Seoul subway map

One of the most useful Korean websites for those living in Seoul is the online subway map. It is known as “사이버스테이션” (Cyberstation) and is flash-based. The interface was updated two months ago and it’s even better than before. 서울 지하철 (Seo-ul ji-ha-cheol) or Seoul subway has 12 lines (호선) and each line is distinguished by number/name and color. We are on subway line six (6호선) or the brown line.
A feature of the online subway map that a mother I know would appreciate is the “Elevator”. Clicking it will show which stations have elevators. Most stops on the older lines (1, 2, 3, 4) have none, making them stroller unfriendly. Some stations don’t even have wheelchair lifts!
I usually consult the Cyberstation to calculate how long it will take for me to travel from one station to another. My husband’s cellphone also has maps of the metropolitan cities that have subways: Seoul (and Incheon), Busan, Daegu and Gwangju. It is also an interactive map that lets you search subway stations and calculate travel time between the stops. Really useful!
I hope I can find similarly useful site when I tour outside Korea like when I go on a Las Vegas travel someday 😉
I almost forgot. Seoul subway is also called Seoul Metro.


  1. I am so jealous! NY has a boring subway map, and only third-parties provide any interactive or cellphone-based maps. The NY system is so broken and bad…
    This map reminds me of the DC metro. Although the website is not as slick, it did provide all this information.
    I know what you mean about elevators and strollers! My cousin has babies and it is such a pain to go down stairs with that huge contraption! We went to one of Toronto’s biggest hubs – Dundas Square – and we just assumed it would have one.
    It must be nice to live near public transportation. Is Seoul very connected, or just the area you live in?

  2. That’s one of the things I like about Korea. I’m a lover of media and technology. Korea has just been doing the best of what I love.
    I also admire Seoul’s transportation means from the color-coded buses and taxis to the subway. I think you wouldn’t even need a car anymore when you’re in there.

  3. @AzureWolf >> I’d only been to NYC once and i like that you won’t need to walk a distance to get to the tracks. The subways here are usually two or four levels below and there are a few that doesn’t escalators!
    @Beena >> A friend of mine said that Korea has the best subway system, even better than Japan’s, but that’s just her opinion. I like that public transportation here is relatively inexpensive.

  4. hi.. im so amazed by your blog.. its very anticing! We are going to seoul with 4 girlfriends and we are only staying 3nights 4 days.. such a short trip.
    Could you possibly send me by email the places where we can go.. historical and shopping?
    Thanks !

  5. Hi Ms. Betchay, It is interesting to know that you have posted a lot of information on this blog. Me and my family are going there in Korea for a 7 days visit. Would you be able to recommend the best places outside Seoul except Jeju Island or is the 7 days not enough to visite the beautiful places only in Seoul alone?
    Thank you for your response in advance.
    God bless.
    P.S. You can email me as well if your answer will be lengthy 😉
    Thanks again

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