How To Get To Namdaemun Market in Seoul? (Helpful Guide)

How To Get To Namdaemun Market
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Don’t know how to get to Namdaemun Market in Seoul and looking for a detailed guide? Check out the information here to get a better idea of getting there.

In addition, read through this post to know more about Namdaemun Market so that you can know what to do when you go there.

Topics will cover on this post with provided solutions …

  • What To Do in Namdaemun Market?
  • Which Subway Station Near to Namdaemun Market and How To Walk To There?
  • How To Go To Namdaemun Market By Taxi?
  • Is There Other Simple Method To Reach Namdaemun Market With Cheap Price?
  • What Is The Fastest and Convenient Way To Namdaemun Market?

Feel nervous and no idea to find a way to get to Namdaemun Market? Don’t worry, this post will offer multiple methods to go to the famous market in Seoul so that you can pick one of it to reach there.

In addition, you will become more knowledgeable about Namdaemun Market after went through this post.

What To Do in Namdaemun Market?


Bag Shops in Namdaemun
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Namdaemun Market was opened in 1964 and it is the largest traditional market in Korea with more than 10,000 retail, vendor and wholesale stores that line-up the streets and alleys.

Ginseng in Namdaemun
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Dry Foods Shop in Namdaemun Market
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Clothing Stores in Namdaemun Market
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Women Accessories Store in Namdaemun
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Socks Stall in Namdaemun
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Shoes Shop in Namdaemun Market

Thus, you can find almost everything in here such as stylish bags, souvenirs, clothes, kids’ clothing, shoes, socks, belts, stationery, accessories, hats, ginseng, handicrafts, toys, household items and many more.

This market attracts a lot of tourists come to here because of countless stores surround these streets and selling the items with affordable price.

Just prepare yourself to shop until you drop in Namdaemun Market. 🙂

Other than this, it’s a great place for you to compare the prices along the streets and bargain with the seller before pulling out the money from your pocket to purchase it.

Curious how to negotiate the price with them if they don’t know to speak English and only know their mother tongue language?

Don’t worry you can input your desired price on their calculator and they will know about it.

Key Chain and Hairbands in Namdaemun Market
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If you are looking for buying souvenirs to your colleagues, friends and family, then you come to the right place. This is because you can get many collections of Korean souvenirs in here with cheap price.

Also, many stores sell traditional Korean dress (hanbok) for adults and kids in here at cheap price. Thus, you can shop around this place if you interested to buy traditional Korean dress.

The best part is this market not only selling plenty of goods but also offer variety of foods in here to fill up your stomach when you feel hungry.

Street Foods in Namdaemun Market
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Food Stall in Namdaemun Market

Food Stall in Namdaemun
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Foods in Namdaemun
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There are many food stalls line-up the streets and alleys offer various type of foods such as chopped noodles, Chinese cuisine, soups, pancakes, dumplings and other delicious foods.

Moreover, you can find many choices of Korean foods through the restaurants in Namdaemun Market. It’s definitely a good place to taste variety of Korean foods.

Try to plan to visit the market during daytime and avoid going on Sunday if you want to get the best shopping experience. Most of the retail shops will start to close after 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM and during Sunday.

In summarize, Namdaemun Market is the best place for buying shopping items at low prices, excellent eateries and explore the Korean culture.

Best Time to Visit


*Many retailers are closed on Sunday


21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Official Website

Namdaemun Market


Namdaemun Market Street Map

Nearby Attractions

Google Maps

Best Place to Stay in Seoul

Which Subway Station Near to Namdaemun Market and How To Walk To There?

Seoul Subway

Hoehyeon Station Direction Board
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Not sure which underground station is most near to Namdaemun Market? You can take the Subway Line 4 to Hoehyeon Station and then take an Exit 5.

Subway Station


How to go to Namdaemun Market from Myeongdong Shopping District?

  1. Take Line 4at Myeongdong Station [Oido direction]
  2. Alight at Hoehyeon Station and leave exit 5

How to reach Namdaemun Market from Dongdaemun?

  1. Grab Line 4at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station [Sadang direction]
  2. Stop at Hoehyeon Station and look for exit 5

What’s the way to Namdaemun Market from The War Memorial of Korea?

  1. Get Line 4at Samgakji Station [Danggogae direction]
  2. Get off at Hoehyeon Station and exit 5

How do I get to the Namdaemun Market from Seoul Station?

