From Myeongdong Subway Station to Namsan Tower / Namsan Park / N Seoul Tower

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.

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.

From Myeongdong Subway Station to Namsan Cable Car Station

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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.

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.
Exit 3, Myeongdong Subway Station
7-11 on your left, go straight into this street.
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
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!


  1. Hi, do you think I can still see the Autumn foliage in November? I will be in Seoul from 6th to 14th November

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  2. Besides way to Namsan tower that you mention above there are 2 way to reach Namsan tower ,by bus and by namsan oreumi the direction of that mode trasportation from myeongdong station ?

  3. the price for cable car is per person or not

    1. Yes, the round trip ticket is now KRW8500 round trip for adult and KRW5500 for children.

  4. 1000x thanks really helpfull for solo backpackers like me...pasti boleh!!!

  5. This is awesome! I can't wait to do my own little adventure this coming week! Thank you for the detailed information!

  6. Thank you for the specific info. This is my kind of directions. LOL I really appreciate it. :)

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  8. Is it advisable to walk here in winter? I'm gonna be in Myeongdong for February 2017 and I'd like to ride the cable car haha