The World Barista Championship returns to Asia for the first time since Tokyo 2007, and we can’t wait to see what Seoul has in store! Hosted by Cafe Show, with title sponsorship by Ediya Coffee, the WBC takes place from 9 – 12 November, at the Coex Convention Centre. Coex is conveniently located in the Gangnam area, which is easily accessible by subway, bus, and taxi. Read on for more hospitality info!


Coex, 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164


A number of hotels are available close to the convention centre, with preferential rates available to attendees. For more info, see


The Gangnam area is easily accessible by public transport, with multi-lingual international taxis available to pre-book, or from Incheon and Gimpo airport terminals. In addition, form 4th to 11th November, there will be a dedicated  welcoming desk for Cafe Show attendees at the arrival gate(1F) in Incheon Int’l Airport. 


  • Line No. 2 (Samseong Station)
  • Line No. 9 (Bongeunsa Station)
  • Line No. 7 (Cheongdam Station)


A number of routes serve Coex, with stops surrounding the perimeter.

  • Grand Intercontinental Hotel (Samseong Station Exit 5) | 23201 Station
  • Coex Atrium (Trade Center) | 23199 Station
  • Coex East Gate | 23198 Station
  • Opposite Bongeunsa Temple | 23191 Station
  • KEPCO | 23197 Station

For detailed routes see

Bus (Standard) (#6006)

  • Duration : approximately 60 min
  • Approximate Fare : KRW 10,000 (Adult, one-way) / KRW 8,000 (Children, one-way)
  • Bus stop : Samseong Station exit



  • Incheon International Airport Station(Incheon Airport Railroad) > Hongik Univ. Station, transfer to subway line 2 > Samseong Station
  • Duration : Approx. 101 min
  • Incheon International Airport Station(Incheon Airport Railroad) > Gimpo Airport Station, transfer to subway line 9 > Bongeunsa Station
  • Duration : Approx. 111 min

Bus (Deluxe) (#6104)

  • Duration : approximately 45 min.
  • Fare : KRW 7,500(Adult, one-way)
  • Bus stop : City Airport


  • Between Gates 1 and 2 at Departure Hall of International Passenger Terminal (1F)
  • Duration : approximately 60min
  •  Approximate Fare: Medium Taxi: 75,000KRW($75) .


  • Gimpo International Airport Station(line 5) > Yeongdeungpo-gu Office Station, transfer to subway line 2 > Samseong Station
  • Duration : approximately 64min
  • Approximate Fare : KRW1,550


Tourist Information

Information about visiting Korea and a list of popular attractions, food, and shopping options is available from the Korean Tourist Organisation website.


  • Visit Korea — Comprehensive visitor info
  • i Tour Seoul — Visitor info with a trendier eye
  • Subway Korea — Offers real-time subway schedule and exit info on a map
  • Korea Tour — A map with public transportation & attraction info offered in English
  • Naver Map — A comprehensive city map app (only in Korean)
  • Kakao Bus — Information on bus lines
  • Google Translate — Works well for many uses
  • Mango Plate — Food suggestions