From Myeongdong Station (Seoul) to Nami Island

Nami Island is a must visit for lovers and fans of Korean Drama "Winter Sonata". This romantic island is located more than 60km from Myeongdong. You can get there either by train or bus.

How to go to Nami Island by Train from Myeongdong Station

The journey from Myeongdong Station to Gapyeong Station where Nami Island is located will take about 1 hour 30 minutes. As you need to change train line 3 times for this trip, it is not advisable to sleep or take a nap during this trip or you may miss the stations to change line. 
With that said, let's get started with the journey to Nami Island:
  1. From Myeong-dong Station, take LINE 4 train heading to the direction of Chungmuro Station to get to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station.
  2. When arriving at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, change to LINE 2 and take the train heading towards Sindang Station to get to Wangsimni Station.
  3. When arriving at Wangsimni Station, change to JUNGANG LINE and take the train heading towards Cheong-nyangni to get to Mangu Station.
  4. When arriving at Mangu Station, change to KYEONGCHUN LINE and take the train heading towards Galmae Station to get to Gapyeong Station, which is our destination.
Train Route from Myeong-dong Station to Gapyeong Station (Nami Island).
This train journey from Myeongdong to Gapyeong will cost you KRW 1950 (T-Money Card) or KRW2050 (Cash) one way. 
Once you are at Gapyeong Station, you need to take a short taxi trip (costs about KRW2500-3000) to get to the ferry wharf to Nami Island. You could also walk but it will take you 20-30 minutes and the direction to the ferry wharf is not straight forward. Local bus is also available if you are willing to wait a bit.
Once arriving at the ferry wharf, proceed to the ticket booth to buy your "Entry Visa" to Nami Island which costs KRW8,000, which includes ferry to and from Nami Island and, of course, entry to Nami Island. 
That's it. A simple guide to get to Nami Island from Myeong-dong Station by train. Sounds complicated at the first look but this is the flexible way to get to Nami Island from Myeong-dong. Unlike bus trip which has only one departure and return time, you can depart and return to Myeongdong at anytime of the day you want. However, if you prefer less hassle of changing train line, try taking a bus...

From Myeong-dong to Nami Island by Shuttle Bus

First of all, the bus to Nami Island does not depart from Myeong-dong. The bus depart from Insadong and there is only one bus a day. Make sure you make advance booking before the trip to secure your seat. Booking can be one done by calling the enquiry line phone number at +82-2-753-1247. 
So, with that said, here is how to go from Myeongdong to Nami Island by shuttle bus. 
  1. Take the subway from Myeongdong Station to Insadong. First, take the train from Myeong-dong Station on LINE 4 to Seoul Station. Once arriving at Seoul Station, change to LINE 1 and take the train towards City Hall station to get to Jonggak Station
    Train from Myeong-dong to Insadong Tapgol Park bus stop to Nami Island.
  2. Upon arriving at Jonggak Station, get out of the station using EXIT 3. Walk to the east direction for about 250 meters until your rach Tapgol Park. The Bus Stop for bus to Nami Island is right next to the Tapgol Park at Insadong. 
  3. Take the bus directly to the ferry wharf of Nami Island.  NOTE THAT the bus departs at 9:30am. The return bus will leave Nami Island ferry wharf at 4:00pm in the afternoon to head back to Insadong.
The two-way ticket for shuttle bus to Nami Island costs KRW23,000. This is not expensive given that it also includes the KRW8000 "Entry Visa" (ferry included) to Nami Island. 

From Myeongdong to Nami Island

Yes, the journey from Myeongdong to Nami Island is not straight forward, either by train or by bus, but it is definitely worth it once you are there at the beautiful and romantic Nami Island. You may feel exhausted by the end of the day but you will certainly return to Myeongdong with sweet memories from Nami Island. 


119 comments:

  1. may i know how much it cost you from myeongdong to seoul station and seoul to jonggak?

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  2. Metro from Myeongdong Station to Seoul Station will cost 1750 Won if you use transit card such as T-Money card or 1850 Won if you use ticket.
    Metro from Seoul Station to Jonggak Station only costs 1050 Won if you use T-Money card or 1150 Won if you use ticket.
    Hope this helps.

