From Myeong-dong Subway Station to N Seoul Tower / Namsan Tower / Namsan Park

A bit of climbing, a bit of walking but they are all worth it when you arrive at Namsan Park from the nearest subway station, Myeongdong. Enjoying the panoramic view of Seoul from N Seoul Tower completes your visit to Seoul.
Tips: If you plan to go up to the Observatory of N Seoul Tower, you may want to book your admission ticket online first because of  LONG QUEUE at ticket counter can be during PEAK HOUR in the evening. 
Ticket Price - KRW7,013 (Book Online) / KRW10,000 (Buy at Counter)
Video Preview - Namsan Park & N Seoul Tower

Beautiful Namsan Park

N Seoul Tower / Namsan Tower, one of the top attractions in Seoul.
Here is how to get to the top of N Seoul Tower, the highest point in Seoul.
Assuming that you take subway train to Myeongdong, or better, staying in Myeongdong, lets start the journey to the top from Myeongdong Subway Station on LINE 4 of Seoul Metropolitan Subway network. Just choose one of the three options below to get to the N-Seoul Tower.

Option 1: Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No. 5 from Myeongdong Subway Station Exit 3 to N-Seoul Tower

The easiest way to go from Myeongdong Station to N-Seoul Tower is to take the Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No. 5 from the bus stop at EXIT 3 of Myeongdong Station.  This is how the bus looks like.
Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No. 5. that will take you to N-Seoul Tower (Image credit: Visit Korea)

Notice that this is a circular bus that will take right to the base of N-Seoul Tower. In other words, you do not need to take Namsan Car Car if you use this bus to go to N-Seoul Tower.
Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus operates from 7.30am to 11.30am at night, with the waiting time of about 15 minutes. For those people who stay near Chungmuro Station, you can also take this bus to N-Seoul Tower at EXIT 2 of Chungmuro Station, in front of Daehan Cinema.
The bus ticket fare for Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No. 5 is KRW1,200 (pay by cash) or KRW1,100 (pay with T-Money card).

Option 2: Walk from Myeongdong Subway Station to Namsan Cable Car Station

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If you can walk in slightly uphill street for about 10 to 15 minutes, then follow this option: Just walk from Myeongdong Station EXIT 3 to Namsan Cable Car Station. Here is how.

Once arriving at Myeongdong Station, get out from the station through EXIT 3. You should be able to locate a 7-11 convenient store in front of you. Walk ahead and when you arrive at the Pacific Hotel, choose the right hand side alley and continue to walk ahead.
Exit 3, Myeongdong Subway Station
7-11 on your left, go straight into this street.
Walk ahead to the RIGHT hand side alley of Pacific Hotel

Go straight into the street with 7-11 on the left and keep walking straight (going uphill at some part) for about 5 minutes until a small junction where you need to turn right briefly (walk a few steps) and turn left before continue going straight (like the car below). 
Turn right briefly like the car in this photo
Then turn left and continue walking in the same direction (like the car in the photo)
The next part of the walk is getting more uphill and can be quite tiring. make sure that you wear good walking shoes.
Keep walking until you reach the Namsan Cable Car Station.

Arriving at Namsan Cable Station - Climb up the staircase on the right to go up to the station. 
That's it! You have successfully arrived at Namsan Cable Station from Myeongdong Subway Station! The next step should be easy as the Cable Car will take you to Namsan Park. The fare for cable car is KRW6,300 won for round trip and KRW4,800 one way. The cable car operate from 10:00am to 10:30pm daily. Apart from the 10 minutes walking from Myeongdong Station to the Namsan Cable Car, the visit to Namsan Park and N Seoul Tower should be quite relaxing and fun!

Option 3: Take Namsan Oreumi (Elevator) to go up to Namsan Cable Car Station

If you don't like the uphill walk in Option 2, you can use Namsan Oreumi (Elevator) to go up to Namsan Cable Car Station. However, the Namsan Oreumi (Elevator) is not located at Myeongdong Station. Fortunately, it is not far away too, just about 700 meters of walk from EXIT 3 of Myeongdong Subway Station. Here is the direction:
Upon arriving at Myeongdong Station, from EXIT 3, go towards Hoehyeon Intersection which is about 300 meters away (slightly downhill direction). You will pass through EXIT 4 of Myeongdong Station on the way. Hoehyeon Intersection is a big junction. You won't miss it because you will see Shinsagae Department Store on your right. TURN LEFT at Hoehyeon Intersection
Hoehyeon Intersection - Turn LEFT at this junction to go to Namsan Oreumi (Elevator)
After turn left at this intersection, just go straight for another 300-400 meters and you will see the Namsan Oreumi Elevator, which looks like below. It is located before a toll collection station for highway. Just take the Namsan Oreumi Elevator to go straight to the Namsan Cable Car Station and take the cable car to N-Seoul Tower!
Namsan Oreumi (Elevator) to go to Namsan Cable Car Station.

Summary- 3 Ways to go to N-Seoul Tower from Myeongdong

Here you are, three options to go from Myeongdong Station to N-Seoul Tower. If you don't mind a bit of waiting, take the Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus in Option 1. If you are up to a bit of uphill walking and exploring the Namsan neighbourhood, you can just walk for 10-15 minutes from Myeongdong Station EXIT 3 to the Namsan Cable Car Station using the route in Option 2. Lastly, you can also skip the uphill walking by using the Namsan Oreumi Elevator in Option 3. Regardless of which option you take, remember to enjoy the beautiful Namsan scenery along the way and enjoy the memorable moments at the romantic N-Seoul Tower.