Namsan Seoul Tower - Summer & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

N Seoul Tower 남산서울타워

서울특별시 용산구 남산공원길 105 (용산동2가) | 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

  • Observatory (for 360 degree panoramic view of Seoul) - Adult: 11,000 won / Child: 9,000 won

  • Hello Kitty Island - Adult: 8,000 won / Child: 7,200 won

  • Korea Local 360º VR Tour - Free

Multiple travel options available: Namsan Shuttle Bus, Cable Car or Walk.

Explore a different path on every visit.
Note: Taxi is prohibited from entering the park for environment protection.

Recommended Course to N Seoul Tower by CABLE CAR (esp. on your first visit)

1. Getting to Namsan Cable Car Station

From Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 1), take the half-hourly Shuttle Bus Service (operating hours 12:00 - 20:30) with "Namsan Cable Car" sign to Namsan Cable Car Station.'

Free Namsan Shuttle Bus to Namsan Cable Car Station | KoreaToDo

OR

b) take a taxi (4 mins from Myeongdong Station, exit 1-4)

Namsan Cable Car Station 남산 케이블카
서울특별시 중구 소파로 83 | 83, Sopa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
10:00-23:00

OR

c) walk uphill (10-15 mins)

From Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 3), walk towards the left of 7-11 convenience store, go straight and walk towards the right of Pacific Hotel and walk uphill. Walk up the stairs to Namsan Cable Car Station.

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From Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 4), you will see McDonald's in front. Walk straight 300m and turn left at the main junction (with Shinsagae Department Store diagonally-right). Go straight and you will see the Namsan Oreumi Elevator about 300m ahead. 10 mins walk.

 

Take the outdoor inclined elevator (free, 9:00-23:00, closed on Mondays 9:00-14:00 for maintenance) straight to Namsan Cable Car Station, 2 mins.

Walk towards Namsan Oreumi Elevator to Namsan Cable Car Station | KoreaToDo

2. Namsan Cable Car Ride to N Seoul Tower

At Namsan Cable Car Station, take the cable car to Namsan Seoul Tower and enjoy the best view of Seoul.

  • Adult (1-way/return) - 7,000 won / 9,500 won

  • Child age 3-12 & Senior above age 65 (1-way/return) - 4,500 won / 6,500 won

3. Enjoy & Explore N Seoul Tower

4. Getting Down from N Seoul Tower

From Namsan Seoul Tower, take a leisure walk down the mountain (especially beautiful in autumn for its autumn foliage and cherry blossom in spring) in the same direction as the bus going down to reach the base with Namsan Shuttle Bus's Bus Stop (@Namsan Public Library) right ahead. 30-40 mins walk.

 

Alternatively, from Namsan Seoul Tower, you can take Shuttle Bus #05 back to Myeongdong Station, Namsangol Hanok Village or any other Namsan Shuttle Bus to your next destination.

Getting to Namsan Seoul Tower by Shuttle Bus

  • No. 02, 03 and 05

  • 1,200 won cash / 1,100 won transportation card (T-Money/cashbee)

  • The shuttle bus service operates on a loop from Namsan Seoul Tower. 

  • The whole loop can be 10-50 mins long depending on the bus no. taken. For shorter journey, it is best to board/alight towards the end/beginning of the bus routes respectively.

Namsan Shuttle Bus to N Seoul Tower | KoreaToDo

Namsan Shuttle Bus Routes:

1. Namsan Shuttle Bus No. 02 (every 16 mins, 7:00-23:30)

*Nearest Station to Seoul Tower

Map of Namsan Shuttle Bus 02, 03, 05 Bus Stop from Dongguk Univ. Station (line 3, exit 6)

Notes: Search for 'Donguk Univ.​' instead when using MetroidHD app.

Map of Namsan Shuttle Bus 02 Bus Stop from Chungmuro Station (line 3/4, exit 2)

N Seoul Tower → Namsan Library → Seoul Education Research & Information Institute  → Namsan Cable Car - Namsan Sanchaengno Entrance → Seoul Animation Center, Soongeui Women's Univ. → Teogyero 3-ga, Namsangol Hanok Village → Chungmuro Station, line 3/4, exit 2 (15 mins to Seoul Tower) → Teogyero 5-ga, Jeil Hospital → Ambassador Hotel → *Dongguk Univ. Station, line 3, exit 6 (10 mins to Seoul Tower) → National Theatre of Korea → Namsan Northern Circuit Entry (for the walk up Seoul Tower) → N Seoul Tower

Map of Namsan Shuttle Bus 02, 03, 05 Bus Stop from Dongguk Station (line 3) | KoreaToDo
Map of Namsan Shuttle Bus 02 from Chungmuro Station (line 3/4) | KoreaToDo

