for Using Traffic Card:

A Map App convenient to use in Korea

We strongly recommend using Naver Map and Kakao map rather than Google Map in Korea.


There are standard taxis, premium deluxe taxis, international taxis with foreign language services, and large deluxe taxis (limousine taxis, jumbo taxis) that are 7- to 11-seater minivans (including the driver). Standard taxis and deluxe taxis can be found at the taxi platform outside the waiting area of Incheon Airport Terminals 1 and 2.

Getting to Suwon from Incheon

There are 4 ways to get from Incheon Airport (ICN) to Suwon Station by bus, train, taxi, or car.


There is a direct bus departing from Incheon Int’l Airport T1 and arriving at Suwon Station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 52 min. Incheon Airport (ICN) to Suwon Station bus services, operated by Gyung Gi Airport Limousine, arrive at Suwon Station.

Please look for the airport limousine ticket area before your exit the airport, after you have cleared immigration. Tickets cost ₩13,500 from Incheon Airport to Suwon Station. From Suwon station, you can take a taxi to get to your final destination. See image below for more information.


There is no direct train from Incheon Airport (ICN) to Suwon Station station. However, there are services departing from Incheon Int’l Airport T1 and arriving at Suwon Station via Seoul Station.

The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 56m. Incheon Airport (ICN) to Suwon Station train services, operated by AREX, depart from Incheon Int’l Airport T1 station.


The quickest way to get from Incheon Airport (ICN) to your Suwon destination is to take a taxi, which usually takes 50-60 minutes. Please do note that black taxis are premium taxis and cost more.

If own car

The driving distance from Incheon Airport (ICN) to Suwon Station is 69 km. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Incheon Airport (ICN) to Suwon Station.

Suwon Station to your hotel

To make sure you arrive at your hotel safely, we recommend taking the taxi directly to the

1. Courtyard Marriott Suwon

(320 Gwanggyohosugongwon-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, South Korea, 16514, Tel: +82 31-267-5600)

2. Ibis Ambassador Suwon

(132, Gwongwang-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea 16491, Tel: +82 31-230-5005)

Visa Requirements

Every participant needs a visa for South Korea unless you are from one of the visa-free countries, which include EU countries, Canada, Australia, and the United States. You can visit the Republic of Korea Visa Portal at to access accurate information about visas and utilize the convenient visa application service. Also participants who require assistance regarding visa application and related matters, including invitations from ESCAP or the host city, are advised to contact the conference organizers in advance for necessary arrangements.

Nationals of countries/regions eligible for visa-free entry are required to get K-ETA approval to board the flight or ship bound for the Republic of Korea at

Entry Requirements

A foreigner who plans to enter Korea has to meet the entry requirements as below:

  • You must possess a valid passport.
  • Immigration officials will reject your entry if you present him/her an expired or fake/false passport.
  • You must possess a valid visa.
  • You must enter before the expiry date of your visa. Moreover, immigration officials may reject your entry if your Visa type does not match with your entry purpose.

※ You can enter without a visa, if you are:

  • A person who will enter the Korea before the expiry date of his/her re-entry permit or has been exempted from his/her re-entry permit.
  • A citizen of a country who is exempted in accordance with the visa exemption agreement between his/her country and the Korea
  • A person specially approved by the Presidential Decree who will enter the Korea to contribute to international relations, national interests and the tourism industry of Korea.
  • A person who has been issued a refugee travel document and will enter Korea before the expiry date

You must not have any grounds for entry restrictions in accordance with the Immigration Act.

Type of Visa and period of validity

  • Single-entry Visa : You can enter once before the expiry date
  • Double-entry Visa : You can enter twice before the expiry date (6 months)
  • Multiple-entry Visa : You can enter unlimited times before the expiry date (1 year, 3 years, 5 years)

Korea is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9) and does not observe daylight savings time.

Check the current Time in Korea here.

Mobile phone roaming/rental, SIM card purchase, Wi-Fi router rental are available at Incheon International Airport.

Please check out the links below for more details:

Currency in Korea is South Korean Won (KRW) and there are four bill nominations of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 50,000. As of February 2023, 1 US Dollar is equivalent to 1,284 South Korean Won. Foreign currencies are conveniently exchangeable at airports, major hotels, bank branches and foreign exchange booths.

For the latest exchange rate, please visit Currency Converter.

Major credit cards like VISA, Master Card, American Express and Diners Club are widely accepted, but some small shops, restaurants and traditional markets only accept cash. For cash withdrawal or exchange, banks and ATMs are easy to find throughout Korea.

Tipping is not a Korean custom. A 10% service charge is added to your bill at all tourist hotels and tips are not expected. It is not necessary to tip a taxi driver unless he assists you with luggage or provides extra service.

Tax refund is available for a minimum purchase of KRS 30,000.

Tax refunds for non-residents and foreigners:

Standard electricity supply is 220 volts AC at 60Hz (with 2 round holes).

As a leading nation in information technology, Korea provides one of the best internet connections worldwide. Take privilege of the world’s fastest internet speed through Wi-Fi for your convenience during your time in Korea.

  • At Coex: Choose “COEX Free Wi-Fi Zone” on your mobile device.
  • At Starfield Coex Mall: Choose “Public Wi-Fi Free” on your mobile device.