Jongno 3-ga station

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Jongno 3-ga station
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJongnosamga-yeok
General information
Location61-68 Jongno 3-ga,
129 Jongno Jiha,
Jongno-gu, Seoul[1]
Coordinates37°34′12″N 126°59′30″E / 37.57000°N 126.99167°E / 37.57000; 126.99167Coordinates: 37°34′12″N 126°59′30″E / 37.57000°N 126.99167°E / 37.57000; 126.99167
Operated bySeoul Metro, SMRT
Line(s)     Line 1
     Line 3
     Line 5
Structure typeUnderground
Key dates
August 15, 1974[1]     Line 1 opened
October 18, 1985[1]     Line 3 opened
December 30, 1996[1]     Line 5 opened
Passengers(Daily) Based on Jan-Dec of 2012.
Line 1: 72,780[2]
Line 3: 19,055[2]
Line 5: 26,250[2]

Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station is an underground station on lines 1, 3 and 5 of the Seoul Subway in South Korea.

In December 2010 the station is recorded as having the fifth highest WiFi data consumption of all the Seoul Metropolitan Subway stations, following Express Bus Terminal Station, Sadang Station, Dongdaemun Station and Jamsil Station.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit
Lobby Customer Service, Shops, Vending machines, ATMs
Line 1 platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Line 1 toward Incheon or Sinchang (Jonggak)
Northbound Line 1 toward Soyosan (Jongno 5 (o)-ga)
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Line 3 platform
Northbound Line 3 toward Daehwa (Anguk)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Line 3 toward Ogeum (Euljiro 3 (sam)-ga)
Line 5 platform
Westbound Line 5 toward Banghwa (Gwanghwamun)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Line 5 toward Sangil-dong or Macheon (Euljiro 4 (sa)-ga)


The station opened to Line 1 services on August 15, 1974. On October 18, 1985, services on Line 3 began stopping at Jongno 3 Ga, and on December 30, 1996, Line 5 trains began calling here.


The following places are accessible from this station's exits as listed.

  • Exit 1: Jongno 1, 2, 3, 4 Ga Dong Office, Jongno 2 Ga Post Office, Jongno 2 Ga Public Safety Centre, Tapgol Park; Insa Dong
  • Exit 2; 2-1: Changdeokgung
  • Exit 3: Donui Dong; Jongno 3 Ga Fire Station; Jongno 3 Ga Public Safety Centre; Jongmyo; Jongmyo Citizens' Park
  • Exit 4: Nakwon Dong
  • Exit 5: Seoul Gyodong Primary School; Seoul Unhyeon Primary School; Jongnno 1, 2, 3, 4 Ga Dong Office; Jongno 2 Ha Post Office; Jongno 2 Ga Public Safety Centre; Jongno Tax Office; Tapgol Park
  • Exit 6: Jongno 3 Ga Fire Station
  • Exit 7: Anguk Dong; Donhwamun; Jongno 3 Ga Public Safety Centre; Changdeokgung
  • Exit 8: Myo Dong; Changdeokgung; Jongmyo Citizens' Park
  • Exit 9: Jongmyo; Jongno 3 Ga Fire Station; Jongno 3 Ga Public Safety Centre
  • Exit 10: Jongmyo; Jongmyo Citizens' Park
  • Exit 11: Daerim Shopping
  • Exit 12: Jongno 4 Ga
  • Exit 13: Jangsa Dong; Cheonggyecheon 3 Ga
  • Exit 14: Cheonggyecheon 3 Ga; Seoul Teenagers' Training Centre
  • Exit 15: Gwansu Dong; Jongno 2 Ga; Industrial Bank of Korea, End of Jongno


In January 2013, the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation, which operates this line, published free guidebooks in three languages: English, Japanese and Chinese (simplified and traditional), which features eight tours as well as recommendations for accommodations, restaurants and shopping centers. The tours are designed with different themes, e.g. Korean traditional culture, which goes from this station to Anguk Station and Gyeongbokgung Station on line No 3 that showcases antique shops and art galleries of Insa-dong.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "종로3가역" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  2. ^ a b c Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine.. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  3. ^ "Seoul Subway Line No. 2 Becomes Major WiFi Hotspot". Chosun Ilbo. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  4. ^ Kwon, Sang-soo (26 January 2013). "Free guide for Seoul's subway riders". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
Preceding station   Seoul Metropolitan Subway   Following station
toward Soyosan
Line 1
toward Incheon or Sinchang
toward Daehwa
Line 3
toward Ogeum
toward Banghwa
Line 5
toward Sangil-dong or Macheon