Public transportation

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Bus color
Seoul city bus which passes through Gangnam is classified as 4 types of buses. Each color is different and it is categorized as follows. When traveling with one bus, the general fee is charged regardless of the distance.
Blue buses(Main line)
Blue buses(Main line)
  • Bus running the main roads between Seoul city and satellite city.
    The bus is marked with “B” and the bus number is a 3-digit number. (ex.141)
  • Fee information : General>Cash 1,150 Won, Transportation card 1,050 Won
Green buses(Branch line)
Green buses(Branch line)
  • Bus running transfer connections/surrounding area of subway. The bus is marked with “G” and the bus number is a 4-digit number.(ex.2412)
  • Fee information : General>Cash 1,150 Won, Transportation card 1,050 Won
Red buses(Wide Area Line)
Red buses(Wide Area Line)
  • Express bus running capital area of the city (Gangnam, Yongdeungpo, etc) and to the capital city of (Ilsan, Bundang, Uijeongbu, etc). The bus is marked with “R” and the bus number starts with ‘9’ and a 4-digit number. (ex.9412)
  • Fee information : General>Cash 1,950 Won, Transportation card 1,850 Won
Yellow buses(Circular Line)
Yellow buses(Circular Line)
  • Bus running circular route along downtown and main district (Gangnam district, Yongdeungpo district, etc) The bus is marked with ‘Y’ and the bus number is a 20digit number.
  • Fee information : General>Cash 950 Won, Transportation card 850 Won
Bus number system
Differentiated by the bus number and the bus color (blue- main line, green- branch line, red- wide area line, yellow- circular line) It is formed as an easy recognition of the bus route for the passengers with the bus number.
Blue Buses (Main Line)
Blue Buses (Main Line)
Bus Numbers-3-digit numbers
  • ① * 1st : Departing district number(division of territory)
  • ④ * 2nd : Arriving district number.(division of territory)
  • ⑦ * 3rd : Route number
  • ex)Number 1 Route of main line departing from the Eastern part to arrive at Seocho and Gangnam
 Green Buses (Branch Line)
Green Buses (Branch Line)
Bus Number-4-digit numbers
  • ② * 1st : Departing district number.(division of territory)
  • ④ * 2nd : Arriving district number.(division of territory)
  • ① * 3rd : Route number
  • ② * 4th : Route number
  • ex) Number 12 Route of branch line departing from the Eastern part to arrive at Seocho and Gangnam
 Red Buses (Wide Area Line)
Red Buses (Wide Area Line)
Bus Number-4-digit numbers, starting with "9"
  • ⑨ * 1st : Wide Area number
  • ④ * 2nd : Departing district number.(division of territory)
  • ① * 3rd : Route number
  • ② * 4th : Route number
  • Route of red bus departs from 4 wide areas to 12 cities such as Gangnam, Seocho, etc
  • ex) Number 12 route of wide area line departing from Yongin, Bundang, etc to arrive in the city
 Yellow Buses (Circular Line)
Yellow Buses (Circular Line)
Bus Number-2-digit numbers
  • ④ * 1st : Wide Area Classification number
  • ① * 2nd : Route number
  • Route of yellow bus circulates 1 area of Gangnam-Gu
  • ex) Number 1 route of circular line circulating the wide area of Gangnam
District number map for Bus route system
 District number map for Bus route syste
  • 0 District : Jongro-Gu, Jung-Gu, Yongsan-Gu
  • 1 District : Dobong-Gu, Gangbuk-Gu, Sungbuk-Gu, Nowon-Gu
  • 2 District : Dongdaemun-Gu, Jungnang-Gu, Sungdong-Gu, Gwangjin-Gu
  • 3 District : Gangdong-Gu, Songpa-Gu
  • 4 District : Seocho-Gu, Gangnam-Gu
  • 5 District : Dongjak-Gu, Gwanak-Gu, Gumcheon-Gu
  • 6 District : Gangseo-Gu, Yangcheon-Gu, Guro-Gu, Yondeungpo-Gu
  • 7 District : Eunpyeong-Gu, Mapo-Gu, Seodaemun-Gu
  • ※ Gyeonggi-do is divided in to 8 districts as Seoul.
