13th International Conference on

New Interfaces for
Musical Expression

May 27-30, 2013 | Daejeon + Seoul, Korea Republic

local information > daejeon

visiting KAIST

General information on KAIST, including travel information, can be found here.
For those of you who will visit Korea through the Incheon International Airport (ICN), we recommend the following options for your travel from ICN to KAIST.

airport limousine bus

1) ICN [map] to Daejeon Government Complex [map]
You may take the limousine bus for Daejeon Government Complex at 9D on the first floor.
  • runs about every 30 minutes (from 06:00 to 23:10) | 180-200 minutes to Daejeon |
    KRW 22,100 (regular) / KRW 24,300 (deluxe)
Please click here for more information.
2) Daejeon Government Complex [map] to KAIST [map] (or hotels)
From Daejeon Government Complex terminal to KAIST (or any hotels listed below), we recommend that you take a taxi.
  • 10-15 minutes | KRW 7,000

Gates and bus stops at Incheon International Airport


1) ICN [map] to Seoul Station [map]
Take the Airport Railroad (AR) at the Incheon Int'l Airport Station (B1 floor).
  • Commuter - interval: about 12 min. | travel time: 53 min. | fare: KRW 3,950
  • Express - interval: 30 min. | travel time: 43 min. | fare: KRW 8,000
For more information, please click here.

Airport railroad stations
2) Seoul Station [map] to Daejeon Station [map]
At Seoul Station, you can take KTX (Korean Train Express) which will comfortably take you to Daejeon within an hour.
  • interval: 10-20 min. | travel time: 50-60 min
    weekday rates: KRW 30,800 (first class) / KRW 22,000 (standard) |
    weekend rates: KRW 33,200 (first class) / KRW 23,700 (standard)
For more information on KTX, please visit here.

3) Daejeon Station [map] to KAIST [map] (or hotels)
We also recommend taxi from Daejeon Station to KAIST (or any hotels listed below).
  • 25-30 minutes | KRW 8,000 - 10,000


Daedeok Innopolis Guest House

Daedeok Innopolis Guest House provides lodging service for Daedeok Techno Valley at a highly affordable price. It is located in Daejeon EXPO science park area - very close to KAIST campus.
  • 27-5 Expo-ro 123-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea [map]
  • 10 minutes to KAIST via taxi (approx. 4,000 KRW)
  • room rates:
    - single: KRW 40,000/night
    - twin: KRW 55,000/night
    - deluxe (4 people): KRW 75,000/night
  • website | map | +82-42-865-2500
  • limited availability: we have only 8 single rooms, 3 twin rooms, and 5 deluxe rooms reserved for NIME.

  • as of April 22, ALL ROOMS are no longer available.
  • reservations should be made via email with the following information:
    - name of the person(s) to stay
    - room type
    - check-in/check-out dates
  • please send your reservations (and questions) to Mr. Edward Lee (edward.jw.lee@gmail.com). Note that this process is first-come, first-served.

Hotel ICC

A brand-new hotel that opened in April, 2013. It is also located in Daejeon EXPO science park area.
  • 4-29 Doryong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea [map]
  • 5-10 minutes to KAIST via taxi (approx. KRW 4,000)
  • room rates:
    - single: KRW 66,000/night
    - deluxe (double): KRW 88,000/night
    - deluxe (twin): KRW 88,000/night
  • reservation can be made by phone call (no reservation form provided)
  • website | phone: +82-42-866-5000

Toyoko-Inn Daejeon Government Complex

A well-known low-price business hotel chain. Located near Daejeon Government Complex. Has affordable night life access via taxi.
  • 922 Dunsan-dong, Seo-gu, Deajeon, Korea [map]
  • 20-25 minutes to KAIST via taxi (approx. KRW 6,000)
  • room rates (10% discount applied for NIME 2013):
    - Single: KRW 54,450/night
    - Double: KRW 74,250/night
    - Twin: KRW 74,250/night
  • Check-in 16:00 / Check-out 10:00
  • download reservation form
  • website | phone: +82-42-545-1045

Hotel Interciti

Relatively high-class hotel. Located in the Yuseong hot spa tourism district. Recently renovated.
  • (formerly known as Hotel Spapia)
  • 92 Oncheon-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea [map]
  • 10-15 minutes to KAIST via taxi (approx. KRW 5,000)
  • room rates (50% discount applied for NIME 2013)
    - Premier Double / Twin: KRW 110,000/night
    - Corner Deluxe: KRW 133,100/night
    - Suite Double / Twin: KRW 199,650/night
  • download reservation form
  • website | phone: +82-42-600-6006