The Namsan Cable Car is an aerial tramway that runs from the base of Namsan Mountain near central Seoul to N Seoul Tower. When built, it was the first of its kind in Korea and today it is used by over 50,000 people a month. The total length of the line from platform to platform is 605 meters (1,984 feet).
The three minute ride, in all glass cable cars, offers passengers sweeping views of the skyline of downtown Seoul and surrounding mountains. Each cable car can fit 48 people.
For great views of the N Seoul Tower both at day and at night, take the cable car up in the late afternoon and ride back down after sunset. The views of the city are stunning as the sun goes down.
Another option is to ride up one way and walk down the other way. The walk down is also quite enjoyable with more great views. This is the easiest and quickest way to reach the top without doing the hike up.
Directions And Getting There
Take Subway Line 4 to Myeongdong Station (Exit 3).
Go south on Toegye-ro 18-gil street. When you reach the Pacific Hotel, turn left onto Toegye-ro 20-gil street. When you see the Ministop, turn right onto Toegye-ro 20-na-gil street. At the end of the street is the lower cable car station.
- Daily : 10:00-23:00
- One Way
Adult (14-64) : 6,000 won
Senior (65+) : 5,000 won
Child (13 and under) : 3,500 won
Adult (14-64) : 8,000 won
Senior (65+) : 3,500 won
Child (13 and under) : 5,000 won