City Tours

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  • Daegu
  • Daejeon
  • Incheon
  • Mokpo
  • Ulsan Ulsan
  • Gyeongju Gyeongju
  • Yeosu
  • Suncheon Suncheon
  • Samcheok
  • Suwon
  • Chuncheon Chuncheon
  • Gapyeong
  • Jeju Jeju

Seoul City Tour

Seoul, the capital of Korea, is arguably the most popular tourist destination in all of Korea. Packed with countless sights to see and places to visit, such as ancient palaces, traditional markets, and high-end shopping districts, Seoul is a city with so much to offer that you might not know where to start. To get the most out of your stay, visit some of Seoul's most famous attractions by taking a trip aboard the Seoul City Tour Bus, which offers various routes.

The Downtown/Palace Course travels to all the major tourist spots, while the City & Traditional Culture Course stops at some of the best traditional markets and major shopping districts. Among other courses available, the Night Course provides an opportunity to take in the city's spectacular nightscape. Travelers can pick the tour that is best suited to their interests. Language interpretation services are available in different languages on the buses, installed in each seat for tourists to learn about the places they are visiting.

Downtown/Palace Course (single-level bus)

Course itinerary:

Gwanghwamun GateDeoksugung PalaceNamdaemun MarketSeoul StationThe War Memorial of KoreaYongsan StationThe National Museum of KoreaItaewonMyeong-dongNamsangol Hanok Village → Ambassador Hotel →  The Shilla Hotel, Jangchungdan ParkN Seoul Tower →  Grand Hyatt SeoulDongdaemun Design PlazaDaehangno Street (University Street)Changgyeonggung PalaceChangdeokgung PalaceInsa-dongCheong Wa Dae (Blue House)Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Folk Museum of Korea, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, SeoulSejong Center →  Gwanghwamun Gate

  • Operating hours:  Tuesday-Sunday 09:00-20:00 (Last departure from Gwanghwamun Bus Stop at 18:00)
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: Weekdays every 30 min, weekends & national holidays every 25 min / Approx. 2 hours
  • Departure point: Gwanghwamun Gate, next to Koreana Hotel (Gwanghwamun Station, Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 6)s

Seoul Panorama Course (high-decker open-top bus + trolley bus)

Course itinerary:

Gwanghwamun GateMyeong-dongSeoul Animation CenterNamsan Cable Car entrance → Millennium Seoul HiltonNamsan LibraryGrand Hyatt Seoul→ Gangnam Station → Some Sevit63 Square, Hangang River Ferry Cruise → Yeouinaru Station → Hongdae (Hongik University Street) entrance → Hongik Univ. Station (AREX) → Ehwa Womans Univ. entrance → Agricultural MuseumSeoul Museum of History, Gyeonghuigung PalaceSejong CenterThe bus does not stop at Some Sevit on weekends or public holidays.

  • Operating hours: Tuesday-Sunday 09:30-17:00 (Weekday standard), extended to 17:30 on weekends and public holidays
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: 35-45 min / Approx. 1 hour 50 min
  • Departure point: Gwanghwamun Gate, next to Koreana Hotel (Gwanghwamun Station, Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 6)

Night Course (single-level bus, high-decker open-top bus)

Course itinerary:

Single-level bus: Gwanghwamun GateDeoksugung Palace → Mapo Holiday Inn (bypass) → The National Assembly Building (bypass) → Seogangdaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Gangbyeonbuk-ro Road (bypass) → Seongsudaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Hannamdaegyo Bridge (bypass) → N Seoul TowerCheonggye Plaza
High-decker bus: Gwanghwamun GateMapodaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Seogangdaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Gangbyeonbuk-ro Road (bypass) → Hannamdaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Some Sevit → Dongjakdaegyo Bridge (byass) → Seongsudaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Namsan Mountain Circuit Road (bypass) → Namdaemun Market entrance → Cheonggye Plaza

  • Operating hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 19:30 departure
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: Once a day / Approx. 1 hour 30 min
  • Departure point: Gwanghwamun Gate, next to Koreana Hotel (Gwanghwamun Station, Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 6)

Around Gangnam Course (trolley bus)

Course itinerary:

Gangnam Station → The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul, Novotel Ambassador Gangnam → Samjeong Hotel → Seolleung & Jeongneung, Ramada SeoulBongeunsa Temple, Lotte Duty Free (COEX Branch), Seven Luck CasinoCOEX MallLotte World, Lotte Hotel WorldLotte World Tower & MallOlympic ParkSeoul Sports Complex → Korea Electric Power Corporation, Samseong Station → K-POP Entertainment Company → Hallyu K-Star Road, Cheongdam Luxury Street → Apgujeong Rodeo Street → Gangnam Tourist Information Center, Hyundai Department StoreGarosu-gilSome SevitSeoul Express Bus Terminal, Shinsegae Department StoreSeorae Village → Courthouse, Seoul National Univ. of Education Station → Gangnam Station

