Namsan Cable Car runs from the base of Namsan Mountain up to Namsan Seoul Tower, one of the most representative tourist attractions in Seoul, loved by tourists and residents alike. The new cable cars, which have been in operation since December 6, 2008, have an increased capacity of 48 people per car (up from 38). Unlike the older cars, the new cable cars have glass on all four sides, giving riders a wider view of the surrounding cityscape.
Approximately 50,000 people ride Namsan Cable Car each month. Visitors who are looking for a more tranquil tour are advised to go in the morning. For both a daytime and nighttime view of Seoul and the tower, take the cable car up the mountain in the late afternoon and come back down in the early evening.
To get to the cable car without having to walk too much, take Namsan Oreumi (Namsan outdoor elevator). Namsan Oreumi is the first inclined outdoor elevator in Korea. It runs a distance of 140m from the entrance of Namsan 3rd Tunnel to the parking lot of Namsan Cable Car and only takes about two minutes, as opposed to a 20 minutewalk. The maximum capacity is 20 people and operating hours are 10:00-23:30 to match the operatings of Namsan Cable Car.
N/A (Open all year round)
* Subject to extended operations on weekends and the day before holidays.
Facility Utilization Fees
Adults: Individual 8,500 won / Group 7,000 won
Children: Individual 5,500 won / Group 4,500 won
Adults: Individual 6,000 won / Group 5,000 won
Children: Individual 3,500 won / Group 3,000 won
* Group: 30 people and more
* Children: 36 months - elementary school students
* Seniors (ages 65 and older) pay childrens fee (ID required)