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  3. Hi may I know hw nuch time to spend at nami island cos Im not sure whether staying till 4pm for the bus is too long? Otherwise, ill take the train

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    1. There are definitely enough activities to do on Nami Island to stay until 4pm. However, if you dislike outdoor activities, you may consider leaving earlier any time by taking the train back to Myeongdong.

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  4. Hi. I would love to go there next year but i know how weird when we are taking a train if possible to get there...

    But we can still take Shuttle Bus like you said that's in Jonggak from Myeongdong, right??? That can take us to Nami Island coming from Myeongdong when I go to Korea next year. Is it a better way to go there on Weekdays? like Say Wednesday to Friday (just 1 day or half day of any of these schedules)...

    If we take trains, can we still use T-Money after transferring in Wangsimni Station before changing lines for kyeonkhun Line for Gapyeong station before getting to ferry.???

    Even if we still prefer shuttle bus from Jonggak going to Nami Island, we can still use T-Money? Please let me know because I have never been to Nami Island.... I know it is an hour and five minutes or something...

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    1. Yes, shuttle bus is a better and easier option if you dislike the hassle of changing train lines. Just call +82-2-753-1247 to reserve your seat a few days before hand. For shuttle bus, you have to pay cash for the ticket. T-Money card cannot be used for the shuttle bus from Seoul to Nami Island.

      Nami Island is opened 7 day a week. You can plan your visit on any day that suits your schedule. Going on weekdays is a good idea since some places of interest in Seoul (such as palaces, museums) have a rest day on one of the weekdays.

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    2. Thank you for a reply.

      Ah, I will make a call for reserving our seats for the 3 of us before or when we are arriving in Korea in March 2015.

      Now I know I have to pay cash for the tickets (but return trip tickets because it's better for us to get it)... Also, after visiting Nami Island and leaving from Nami, on our Return trip tickets for our seating numbers, does our seat numbers from Nami going back to Seoul will be the same seat numbers? Because this is the first time I haven't been to Nami.

      Yes, weekdays is better but I will still have to make a schedule if I decide to go to Nami after Jeju Island. I will be in Korea for 10 or 11 days.

      How's the weather in March every year? Is it really still Winter or is it already Spring time in Korea in March to May every year? because in case I will bring warm clothes so I don't want to feel super cold LOL!!! I had a good time when I went to Korea for Winter on last January 2013 with my cousin. I love it there but this time, I decide to go in Spring time next year and I have to bring medicines for hay-fever allergic because of the pollens if there is any hehe...

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  5. Hi,

    Why the charges of using subway from Myeongdong station to Nami Island (KRW2,050) is cheaper compare to shuttle bus - KRW15,000 (exclude the entry visa fee)? The time of journey is more or less the same right?

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    1. The charges for subway / train trip from Myeongdong, Seoul to Gapyeong Station before going to Nami Island is cheaper but less convenient because you need to change train lines three times, whereas the shuttle bus take you from Seoul directly to Nami Island ferry wharf without hassle.

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  6. Can we take the shuttle bus one-way, just going to Nami? Because we want to leave the island earlier than 4pm. Will just take the train on the way back.

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    1. Hi ayuth cabal, yes, you can just buy the one way ticket for 15,000 Won (7500 Won for bus ticket + 8000 Won for Nami Island entry visa ticket and Ferry)

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    2. Thanks! Your posts are really helpful!

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  7. Is it possible to go to Petite France (Little Prince) after we visit Nami Island? If yes, how to go there from Nami? Any advice, please? Thank you.

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    1. Hi Cherry,
      Yes, it is possible. That's actually what most people do if they don't want to spend a long time at Nami Island.

      Just take the "Gapyeong Tour Bus" at the bus station after the Ferry Jetty and Car Park (beside the 7/11 store). The bus trip from Nami Island to Petite France is about 25 minutes. The bus departure times from Nami Island station are as below:
      9.15am
      10.15am
      11.15am
      1.15pm
      2.15pm
      3.15pm
      5.15pm
      6.15pm

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    2. So, I don't have to buy the two ways ticket? Just buy the one way tix to go to nami island?

