InterContinental Hotel Seoul Coex

InterContinental Seoul COEX is a modern business hotel, located at the center of Seoul. The hotel has rooms with a charming view of the Hangang River and downtown Seoul. MobiSys attendees have various options for accommodations around the venue. Within 2km, you can find four 5-star hotels, five 4-star hotels, and thirteen 3-star hotels in various price ranges starting at $50.


Announcement: Please contact the local chairs (, if you still wish to reserve the hotel at the conference rate.

You can reserve a room at our venue, InterContinental Hotel.
Please note, discounted hotel rates expire on 29 May 23:59pm 2019 (local time).
To enter the reservation system, you should use the following access code: MOBATT0619963.

If you plan to stay at the InterContinental Seoul COEX but booked a room through a different reservation system without using the conference access code, we will greatly appreciate it if you let us know the name and dates of your room reservation. This can help the conference organizers to better understand the participants and make proper arrangements. Please inform the local chairs of your reservation information by email:,



We recommend taking a bus to Intercontinental COEX SEOUL (conference venue) as it is fast and convenient. Buses depart from Incheon Airport every 15 to 20 minutes, and it takes about 1.5 to 2 hours on average to COEX.

BUS 6703 - Note that this is the most recommended mode of transportation with minimum walking distance.
Incheon Airport → COEX Intercontinental, KRW 16,000

  • Bus Stop:
    • Terminal 1 Bus stop location (Level 1, No. 3)
    • Terminal 2 Bus stop location (Transportation center Basement 1 No. 19)
  • Get off at “COEX Intercontinental” stop
  • Expected travel time
    • 120 min (bus: 115 min., walk: 5 min.) from Terminal 1
    • 100 min (bus: 95 min. walk: 5 min.) from Terminal 2
BUS 6103
Incheon Airport → COEX City Airport, KRW 15,000

  • Bus Stop:
    • Terminal 1 Bus stop location (Level 1, No. 7)
    • Terminal 2 Bus stop location (Transportation center Basement 1 No. 22)
  • Get off at “Samseong Station (COEX)” stop
  • The venue is 13 minutes of walking distance (890m) from this bus stop.
  • Expected travel time
    • 102 min (bus: 89 min., walk: 13 min.) from Terminal 1.
    • 125 min (bus: 112 min. walk: 13 min.) from Terminal 2.
Please note that our venue is ‘Intercontinental Seoul Coex’, not Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas.

Foreigner-exclusive Taxi

City of Seoul provides foreigner exclusive taxi from Incheon Airport to Seoul, which uses a standard distance-based fare. Taxi fare is 85000(KRW, $80) from Incheon Airport to the conference venue. You can reserve this service from one of the following options:

City Airport

Coex City Airport located next to the conference hotel (within 10 min. of walking distance). You can check-in at the city airport in advance to reduce queuing time at the (actual) Incheon airport. Note that the services are not provided to all airlines.

Airport Railroad (AREX) and Subway

You can reach the venue by taking Airport Railroad (AREX) and subway. However, the transit makes the route quite complex (hence, we recommend taking the bus option).

To get to the venue via AREX and subway (80 minutes of estimated travel time)

  1. Take AREX from Incheon International Airport
  2. Transfer to Line Number 9 at Gimpo International Airport. We recommend you to take express train instead of regular train. You can save around 15 minutes.
  3. Take the Line Number 9 and get off at Bongeunsa Station.
  4. InterContinental Hotel Seoul Coex is about five minutes walk towards Aquarium from COEX Mall which is connected to Exit #7.

Note: The conference is at InterContinental Hotel Seoul Coex (not to be confused with Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas).

Dining Options

Conference venue is located near COEX mall which has many dining options listed here. Below are some of the Korean restaurants that you may be interested in trying out.


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