Nearest Subway Station: Myeongdong (Line 4)
Distance from Subway Station: 41 meters (Exit 2)
District (gu): Jung-gu
GPS: 37.560823,126.986621 ↗
Previously this site shows how to get to Namsan Park and Tower by taking the cable car. However the journey to the cable car station itself is challenging with the distance and being a bit hilly. Of course the price is also expensive with the current posted price being 8,000 KRW for a round trip and 6,000 KRW one way. Waiting time can be long too if it is a public holiday in South Korea.
Luckily you can also take a bus up and down the Namsan Mountain. Namsan Mountain is served by yellow (circular) buses. There are three different buses that go up: Namsan 02, Namsan 03 and Namsan 05. Each bus serves different routes in Seoul.
This entry shows how to take the bus Namsan 05 from a bus stop in Myeongdong Station. The bus stop is just a few steps from the Exit 2 of Myeongdong Station. The bus stop is next to Prince Hotel.
Even though the bus category is Yellow Bus, the Seoul government has changed most of the buses going up Namsan Mountain to the environmentally friendly electric buses that look like this:
|Your bus number is 05 though. Don't take the wrong one from Namsan Mountain!|
Bus fare is only 850 KRW when using T-Money. Journey will take around 30 minutes and the bus interval is every 18 minutes. Because it is a circular line, you can also take the same bus from Namsan Mountain to this Myeongdong bus stop back.
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