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  9. Hi there~ could you please tell me the estimated time to travel from Myeongdong Station to Jonggak Station? I wanna make sure we won't be late for the shuttle bus that leaves at 9:30 AM. I hope you can help me. Thanks~~

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    1. Hi, the travel time from Myeongdong Station to Jonggak is only about 15 minutes. If you want to be safe, you can consider adding 30 minutes to the trip.

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  10. Hi, do you accept email reservations for the shuttle bus booking?

    I plan to visit Nami Island + Petite France, is there enough time if I were to book your returned shuttle bus? What time does the shuttle bus leave from Jonggak Station to Nami on 25-27 Oct? How much is the train ticket from Myeongdong to Jonggak Station?

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    1. Hi Sharon Kwek,

      We do not operate the shuttle bus. You can contact the Shuttle Bus company at phone number +82-2-753-1247 to make reservation. Bus to Nami Island departs at 9.30am daily. The subway train ticket from Myeongdong Station to Jonggak Station is 1150 Won (ticket) or 1050 (Transit Card).

      If you are going to Nami Island + Petite France, you may want to consider going with shuttle bus but coming back with train so that you have enough time to visit Petite France.
      There is a regular bus service from Nami Island to Petite France. See my comment above to Cherry.

      Enjoy your trip!

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  11. How many days in advance do I need to book the shuttle bus to Nami Island?

    From Petite France, how do I go back to Myeongdong?

    If I'm taking train back to Myeongdong, do I need to buy different types of tickets for the changing?

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    1. You can book the shuttle bus to Nami before the day of travel (but as early as you can).

      From Petite France, you can take the "Gapyeong Tour Bus" back to Gapyeong Station (Train Station). The bus leaves Petite France at 10:50am, 11.50am, 12.50pm, 1.50pm, 2.50pm, 3.50pm, 4.50pm and 5.50pm. Get off the bus at Gapyeong Station (one station after Nami Island Station).

      From Gapyeong Station, you can buy your return train ticket from the ticket machine / counter at Gapyeong Station to go back to Mangu Station. From Mangu Station onwards, you should be able to use your T-money card again.

      Hope this helps.

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    2. how do i get back to myeong dong from mangu station

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  12. Can you advice the easier way to go gapyeong station from incheon airport? Is there any locker in gapyeong station?tq

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    1. The other easier way I can think of is the Intercity Bus. You can take the bus to "Chuncheon" at 1st Floor 9C at Incheon Airport. The bus journey is about 2 hour 30 minutes. It is easier in the sense that you do not need to change train lines many times. Just get off the bus at "Gapyeong Cross-Country Bus Terminal" (second last station before the bus ends in Chuncheon. Departure time from Incheon Airport is as follow:
      07:20
      08:10
      09:10
      10:10
      11:40
      13:10
      14:10
      15:10
      16:10
      17:10
      18:10
      19:10
      20:10
      21:30

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    2. There are coin operated lockers for rent at the Ferry Wharf (near ticket counter / Men Toilet).
      I am not sure if there is locker for rent at Gapyeong Station or Gapyeong Bus Terminal. If there isn't, I am afraid you have to store your baggage at Nami Island Ferry Wharf.

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  13. Helo I want to ask 2 question about nami island :
    1.Besides subway train from myeongdong to Gapyeong station I read there are a train called ITX can we get. from Yongsan or Chongyangni station...what is diferences ITX with Subway that you mention above...are ITX more convenience ,more faster ? Could we pay ITX with T Money ? If not how we can buy ITX Ticket ?
    Can we directly buy on the station ?
    2.I plan to stay one night in SOCKHO after from Nami Island....What transportation from Nami Island to SOCHKO ? I still doubt Better we go to NAMI first and stay one night in Sockho and Mt Seorak on the next day,or we go to SOCKHO and Mt Seorak from Seoul first and stay in SOCKHO and then the next day we go to Nami ? I fear that Bus back to SEOUL from Sockho is limited and could runout the bus ticket...

