LATEST UPDATE - April 18, 2022: ILC is now permitted in-person services at 100% capacity. Masks are still mandatory and attendees will take their temperatures. All services will continue to be live streamed online as well.
Our church is located in central Seoul in Yongsan-gu, in Hannam-dong, on the eastern edge of Itaewon.
Our address is: 148 Hannam-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
If necessary, some taxis and GPS systems are more familiar with the old address system: 726-39 Hannam-dong.
Take Line 6 (Brown Line) and get off at Hangangjin Station. Exit the station from Exit #2. Walk out of the exit and continue on the sidewalk eastward as it curves to the right toward a large pedestrian overpass. You can walk up a ramp to the overpass or take the elevator. As you cross the large street on the overpass, you will be able to see the church ahead of you and a little to the right. The walk from the subway is only around five minutes. A YouTube video showing this walk can be found here, but please note that some of the features have changed since the video was published in 2012. For example, ILC is no longer listed on the map inside the subway station, the footbridge has been changed, the plaza in front of BlueSquare looks different, etc.
There is a bus stop directly in front of the church. It is bus stop 03-160 and it is named Seoul Institute of Techonology and Education, Jungbu Campus / Blue Square. It is serviced by routes 142, 144, 402, 420, 6211, and N13. Bus stops are usually announced in Korean and English.
If 'International Lutheran Church' or '148 Hannam-daero, Yongsan-gu' don't work, input 국제루터교회 in your navigation. You can also search for the Myeongbong Building (BMW) or Sindong Building, both of which are right next to the church. The church name may appear in some apps in English as 'Gukje Lutheran Church.'
From the south: Head up the #1 Expressway and follow the signs for Hannam Bridge. Crossing the bridge, keep straight and cross through the Hannam Intersection. Keep straight, passing by the Seoul Hannam Elementary School and then the Mercedez Benz car dealership. The church will be on the right, right before the pedestrian overpass. If you pass the Harley Davidson building you have gone too far.
From the west: Come through Itaewon and turn right at the end of Itaewon Road after Blue Square. Keep straight all the way to the Hannam Intersection and make a U-turn underneath the overpass. Keep straight, passing by the Seoul Hannam Elementary School and then the Mercedes-Benz car dealership. The church will be on the right, right before the pedestrian overpass. If you pass the Harley Davidson building you have gone too far.