  • Operating hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:20-16:45 (Based on Gangnam Station departure)
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: 35 min / Approx. 1 hour 25 min
  • Departure point: Ticket booth approx. 130m from Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 11 (In front of Megabox Cinema).
More info
  • Fare:
    Prices
    Course Adults Teenagers & Children
    Downtown/Palace Course 12,000 won 10,000 won
    Panorama Course 15,000 won 10,000 won
    Around Gangnam Course 7 000 won 5,000 won
    Night Course single-level bus 6,000 won 4,000 won
    high-decker bus 12,000 won 7,000 won

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    • Downtown/Palace Course :
      Adults : 12,000 won
      Teenagers & Children : 10,000 won
    • Panorama Course :
      Adults : 15,000 won
      Teenagers & Children : 10,000 won
    • Around Gangnam Course :
      Adults : 7,000 won
      Teenagers & Children : 5,000 won
    • Night Course - single-level bus :
      Adults : 6,000 won
      Teenagers & Children : 4,000 won
    • Night Course - high-decker bus :
      Adults : 12,000 won
      Teenagers & Children : 7,000 won

    Passengers can freely get off and on at each stop along the course within the purchase date (excluding Night Course).

    Transfers between courses not permitted.

  • Purchasing tickets:
    Cash and credit card accepted at the ticket booth.
    Tickets can be purchased with cash or T-money card (credit cards not accepted) from the bus driver in the case of open seats remaining.
  • Language assistance: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
  • Closed: Mondays (In the case of a public holiday falling on Monday, courses will operate as normal)
    Buses will operate daily during the summer vacation period (Fourth week of July – August 15).
  • Inquiries: Seoul City Tour +82-2-777-6090  (Korean, English, Japanese)
  • Website: www.seoulcitybus.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

City & Traditional Culture Course (double-decker bus – open top / half top)

Course itinerary:

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, Dongdaemun Gate) → Bangsan Wholesale Market, Jungbu Market (Ojang-dong Naengmyeon Alley) → Euljiro 3-ga → Euljigo 1-ga (Deoksugung Palace, Seoul City Hall) → Tongin Market (Cheong Wa Dae, Seocheon Village, Dosirak Café, Suseongdong Valley) → Sejong Center (Gwanghwamun Gate, Gyeongbokgung Palace, National Museum of Korean Contemporary History, Gwanghwamun Square) → Seoul Station (Culture Station Seoul 284, Sungnyemun Gate) → Namdaemun Market  (Bank of Korea Money Museum) → Myeong-dong (Myeong-dong Cathedral) → Jonggak (Jongno Avenue of Youth) → Insa-dong (Unhyeongung Royal Residence) → Jongmyo ShrineGwangjang Market → Dongmyo (Sungin-dong Dokkaebi Market) → Seoul Folk Flea MarketSeoul Medicine Market (Gyeongdong Market) → Majang Meat Market → Sindang-dong Jungang Market (Sindangdong Tteokbokki Town)Note: Buses stop irregularly at Seoul Medicine Market and Majang Meat Market so check the bus route when boarding!

  • Operating hours: Summer (April-October):
    Daily 09:30-19:00 (Last departure at 17:50)
    Winter (November-March): Daily 09:30-18:45 (Last departure at 17:10)
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: Weekdays every 50 min, weekends & public holidays 40 min / Approx. 1 hour 35 min
  • Departure point: In front of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4 & 5), Exit 1)

Highlight Course (double-decker bus – open top / half top)

Course itinerary:

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (Dongdaemun History & Culture Park) → Seoul ForestTtukseom Hangang ParkLotte World, Lotte World Tower & Mall → Rose Plaza (K-POP performance hall) → Seoul Baekje MuseumOlympic Park (World Peace Gate) → Kunkuk University → Seongsu Station (Baking Street) → Hanyang University

  • Operating hours:
    Summer (April-October): Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00 (Departure time)
    Winter (November-March): Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-16:00 (Departure time)
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: 65 min / Approx. 1 hour 45 min
  • Departure point: In front of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4 & 5), Exit 1)

Night Course (double-decker bus – open top / half top)

Course itinerary:

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (Dongdaemun History & Culture Park) → Bangsan Wholesale Market, Jungbu Market (Ojang-dong Naengmyeon Alley) → Euljiro 3-ga → Euljigo 1-ga (Deoksugung Palace, Seoul City Hall) → Tongin MarketSejong Center (Gwanghwamun Gate, Gyeongbokgung Palace) → Seoul Station (Platform 6) → Namdaemun Market (Bank of Korea Money Museum) → Myeong-dong → Jonggak, Jongno Avenue of Youth → Insa-dong, Unhyeongung Royal Residence, Tapgol ParkJongmyo Shrine, Sewoon Electronics MartGwangjang MarketBus will not operate in the case of fewer than 8 passengers so please check in advance!

