Getting There in Seoul

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By having one of the greatest infrastructures and being one of the most developed cities in the Asian continent, Seoul, Getting There is quite easy. The city of Seoul is formally known as the Seoul Special City. This name is quite fitting because not only is the capital of South Korea but also it is among the world's most populated cities. The Seoul Metropolitan Area is the second largest metropolitan area in the world, only second to that of Mexico City.

Getting There by Plane

The easiest, fastest and most convenient way to get yourself to Seoul is by plane. The city of Seoul is served by 2 international airports: theGimpo International Airport (better known as just Gimpo Airport and with IATA airport code: GMP) and the Incheon International Airport (IATA airport code: ICN). The Incheon International Airport is consistently voted among the top 3 airports in the world and is one of the few airports that has received the 5 stars from the Skytrax ranking. Several dozens of domestic and international airlines offer direct flights to and from to Seoul to either of these airports. It is a good idea to start looking for airfares to the Incheon International Airport because it is the main hub for Korean Air, the largest Korean airline company.

If you're departing from other Korean cities or from major cities in Japan such as Osaka, Tokyo, and Kyoto, it is best to start your search for air tickets with the Gimpo Airport.

If you're departing from North America, Central America or South America, it is a good idea to look for connecting flights through Honolulu, Hawaii and cities in Japan because not only are the fares cheaper but you might be able to complement your Seoul trip with a short stay in one of these great destinations.


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February 09, 2010 change by schitti
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