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Express Bus Terminal Station
Station Platform (Line 7)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGosokteomineollyeok
General information
Location188 Sinbanpo-ro, 19-11 Banpo-dong
Seocho-gu, Seoul[1]
Coordinates37°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
Operated bySeoul Metro
Line(s)     Line 3
     Line 7
     Line 9
Structure typeUnderground
Key dates
October 18, 1985[1]     Line 3 opened
August 1, 2000[1]     Line 7 opened
July 24, 2009[1]     Line 9 opened
Passengers(Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 3: 114,585[2]
Line 7: 37,174[2]
Line 9: 21,823[2]

Express Bus Terminal Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 3, Line 7, and Line 9. The stations are located in Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul.[3][1]

It is located underneath the Seoul Express Bus Terminal (a.k.a. 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. According to KT-published statistics in December 2010, the station was the network's most popular WiFi hotspot of all Seoul Metropolitan Subway stations, followed by Sadang Station, Dongdaemun Station, Jamsil Station and Jongno 3-ga Station. On November 19, 2010, the network's WiFi traffic at the station peaked at 23 gigabytes.[4]

This station is one of the most crowded subway station in the country, along with Gangnam, Jamsil, Samseong, Sindorim, and Sillim Station.[5]

Station layout[edit]

Line 3[edit]

Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education
S/B | | N/B
Northbound Line 3 toward Daehwa
Southbound Line 3 toward Ogeum

Line 7[edit]

S/B | | N/B
Southbound Line 7 toward Bupyeong-gu Office
Northbound Line 7 toward Jangam

Line 9[edit]

Dongjak (express) ↑
Sinbanpo (local) ↑
S/B | | N/B
Sinnonhyeon (express)
Sapyeong (local)
Northbound Line 9 local toward Gaehwa
Line 9 express toward Gimpo Int'l Airport
Southbound Line 9 toward VHS Medical Center


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



Central City is a national transportation hub, as it connects two major subway lines (No.3 and No.7) that provide access to the Seoul Metropolitan Area, to several bus routes that provide access to other cities throughout South Korea. 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 Shinsegae 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’, 'Youngpoong 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 Shinsegae 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 Shinsegae 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[6]
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 d e 고속터미널역 (in Korean). Doopedia. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  2. ^ a b c Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  3. ^ "Express Bus Terminal (Line 3)". Seoul Metro. Archived from the original on 2017-02-11. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  4. ^ "Seoul Subway Line No. 2 Becomes Major WiFi Hotspot". Chosun Ilbo. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  5. ^ Friday and Gangnam station attract the largest number of passengers, Money Today, August 7, 2005. (in Korean)
  6. ^ 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