Whether you have two hours or 24 hours to transit or stopover at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport you will be certain not to get bored. Like Singapore’s Changi (no. 1) and Tokyo’s Haneda (no. 2), Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (no. 3) offers a wealth of outstanding facilities, hotels and top dining venues, shopping, entertainment and fun activities to pass the time.
This year Incheon International Airport, the main international entry point for Korea has again been named in the top three airports in the world at the 2017 Skytrax World Airports Awards.
Korea’s main international gateway is comprised of five floors, a vast area comprising the passenger terminal, concourse and the transportation centre. Due to its size, most passengers passing through are unaware of the many outstanding facilities to be enjoyed whilst in transit.
Passengers in transit not wanting to pay for an expensive hotel room can catch up on some rest and enjoy the facilities of capsule hotel Darakhyu or visit Spa on Air, a sauna with a lounge area to relax. If you wish to freshen up between flights you can make use of the airport’s shower room which is available to transfer passengers for free.
Then when you are rested you can join some fun activities like the year round indoor skating rink Ice Forest open 365 days a year within the airport. The facility and equipment is available free of charge but all skaters must wear a helmet on the rink. Skates are available onsite.
There are cultural spaces spread throughout the airport, where international visitors can not only view but also experience first-hand Korea’s outstanding traditional culture. The Korean Cultural Street is a an area available to all visitors to Incheon International Airport. The street features great rest areas designed within traditional Korean styled pavilions. Here you can enjoy traditional Korean desserts or even purchase some K-Pop items.
One of the easiest ways to pass the time at the airport is surfing the internet. Free WIFI is available throughout the airport for travellers to use with their personal devices. Travellers can also use the free computers available in the Internet Lounge.
Travelling with young children is a breeze with Incheon International Airport fully equipped with great facilities for feeding, changing and resting in one of the nine nursery rooms or older children can release their energy in one of the eight playrooms.
Experience world-class duty free shopping with all the luxury, fashion and cosmetic brands available. Buy some traditional Korean handicrafts for your friends back home and then enjoy some top dining venues.
There are 24 hour food and beverage outlets as well as you can renergise on some traditional Korean cuisine at one of the many Korean, Chinese, Japanese and western restaurants as well as eat in a food court, cafes and bars abound at Incheon International airport.
And if you have time to kill between flights then why not get some fresh air and take a transit tour (from 1 hour to 5 hours) to the surrounding area of Incheon or even tour the capital the Korean capital, Seoul. Almost all the transit tours on offer are free except for the cost of entrance and any meals, usually US$10.
To see more about the facilities at Incheon International Airport or book a transit tour visit the official airport website: www.airport.kr