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?
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 Card||Portable Wi-Fi|
|Pros|| Possible 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
|Cons|| Need 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 to use in Korea!
|SIM Cards||Portable Wi-Fi|
👉 Including Transportation Card
|📱 Korea Portable Wi-Fi (T mifi) Rental|
Choose a SIM card/Pocket Wi-fi depending on the pick-up location.
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.
Bonus: Special SIM Cards for You
1) 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.
2) SIM Card Postal Parcel Service
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.
3) SIM Card for Incheon Airport Self-Quarantine Passengers
If you have to arrive at Incheon Airport Terminal 1 and have to self-quarantine for 14 days due to COVID-19, pick up within the quarantine inspection area. (All foreign passengers are required to have a local contact number upon arrival.)
4) SIM Card International Delivery 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.
5) Smartphone Rental Service
Simply pick up your smartphone at Incheon International Airport (T1 & T2), Gangnam, Suwon, or Bundang. You can get access to data, voice, and SMS text right away! Also, your phone number will be issued to you before picking up your phone so that you can let people know of your number before arriving in Korea.
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.
🚕 Airport Transfers 🚕
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”!
- Incheon/Gimpo Airport ↔ Seoul Transfer – Airport Taxi (24/7)
- Incheon/ Gimpo Airport ↔ Suwon/ Pyeongtaek/ Bundang/ Goyang/ Hanam Van Transfer
- Gimhae Airport/Busan Station ↔ Busan City Transfer – Private Taxi/Mini Bus
- Jeju Airport ↔ Jeju Destination Transfer – Airport Taxi
🚗 Rental Cars 🚗
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!
- Rental Car in Seoul (from Incheon Int’l Airport & Hongik Univ. Station)
- Rental Car in Jeju Island (from Jeju Intl Airport)
🚌 Airport Limousine Bus 🚌
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!
👶 Baby Strollers 👶
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 travel for you little ones by renting a baby stroller!
🛄 Luggage Delivery 🛄
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!
🛄 Luggage Storage 🛄
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!
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 cancelled, 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!
💺 Airport Lounge 💺
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/DMZ (Ganghwa Peace Observatory) Private Van Tour departing from Incheon International Airport. 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.
If you haven’t got that much time to explore, opt for the Incheon Airport Layover Private Tour. Customize your own trip by choosing where to visit based on your flight schedule so that you don’t get cut halfway throughout the tour. Incheon is quite an underrated city, to say the least, that offers as much as, or possibly more than, Seoul does! Discover the history and culture of Incheon whilst indulging in the food and shopping opportunities to make the most out of your time in Korea!
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 🙂 Remember, “Well begun is half done”.
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