How To Go To Namsan Seoul Tower & Things To Do (Full Guide)

How To Go To Namsan Seoul Tower
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Check here to know about what things to do at Namsan Seoul Tower in Korea.

This post also provided multiple solutions to you on how to go to N Seoul Tower.

You will become an expert of going there after finished reading of this post.

WHAT information you can get from here ?

  • Get to Know More About Namsan Seoul Tower with Photos
  • Things You Need to Know Before Going to Namsan Seoul Tower
  • Cheap Ways to go to Namsan Tower in Seoul via Public Transport and/or Namsan Cable Car
  • Join Sightseeing Tour Bus to Namsan Tower in Seoul with Planned Schedule
  • The Easiest Ways to reach Namsan Seoul Tower without Hassle and Saving Time

When you go to N Seoul Tower, remember to go to the roof terrace of the tower because you can get an opportunity to see the stunning view of entire Seoul City and enjoy the surrounding with nature and fresh air.

In addition, you will discover thousands of padlocks writing with messages and attached to the fence to show their eternal love or wishes.

Make sure to write your wishes on your own padlock and locking down to the fence to make your dream come true. 😉

So don’t miss up this opportunity to stop by this amazing tower that full of relaxing and romantic which is one of the best places to visit in Seoul Korea.

Let’s start to explore this stunning tower and ways to go there … 🙂

Get to Know More About Namsan Seoul Tower with Photos


 

 

Overall View of Namsan Tower
Photo by Wei-Te Wong/ CC BY-SA 2.0

Namsan Seoul Tower was built in 1971 to serve as a transmission tower to provide TV and radio broadcasting in Seoul.

The tower is also known as N Seoul Tower and located on the Namsan Mountain in central of Seoul Korea.

There are restaurants, cafe, coffee shops, gift shops, Hello Kitty store and souvenir shops at the tower that you can pay a visit.

Haechi Display at N Seoul Tower
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Entrance of Namsan Tower
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Evening View of Seoul City from Namsan Tower
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Beautiful Lighting Night View of Seoul City from N Seoul Tower
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Night View of Entire Seoul City from N Seoul Tower
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The tower has offered the digital observatory which provides you a 360 degree panoramic view of the Seoul City. This is the perfect place for you to have a cup of coffee and sitting there for relaxing meanwhile enjoy the beautiful view of entire Seoul City.

Don’t forget to buy some foods on the ground floor and enjoy seeing the beautiful night view of the Seoul city and surrounding sparkling colorful lights while eating and chatting with your family, friends or lover during night-time.

Love Padlocks Trees in N Seoul Tower
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Padlocks Locked to Fence at N Seoul Tower
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Wishes Messages Written on Padlocks at N Seoul Tower
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Other than this, you will discover many padlocks spread around the roof terrace. You can go to take a look about the wishes messages that written on the padlocks.

You also will discover a lot of love padlocks locked to the fence by couples this is to symbolize unbreakable love to each other. This place full of romantic and remember to bring your own padlock to seal your eternal love if you have someone worth to lock down. 🙂

Things You Need to Know Before Going to Namsan Seoul Tower


Opening Hours – Observatory

DayOpening Hours (24-Hour Format)Opening Hours (12-Hour Format)
Sunday to Friday10:00 - 23:0010:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 - 24:0010:00 A.M. - 12:00 A.M.
*Last entry time: 30 minutes before closing

Best Times to Visit

Evening and Night

Tickets – Observatory (Original Price)

Adult (13 - 65 Years Old)Senior (Over 65 Years OldChild (3 - 12 Years Old)
10,000 Won8,000 Won8,000 Won

Address

105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Official Website

N Seoul Tower

Nearby Attractions

Google Maps

Click to open the interactive map

Guide:

  1. Tap / Click on the Map to know
    – N Seoul Tower location
    – Nearby subway stations, bus stops and cable car station
    – Nearby tourist spots
  2. Tap / Click on the markers to know
    – GPS Coordinates of tourism locations

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Cheap Ways to go to Namsan Tower in Seoul via Public Transport and/or Namsan Cable Car


1. The Way Go To N Seoul Tower via Namsan Cable Car

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Note:
Some shop names showing on the street view may not the latest update.

