She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another. – Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake
First of all, my apologies for the shaky video, but I shot this with a selfie stick using my iPhone 6 after arriving on an overnight flight from Cambodia where I received zero sleep and had been awake for more than 24-hours! With that said, I decided to produce this video for first time visitors to Incheon International Airport and that are nervous about what to expect upon arrival and how to get from the airport to Seoul, which is 48km (30 mi), and takes about one-hour by subway and possibly even longer by taxi or bus depending upon traffic and/or rush hour. Just remember you are coming to one of the most densely populated cities in the world as Seoul has a growing population of more than 25 million people! According to Wikipedia, "Incheon International Airport (IIA) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) (Korean: 인천국제공항, sometimes referred to as Seoul-Incheon International Airport) is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. Since 2005, it has been rated the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International every year. It is also rated as the world's cleanest airport and the world's best international transit airport by Skytrax.
The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture. Located 48 kilometers (30 miles ) west of Seoul, the capital and the largest city of South Korea, Incheon International Airport is the world's eighth busiest airport in terms of international passengers in 2014.
The airport opened for business in early 2001 to replace the older Gimpo International Airport, which now serves mostly domestic destinations plus shuttle flights to alternate airports in China, Japan, and Taiwan.
Incheon International Airport is located west of Incheon's city center, on an artificially created piece of land between Yeongjong and Yongyu islands. The two islands were originally separated by shallow sea. That area between the two islands was reclaimed for the construction project, effectively connecting the once separate Yeongjong and Yongyu islands. The reclaimed area as well as the two islands are all part of Jung-gu, an administrative district of Incheon.
The Incheon International Airport Railroad connects Incheon International Airport to Seoul Station in downtown Seoul. Non-Stop Express trains 43 minutes, and regular trains which stops at all stations takes 53 minutes to Seoul Station.
The airport holds an unbreakable record of being ranked the Best Airport Worldwide for 7 consecutive years by the Airports Council International (ACI)'s Airport Service Quality award from 2005 to 2011, and was also rated the world's best among airports of its size (25-40m) and region (Asia-Pacific) in 2012 due to the institution's decision to discontinue the Best Airport Worldwide category."