Arrival & Transportation

How do I get to Yonsei?

Sinchon Campus (Main) Address
50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722 South Korea
서울특별시 서대문구 연세로 50 연세대학교
Public Transportation to Yonsei campuses
Subway and bus information and maps are available for the Sinchon Campus (main) and the International Campus (Songdo) and Wonju Campus.
Sinchon Campus Shuttle Bus
There are two routes that students are free to use to get to and around campus. Click here for information. Be careful, the times may change by semester and seasonal break.

Airport Transportation

Airport Limousine Bus
(from the Incheon Int'l Airport)
Shuttle buses operated to transport customers and their luggage to and from Incheon International Airport and Gimpo International Airport run on regular 15 to 30 minute intervals throughout Seoul.
Airport Limousine Bus Routes, Stops, and Schedules
Sinchon Bus Routes (15,000 KRW)
Bus tickets can be purchased at kiosks located outside of the airport exits of the arrival floor.
* The schedules posted online are subject to change. Please check the time schedule for buses at the information kiosk. Buses begin operation between 5 and 6 a.m. depending on the route, and the last buses depart between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m.
Floor plan of the arrival hall and kiosk location can be found at http://www.airport.kr/pa/en/a/3/1/1/index.jsp.
Taxi
(from the Incheon Int'l Airport)
  • Regular Taxi (일반택시, il-bahn taek-shi) / Cost: About 40,000 KRW*
  • Deluxe Taxi (모범택시, mo-beom taek-shi) / Cost: About 70,000 KRW*
(from the Incheon Int'l Airport to YIC)
  • Regular Taxi (일반택시, il-bahn taek-shi) / Cost: About 25,000 KRW*
  • Deluxe Taxi (모범택시, mo-beom taek-shi) / Cost: About 40,000 KRW*
Note that taxi fares may vary depending on traffic. The price listed above is the fare without traffic. Deluxe taxis are more spacious and comfortable than regular taxis. They are recognizable by their black color.
Airport Pickup Service
(from the Incheon Int'l Airport)
AirHelp
AirHelp Center International provides an airport pick-up service for students and visitors to the campus. Please make reservations at least 24 hours before arrival at Korea. NOTE: Yonsei University is not liable for any incidents related to the use of AirHelp.
  • Cost: 75,000 KRW (discount rate for Yonsei guests)
  • Website: www.airhelp.co.kr
  • Phone: 82-2-723-7873, 82-32-743-7911
  • Fax: 82-2-723-8353
  • Email
  • Fare: 75,000KRW (limit 4 passengers)

Using Public Transportation in Korea

Taxi
Regular taxis in Seoul come in a variety of colors: most commonly orange, but also yellow, silver, white, blue (electric vehicles), and even pink. Premium taxis (mobeom taxi, black with gold detail) are more comfortable, but also more expensive.

The Visit Seoul website has detailed photos and fare information for Seoul taxis. Before arrival, it is recommended to print a campus map (found here) indicating your destination building to show the taxi driver. It is also highly recommended that one ask the driver to enter the address (listed above in Korean) into the car's GPS system.
Subway
Even without any Korean language background, one can easily navigate Seoul subways in English, Chinese, and even Japanese. There is plenty of English signage and is very affordable. With a transportation card, one is able to transfer between bus and subway without being charged again.

VisitKorea has a detailed overview of the Seoul subway and its fares, as well as the metro details for Busan, Daejeon, Daegu, and Gwangju.

Find information here about getting a transportation card.
Bus
The Seoul bus system is one of the most efficient and convenient in the world. Buses run at regularly timed intervals and are tracked by GPS to show waiting passengers when the next vehicle will be arriving. Many bus stops even include live updates on LED screens above the waiting area. While the announcements and tracking systems make an effort to be as clear as possible to all users, a good amount of the information is only displayed in Korean. For this reason, those unfamiliar with Korean may find it beneficial to research your route numbers and write down the stop names beforehand.

VisitKorea explains city bus and transportation card basics, as well as the number system and the colors.

Korea4Expats has some good tips for international visitors using the buses.

Find information here about getting a transportation card.