Today's post is about how to get to Namsan Tower  cable car, along with parking instructions and also taking the Namsan circular bus.


I have fond memories of climbing the stairs hand in hand with my dad when I was young, but this time, I took the Namsan cable car with my youngest.

namsan cable car


The most popular route to Namsan Tower, where foreigners often visit ~ Many start from Myeongdong Station!

ther are two ways to go up to Namsan Tower: ① You can take the Namsan Cable Car ② Walking is also possible.

The cable car allows one-way trips as well, so keep that in mind~


namsan cable car



From Myeongdong Station 


• Exit 3 of Myeongdong Station, come out and turn left into the alley where Seven Eleven (convenience store) is. Walk between Pacific Hotel and GS25 (convenience store) for about 7-8 minutes until you reach the Namsan Cable Car boarding building.

• If you take the Namsan Cable Car here, you can reach Namsan Tower in under 5 minutes. Walking takes about 10-15 minutes, as there are uphill stretches that may vary depending on the weather~



Shuttle Bus Service Information 


There are shuttle buses available from Exit 1 of Myeongdong Station and Seoul Square bus stop at Seoul Station. The Namsan Cable Car shuttle bus departs from the Namsan Cable Car parking lot, passing through the bus stop in front of Seoul Square and Exit 1 of Myeongdong Station.

namsan shuttle bus

• Shuttle bus operating hours: 12:00 - 20:30 (Not operating during driver meal breaks at 14:30, 17:30)

• A yellow bus will arrive at the Korea Electric Power Corporation in front of Exit 1 of Myeongdong Station.

• It takes about 10 minutes from the parking lot to Exit 1 of Myeongdong Station, so it's good to time your wait~

• Please refer to the shuttle bus schedule below. (Departure times are from the Namsan Cable Car parking lot~) 

Time Table Hour Minutes 12:00 / 12:30 ,13:00 / 13:30 ,  14:00 , 15:00 / 15: 30 , 16:00 / 16:30, 17:00 ,  18:00 / 18:30 , 19:00 / 19:30,  20:00 /  20:30

namsan shuttle bus


namsan cable car

Ormi(Korean name for inclined elevator) 


Ormi(Korean name for inclined elevator) Route Source input From Exit 4 of Myeongdong Station, go straight toward Hoehyeon Crossroads (Shinsegae Department Store), turn right at the intersection, and walk for about 5 minutes to find Namsan Ormi.


namsan ormi

I walked back to Myeongdong Station after getting off the cable car, but if I had known about Ormi, I would have come down more comfortably.. 


Namsan Tower Parking Information 



  •  Fee Features La Luche Wedding Hall Parking Lot Basic 30 minutes ₩2,000, additional ₩1,000 for every 15 minutes Approximately 100 spaces available, about 7 minutes' walk to the cable car, weekdays only
  • Signus Parking Tower Basic 30 minutes ₩2,000, additional ₩1,000 for every 10 minutes Approximately 150 spaces available, 7-8 minutes' walk to the cable car, weekends & holidays available after 20:00
  • Namsan-dong Public Parking Lot ₩500 for every 10 minutes
  • Hoehyeon-dong Public Parking Lot ₩500 for every 10 minutes


There is also a parking lot right in front of the Namsan Cable Car ticket office. It's the closest to the cable car boarding point, but as mentioned earlier, the parking fee is relatively expensive~

Please keep in mind that waiting times can be relatively long.

• ₩1,000 for every 10 minutes

• Daily parking ₩25,000 On weekends or holidays, waiting times for parking may be longer, and parking spaces may be limited, so please keep this in mind.


namsan cable car


It's been a long time, and I was unsure how to go about it~ So, when I went, I took a taxi from the yong san area and it cost around ₩8,000. When I came down, I walked for about 7 minutes to Myeongdong Station. Even my youngest elementary school child walked well from the Namsan Cable Car to Myeongdong Station~ Today, I provided information on how to get to Namsan Tower, from Myeongdong Station by walking, using Ormi, the circular bus, and parking. Tomorrow, I'll be back with the Seoul night view and Namsan Tower, a famous spot with locks, that I met at the Namsan Cable Car~


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