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KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology) Division of Life Sciences

  • Address : Building L7, Room 7231, 39-1 Hawolgokdong, Seongbukgu, Seoul, 136-791 Republic of Korea
  • TEL : +82-2-958-6940
  • LAB : +82-2-958-6421
  • FAX : +82-2-958-6937
  • E-mail : cjl@kist.re.kr

KIST is located in the northern area of Seoul in the district of Seonbuk-gu(성북구).
The specific neighborhood within this district is called Hawolgok-dong(하월곡동). It is important to know the names of the district and neighborhood as it will help you when taking public transportation or when describing where you live.

▶  Map of Seoul Districts
Address : 39-1 Hawolgok-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-791 (서울특별시 성북구 하월곡동 39-1(우:136-791) )


Transportation to KIST from Incheon Airport
The international airport is located at a considerable distance from Seoul. Expect to spend approximately 90 minutes travel time from the terminal to the KIST campus.

Incheon Airport Terminal Map
-  First Bus-Seoul 05:40 / Airport 05:00
-  Last Bus-Seoul 22:05 / Airport 22:30
-  Leaves every 10~20 minutes

Airport Bus-Cheapest Option

Limousine buses leave regularly from clearly marked stops outside the terminal building(see map)
to designated stops in the city.

  • Go to Bus Stop 4A if arriving at the East Terminal, or 10A if arriving at the West ternminal.
  • Take the bus with the destination “Noweon, Seongbuk”.
  • The fare is 13,000 Won for an express bus, which may be paid to the bus driver or prepaid at ticket booths placed near the stops. For 12,000 Won you may get a bus that goes to the same stop near KIST, but is slightly slower due to a stop at Gimpo Airport.
  • Tell the driver as you get on the bus that you want to get off at Dongduk Women’s University Station(Wolgok).
  • Turn left when you exit the bus, walk about 300 meters, and just before a pedestrian overpass will be a small street on the right leading to KIST’s North Gate.

Taxi-Easiest Option but Expensive

Taxis are conveniently located just outside the terminal building. The grey or white taxis are standards and some what cheaper than the black “deluxe” taxis. The deluxe taxis are a little more comfortable and drivers sometimes speak English, but the standard ones are perfectly adequate for most trips. Both taxi services operate on a metered system, but the passenger will also be responsible for the cost of highway tolls.
The cost will vary depending on traffic conditions, but generally runs about 50,000 Won for standard taxis and 85,000Won for black taxis.


 ※ Tip
If you are going to the airport to meet someone, or do not have much luggage, you can save some money by taking the subway to Gimpo Airport and getting an express bus to Incheon Airport from there. This route will cost around 5,000 Won. Alternatively, to save money in a group you may take a taxi from KIST to Cheongnyangny subway station and transfer to an Incheon Airport bus. This bus charges a fare of 8,000 Won.

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Room 7223, Building L7, Division of Life Sciences, KIST, 39-1 Hawolgokdong, Seongbukgu, Seoul, 136-791 Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-2-958-6421 Fax: +82-2-958-6919 E-mail: cjl@kist.re.kr
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