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    1. Hi dutunk Sutanto,
      1. It is actually the same. KYEONGCHUN LINE which is the last segment of train line suggested above is actually served by ITX train, not subway. To my knowledge, you cannot use T-Money on this line and have to buy separate ticket directly at the station you board the ITX train.
      2. Both options are possible. If you want to go Nami Island first, then you need to leave Seoul in the early morning to have enough time to get to Sockho before dark. The way from Nami Island to Sockho is as below.
      - From Nami Island to Gapyeong Intercity Bus Terminal: Taxi - KRW1.300
      - From Gapyeong Intercity Bus Terminal to Chuncheon Bus Terminal: Bus - KRW2.900 (25 minutes)
      - From Chuncheon Terminal to Sokcho Terminal: Bus KRW 13.400 (120 minutes)

      If go to Mount Seorak from Sockho:
      - From Sockho to Mt Seorak: Bus KRW1.100
      - Mt Seorak's Entrace ticket + Cable Car: KRW 3.500 + KRW9.000

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    2. 1.Can CHUNCHEON bus terminal reachable from Chuncheon subway station ? If yes, what in more comfortable and easier to reach Chuncheon Bus terminal from nami to gapyeong subway station and then to chuncheon subway station OR.. from Nami to Gapyeong intercity bus terminal and then to chuncheon bus terminal ??
      2.are in sOCKHO had only one terminal bus ?
      3.Can we buy Bus ticket for go back to seoul for the next day after I arrived in Sockho terminal ? are Bus to Seoul is in the same terminal ?

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  14. Hi, would like to go to Petit France after visiting Nami Island. Understand there is a bus that can take me there. Will the same bus goes back to the bus stop for me to catch the return shuttle bus to Seoul?

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    1. Hi Dasoriusnia,
      Yes, the "Gapyeong Tour Bus" will take you back to Nami Island to catch the return shuttle bus to Seoul. However, it may too rush because the shuttle bus will leave Nami Island at 4pm. If you are late after Petit France, you may take "Gapyeong Tour Bus" to Gappyeong Station and take the train back to Seoul. For more information, you can refer to my reply to "Sharon Kwek" comment above.

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  16. Hi. Im just confused at the last portion of the train ride. Do we transfer to the GyeongChung (kyeongchung) itx line at Sangbong or at Mangu station? Thanks in advance for the answer.

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    1. Hello Dennis D,
      Mangu Station transfer is recommended from Myeongdong to Nami Island. You can check the turnaround time at https : // www . smrt . co . kr

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  17. Hi, i would like to visit Nami Island-Petit France-The Garden Of Morning Calm for a day. At first, I planned to visit this 3 places starting from myeongdong. As i dont want to be rushing for the last train/bus after all that trip, i think better for me to stay a night at Gapyeong. Is there any hotel/homestay nearest Gapyeong Station? I'hv google many info about the convenience way to visit this place. As i want to see The garden of morning calm night view, if i stay at gapyeong area, is there any problem for me to get a transport return to hotel at night?

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  18. Hi, i would like to visit Nami Island-Petit France-The Garden Of Morning Calm for a day. At first, I planned to visit this 3 places starting from myeongdong. As i dont want to be rushing for the last train/bus after all that trip, i think better for me to stay a night at Gapyeong. Is there any hotel/homestay nearest Gapyeong Station? I'hv google many info about the convenience way to visit this place. As i want to see The garden of morning calm night view, if i stay at gapyeong area, is there any problem for me to get a transport return to hotel at night?

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  19. Hi, is it possible to alight at Sangbong station and from there get to nami island? Will it take longer?

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    1. Hello Tom, Sangbong is also possible to alight at to go to Nami Island. Not much difference in my opinion.