Bus stop system
  • Blue bus (Main line)Blue bus (Main line)
  • Blue(Main),Green(Branch)Blue(Main),Green(Branch)
  • Blue(Main),Green(Branch), Red (Wide area)Blue(Main),Green(Branch), Red (Wide area)
  • Yellow bus (Circular)Yellow bus (Circular)
Bus fare
Bus type Category Charge of transit card Cash Note
Blue and Green Adult 1,050 1,050 *Bus card for teenagers: 720 won
Teenager 720 1,000
Child 450 450
Yellow Adult 850 950 -
Teenager 560 800
Child 350 350
Community bus  Adult 750 850 -
Teenager 480 550
Child 300 300
Red Adult 1,850 1,950 * No fare discount
Teenager 1,360 1,800
Child 1,200 1,200
Capital areas of Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon and other area are all in common transfer discount system of public transportation fee.
  • Outline of common payment system
    • Subjects : Seoul bus(Main, branch, circular, wide area, shuttle), Gyeonggi bus (General, express, one-way express, shuttle), Incheon bus(Main, branch, circular, wide area, shuttle), Capital area subway (5 different organizations including Korail)
    • Transfer fee : General section fee(general/shuttle 10km, express 30km), 100 Won added for additional 5km (Youth 80 Won, Child 50 Won)
Using method of transfer discount
  • Be sure to place the transportation card on the reader when getting off and on.
    • ※ ※ For transferring passengers receiving transfer discount, optimum additional fee is 1,700 Won when the transportation card is not placed on the reader at the final transportation. (Additional fee of 80% for youths and 50% for child)
  • Valid transfer time is restricted within 30 minutes after alight.
    • However from 21 hour to 07 hour of the next day, it is valid within 60 minutes (standard of alight time)
  • Transfer discount is applied for 4 times of transfer with 5 means.
  • Transfer discount will not be applied when transferring to the same line. .
Notice!
  • When using the prepaid transportation card, be sure to che If more than 1 person is riding the bus with 1 card
  • please be sure to tell the number of people to the driver. ck the balance
    • - Transfer discount is only applied for the same passengers to the destination.
    • - Buses are the only public transportation providing rides for more than one persons (Use 1 card per person for the subway)
Limousine bus
Limousine bus
Limousine bus
  • Premium limousine bus: City Airport, Logis, and Travel (tel. 02-551-0077~8)
    • Incheon International Airport direction (6103): Incheon International Airport ↔ Samseong Station COEX, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts) / Every 10 ~ 15 minutes / Time consumed: 65 minutes / Fare: 15,000 won
    • Gimpo International Airport direction (6104): Gimpo International Airport ↔ Samseong Station (COEX, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts) / Every 30 minutes / Time taken: 45 minutes / Fare: 7,000 won
  • KAL limousine bus (tel. 02-22667-0386~9)
    • Gangnam direction (6703): Incheon International Airport → Seoul Palace → Sapyeong Station → The Ritz-Carlton Seoul → Novotel Ambassador Gangnam → Hotel Samjung → Renaissance Seoul Hotel → Best Western Premier Gang Nam Hotel
    • COEX direction (6704): Incheon International Airport → Imperial Palace Seoul → Ramada Seoul → InterContinental Seoul COEX → Park Hyatt (Samseong Station) → Ibis Ambassador Gangnam → Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas
  • General limousine bus
    • Cheonho-dong direction (6006): Incheon International Airport → Apgujeong Station → Galleria Department Store → Hotel Prima → Hotel Riviera → COEX / Every 11 ~ 25 minutes / Fare: 10,000 won
    • Gaepo-dong direction (6009): Incheon International Airport → Sinsa-dong → Sinsa Station → Nonhyeon Station → Sinnonhyeon Station → Gangnam Station → Yeoksam-dong → Yangjae Station → Dogok-dong → Tower Palace → Daechi Station → Hakyeoul Station → Gaepo-dong (discount store) → Green Village apt. / Every 15 ~ 30 minutes / Fare: 15,000 won
    • Yeoksam Station direction (6020): Incheon International Airport → Gangnam Station → Yeoksam Station / Every 15 ~ 25 minutes / Fare: 15,000 won
    • Myeongil Station direction (6300): Incheon International Airport → Suseo Station/ Every 18 ~ 40 minutes / Fare: 15,000 won
the person in charge
Transportation Policy Division Tel.02-3423-6377
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