Express Bus Terminal Station

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Express Bus Terminal Station
Sign of express bus terminal station.jpg
Korean name
Hanja 터미널
Revised Romanization Gosokteomineollyeok
McCune–Reischauer Kosokt'ŏminŏllyŏk
Railway Services
Daily ridership Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 3: 114,585[1]
Line 7: 37,174[1]
Line 9: 21,823[1]
Line 3
Jamwon Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education
Station number 339
Address 162 Banpo 1-dong,
Seocho-gu, Seoul
Coordinates 37°30′21″N 127°00′16″E / 37.50594°N 127.00447°E / 37.50594; 127.00447Coordinates: 37°30′21″N 127°00′16″E / 37.50594°N 127.00447°E / 37.50594; 127.00447
Date opened October 18, 1985
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 2 / 2
Operator Seoul Metro
Line 7
Banpo Naebang
Station number 734
Address 19-3 Banpo 4-dong,
176 Sinbanporo,
Seocho-gu, Seoul
Date opened August 1, 2000
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 2 / 2
Operator SMRT
Line 9
Sinbanpo Sapyeong
Station number 923
Address 75 Banpo-dong,
Seocho-gu, Seoul
Date opened July 24, 2009
Type Underground
Platforms/tracks 2 / 2
Operator Seoul Metro Line 9 Corporation

Express Bus Terminal Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 3, Line 7, and Line 9. Line 3, Line 7, and Line 9 stations are located in Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul.

It is located underneath the Seoul Express Bus Terminal (aka Gangnam Bus Terminal). There are several stores, including clothing and book stores, located throughout the station. The station also offers free internet portals for browsing the web and checking e-mail, which are located by the number 3 line. In December 2010 the station is recorded as having the highest WiFi data consumption of all the Seoul Metropolitan Subway stations, followed by Sadang Station, Dongdaemun Station, Jamsil Station and Jongno 3-ga Station. On 19 November WiFi traffic at the station was recorded at 23 gigabytes, equivalent to a three-minute video streaming being watched by 4,200 people at the same time.[2]

This station is one of the most crowded subway station in the country, along with Gangnam, Jamsil, Samseong, Sindorim, and Sillim Station[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
Line 3 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Line 3 toward Daehwa (Jamwon)
Southbound Line 3 toward Ogeum (Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 7 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Line 7 toward Bupyeong-gu Office (Naebang)
Northbound Line 7 toward Jangam (Banpo)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Line 9 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Line 9 Local toward Gaehwa (Sinbanpo)
Line 9 Express toward Gimpo International Airport (Dongjak)
Eastbound Line 9 Local toward Sinnonhyeon (Sapyeong)
Line 9 Express toward Sinnonhyeon (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  • October 18th, 1985 : This station was opened on Line 3.
  • August 1st, 2000 : The Line 7 was opened, making this station a transfer point.
  • July 24th, 2009: The Line 9 was opened, thus adding another station in this transfer point.



Central City is a national transportation metropolis because it covers two subway lines (No.3 and No.7) and there are many bus routes that go throughout the country from here. There are over 60 local bus service routes, airport limousine buses to Incheon International Airport and express buses connecting to almost 60 cities around Korea. Also within Central City is Shinsegye Department store, Marriott Hotel and Central Park. There are various facilities such as ceremony halls, Millennium Hall for large-scale events and other convenient facilities such as banks, clinics, a stock exchange, a post office and a large-scale parking lot. Central City is known as a complex building, which improved the status of Korean architectural culture, according to its complex cultural facilities. Central City is a high-quality shopping mall with ‘Marques Plaza’, ‘Shinnara Records’ ‘Yeongpung Bookstore’, ‘Central 6 Cinema’ ‘Theme Park'. Within the complex, the World Food Court offers food from around the globe in an upscale, department store environment. Within Shinsegye Department Store, there are foreign clothing outlets including Banana Republic and The Gap, among others. Some of these shops have clothing that is imported from abroad, thus having "western" sizes that are difficult to find in Korea. Directions : At Express Bus Terminal (Seoul Subway Line No.3) Exit No.2 → Walk towards Honamseon → Entrance of Central City → Young Plaza (B1 floor) Express Bus Terminal (Seoul Subway Line No.3) Exit No.2 → Walk towards Shinsegye Department Store, Honamseon → Central City (1st floor)

Gangnam Express Bus Station Clothing Market: is an underground market with over 1,000 stores. It was opened in 1982 and located in Banpo-dong. It sells low price items such as clothes, wedding items, souvenirs, seasonal items, flowers, and electronics. It runs along entire city blocks and offer refuge during cold winters and humid summer.


Station Passengers[4]
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Line 3 47176 58695 61369 61451 62298 62343 62075
Line 7 7951 9262 9787 10985 12211 13499 14143



  1. ^ a b c Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ "Seoul Subway Line No. 2 Becomes Major WiFi Hotspot". Chosun Ilbo. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Friday and Gangnam station attract the largest number of passengers, Money Today, August 7, 2005. (Korean)
  4. ^ Data from 2006 formal customers all year around.
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Daehwa
Line 3
toward Ogeum
toward Jangam
Line 7
Line 9
toward Gaehwa
Line 9
toward Sinnonhyeon