  • Operating hours: Summer (May-August) 19:00 departure / Winter (September-April) 18:30 departure
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: Once a day / Approx. 1 hour 10 min
  • Departure point: In front of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4 & 5), Exit 1)
More info
  • Fare:
    City & Traditional Culture Course / Highlight Course: Adults 15,000 won / Teenagers & Children 10,000 won
    Night Course: Adults 12,000 won / Teenagers & Children 8,000 won
    ※ 1,000 won discount when making online reservation in advance (not available for night course)
    ※ Transferring available between Traditional Culture and Highlight courses (must purchase ‘transfer’ ticket, additional fee charged / free until end of February 2017)
  • Purchasing tickets: Cash, credit card, or T-money card accepted at the ticket booth in front of Dongdaemun Design Plaza or when boarding
  • Language assistance: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
  • Closed: Operating all year round (Exception: Highlight Course does not operate on Mondays)
  • Inquiries: Seoul City Tour: +82-1544-4239 (Korean, English, Chinese)
  • Website:  www.seoultrolley.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Schedules and courses are subject to change according to outside circumstances.

1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Major Tourist Attractions

Insa-dong LINK

  • Ssamzigil【 Photo: Ssamzigil 】
  • Insa-dong Street【 Photo: Insa-dong Street 】

Insa-dong, located in the heart of the capital city Seoul, is where old and new coexist. The main street of Insa-dong is lined with alleys both big and small full of interesting shops, galleries, traditional restaurants, teahouses, and cafes. Visitors to Insa-dong are recommended to stop at Ssamziegil, a unique structure resembling the Korean alphabet ‘ㅁ’ shape. This shopping complex is dubbed a hidden gem as it offers interesting antiques at affordable prices within the modern exterior of a shopping mall.

Gyeongbokgung Palace LINK

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace by day【 Photo: Gyeongbokgung Palace by day 】
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace by night 【 Photo: Gyeongbokgung Palace by night 】

Gyeongbokgung Palace is Korea’s most representative royal palace, showcasing the beautiful architectural traditions of Korea. The palace served as housing for the king as well as a spacious plaza for dealing with public affairs. It also presents a beautiful harmony with nature, including gardens and ponds which make a great backdrop for pictures to take home.

N Seoul Tower LINK

  • N Seoul Tower nightscape【 Photo: N Seoul Tower nightscape 】
  • Love locks【 Photo: Love locks 】

N Seoul Tower is an all-time favorite tourist attraction and has become a symbol of Seoul. Its view becomes even more spectacular when seen after sunset, as it sits atop Namsan Mountain, offering a panoramic view of the city. The tower not only has the best view in town but is also equipped with various subsidiary facilities where visitors can shop and dine, suited for a unique trip both day and night.

Bongeunsa Temple LINK

  • Bongunsa Temple landscape
  • Bongunsa Temple landscape
【 Photo: Bongunsa Temple landscape 】

Located in the center of the Gangnam area, Bongeunsa Temple has more than 1,200 years of history. This historic temple houses extensive records of Korea’s Buddhist culture, but visitors of all backgrounds and religions come to enjoy the view and serenity within the bustling city.

Tongin Market LINK

  • Inside Tongin Market【 Photo: Inside Tongin Market 】
  • eopjeon (brass coins) 【 Photo: Yeopjeon (brass coins) 】

Tongin Market is famous for street foods and dosirak café, which is a unique buffet-style lunch program offering visitors the opportunity to experience a wide variety of banchan (Korean side dishes) at affordable prices. The menu options are extensive, including rice cakes, healthy vegetables, fruits, street snacks, and more delicious foods! You can purchase these with yepjeon (brass coins) for just 500 won each.

Namsangol Hanok Village LINK

  • Namsangol Hanok Village landscape
  • Namsangol Hanok Village landscape
【 Photo: Namsangol Hanok Village landscape 】

Namsangol Hanok Village is a specially organized tourist destination recreating the traditional appearance of a Korean village from the past. The place displays residential houses, pavilions, a common area, promenade and more architectural structures altogether so that visitors can enjoy a quick travel back in time as well as a leisurely walk through this calm and soothing atmosphere. In addition, the village offers many programs featuring traditional games and performances as well as hands-on experiences where visitors can learn Korea’s folk culture.

This page was last updated in November 2016, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official websites before visiting.

<Last updated on November 16, 2016>