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  20. Hi, I am going to Alpensia Ski Resort in Dec, with a 7 yr old kid and big luggage. Is it advisable to go to Nami from the resort or to return to Seoul than travel to Nami again? If possible to go to Nami from Alpensia, which way of transportation is most recommended? Possible to stay overnight nearby Nami if I want to visit the garden of Morning Calm at night too? Thank you!

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    1. Hello Lady Pisces,
      If you are visiting Seoul, personally I would return to Seoul and then go to Nami again. You can go from Alpensia Ski Resort to Nami Island by using "Alpensia-->Hoenggye terminal(횡계 터미널)-->chuncheon terminal(춘천 터미널)-->Nami island". However, Alpensia do not have bus service to terminal. So you need to take a taxi, the cost will about 10,000KRW. Furthermore, there is only one bus at 10am from Heonggye terminal. That is why it is not recommended to go from Alpensia to Nami using this route.

      Near Morning Calm are homestay and holiday home. However, you can still catch train and go back to Seoul after visit Morning Calm if you leave earlier.

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    2. Thank you for your helpful advise!

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    3. Hi Chicken Share, I read all your comment and all are so helpful. May I know when is the last call for me to leave Morning calm by public transportation (by bus or by train) if I want to go back to Seoul in the same day? Thanks in advance.

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  21. Hello there. I read your site and found it very useful. Thank you for helping travellers like us. I have one question. According to the MRT Map which I found on the website, is it possible to go to Nami Island according to this schedule. What do you say about my plan :

    Chungmuro (Line 3) - Oksu (Change to Jugang) - Sanbong/Mangu (Change to Gyeongchun) - Gapyeong

    Is it possible to do so? Or is it more expensive and consume more time? I hope to hear from you soon. I will stay nearby Chungmuro St.

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    1. Hello Opec Rahman, it is possible too and not much difference considering the whole journey is quite long. Enjoy y our trip to Nami.

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  22. Hello! I came across with your article and found this really helpful. I also would like to ask some information in case you know, is there any public transportation that would allow us to go directly from Incheon Airport to CheongPyeong Station or CheongPyeong Terminal? Thank you & hope to receive response from you. :)

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    1. Hello KayNamia,
      As far as I know there is no direct bus from Incheon Airport to CheongPyeong. However, there is direct Chuncheon bus from Gimpo Airport to Cheongpyeong Cross-Country Bus Terminal. If you want, you can go to Gimpo Airport first before taking the bus.

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    1. Oh I see. Thank you for the information! Really appreciated. Keep blogging :)

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  24. hi, may i ask..i m planning to bring 3 kids age 15, 13 and 8 1st nite stay at Alpensia then i planning to go nami on the next day.. as i know from Alpensia Ski Resort to Nami Island by using "Alpensia-->Hoenggye terminal(횡계 터미널)-->chuncheon terminal(춘천 터미널)-->Nami island". and hoenggye bus is at 10am only per day so may i know how long been taken from Alpensia to Hoenggye (by taxi) thanks

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    1. Taxi should take about 20 minutes to go to Hoenggye Terminal. Try to go earlier if you want to take the bus there.

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    2. Hi, I have book the hotel in Nami.
      I need to know is there a way to book the two-way ticket for shuttle bus to Nami Island with the return trip is on another day since I am staying at the Nami hotel for 2 days?
      Appreciate your help. Thanks

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    3. Hello Serene, I think it is possible to book the return trip on another day. Just call +82-2-753-1247 E-mail bus @ naminara . com for reservation. More details about bus ticket reservation is available at https : / / namisum . com / en / location /

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  25. Hi, May I know if there is shuttle bus from Nami or ChunCheon to Alpensia Resort? If yes, what's the schedule and transport duration? I am now considering going from Seoul to Nami Island (check-in to Nami or Chuncheon hotel that night), then to Alpensia, then Gimpo Airport to Jeju, or the reverse route.
    Is there shuttle bus/train from Chuncheon/Nami to Gimpo Airport directly?

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    1. Hi Lady Pisces, I do not know of shuttle bus from Nami to Alpensia. Personally I would go to Nami Island on a day trip and return to Seoul. You can take bus from Chuncheon to go to Gimpo Airport.

