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Seoul City Tour Bus Guide and Usage

 

Seoul City Tour Bus in use

 

 

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.
*Night Courses run without stops.


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.
 
Single-use headphones are provided for each passenger upon boarding the bus. The open-air double-decker buses have rain and snow covers to keep passengers dry and warm even in inclement weather.

 

 

Courses

 

Seoul City Tour Buses follow a variety of theme-based routes.

Gwanghwamun
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.

Three light islands
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.

Seoul Nightscape
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).

Lotte Tower
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, and more. 



Tiger Bus - Double-decker, open-top bus

Open Top Bus

Tiger Bus - Double-decker bus

Double Decker Bus

Tiger Bus - Trolley Bus

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. 

 

 

Traditional Market
Traditional Culture Course

Ride the open top double decker bus through lively traditional markets, such as Gwangjang Market and Tongin Market, try on a hanbok and enjoy Korean food, and visit Jongmyo Shrine, Deoksugung Palace, and other traditional attractions.

Passing by the Hangang River on the City Tour Bus
Hangang/Jamsil Course

Visit Hangang River cutting through central Seoul, the highest building, Lotte World Tower, and the modernized district of Gangnam.

Night view of Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Night View Course

View the beautiful night scenery atop the double decker bus.

Yellow Balloon City Tour - Double-decker, open-top bus

Open Top Double Decker Bus

Yellow Balloon City Tour - Double-decker, half-open bus

Half Top Double Decker Bus

Yellow Balloon City Tour - Double-decker bus

Regular Double Decker Bus

 

Runs and Departures

 

Tiger Bus Runs and Departures - Tiger Bus, Seoul City Courses(City Palace Course, Seoul Panorama Course , Night View Course, Around Gangnam Course
Tiger Bus  Seoul City Courses
City
Palace
Course
Seoul Panorama
Course
Night View Course
Around
Gangnam
Course
Departure Gwanghwamun Dongwha Duty Free Shop,
(Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun Station Exit 6)
Line 2 Gangnam
Station Exit 11 200M
Ticket Box
Hours of
Operation
9:00-17:20
(Weekdays)
Temporarily Suspended due to Coronavirus 19:30
(July-September 20:00)
Temporarily Suspended due to Coronavirus
Frequency Every 50 min. - Once daily -
Holidays Mondays
※ If Monday is a public holiday, operate under normal operation hours
※ No off-days during Summer Vacation Season (4th week of July to August 15th)

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Yellow Balloon City Bus Runs and Departures - Yellow Balloon City Bus, Traditional Culture Course, Hangang/Jamsil Course, Night View Course
Yellow Balloon
City Bus 
Traditional
Culture
Course
Hangang Jamsil Course Night Course
Departure Dongdaemun Design Plaza Announcement Center A3
Hours of
Operation
9:30-17:00
(last bus at
16:10)
14:00-19:00
(last bus at 17:00)
20:00
Frequency Every 50 min. Every 160 min. Once daily
Holidays Only runs on Saturdays and Sundays Only runs on Saturdays and Sundays Only runs on Saturdays and Sundays

 

 

 


Cost and Further Information
Tiger Bus Cost and Further Information - Tiger Bus, Seoul City Courses(City Palace Course, Seoul Panorama Course , Night View Course, Around Gangnam Course
Tiger Bus Seoul City Tour Courses
City
Palace
Course
Seoul Panorama
Course
Night View Course Around
Gangnam
Course
Adult (KRW) 20,000
(Discounted rate only in April: 15,000)
20,000 16,000
(Discounted rate only in April: 13,000)
16,000
High School
Students and
Younger (KRW)
13,000
(Discounted rate only in April: 10,000)
13,000 10,000
(Discounted rate only in April: 9,000)
10,000
Ticket Booth Ticket box next to Gwanghwamun Koreana Hotel, Seoul Station, Yongsan Station or purchase directly from bus driver Gangnam Station Exit 11 ticket box or purchase directly from bus driver
Phone Inquiries +82-2-777-6090
Website www.seoulcitybus.com

 

Yellow Balloon City Bus Cost and Further Information - Yellow Balloon City Bus, Traditional Culture Course, Hangang Jamsil Course, Night Course
Yellow Balloon
City Bus
Traditional
Culture Course
Hangang Jamsil Course Night Course
Adult (KRW) 20,000 20,000 15,000
High School
Students and
Younger (KRW)
15,000
(Under 6 years old free)
15,000
(Under 6 years old free)
10,000
(Under 6 years old free)
Temporary
discounted fare (KRW)
(April to June)
Adults: 14,000
Children: 10,000
Adults: 14,000
Children: 10,000
Adults: 12,000
Children: 10,000
Ticket Booth Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) ticket office, Seoul Station, Sejong Center, or at each Bus Station Ticket office in front of Dongdaemun Design Plaz
Phone Inquiries +82-2-1544-4239
Website https://www.seoulcitytourbus.co.kr/en/