Transportation Guide | HONGDAE
Summary of all Hongdae transporation! Subways, night buses, airport buses, etc.
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A lot of visitors to Seoul choose accommodations in Hongdae.

This is why today we're going to be listing the updated 2019 transportation options in and out of Hongdae, including the night buses and airport buses. Hope this helps!



Hongdae Transportation

1. Subway

There are three routes to Hongik Univ. Station (홍대입구역), which is on Metro Line 2, Gyeongui Central Line and Airport Railway Line.

The first and the last trains of the Hongdae Airport Railway is the following. Line 2 is a ring line, and the Gyeongui Central Line has compartmental vehicles, so the two lines are a little more complicated.


Hongdae Station | Airport Railway

Note: There is no weekday or holiday schedule for the airport railway. Subject to the on-site notice and staff instructions.
Last trains from Hongdae → Incheon Airport
Hongik Univ. StationIncheon Airport Terminal 1Incheon Airport Terminal 2
23:4800:4000:46
Last trains from Incheon Airport → Hongdae
Incheon Airport Terminal 2Incheon Airport Terminal 1Hongik Univ. Station
23:3223:3900:31


Last trains from Hongdae → Gimpo Airport
Hongik Univ. StationGimpo Airport
00:0800:22
Last trains from Gimpo Airport → Hongdae
Gimpo AirportHongik Univ. Station
00:1600:31


Hongdae Station | Line 2

Note: There is no weekday or holiday schedule for the airport railway. Subject to the on-site notice and staff instructions.
Last trains from Hongdae → Dongdaemun Station(Weekdays)
Hongik Univ. StationCity Hall Station
*Transfer to line 1
Dongdaemun Station
00:3300:4200:58
Last trains from Hongdae → Dongdaemun Station(Holidays)
Hongik Univ. StationCity Hall Station
*Transfer to line 1
Dongdaemun Station
23:4923:5800:20
Last trains from Dongdaemun Station → Hongdae(Weekdays)
Dongdaemun StationCity Hall Station
*Transfer to line 2
Hongik Univ. Station
00:2800:3701:00
Last trains from Dongdaemun Station → Hongdae(Holidays)
Dongdaemun StationCity Hall Station
*Transfer to line 2
Hongik Univ. Station
23:3323:4200:00


Last trains from Hongdae → Gangnam Station (Weekdays)
Hongik Univ. StationGangnam Station
00:1500:54
Last trains from Hongdae → Gangnam Station (Holidays)
Hongik Univ. StationGangnam Station
23:1623:55
Last trains from Gangnam → Hongdae (Weedays)
Gangnam StationHongik Univ. Station
00:2301:00
Last trains from Gangnam → Hongdae (Holidays)
Gangnam StationHongik Univ. Station
23:2000:00

 If you'd like a list of last trains to more destinations to/from Hongdae, click here.



2. Airport Buses

Incheon Airport to Hongdae | Airport Bus 6002

  • Bus ticket: ₩10,000
  • Incheon 2 Airbus pick-up location: Terminal 2, B1, Gate 30
  • Incheon 1 flight pick-up location: Terminal 1, 1F, exit 5
  • Get off at Hongdae: Exit No. 9 at the front lane of KAKAO FRIENDS STORE flagship store

Incheon Airport Terminal 2 → Downtown
First Bus
05:45Last Bus
23:20


Hongdae to Incheon Airport | Airport Bus 6002

  • Bus ticket:₩10,000
  • Hongdae boarding location: before the exit of No. 2 and No. 8, the former Samsung bus lane.

Downtown → Incheon Terminal 2
First Bus04:15Last Bus20:40

If you'd like other bus destinations to/from Incheon Airport, click here.



3. Night Airport Buses

Incheon Airport to Hongdae | Night Airport Bus N6000

  • Tickets: Adults ₩9,000、Children ₩7,500
  • Incheon Airport Terminal 2 pick up location: none
  • Incheon Airport Terminal 1 pic up location: Terminal 1, 1F, exit 6A (departure)
  • Get off: No direct access to Hongdae, the nearest is Yeomchang Station (염창역) on Metro Line 9. You must transfer to the N62 night bus to arrive at Hongdae Station.


Incheon Airport to Hongdae | Night Airport Bus N6000 Timetable

  • 23:40
  • 00:20
  • 01:00
  • 01:40
  • 02:20
  • 03:00
  • 03:40
  • 04:20

We don't recommend lugging your luggage onto N62 after getting off at Yeomchang Station. The bus comes quite infrequently and is pretty crowded, making it inconvenient to carry your luggage onboard. Instead, we recommend that you take a taxi to Hongdae from Yeomchang Station. 

If you'd like more info on night transportation to/from Incheon Airport, click here.



4. Night Airport Buses

Hongdae Night Bus | N26 Night Bus

  • Hours: 00:00 - 03:10
  • Route: Gangseo → Hongdae → Shinchon → Jongro → Cheongnyangni → Mangu-dong → Jungrang
  • Passes: Gimpo Airport, Hongdae, Shinchon, Ewha Univ., Jongro, Dongdaemun, Cheongnyangni
  • Hongdae night bus pick-up location: Exit 9 and KAKAO FRIENDS STORE flagship store front busway (to the east gate, Cheongnyangni direction)
  • Hongdae night bus pick-up location: Exits 2 and 8, and the former Samsung bus lane (towards Hapjeong and Gimpo Airport)


Hongdae Night Bus | N26 Night Bus

  • Hours:23:40 - 03:00
  • Route: Yangcheon→ Mokdong Station→ Deungchon Station→ Yeonse Univ. → Shinchon Station → Wangsimni Station →Konkuk Univ. Station → Gunja Station→ Myeonmokdong
  • Passes: Hongdae, Ehwa Univ., Jongro, Dongdaemun, DDP, Kunkuk Univ.


  • Hongdae night bus pick-up location: Exit 9 and KAKAO FRIENDS STORE flagship store front busway (to the east gate, Cheongnyangni direction)
  • Hongdae night bus pick-up location: Exits 2 and 8, and the former Samsung bus lane (towards Hapjeong and Gimpo Airport)

If you'd like more info on Seoul's night transportation systems, click here.


Hongdae Transportation:4. Metro Exits and Other Facilities

Hongik Univ. Station is where three subway lines intersect, and there are a total of nine exits. It's a huge station, so here's the list of what you need to know if you're staying in the area. 

Hongik Univ. exit 1
Line 2, has escalators, opposite the Hongdae Shopping District.

Hongik Univ. exit 2
Line 2, has escalators, opposite the Hongdae Shopping District.

Hongik Univ. exit 3
Airport railway, has escalators, beginning of Yeonnamdong.

Hongik Univ. exit 4

Airport railway, has escalators, the starting point of Hongdae Shopping District, across from Yeonnamdong and department stores. 

Hongik Univ. exit 5
Airport railway, only has stairs, the edge of Hongdae Shopping District

Hongik Univ. exit 6

Gyeongui Central Line, with escalators, walk along the road to Seogang University (Shinchon)

Hongik Univ. exit 7

Airport railway, has escalators and elevators, the edge of Hongdae Shopping District

Hongik Univ. exit 8
Line 2, only stairs, elevators, entrance to the highlight of Hongdae Shopping District

Hongik Univ. exit 9
Line 2 range, only stairs, entrance to the highlight of Hongdae Shopping District



This was a total compilation of Hongdae tranportation. If you have questions about information not covered in the blog post, please email us at support@creatrip.com

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