Seoul Grand Park

Seoul Grand Park


Opened all the way back in 1984, Seoul Grand Park is a massive park complex located just south of Seoul in the neighboring city of Gwacheon. It’s home to a number of popular attractions, such as Seoul Land, Seoul Zoo, and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and also boasts a botanical garden, campground, and hiking trails leading up to the gorgeous Cheonggyesan Mountain. Gwacheon Lake sits in the center, with small streams flowing through every corner of the park. Seoul Grand Park is a welcome getaway from the urban chaos of Seoul and is located conveniently just 3 subway stops outside the city along Line 4, at Seoul Grand Park Station.


The largest area of the park is Seoul Zoo, the most popular zoo in the entire Seoul Metropolitan Area, home to over 2,700 animals from 332 species. Seoul Zoo welcomes 3.5 million visitors annually and provides in-depth educational programs on the animals and the importance of conservation. There are a wide variety of species from every continent, from seals to flamingos to kangaroos, spread across a total of 28 sections, all of which receive the utmost care from a staff of highly trained zookeepers.

Botanical Garden
Theme Garden


Getting Around
Restaurants & Snacks

Seoul Zoo also has plenty of child-friendly facilities, including a children’s zoo where young kids can see and even feed some of the friendly animals, as well as two playgrounds, including the Rhinoceros Playground, which features six slides and two rock climbing walls. There’s also a large enclosed botanical garden on the east side of the zoo that is home to over 1,200 different types of plant species and you can explore the forests surrounding the zoo and the park along a number of hiking trails.

Operating Hours & Admission Fees

Operating Hours

  Operating Period Operating Hours
Zoo, Botanical Garden, Theme Garden  N/A (Open year round) - Summer season (Mar~Oct) : 09:00~19:00
- Winter season (Nov ~Feb) : 09:00~18:00
※ Inquiries : 02-500-7335 

※ Operates year-round. Last admission is one hour prior to closing

Campsite Apr. 28 to Nov. 30 - 09:00 ~ 19:00 (no tent)
- 13:00 ~ The next day 11:00 (using a tent)
 ※ Inquiries : 02-500-7870
 ※ The schedule may be changed according to campsite conditions

Fare Guides

  Adult (19~64) Youth (13~18) Children (6~12) ‌Inquiries
Zoo, Botanical Garden ₩5,000 ₩3,000 ₩2,000 ‌02-500-7335
Theme Garden ₩2,000 ₩1,500 ₩1,000 ‌02-500-7335
Campsite ₩2,000 ₩1,500 ₩1,000 ‌02-500-7870
‌ ※  Children under the age of 5 are free / Seniors of age 65 or more are free


Facility Fees

  Adult(19~64) Youth(13~18) Children(4~12) ‌Inquiries
Sky Lift ₩6,000
A round-trip ticket (₩11,000)
Day pass (₩15,000)
A round-trip ticket (₩8,000)
Day pass (₩11,000)
A round-trip ticket (₩71,000)
Day pass (₩10,000)
Elephant-shaped Train ₩1,000 ₩800 ₩700 ‌02-3418-0998
Parking lot Compact Car : ₩5,000 / A luxury sized car : ₩10,000 ‌02-502-7636


Company NameSeoul Grand Park (서울대공원)
Category Family & Living Fesfivals & Events Outdoors & Adventure Sports, Lesure & Hobbies
URLs Homepage
Closed DaysN/A (Open year round)

33 Makgye-dong, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Seoul Grand Park Information Center



Take Line 4 to Seoul Grand Park Station and go out Exit 2. The entrance to Seoul Grand Park will be directly in front of you. 

