After arriving from my Vietnam Airlines VN408 flight from Ho Chi Minh City, I headed around Incheon Airport Terminal 1 first to start picking up my train tickets needed for this trip. I got my tickets off KLOOK again since the prices were lower and it would be easier to buy them online first without the need to figure anything out on how to get one in the city later. I bought my tickets both for collection and usage. For trains, I got the AREX Incheon Airport Express Train One Way Ticket in Seoul, the Klook T-Money Card, and the South Korea Railplus Transport Card, out of which the the Klook T-Money Card, and the South Korea Railplus Transport Card needed to be picked up at counters in Incheon Airport first.
My exit from the belts was at Exit C.
According to my KLOOK voucher, the pick-up location for the South Korea Railplus Transport Card was at K-books, 1F, between C-D zoon (sic), Incheon International Airport Terminal 1.
I found this K-books outlet just beside Zone C, but I wasn’t sure if it was the right one as it was a different picture as the one shown on the KLOOK voucher.
I headed in to the book shop to ask the cashier anyway.
After keying in my voucher code into the computer system at the cashier, I was given my 3 Railplus Cards – 1 x Adult, 1 x Teenage (13-19) and 1 x Child (6-12). The Teenage and Child cards bear the exact same design though. Hmm.
The Railplus Card is valid for use in Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Busan, Chungcheong-do and Honam regions (Daejeon-Mokpo) on underground, bus, Story Way convenience stores and the wagon park in Seoul Station (train station).
Click here to buy your discounted South Korea Railplus Transport Card!
Once done, I headed to pick up my Klook T-Money Card next.
The pick-up location for the Klook T-Money Card was at the Klook counter at check-in counter A (near entrance gate 1), 3F Departure Hall, Incheon Airport Terminal 1, which is a little bit awkward as I needed to go up to the departures level instead.
The row of many travel agent counters after check-in row A.
After browsing through almost all counters, I found the one with the KLOOK logo on it at Counter 13.
After scanning my KLOOK voucher, I was given my Klook T-Money Card with KRW5,000 pre-loaded value. I picked this option so that I could use the card immediately on my first few trips.
The Klook T-Money Card can be used on all Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Incheon, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, and Gwangju buses, Seoul, Incheon, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, and Gwangju Metropolitan Subway networks, AREX, U Line, EverLine, Shinbundang Line, Donghae Line (Metro) and Busan–Gimhae Light Rail Transit, all Sejong Special Autonomous City, Chungcheongnam-do and Chungcheongbuk-do buses, all Gangwon-do buses, all Gyeongsangbuk-do and Gyeongsangnam-do buses with dongle, all Jeollabuk-do, Jeollanam-do, and Jeju Special Autonomous Province buses with dongle, Korail ticket office, toll booth operated by Korea Expressway Corporation, express bus with E-Pass dongle, some stores and attractions including Seoul’s four palaces (except Gyeonghuigung), Lotte World amusement park, Kyobo Book Centre, GS 25, CU/FamilyMart and other selected convenience stores accept T-money as payment method.
As you can see, the
wall of text list is way more extensive than the Railplus Card above, so the Klook T-Money Card is the popular choice even among locals.
Click here to buy your discounted Klook T-Money Card!
Once done, I headed down to the AREX station where I could redeem my AREX Incheon Airport Express Train One Way Ticket directly at the station using the KLOOK voucher.
Click here to buy your discounted AREX Incheon Airport Express Train One Way Ticket in Seoul!
The three Seoul train tickets on offer on KLOOK are each useful in their own right, though I would recommend the discounted Klook T-Money Card and discounted AREX Incheon Airport Express Train One Way Ticket for the most cost-effective and usage-effective choices for the stay in South Korea.
Here are the KLOOK links to buy your discounted Seoul local train tickets again:
- AREX Incheon Airport Express Train One Way Ticket in Seoul
- Klook T-Money Card
- South Korea Railplus Transport Card