2. Namsan Shuttle Bus No. 03 (every 18 mins, 7:00-23:30)

N Seoul Tower → Namsan Library → Baekbeom Plaza → Huam Intersection → Namdaemun Police Station → Seoul Station, line 1/4, exit 9 (40 mins to Seoul Tower) → Namdaemun Market → Namsan Tunnel 3 → Yongsan Hanshin Apartment → Haebangchon → Itaewon Yongsan-gu Office → Itaewon Station, exit 4 to the front of Hamilton Hotel (25 mins to Seoul Tower) → Itaewon Fire Branch Office → Hannam-dong Community Center → Hangangjin Station, line 6, in front of exit 2 → Beoti Gogae → Songdo Hospital → Yaksu Station, exit 7 → Yaksu Station, exit 1 → *Dongguk Univ. Station → National Theatre of Korea → Namsan Northern Circuit Entry → N Seoul Tower

3. Namsan Shuttle Bus No. 05 (every 16 mins, 7:00-23:30)

Namsan Seoul Tower → Namsan Library → Baekbeom Plaza → Hilton Hotel → Namdaemun Market, Accessories Arcade → Namdaemun Market → Myeongdong Station, line 4, exit 3 (30 mins to Seoul Tower) → Teoyero 3-ga, Namsangol Hanok Village → Chungmuro Station, line 3/4, exit 2 (25 mins to Seoul Tower) → Teogyero 5-ga, Jeil Hospital → Teogyero 6-ga → Gwanghui-dong Crossroads → Chungmu Art Center, Sports Center → Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Town → Sindang-dong, Cheonggu Station → Yaksu Station, exit 2, Jungu Library → *Dongguk Univ. Station →  National Theatre of Korea → Namsan Northern Circuit Entry → N Seoul Tower

Map of Namsan Shuttle Bus 05 Bus Stop from Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 3)

Map of Namsan Shuttle Bus 05 Bus Stop from Myeongdon Station (line 4) | KoreaToDo
 

​N Seoul Tower (or Namsan Seoul Tower) was first established as a broadcast tower to send out TV and radio signals in 1969. Now, the tower has become a symbol of Seoul and a famous tourist attraction, offering fantastic day and night views of Seoul city.

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The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level with Namsan Mountain at 243m and the tower’s own height at 236.7 m, making it one of the tallest towers in the East.

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N Seoul Tower Love Locks

One of the well-known attractions at Namsan Tower is the love locks. The gift shops at Seoul Tower sell many interesting looking locks too.

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WHAT TO DO & EAT: N Seoul Tower & Seoul Tower Plaza

▶ n.GRILL (French Restaurant)
▶ Observatory Deck
▶ Weeny Beeny (Candy Shop)
▶ Tower Gift
▶ N Photo
▶ A Twosome Place (Cafe)
▶ Observatory Deck
▶ N Photo Studio
▶ HANCOOK (Korean Restaurant)
▶ The PLACE Dining (Italian Restaurant)
▶ Roof Terrace
▶ N Burger (Restaurant)
▶ Ticket Booth
▶ N Terrace (Cafe)
▶ A Twosome Place (Cafe)
▶ Cheiljemyunso (Korean Restaurant)
▶ Olive Young (Health & Beauty Drugstore)
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▶ Hello Kitty Island
▶ A Twosome Place (Cafe)
▶ N Sweet Bar
▶ Ryan CHEEZZZBALL Adventure
▶ Game Plaza (Arcade)
▶ Hosigi Double Chicken (Restaurant)
▶ Korea Local 360 VR Tour
▶ Owl's Cutlet (Restaurant)
▶ 153POINTZ Budae-jjigae (Restaurant)
▶ Tokyo Steak (Restaurant)
▶ Sweet Monster (Dessert)
▶ Starbucks (Cafe)
▶ Gong Cha (Bubble Tea)
▶ ADDAL
▶ GS25 (Convenience store)
▶ Hanbok Culture Experience Center
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◙ Free Photo Spots: N Seoul Tower & Seoul Tower Plaza

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Spring at N Seoul Tower

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Autumn at N Seoul Tower

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Late Autumn at N Seoul Tower

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Nightfall at Seoul Tower Plaza

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Map on Ways to Namsan Cable Car Station & N Seoul Tower

Getting to Namsan Seoul Tower & Location Map | Seoul, South Korea

BONUS FEATURE: Maps to/fro N Seoul by Foot for the adventurous travellers

For the keen travellers who would like to experience N Seoul Tower like the locals, why not consider getting there by foot from the base of Namsan Mountain? Alternatively, you can get to N Seoul Tower by bus or cable car and have a leisure walk down the mountain.

Pick from our 3 walking routes to/fro N Seoul Seoul from the easiest, to the stairs challengers.

Route Map 1: N Seoul Tower by Foot via Namsan Library (The Easiest)

Map to N Seoul Tower - by foot via Namsan Library | KoreaToDo

Route Map 2: N Seoul Tower by Foot via National Theater of Korea / Namsan Northern Circuit Entrance (Mix of walking paths & stairs)

Map to N Seoul Tower - by foot via Namsan Northern Circuit Entrance | KoreaToDo

Route Map 3: N Seoul Tower by Foot via Sam-soon Steps / Seoul Education Research & Information Institute (Primarily stairs)

Map to N Seoul Tower - by foot via Sam-steps | KoreaToDo
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