Guide:

  1. Tap the Map above to see the walking steps from Myeongdong Station Exit 4 to the location of FREE slanted elevator (Namsan Oreumi) where connected to Namsan Cable Car station.
  2. Tap the marker on the Map to see the street view of the location in order to help you easy to identify where should go to take the FREE slanted elevator to Namsan Cable Car Station.
  3. Marker “1” – Myeongdong Station Exit 4
  4. Marker “6” – FREE slanted elevator (Namsan Oreumi)

Step 1 Walk to Namsan Cable Car

Firstly, take the Seoul Subway to the Myeongdong Station and then Exit 4. After going out from the station, you will see the McDonald’s (Map Marker 1) on your left-hand side and walk straight until you reach second intersection road.

Step 2 Walk to Namsan Cable Car

As you walk, you will pass by the New Oriental Hotel on your left-hand side. When you almost reach the second intersection road, you will see the building of CORYO DAEYUNGAK TOWER on your right-hand side

Don’t cross the road and turn left when you see the SHINSEGAE (Map Marker 2) building in front of you.

Step 3 Walk to Namsan Cable Car

After turn left, you will see the WOORIBANK (Map Marker 3) building on your right-hand side. Go straight until you see a slanted elevator. Before reaching the slanted elevator, you will see the Fire Brigade (119) (Map Marker 5) building on your left-hand side.

Slanted Elevator
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Slanted Elevator at Namsan Oreumi
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Secondly, take the FREE slanted elevator (Namsan Oreumi) to the Namsan Cable Car station. The slanted elevator is well-connected to the Namsan Cable Car station and it only takes 2 minutes to reach the cable car station.

Walking Duration from Myeongdong Exit 4 to Slanted Elevator: ~ 12 minutes

Operating Hours: 09:00 – 23:00 (09:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.)
Closed Monday: 09:00 – 14:00 (09:00 A.M. – 02:00 P.M.)

 

Namsan Cable Car Station
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Lastly, go to the cable car station to buy the ticket and get ready to explore the amazing Namsan Tower in Seoul.

Operating Hours: 10:00 – 23:00 (10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.)

Cable Car for Adult Return Ticket: 8,500 Won
Cable Car for Child Return Ticket: 5,500 Won

Cable Car Information

 

2. Going to N Seoul Tower by Bus

Option 1 – Subway + Take Bus No. 02

Seoul Bus No 02
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Take Bus 02 from Chungmuro Station

i. Chungmuro Station – Subway Line 3, Line 4and Exit 2
ii. Take Bus No. 02
– Operating Hours: 07:00 – 23:30 (7:00 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.)
– Every 15 minutes
– Chungmuro Bus Stop to the Tower: ~ 15 minutes

Bus No. 2 - Bus Stop

Bus StopGoogle MapsGoogle Street ViewWalking Duration
ChungmuroLinkLink~ 10 seconds
Note: The estimation of walking duration is calculated starting from Subway Exit to Bus Stop.


Option 2 – Subway + Take Bus No. 03

Seoul Bus No 03

Take Bus 03 from Itaewon Station

i. Itaewon Station – Subway Line 6and Exit 4
ii. Take Bus No. 03
– Operating Hours: 07:30 – 23:30 (7:30 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.)
– Every 20 minutes
– Itaewon Bus Stop to the Tower: ~ 25 minutes

Bus No. 3 - Bus Stop

Bus StopGoogle MapsGoogle Street ViewWalking Duration
ItaewonLinkLink~ 10 seconds
Note: The estimation of walking duration is calculated starting from Subway Exit to Bus Stop.