  1. Catch Line 4at Seoul Station [Danggogae direction]
  2. Leave at Hoehyeon Station and get out exit 5

Way of Walking to Namdaemun Market from Hoehyeon Station Exit 5

The Namdaemun Market is just on your right after went out from the exit of the subway station.

Thus, spare some time to walk around this place for shopping and try different kinds of Korean foods.


How To Go To Namdaemun Market By Taxi?

Seoul Taxi

Seoul Taxis
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If you are looking for a taxi to Namdaemun Market but worried about the Seoul Taxi driver don’t know to speak English, then here are the two methods to let them easier to know the actual location that you wish to visit.

The first method is you can prepare the image of Namdaemun Market and save it in your phone. At that time you can show the image to the Seoul Taxi driver so that can help them easier to identify the destination place.

Second method is opening the Google Maps App from your phone and then look for the street view of Namdaemun Market. Then, show the street view of the market to the taxi driver. But make sure your phone able to access the internet so that you only able to see the street view on Google Maps.

Namdaemun Market: Street View
Korean Name: 남대문시장
Korean Address: 서울특별시 중구 남대문시장4길 21 (남창동)

Estimated Taxi Fare:

  1. Myeongdong to Namdaemun Market – 3,000 Won to 4,000 Won
  2. Dongdaemun to Namdaemun Market – 4,000 Won to 5,000 Won
  3. The War Memorial of Korea to Namdaemun Market – 4,000 Won to 5,000 Won
  4. Seoul Station to Namdaemun Market – 3,000 Won to 4,000 Won
Taxi Fare in Seoul


Is There Other Simple Method To Reach Namdaemun Market With Cheap Price?

Seoul City Sightseeing Bus

Seoul City Tour Bus
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If you are finding Subway alternative with affordable price, then joining Seoul City Sightseeing Bus to Namdaemun Market is the good choice for you to reach there easily.

The tour bus will bring you to the market so that you don’t need to use the subway to get there meanwhile you can explore the city of Seoul on the bus.

The advantage of taking Seoul City Tour Bus is you don’t need to think about how to use public transports to reach Namdaemun Market and other famous spots in Seoul because it will bring you to there.

Therefore, you just need to catch the bus after visiting the market and go for next famous destination.

It is pretty convenient and you only need to pay for one-time to get unlimited ride to the tourist attractions within a day.

The tour bus will cover below famous destinations in Seoul.

  • Namdaemun Market
  • Hongik University
  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza
  • Ewha Womans University Station
  • N Seoul Tower
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Myeongdong
  • The War Memorial of Korea
  • Changdeokgung Palace
  • Insadong
  • National Museum of Korea
  • Many More
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What Is The Fastest and Convenient Way To Namdaemun Market?

Private Car Charter in Seoul

Kia Carnival
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The fastest and simple way to get to Namdaemun Market is hiring a Private Car Charter in Seoul.

This can help you to eliminate unnecessary transfer if using public transport.

The advantage of taking the car service is you don’t need to worry about how to get to the destinations that you interested to visit.

You just need to tell the driver and he will bring you to the place that you wish to visit in Seoul.

Other than this, save your energy to carry the small and big shopping bags to every tourist spots.

You just need to put all your shopping bags inside the car and no need to bring it together with you when visit other popular places in Seoul.

Thus, make your trip without burden and stressful. Also, save your time to bring it back to hotel.

Apart from this, you can customize your itinerary and directly visit your desired destinations at your own pace.

The car service is suitable for small group of friends or parents who will travel with their kids and elderly. The price will be cheaper if travel with group of people.

It still expensive if compared with using public transport but it can help you to save time, avoid transport worries and take a good rest in the car so that have maximum energy to walk around in Namdaemun Market and other destinations that you wish to pay a visit.

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Conclusion …

In short, Namdaemun Market is a great place for shopping and taste different kinds of Korean street foods, alley foods and restaurant foods.

In the market, you can find various type of traditional Korean dress, souvenirs, clothes, women accessories, phone accessories, household products and others at low-price to save your pocket money.

Truly hope that this post can help you to plan a trip to Namdaemun Market.

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  1. Hi Josh, am writing a last minute itinerary for my trip to Korea this Friday. Gladly I stumbled upon your website. Very, very helpful during desperate times like this. Thanks so much for the all the useful information 🙂


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