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[Korea] Seoul Starts Operating Green Circulation Bus

  • Date01/31/2020
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Photo: The four routes of the green circulating bus (Credit: Seoul Metropolitan Government)

On January 29, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has begun operating the green circulation bus which stops by major tourist attractions in the city. This new bus helps to alleviate transportation difficulties in the newly designated green traffic zone which prohibits the operation of class 5 vehicles. The new bus routes connect city bus routes that visit Jongno-gu and Jung-gu.

The green circulating bus operates with a cheaper fare of 600 won and the four routes pass major attractions such as Myeong-dong, Seoul Station, Insa-dong, and Namsan Seoul Tower. In addition, transportation card users can receive up to four free transfers between the green circulation bus and other modes of public transportation. The downtown outer circle bus is the only bus that operates two courses: A course runs in a clockwise direction and B course, counterclockwise.

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Seoul Green Circulating Bus

  • Operating period: January 29, 2020 ~
  • Fares
    - Transportation card: Adults 600 won / Teenagers 310 won / Children 200 won
    - Cash: Adults 700 won / Teenagers 450 won / Children 200 won
    * Adults (ages 19 & older) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 7-12)
  • Routes
  • Routes
    Bus No. Region Route First bus Last bus Interval (min)
    01 Downtown Outer Circle Seoul Station → Seodaemun Station → Dongnimmun → Sajikdan Shrine → Gyeongbokgung Palace → Changdeokgung Palace → Dongdaemun → Euljiro 4(sa)-ga 06:30 22:40 12~20
    02 Namsan Mountain Route Namsan Seoul Tower → Yejang Jarak → Chungmuro Station → Dongguk Univ. Station 06:30 22:45 7~12
    03 Downtown Inner Circle City Hall → Gyeongbokgung Palace → Insa-dong → Jongno 2(i)-ga → Myeong-dong 06:30 23:00 10~13
    04 Extended Namsan Mountain Route Namsan Seoul Tower → City Hall → Jongno 2(i)-ga → Dongdaemun → DDP → Dongguk Univ. Station 06:30 22:30 11~13
  • Seoul Dasan Call Center: +82-2-120 (Korean, English)
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Information courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government