Option 3 – Subway + Take Bus No. 05

Seoul Bus No 05
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Take Bus 05 from Myeongdong Station

Take Bus 05 from Chungmuro Station

i. Myeongdong Station – Subway Line 4and Exit 3 / Chungmuro Station – Subway Line 3, Line 4and Exit 2
ii. Take Bus No. 05
– Operating Hours: 07:30 – 23:30 (7:30 A.M. – 11:30 P.M.)
– Every 15 minutes
– Myeongdong Bus Stop to the Tower: ~ 27 minutes
– Chungmuro Bus Stop to the Tower: ~ 18 minutes

Bus No. 5 - Bus Stops

Bus StopGoogle MapsGoogle Street ViewWalking Duration
MyeongdongLinkLink~ 10 seconds
ChungmuroLinkLink~ 10 seconds
Note: The estimation of walking duration is calculated starting from Subway Exit to Bus Stop.

Bus No. 2 / Bus No.3 / Bus No. 5:
Bus Route:
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Google Maps: Bus Stop at N Seoul Tower
Google Street View:
Bus Stop at N Seoul Tower

Bus Ticket Rate in Cash: 1,200 Won
Bus Ticket Rate if Using Transportation Card: 1,100 Won

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Join Sightseeing Tour Bus to Namsan Tower in Seoul with Planned Schedule


Seoul City Sightseeing Bus

Seoul City Tour Bus
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By taking Seoul City Sightseeing Bus, you can get an opportunity to explore the street of Seoul City from your comfort seat.

The Sightseeing Bus Tour will drop you to the designed tourist spots in Seoul Korea.

You also able to get on and get off the bus as many times as you want within ticket validity.

This will give you free to explore more at the Namsan Tower at your own pace and just simply rejoin the Sightseeing Bus when ready for the next tourist spot with ZERO charges.

The places will cover by the hop-on and hop-off bus are

  • N Seoul Tower
  • Namdaemun Market
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Myeongdong
  • The War Memorial of Korea
  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza
  • Changdeokgung Palace
  • Insadong
  • National Museum of Korea
  • Ewha Womans University Station
  • Many More
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The Easiest Ways to reach Namsan Seoul Tower without Hassle and Saving Time


1. Seoul City Private Tour By Walking & Using Public Transportation

Seoul Private Walking Tour Guide
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If you not sure how to use the public transport in Seoul to reach the N Seoul Tower you can look for the Seoul City Private Walking Tour Guide.

You just need to tell your tour buddy which places you interested to go. Then, just following your tour buddy footsteps and using public transport to reach the interesting sights and landmark of Seoul Korea.

In addition, your knowledgeable tour buddy able to provide you deeply understand about the N Seoul Tower and other famous places that you want to visit.

This walking tour also suitable for those who prefer to get a closer look at the local landscape and culture of the Seoul city.

Apart from this, you can seek opinion from your tour buddy about

  • The Nearest tourist spots in Seoul
  • Nearest famous local foods
  • Famous shopping streets and how to go there
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2. Seoul Private Tour By Vehicle

Kia Carnival
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Private Car Tour is suitable for those who don’t want to waste time on learning to use public transport and want easily to reach the famous attractions in Seoul with convenient way.

This can help you fit more sightseeing into your Seoul trip and travel with comfort and easy.

Besides that, you can customize your own itinerary and choose the places that you love to see in Seoul.

Apart from this, Seoul Private Car Tour also ideal for families (with kids or seniors) and small groups of traveler who are busy in their working life and don’t have time to do research on how to go to the N Seoul Tower and other famous places in Seoul Korea.

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Conclusion …

Namsan Seoul Tower is one of the important landmarks in Seoul. In there, you are able to observe the entire city view of Seoul, especially night-time you can enjoy seeing a dazzling display of whole city lights.

Don’t forget to book N Seoul Tower ticket discount offers online to enjoy cheaper rate and save your pocket money.

There are countless of love padlocks attached to the fences which have done by couples to symbolize their eternal love.

Thus, it’s a nice and romantic place where your partner and you can write a love message on padlock and then locked it to the fence.

Besides, you will find some cafes and restaurants in there which you can take a rest and enjoy the surrounding atmosphere with relaxing.

Hope that the information in here able to provide you a better idea of getting there.

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Wish you have a blissful and wonderful trip to Namsan Tower and Seoul !

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