On January 29 (Wed.) 2020, yellow buses, or “Green Circulating Buses,” will start their engines to let passengers conveniently move between major downtown points and tourist spots in Seoul with lower fares than that for green or blue buses.
A total of 27 buses per day will be operating from 6:30 a.m. (first bus) to 11 p.m. (last bus). The fare is KRW 600, half the fare of the existing buses (KRW 1,200). When passengers get on board the “Green Circulating Bus” of the same number within 30 minutes (or within one hour from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.), they are not charged for an additional fare (free transfers are allowed up to four times). The benefit of free transfer is also available between the subway or other city buses.
|No.||Route||No. of Buses||Length of Route||Number of Operations||Length of Authorized Route (km)||Duration of Operation
|No. of Operations||Interval||First Bus||Last Bus|
|01||Circulating outside downtown||A||5||11.8||2 times||23.6||115||30||12-20||0630||2240|
|02||Circulating Namsan Mountain||6||8.0||2 times||16.0||60||66||7-12||0630||2245|
|03||Circulating inside downtown||3||6.0||3 times||18.0||130||15||10-13||0630||2300|
|04||Connecting to Namsan Mountain||8||12.0||1 time||12.0||65||77||11-13||0630||2230|
Seoul expects that the Green Circulating Buses will ease citizens’ inconvenience due to the ban on the operation of class 5 vehicles in the green traffic zone that was established starting on December 1, 2019, as well as connect the areas (Jongno, Jung-gu, etc) of which the connection was incomplete with the existing buses.