SEOUL CITY TOUR GUIDE
1. About the Seoul City Tour Bus
The Seoul City Tour Bus provides organized shuttle tours to the city’s most popular attractions. For the price of just a single ticket, you can spend all day hopping on and hopping off the bus* as it follows a circular route connecting Seoul’s top sightseeing destinations. For first-time visitors, there is no better way to discover the city.
The company offers audio guides of Seoul in 11 different languages. At first, the audio guide was only available in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese. Service has since expanded to include French, German, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Malaysian. The Seoul City Tour Bus company is currently working on adding more languages for the convenience of visitors and Italian, Arabic, Hindi, and Portuguese will be available in the future.
*Night Courses run without stops.
2. Downtown Palace Namsan Course
This 22-stop course takes you past not only Seoul’s historic royal palaces, but also to popular tourist destinations such as Namsan Seoul Tower, Myeong-dong, Itaewon, Namdaemun Market and the National Museum of Korea.
3. Panorama Course
Get some sweeping views of Seoul from this 14-stop tour that takes you to Namsan, Cheonggyecheon Stream, the Hangang River and other scenic spots.
4. Night Course
Spend a romantic evening cruising around the city. This course lets you enjoy Seoul’s electrifying nighttime vistas, both from above (Namsan Seoul Tower) and below (along the Hangang River).
5. Around Gangnam Course
Enjoy the sights of Gangnam riding a comfortable trolley bus. This course will take you to all the major sites and attractions like Seonjeongneung Royal Tomb, COEX, Lotte World Tower, Sebitseom Island, Seorae Village…
5.1. Open Top Bus
5.2. Double Decker Bus
5.3. Trolley Bus
※The Seoul City Tour Bus is a transportation service popular among tourists for their upgraded buses and tour routes to Seoul’s major attractions.
6. Runs and Departures
Seoul City Courses
|Panorama Course||Night Course||Around Gangnam Course|
|Departure||Dongwha Duty Free Shop (Subway Gwanghwamun Stn., Line 5, Exit 6)||Ticket Box 200 m from Gangnam Station (Line 2) Exit 11|
|Hours of Operation||9:00~17:30 (weekday) /
|09:00~17:10||19:30 (20:00 July~Sept)||10:10~17:00|
|Frequency||Every 30 min.||Every hour||Once daily||Every hour|
|Holidays||Mondays (4th Week of July – Aug. 15th)
※ Buses run on Mondays if it’s a holiday falls on a Monday.※ Buses run everyday during the summer peak season
※ Starting April 1, 2013, transfer between the Seoul Panorama Course and the Gangnam Course will be possible.
|Hangang / Jamsil
|Departure||Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) , front of Art Hall (A3)|
|Hours of Operation||
9:30~18:30 (last bus at 17:10)
14:00 ~ 19:00 (last bus at 17:00)
|Frequency||every 40 min.||every 30 min.||Once daily|
|Holidays||None||Only runs on Saturdays||Operate Jul – Sept|
7. Cost and Further Information
|Tiger Bus||Seoul City Tour Courses|
|Panorama Course||Night Course||
Around Gangnam Course
|Adult||18,000 won||18,000 won||15,000 won||15,000 won|
|High School Students and Younger||12,000 won||12,000 won||9,000 won||12,000 won|
|Ticket Booth||Gwanghwamun Koreana Hotel Ticket Booth, Seoul Station, Yongsan Station, Bus Driver||Gangnam Station Exit 11 Ticket Booth, Bus Driver|
|Traditional Culture Course||Hangang / Jamsil
|Adult||15,000 won||15,000 won||12,000 won|
|High School Students
|10,000 won||10,000 won||8,000 won|
|Ticket Booth||Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) Ticket Booth, Sejong Center, Other Bus Stops||DDP Ticket Booth|
by Visit Seoul