You’ve probably heard this saying before – “Well begun is half done”. If you haven’t, it basically means whatever you’re trying to do, a good beginning ensure a good ending. Likewise, kicking off a trip abroad on a good note will surely lead to a smooth, non-troublesome journey for you and your travel companions.

So, where does your trip begin? The airport, of course! The airport is where you’ll be able to acquire all your gadgets and gizmos to get you on the smooth-sailing boat onwards. Especially when you’re traveling to a country like Korea where you can book almost anything online, complete half of your journey before you even land in Korea!

Prepare for your journey to Korea by booking your SIM card, transportation, tours, and more airport essentials beforehand through Trazy!

What do you want to book first?

1. SIM Card & Portable Wi-Fi

2. Transportation

3. Luggage Storage & Delivery

4. Airport Lounge

5. Airport Outbound Tours

1. SIM Card & Portable Wi-Fi

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Internet connection is probably the most important task you have to check off your list before anything else. Without any, you’re sure to find yourselves in the middle of nowhere. Access to calls and messages is also an equally big deal if you need to keep in contact with people while you’re abroad. One way to get all this is to grab yourself a SIM card or portable Wi-Fi from the airport or wherever!

So, now you’re probably wondering… which one should I get? Well then, check out this chart of pros and cons for SIM cards and pocket Wi-Fis first!

SIM Card and Portable Wi-Fi Comparison Chart

SIM CardPortable Wi-Fi
ProsPossible to Call/SMS/MMS

No need to carry an extra device

No need to swap your Sim card

Up to 3 devices can be connected at once

ConsNeed an unlocked phone

Set up new network settings

Carry an extra device

Charge the pocket Wi-Fi device at times

Unless you’re roaming your phone with your original SIM card, you’re going to need either one of them to get around Korea without getting lost.

Trazy SIM Cards and Portable Wi-Fi

Choose from our wide selection of Trazy SIM Cards and Portable Wi-Fi that you can pick up at the airport to use in Korea!

SIM CardsPortable Wi-Fi
πŸ“± Prepaid Sim Card: Unlimited 4G/LTE Data + Voice Call/SMS Option (1~30 days)

πŸ“± Prepaid LTE (4G)/LTE SIM Card: Unlimited Data Only (1~30 days)

πŸ“±4G/LTE SIM Card: Unlimited Data + 11,000 Won Credit for Voice & SMS (1~30 days)

πŸ“± Unlimited 4G/LTE Data Only Sim Card (5~60 day) + T-money Transportation Card

πŸ“± 4G/LTE Postpaid Smartphone RentalΒ 

πŸ“± Korea SKT Portable Wi-Fi Router Rental for Short-Term Users (1~17 days)

πŸ“± Korea SKT Portable Wi-Fi Router Rental for Long-Term Users (18 days or more)

πŸ“± Korea KT Pocket WiFi (Daily rental/30-day rental)

Pick-up Location

Choose a SIM card/Pocket Wi-fi depending on the pick-up location.

SIM Card / Pick-up LocationIncheon T1Incheon T2GimpoBusan
Prepaid Sim Card: Unlimited 4G/LTE Data + Voice Call/SMS Option (1/5/10/30 day)βœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈ
Prepaid LTE (4G)/3G SIM Card: Unlimited Data Only (1/3/5/10/20/30 days)βœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈ
4G/LTE SIM Card: Unlimited Data + 11,000 Won Credit for Voice & SMS (1~30 days)βœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈ
Unlimited 4G/LTE Data Only Sim Card (5~60 day) + T-money Transportation Cardβœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈ
4G/LTE Postpaid Smartphone RentalΒ βœ”οΈβœ”οΈ
Korea SKT Portable Wi-Fi Router Rental for Short-Term Users (1~17 days)βœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈ
Korea SKT Portable Wi-Fi Router Rental for Long-Term Users (18 days or more)βœ”οΈβœ”οΈ
Korea KT Pocket WiFi (Daily rental/30-day rental)βœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈ

If you need a more detailed guide on whether to get a SIM Card or Portable Wi-Fi and which SIM Card to get, check out these blogs which are sure to answer all your questions.

πŸ“Œ SIM Card vs WiFi Egg: Which to Use in Korea?

πŸ“Œ Survival Tip: All about SIM Cards in Korea!

πŸ“Œ Guide to SIM Cards in Korea – by Pick-up Location

Bonus: Special SIM Cards for You

1) Long-term SIM Card (30~90 days)

If you are planning to stay in Korea for more than a month, this long-term prepaid 4G/LTE SIM card is just the perfect option for you! You can pick up this SIM card at the Myeongdong office or Hongik Univ. Station office in Seoul.

πŸ“Œ 4G/LTE SIM Card: Unlimited Data + Voice + SMS (30~90 days)

2) Monthly Plan SIM Card

If you want a monthly plan SIM card instead of a prepaid SIM card, book this SIM card that you can pick up near Hongik Univ. station in Seoul.

πŸ“Œ Monthly Plan SIM Card: Data + Voice Call + SMS (No Contract)

3) SIM Card Postal Parcel Service (Korea Only)

If you want your SIM card to be delivered to your home or accommodation, receive a SIM card by postal parcel within Korea, except Jeju Island.

πŸ“Œ 4G/LTE Sim Card: Data/Voice/SMS Options (3~90 days) – Receive by Postal Parcel

4) SIM Card International & Korea Shipping Service

If you want to receive your SIM and Korean phone number before departing for Korea, order an international delivery service. It’s a reliable service with a tracking code for every country and topping up/extending the SIM card is available via app or website.

