Seoul City Tour Bus Review

If you only have a day in Seoul, this would be the best way to get around (in my opinion). The Seoul City Tour Bus – a hop-on hop-off tour bus! Comes with audio guides while touring around, helpful staff, WiFi on the bus, map of the places to go aaaaand it’s super convenient!

Pamphlet also comes with a map and pictures of the places to visit!

Available Courses

A. Downtown-Palace
Available buses:  Open Top, Trolley, Single Decker Bus
First 9am / Last 6pm (every 25-30 mins)
Adult – 18,000
Child  – 12,000

B. Panorama
Available buses: Open Top, 2 Decker, Trolley
First 9:30am / Last 5pm (every 35-45 min)
Adult – 18,000
Child  – 12,000

C. Gangnam Tour
Available bus: Trolleybus
First 10:20am / Last 5:20pm (every 35 to 1hr)
Adult – 12,000
Child – 10,000

D. Night Tour
Available buses: Open Top, 2 Decker, Trolley
7:30 pm (July – August: 8pm)
Adult – 15,000
Child – 9,000

E. 1 day 2 course (Panorama + Gangnam)
Adult – 22,000
Child – 18,000

F. 2 days 2 course (Downtown + Panorama)
Adult – 28,000
Child – 20,000

G. 2 day 3 course (Downtown + Panorama + Gangnam)
Adult – 35,000
Child – 22,000

* Child: 5 y/o to High School
** No operation on Mondays (except: Mondays that fall on a holiday and during the summer vacation)
*** All prices are in Korean Won

What we did: Started (4) Seoul Station > (13) N Seoul Tower > (17) Changgyeonggung

Here are a few photos of what we did that day, check the captions for links to my detailed posts!

Here are some of the other course available:

My verdict?
I loved it! We’ve taken a lot of these hop-on hop-off buses and I really just find them so convenient. Yes, they may cost a little more than if you were to take public transport but I think it’s worth it! For the one in Seoul, the buses were on time, they were clean, seats were good, and also I love sitting on the top deck of bus so you can have a little view of the city while you’re making your way to your next destination.

Have you guys tried a Hop-On Hop-Off bus? Did you like it compared to taking public transportation? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below ♥

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18 Comments

  1. I prefer to walk or take public transport so I haven’t done one of these tours in years! They are fun, though. I think my favourite hop-on hop-off was in London. Looks like Seoul is a great place for it too!

  2. I can’t remember the last time I did a hop-on-hop-off bus tour to be honest. But it looks like it’s a good way to go around Seoul (which is HIGH on my bucketlist at the moment!) – I will definitely try it when I get there, thanks for posting 🙂

  3. I’ve been to 35 countries but I’ve never done one of these bus tours, believe it or not! I think I like my own independence too much to try it at this point in my life.

  4. This looks like the perfect way to see Seoul. It looks pretty affordable as well. Thanks for showing that it’s easy to use. I have a hard time with transportation in countries where I can’t read the alphabet.

  5. This seems like a great way to see Seoul! I haven’t done one of these buses since I was young but it would be very helpful somewhere that you don’t know the language.

  6. This is such a great information. I am planning a short solo stay in Seoul next month and this is going to be very helpful. Thank you!

  7. I’ve never done a hop on hop off bus tour. I would probably do it in London though, although if I make it to Seoul I’ll check it out!

  8. We tried hop-on-hop-off bus in NYC but didn’t like the whole experience. That was the first and last time we tried it. After reading your experience, we might wanna try again maybe when we visit Seoul 🙂

  9. I always recommend the one in my city to my Airbnb guests, if they want an overview and don’t know yet where they want to go. It gives a great overview of the key spots of the city, and then later you can decide where to go and spend more time. Big cities can be so difficult to grasp, and if you don’t know where to go, wandering about to places may not be as practical – and not a great way to spend time if you just have 2-3 days in the city.

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