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  26. Hi, 6 of us(me, husband, 2 sister-in-law & 2 teenagers) will be travelling to seoul on march 2016 and arrival time is 3:25pm. Starting from Inc Airport, it will take 1hr time to reach city which the time we arrived city already 4:45. Any suggestion of where the first place we should stop and take a rest before going to Nami Island on the next day, or wil we be able to go direct from incheon to nami island on the same day? Thank you.

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    1. If you are staying in Seoul, you may consider staying at Myeongdong as there are a lot of see, eat and shop in the evening and then go to nami on a day tour the next day. You can go direct from Incheon to Nami Island but it will be late when you arrive and nothing much at night.

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  27. There will be 10 of us travelling end of this month to Seoul. We would like to book a package to Nami Island and Mount Sorak (one day trip). How do I go about It? TQ

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    1. Hello, I am not sure if there is any 1 day package to both Nami Island and Mount Sorak but they may be separate 1 day packages for these two destinations. You can check either trazy . com or cosmojin . com to see if any package suit you. Do not be shy to contact them directly if you have special requests as you have 10 people group.

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  28. Hi,my trip to seoul will be on march. We (6 of us) will stay at myeondong area. Next day, the whole day, we plan to visit nami island, petite france and garden of morning calm (gapyeong area). My question is:
    1) how we want to get there?
    2) this 3 place, is it worth for visit during that time?
    3) will we be ae to see beautiful lighting at garden of morning calm during that time?
    4) will we be able to catch thw last train/bus after visit all tht places?

    Thank you.

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  29. Hi, we will be staying at Starria Hotel. How can we go to the Hotel once we arrive Seoul Station?

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    1. Hello fifi, from Seoul Station, you can take subway train LINE 4 to Myeongdong Station. At Myeongdong Station, get out to the ground using EXIT 3 and walk into the alley toward Starria Hostel.
      Alternatively, you can also take bus 6015 from Incheon airport and get off at Myeongdong Station.

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  30. Once get off at myeondong station, do we need to take a taxi to reach starria hotel? Or can walk?

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    1. I believe it is about 400 meters into the alley from EXIT 3 of Myeongdong Station. You can check the location of Starria Hostel at http://www.agoda.com/starria-hostel/hotel/seoul-kr.html (Click on "Show Map" on top right of the page)

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  31. Hi,my trip to seoul will be on march. We (6 of us) will stay at myeondong area. Next day, the whole day, we plan to visit nami island, petite france and garden of morning calm (gapyeong area). My question is:
    1) how we want to get there?
    2) this 3 place, is it worth for visit during that time?
    3) will we be able to see beautiful lighting at garden of morning calm during that time?
    4) will we be able to catch the last train/bus after visit all that places?
    Wht do u think about my plan? pls advice. Very appreciate your opinion. Thanks

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    1. Hello fifi, first get to Nami Island as described in this post above. After you have visited Nami Island, you can take the Shuttle Bus for Gapyeong Tourist Resorts to go from Nami Island to Petite France. After Petite France, you can take the same bus to Morning Calm Arboretum. The shuttle bus ticket is only 5000won for unlimited use on the same day. These 3 places are very good to visit throughout whole year as they have distinct beautiful scenes during different seasons. However, visiting these 3 places in 1 day is very rush and you may not have time see each of them properly. Based on information, the last shuttle bus from Morning Calm Arboretum to Gapyeong Station is about 5:00pm. If you miss this shuttle bus to Gapyeong Station, you can still take the 7.30pm shuttle bus to Cheongpyeong Station to take train to return to Seoul.

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  32. What time is the first train from Myeongdong Station to Gapyeong Station?

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    1. The earliest you can depart from Myeongdong Station to go to Gapyeong Station is about 5:37am in the morning.

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  33. hello, thanks for sharing about this useful info. I'm still confused about the "Gapyeong Tour Bus" service, can we buy our tickets on the spot?

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    1. Hello Guitar Chong,
      You can buy the bus ticket for Gapyeong Tour Bus on the spot from the bus driver. Keep the ticket because it is valid for one day unlimited use.