πŸ“Œ 4G/LTE Korea SIM Card International & Korea Delivery Service: Data/Voice Call/SMS

5) Unlimited Data Only eSIM (5~30 days) by KT

eSIM or embedded SIM is a new type of SIM card, where you can download a SIM card to your phone without needing a physical SIM card. All you have to do is to download that eSIM to your phone using the provided QR code. No need to visit a pick-up booth or change out your current SIM card!

πŸ“Œ [Exclusively for iPhone] 4G/LTE Unlimted Data Only eSIM (5~30 days) by KT

πŸ“Œ [Android/iPhone] 4G/LTE Unlimted Data Only eSIM (1~30 days) by SKT

2. Transportation

Once you’ve decided on your means of mobile connectivity, transportation is next on your list! If you’ve done your research, you’ll have noticed that some airports are located within a fair distance from the city center while others are simply not. Airports in Korea aren’t particularly that far away from the city center and with a convenient and well-serviced transportation network in place, getting to and fro is a piece of cake.

πŸš• Airport Transfers πŸš•

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Nonetheless, taking public transportation in a foreign country is no easy feat, and with bags of bothersome luggage in the way, way more difficult. What if someone was waiting for you, with a welcome sign outside the arrival hall, to whisk you and your luggage away? No long waits, no hidden costs, a convenient and reliable way to get to the city center without the hassle. Book an airport taxi beforehand with Trazy to ensure a smooth journey to the city center from the airport. Remember, “Well begun is half done”!

πŸš— Rental Cars πŸš—

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Nonetheless, if you’ve got yourself a driver’s license and applied for an International Driving Permit to drive around in Korea, why not rent a car? Not only will that take care of airport transfer but also transportation during your trip to Korea!

🚌 Airport Limousine Bus 🚌

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If that’s not for you, why not opt for the Airport Limousine Bus bound for COEX City Airport Terminal? Relax throughout the ride on comfortable premium seats after a long flight. Also, don’t forget to book a seat on the Airport Limousine Bus from COEX City Airport Terminal when you’re heading back to the airport! Not only will you be able to travel comfortably to the airport in style but go through check-in and immigration clearance right in the center of Seoul to save time at the airport!

πŸ‘Ά Baby Strollers πŸ‘Ά

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For parents traveling with their little ones, don’t forget they’ll want a smooth and safe journey while traveling around Korea. Ensure a safe and happy journey for your little ones by renting a baby stroller!

3. Luggage Storage & Delivery

πŸ›„ Luggage Delivery πŸ›„

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Another way to deal with heavy, bulky luggage weighing you down during your travels is to opt for luggage storage or delivery! Especially if you’re not checking in to your hotel straight away and want to explore the city first, a great way to lighten your load is to drop your luggage off at the airport and have it delivered to your hotel. How convenient is that! If you’re coming through Incheon International Airport, don’t hesitate to make use of this super convenient Seoul Luggage Delivery Service. If your flight is late in the afternoon or evening, you can even have your luggage delivered to the airport so, that you can fully enjoy your last day in Korea!

πŸ›„ Luggage Storage πŸ›„

Seoul Luggage Storage Service is a great alternative for those who want to simply store their burdensome bags for a while. Traveling around Seoul, in particular, you’ll notice that there are hardly any empty coin lockers wherever you go. So, don’t take your chances on expecting there to be an empty locker lying around unused for you and take advantage of this great luggage storage service with a handful of storage centers located throughout Seoul for your convenience!

4. Airport Lounge

After a fun-packed adventure in Korea, are you expecting a long flight back or want to simply freshen up before you get on board? Well then, airport lounges are the way to go! From getting unfinished work done to indulging in quality food, airport lounges offer so much more than simply being a waiting room for your flight out. Take advantage of all the complimentary services from the peace and quiet, away from the bustling departure gates, to the cushy chairs to get fully charged before embarking on your next journey.

With the Incheon/Gimpo International Airport Lounge Pass, get access to 1 of 9 premium airport lounges in Incheon/Gimpo International Airport that provide all of this! If your flight has been canceled, delayed, or stopping by Incheon/Gimpo International Airport for a long layover, make use of this all-in-one airport lounge pass by booking in advance through Trazy which can be used instantly!

πŸ’Ί Airport Lounge πŸ’Ί

5. Airport Outbound Tours

If you’re simply stopping by for a layover or short-term visit, don’t just pass the time at the airport! Of course, Incheon International Airport has a lot of services to offer with a cinema, nap zone, spa, capsule and so much more. Nonetheless, that’s no way to spend the day, or less, in Korea. Don’t waste the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Incheon.

If you’ve got a whole day to spare, head out on this amazing Incheon Private Van Tour departing from Incheon International Airport or Incheon Cruise Port. Choose your preferred option from 3 different themed tours – Ganghwa Island History Tour, Songdo City Tour, or Incheon Open Port & Wolmido Tour – which will definitely have you falling in love with the city of Incheon by the end of the tour! Whichever themed tour you go on, it will surely be an unforgettable experience.

ℹ️ Airport Outbound Tours ℹ️

Book these airport essentials in advance for a hassle-free trip to Korea! All it takes is a few clicks and you’re all set to go πŸ™‚ Remember, “Well begun is half done”.

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2 thoughts on “Airport Essentials for a Trip to Korea: Half the Journey Done!

  1. I am traveling from US to Korea and received a sim card fir pre-activation. What malware security risks are there with putting a simcard from into an iphone? I notice the card is made in China.

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