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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, along with the Seoul Panorama Course, stops at some of the best traditional markets and major shopping districts. Also, 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.

☞ The Downtown/Palace CourseView itinerary

*Note: From May 1, 2015, the following changes made for the downtown & palace route will be in effect.
The tour bus will not stop at certain sites, including the USO, US Army Base in Yongsan, Crown Hotel, the National Theater of Korea, and the Tower Hotel.
The Gyeongbokgung Palace tour route has been integrated by stopping at Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Folk Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art. For more detailed information about the Downtown/Palace Course, please inquire in person before embarking on the tour.


This tour covers Seoul’s downtown area, including the National Museum of Korea, Namsangol Hanok Village, Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Shopping Complex, and Insa-dong.

• Departure time: 09:00-21:00 (Last bus departs from Gwanghwamun at 19:00)
• Bus intervals: Buses depart every 20-25 minutes 
• Travel time: Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes
• Departure point: Next to Koreana Hotel, located in front of Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 6

☞ The Seoul Panorama Course (double-decker bus) + Trolley Bus Course View itinerary


This tour includes popular tourist attractions in Seoul, such as Myeong-dong, Namsan Cable Car, 63 Square, and Hongdae. Passengers can hop on and off at any of the stops on the route, but once you arrive at Gwanghwamun, the last stop, you may not board the bus again.

• Departure time: Peak season (Dec to Feb, Apr to May, Jul to Aug & Oct): 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
Off season (Mar, Jun, Sep, Nov): 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
• Travel time: Approx. 40 minutes
• Departure point: Next to Koreana Hotel, in front of Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 6

☞ Night Course
Single-Decker Bus View itinerary
Double-Decker Bus View itinerary


The night course tour bus crosses over the city's brilliantly-lit bridges (Seogangdaegyo and  Seongsudaegyo Bridges). The course is perfect for capturing the magnificent city nightscape from N Seoul Tower before getting off at Cheonggye Plaza.

• Departure time: 19:30
• Bus intervals: Only one tour per day
• Travel time: Approx. 1.5 hours
• Departure point: Next to Koreana Hotel, located in front of Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 6

Tour Bus Information

Ticket Price:

Course Adults Children (ages 18 and younger)
Downtown/Palace Course
(Single-decker bus)
12,000 won 10,000 won
Panorama Course
(Double-decker bus)
15,000 won 10,000 won
Night Course Single-decker bus 6,000 won 4,000 won
Double-decker bus 12,000 won 7,000 won

Passengers traveling on the Downtown/Palace Course and Seoul Panorama Course can hop on and off at any of the stops on their chosen course, but transferring from one course to another is not allowed.
Ticket Purchase:
Tickets can be purchased with cash, credit card, or T-money card from the ticket booth. If seats are available, tickets can also be purchased upon boarding the bus at any of the stops (cash only).
Discount Information (cannot be combined with other sales promotions):
T-money card holders: 5% off
Groups of 10 or more: 10% off
One child (age 5 and under) accompanied by an adult ticket holder can ride the bus free of charge.
Languages: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
Service Schedule:
No bus departures on Mondays (except for national holidays).
During peak season (the fourth week of July to August 15th), buses will remain in operation throughout the entire week (including Mondays).
Inquiries:
Seoul City Tour: +82-2-777-6090 (Korean)
Homepage: en.seoulcitybus.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

☞ City & Traditional Culture courses View itinerary


This tour includes shopping centers, such as Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Myeong-dong, and traditional markets in Seoul, including Gwangjang Market and Majang Meat Market.

• Travel time: Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
• Departure point: Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4 & 5), Exit 1 (in front of Dongdaemun Design Plaza)

Seoul City Tour Course Travel Information

Ticket Price:
Adults 15,000 won / Youth & Children 10,000 won (free for children under 5 years old)
*Note: Passengers holding a one-day pass can hop on and off at anytime throughout the day.
Ticket Purchase: Available at the ticket booth in front of Dongdaemun Design Plaza, or upon boarding (cash, credit card, or T-money card accepted).
Discount Information (cannot be combined with other sales promotions):
Ticket holders of Asiana international flights (within a week from the boarding date) or Air Busan domestic/international flights (within 31 days from the boarding date) receive 20% off.
Languages: Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese
Service Schedule:
The tour bus for the Seoul City Tour Course runs all year round throughout the entire week.
Information:
Seoul City Tour Course: +82-1544-4239 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Homepage: www.seoultrolley.com (Korean, English, Chinese)

☞ Gangnam City Tour View itinerary


This tour covers popular tourist attractions in Gangnam, including Bongeunsa Temple, Apgujeong Rodeo Street, Cheongdam Fashion Street, COEX (Convention and Exhibition Center), and major hotels in Gangnam.

Pink Line
• Departure time: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 19:00
• Travel time: About 40 minutes
• Departure point: In front of the Gangnam Tourist Information Center (TIC), located about 100 meters from Apgujeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6

Blue Line
• Departure time: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 19:00
• Travel time: About 50 minutes
• Departure point: Across the street from the Gangnam TIC (in front of Geukdong Sports Center), located about 300 meters from Apgujeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 5

Gangnam City Tour Course Travel Information

Ticket Price:
Pink (One-day pass): Adults 7,000 won / Youth 6,000 won / Children 5,000 won
Blue (One-day pass): Adults 7,000 won / Youth 6,000 won /  Children 5,000 won
PINK+BLUE (One-day pass): Adults 12,000 won / Youth 10,000 won / Children 8,000 won
Ticket Purchase:
Book tickets online and receive them at the Gangnam TIC ticket booth. Depending on availability, tickets can be purchased at Gangnam TIC Ticket Booth or upon boarding from any of the bus stops. Tickets can be purchased with credit card or cash, including foreign currency (USD, KRW, YEN, CNY, WON).
Languages: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
Service Schedule:
The tour bus for the Seoul City Tour Course runs all year round throughout the entire week.
Gangnam City Tour: +82-2-3448-5519 (Korean)
Gangnam Tourist Information Center: +82-2-3445-0111 (Japanese, Chinese)
Homepage: www.gangnamtour.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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

* This column was last updated on April 30, 2015 and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official website before visiting.




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