Directions from Sadang
Sadang > Enter the underpass going towards Suwon > Take the overpass toward Seoul Grand Park > Turn right at the 3-way intersection at Seoul Grand Park Station > Enter the car park


Directions from Yangjae
Yangjae IC > Go straight toward Anyang/Gwacheon > Turn left at Seonbawi Station (Subway Line 4) > Seoul Racecourse Park Station (Subway Line 4) > Turn left at Gungmalsamgeo-ri > Seoul Grand Park (Subway Line 4) > Enter the car park



 Compact Car  Compact Car : 5,000 won

Sub-Compact Car: 2,500 won

 Large Vehicle Bus for more than 25 passengers / over 4.5t truck 10,000 won



  • Parking Capacity: about 6,750 cars

  • Contact us at 02-502-7636, 02-503-7632


Located at the main entrance of Seoul Grand Park, the Elephant Train is the most convenient way of getting around the park. It operates in a circular route around the park's lake, making stops at the entrances of Seoul Zoo, Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, and Seoulland. Tickets can be purchased at the Information Center at the main gate. 
Operating Hours Operating Hours of the Information Center
  • November to March: 09:00 - 18:00
  • April to October: 09:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday, Sunday and Holiday: 09:00~22:00 (Operating hours may be changed according to the conditions of Seoul Land)

Operating Hours to the 1st station (entrance of Seoul Zoo)

  • November to March: 09:00 - 18:00
  • April to October: 09:00 - 19:00
  • During Rose Garden Festival, When Seoul Zoo opens at night: 09:00 - 22:00
Route Information Center > 1st station (In front of the entrance of Seoul Zoo, Theme Garden, MMCA, Campsite) > 2nd station (Seoul Land) > Information Center
Interval Every 5 Minutes
Capacity 98 (Adults)
Fee  Adults 1,000 won / Youth 900 won / Children (36 months to 13 years old) 700won
Inquiries  02-3418-0996



For a more adventurous ride, take the Sky Lift from the main parking lot straight to the entrance of Seoul Zoo. The Ski Lift goes right over Gwacheon Lake and provides a breathtaking view overlooking the park and the surrounding natural scenery.

The Sky Lift runs in two sections: the first drops visitors off at the main gate of Seoul Zoo, near the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and the second one takes visitors into the zoo, dropping them off outside the Carnivore Enclosure. 

Line 1

‌Route Parking Lot, Subway Station, Fountain ↔ Entrance of Seoul Zoo (North Gate), Theme Garden (Rose Garden), Entrance of National Museum of Contemporary Art (Campsite), Main Gate of Seoul Land
‌Distance  733m (one way)
‌Duration  Approx. 10 minutes. (One-way)
‌Operating Hours  Winter (November to March) - Weekdays 09:00 ~ 18:00 / Weekend·Holidays 09:00 ~ 18:00

Summer (April to October) - Weekdays 09:00 ~ 19:00 / Weekend·Holidays 09:00 ~ 20:00



Line 2


The inside of the entrance of Seoul Zoo (North Gate) ↔ The border of the zoo (Tiger House, Ocean Hall, Bear House, Wolf House)

‌Distance  977m (one way)
‌Duration  Approx. 10 minutes. (One-way)
‌Operating Hours  Winter (November to March) - Weekdays 09:00 ~ 17:00 / Weekend·Holidays 09:00 ~ 18:00

Summer (April to October) - Weekdays 09:00 ~ 17:00 / Weekend·Holidays 09:00 ~ 19:00



There are two types of Sky Lift fares - Single Ride Ticket and Double Ride Ticket.

Single Ride Ticket is used on any one ride out of the four sections (two up-lift, two down-lift sections).

Double Ride Ticket is used on any two rides out of the four sections. If you want to take Line 2, you should purchase an admission ticket for Seoul Zoo and transfer to the lift. 


Single Ride Ticket

Double Ride Ticket

One Day Ticket

Adult (over 19 yrs.)

5,500 won

10,000 won

13,000 won

Youth (13 yrs. to 18 yrs.)

4,000 won

6,500 won

9,000 won

Children (over 36 months)

3,500 won

5,500 won

8,000 won

※ Purchase One Day Ticket for unlimited rides for the day.

Ticket Office

There are four ticket offices located at each platform.

  • Main Entrance

  • Outside the North Gate of Seoul Zoo, Art Museum, Campsite, entrance of Theme Garden (Rose Garden), entrance of Seoul Land

  • Inside the North Gate of Seoul Zoo

  • Outside Tiger House, Wolf House


Dongil Ropeway: 02-504-5657


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