Wheelchair Accessible Public Transportation in Seoul – Wheelchair Travel

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Seoul Public Transportation

The public transportation system in Seoul is mostly accessible to wheelchair users. The system will present some challenges to the disabled, but tips from my experience using the system with a powered wheelchair should help you better navigate the city.

AREX Airport Express

The Airport Express train operates between Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN) and Seoul Station, which is the city’s downtown transit hub. The train also stops at Gimpo International Airport (GMP), which is the smaller of the city’s airports.

AREX is fully wheelchair accessible. Trains offer easy roll-on/roll-off ability for wheelchair users. The gap between station platform and train is minimal. Dedicated wheelchair spaces are available at both ends of each train car, in addition to priority seating for the disabled and elderly. Trains provide stop information on overhead LCD screens. All stations on the Airport Express are equipped with elevators for wheelchair access.

The AREX serves 11 total stations, with terminuses at Seoul Station and ICN airport. The distance between Incheon airport and Seoul Station is 58 kilometers. The journey between these stations takes approximately 45 minutes. Gimpo Airport is 11 kilometers from Seoul Station and is a stop [...]

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