When you need to exchange your foreign currency into Korean won, visit a bank, exchange service center, or an authorized exchange (hotels or travel agencies). Upon arrival, you can easily convert your money into the local currency at bank branches and money changers located in the airport.
|General Bank Business Hours||09:00-16:00
* Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
|Foreign Exchange Banks in Airports
(Incheon / Gimpo International Airport)
* Some locations may operate until 22:00 or 23:00.
The won (symbol: ￦ or code: KRW) is the currency of Korea and there are 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 50,000 won notes. There are 10, 50, 100 and 500 won coins as well.
Congress period is the end of August which is summer vacation season in Korea. Summer days are hot and humid with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. Prepare an umbrella or raincoat and rain boots if visiting during the Congress period.
Furthermore, Korea has four distinct seasons. From September to November, Korea has comfortable temperatures with clear blue sky and spectacular foliage. Korea's winter is cold and dry but April and May are usually pleasant and warm, attracting many tourists.
|Seoul, Tokyo (Korea Time)||01:00||04:00||07:00||10:00||13:00||16:00||19:00||22:00|
|Taipei, Manila, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore||24:00||03:00||06:00||09:00||12:00||15:00||18:00||21:00|
|New Delhi, Calcutta||22:00||01:00||04:00||07:00||10:00||13:00||16:00||19:00|
|Teheran, Kuwait, Jeddah||19:00||22:00||01:00||04:00||07:00||10:00||13:00||16:00|
|Hamburg, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam||17:00||20:00||23:00||02:00||05:00||08:00||11:00||14:00|
|Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo||13:00||16:00||19:00||22:00||01:00||04:00||07:00||11:00|
|New York, Montreal, Bogota, Toronto||11:00||14:00||17:00||20:00||23:00||02:00||05:00||08:00|
|Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles||08:00||11:00||14:00||17:00||20:00||23:00||02:00||05:00|
How to use : Read the graph vertically to compare the time differences between cities from around the world.
* Please note the there is no daylight savings in Korea.
* Shaded boxes designate times that fall in the previous calendar day.
What time is it in Korea now?
|Incheon International Airport||Gimpo International Airport|
|KT OLLEH||Public Area, 1F (Near Exit 10)
|SK Telecom||Public Area, 1F (Near Exit 6)
|International Flights, 1F Right side
|LG Telecom||Public Area, 1F (Near Exit 5)
*Those mobile service companies’ branches in Incheon International Airport operate 24 hours.
One-stop helpline available as a public service for local and international travelers
Tel: +82-2-1330 * English, Japanese, Chinese available
Free Interpretation service
Tel: +82-2-1588-5644 * 19 languages available
- Location: Arrivals Gate F 1F
- Operating hours: 07:00-22:00
- Tel: +82-32-743-2600~3 * English, Japanese, Chinese available
- Location: Normal Area 1F, Center
- Operating hours: 10:00~22:00
- Tel: +82-2-2660-2486~7 * English, Japanese, Chinese available
www.mofa.go.kr * English available
Police Department: 112
Fire Department: 119
* The information above sourced by Korea Tourism Organization