AREX of­fers a com­fort­able ride for all trav­el­ers

JoongAng Daily - - Front Page -

Korea Rail­road Cor­po­ra­tion’s Air­port Rail­road Ex­press (AREX) of­fers a com­fort­able ride at a cheaper price for pas­sen­gers wish­ing to travel from In­cheon In­ter­na­tional Air­port to cen­tral Seoul.

Groups with more than four pas­sen­gers can buy tick­ets at a dis­counted rate. The orig­i­nal cost of 8,000 won ($7.30) is dis­counted 25 per­cent to 6,000 won. Ac­cord­ing to a company of­fi­cial, for­eign­ers have pur­chase more than half of the dis­counted tick­ets. AREX at­tributes its pop­u­lar­ity among for­eign pas­sen­gers to its on­line ad­ver­tise­ments on its blog and web­site in English, Chi­nese and Ja­panese.

There are two types of trains cur­rently avail­able. One is the ex­press train that trav­els straight to the des­ti­na­tion in 43 min­utes with­out stop­ping. By car, it takes more than an hour to get from Seoul Sta­tion to the air­port. The other is the all-stop train that stops at all 11 sta­tions in be­tween. The fare for the ex­press train is 8,000 won and the all-stop train costs a max­i­mum of 3,950 won with a trans­porta­tion card.

For the user’s con­ve­nience, the rail­way op­er­a­tor has re­cently in­stalled a rest room inside its ex­press train. In ad­di­tion, pas­sen­gers who travel on the ex­press train can re­lax in the com­fort­able seats inside spe­cial lounges. The lounges are lo­cated near the gates to the ex­press train at In­cheon Air­port Sta­tion and Seoul Sta­tion.

Also, pas­sen­gers who fly on Korean Air, Asiana or Jeju Air can en­joy has­sle- free travel with­out go­ing through all the lines by tak­ing ad­van­tage of the quick check-in process at Seoul Sta­tion’s City Air­port Ter­mi­nal.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on the AREX web­site (

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Korea, Republic

© PressReader. All rights reserved.