Tourist Police

  • Tourist Police
  • Tourist Police
[ Photo: Tourist Police (Credit: Seoul Tourist Police Division) ]

In an effort to provide assistance and improved conveniences for international visitors coming to Korea, the tourist police service is in place at major tourist attractions. Any tourists in need of assistance can receive their friendly services, which include patrolling duty, reporting illegal activity on merchants and trades, solving inconveniences, offering travel-related information and much more. If you are facing any of the aforementioned problems or issues, ask for help from the officers wearing navy jackets and black berets.

Tourist Police Services

Tourist Police Services
Addressing any arising questions or concerns Facilitating problem-solving in travel-related issues
Providing tourist information and interpretation services Available in English, Japanese and Chinese
Encouraging fair and friendly exchanges between tourists and merchants Enforcing law and order, restraining overcharging merchants and taxi drivers, etc.
  • Addressing any arising questions or concerns: Facilitating problem-solving in travel-related issues
  • Providing tourist information and interpretation services: Available in English, Japanese and Chinese
  • Encouraging fair and friendly exchanges between tourists and merchants: Enforcing law and order, restraining overcharging merchants and taxi drivers, etc.

Tourist Information Centers (TIC)

By visiting any of the following tourist information centers in person or calling the 1330 Travel Hotline directly, anyone can receive friendly tourist service from the police officers.
Inquiries: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Tourist Information Centers (TIC)
Myeong-dong Street TIC
  • Location: 14, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Myeong-dong 2-ga)
    (Across from Lotte Young Plaza / Exit from gate no. 15 of the Myeong-dong Underground Shopping Center, the TIC will be seen straight ahead.)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:30 (open all year round)
Hongdae TIC
  • Location: 365-28, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Near KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae's public parking lot 1.)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:30 (open all year round)
Dongdaemun TIC
  • Location: 275, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Entrance of Doota)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:30 (open all year round)
Itaewon TIC
  • Location: 34-2, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Operating hours: 10:00-18:00 (open all year round)
Busan Nampo-dong TIC
Incheon Int'l Airport TIC
  • Location: 272, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (Arrivals Gate F, Incheon International Airport 1F)
  • Operating hours: 11:00-20:00 (open all year round)

Myeong-dong Street TIC

  • Location: 14, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Myeong-dong 2-ga) (Across from Lotte Young Plaza / Exit from gate no. 15 of the Myeong-dong Underground Shopping Center, the TIC will be seen straight ahead.)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:30 (open all year round)

Hongdae TIC

  • Location: 365-28, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Near KT&G Sangsangmadang Hongdae's public parking lot 1.)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:30 (open all year round)

Dongdaemun TIC

  • Location: 275, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Entrance of Doota)
  • Operating hours: 10:00-21:30 (open all year round)

Itaewon TIC

  • Location: 34-2, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Operating hours: 10:00-18:00 (open all year round)

Busan Nampo-dong TIC

Incheon Int'l Airport TIC

  • Location: 272, Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (Arrivals Gate F, Incheon International Airport 1F)
  • Operating hours: 11:00-20:00 (open all year round)

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<Last updated on July 6, 2016>