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  34. I just accidentally found your posts when searching for transportation in Seoul, but these information are very helpful! Just a small question, I would like to visit SBS Mokdong since I am a fan of Running man. Could you tell me the way from Myeongdong Station to SBS building? Thank you!!

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    1. Hello Ngoc Vu,
      It is actually quite far (40 minutes by subway train) from Myeongdong. From Myeongdong Station, you have to take subway to Dongdaemun History and Cultural Park Station and then change line to Line 5 to take subway to Omokgyo Station and then walk about 500 meters to SBS Mokdong.

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  35. I've been reading all the article and it's very useful. I read all the questions and answers too and I'm not sure about if there is like a local bus and also the tour bus? If it's how much costs the local bus?
    If there's no local bus I'm wondering maybe better go with my couple by taxi, as more convenient than the bus for the time of the bus. Taxi 4000 won, 8000 won two ways, same as two tickets of the tour bus.
    Thank you for helping travellers as us.

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    1. Just to share: we travel around seoul city mostly use ktx and walk by foot for that 9 days. 1250 every 10km. Over than that will charge 100 every extra 5km. Local bus..mmm..not sure about it. As we stay longer at seoul, so we cant use taxi to save budget.

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  36. I saw in my subway apps it show these route:
    Myeong Dong -> Dongdaemun History Cultural Park -> Gunja -> Sanbong -> Gapyeong

    Is it also the same / correct?

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    1. Hello Agnes,
      Not the same route but it is also correct and will bring you to Gapyeong. Enjoy Nami Island!

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    2. Thanks for the reply. I am thinking to add one more location: Gangchon Rail Bike. How should i arrange my route for this 3 places: Nami Island, Petti France, Gangchon Rail Bike?

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    3. If you plan to use day ticket of Gapyeong City Tour Shuttle Bus, you can go to Rail Park followed by Nami Island and then Petite France. The route / bus stop sequence of this shuttle bus is as below:
      Gapyeong Station -> Jarasum -> Rail Park -> Nami Island -> Petite France -> Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal -> Cheongpyeong Station -> The Garden of Morning Calm

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    4. The shuttle bus will continually stop at all these places a few times per day? Do I need to book ticket in advance for the railbike?

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    5. Yes, that's right. You can check the timetable of Gapyeong City Tour Shuttle Bus at the bus stops. You can buy the rail park ticket at the ticket booth upon arrival. (just noticed that you mentioned Gang Chon Rail Bike in your question. It is not located in Gapyeong. I hope you meant Gapyeong Rail Bike).

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    6. Hi Chicken Share, yes, I mean Gapyeong Railbike, I wrongly thought that there is only one railbike in Seoul. May I know after we come down from Gapyeong Station, where could we get the shuttle bus to go to Gapyeong Railbike?

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    7. The bus stop of Gapyeong City Tour Shuttle Bus is right in front of the train station. You can wait there. Bus route is as follow: Gapyeong Station -> Jarasum -> Rail Park -> Nami Island -> Petite France -> Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal -> Cheongpyeong Station -> The Garden of Morning Calm

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    8. Thanks a lot Chicken Share for the information. I would need to be there earlier to catch the bus as earliest as possible.

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  37. Hi! I would like to do the Nami Island - Petite France - The Garden of Morning Calm Route. I understand that if I finished Morning Calm by 7:00pm, I can still take 7:30pm (last bus) shuttle bus to Cheongpyeong. Am I right? Can somebody answer me? From there I can take the train from Cheongpyeong to Seoul Station.
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    1. I am getting worried. Anyone know the answer above?

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    2. Hello Sam Mitchell,
      You are right. The bus timetable is also displayed at most bus stops. You can double check. Also, be there a bit earlier just to be safe if you are catching the last bus.

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    3. Thank you very much Chicken Share for your prompt reply. I appreciated your effort. I plan to be at Myeongdong Station before 7:00am on that day and hopefully arrived at Gapyeong Terminal before 9:00am to catch the first bus to Nami. I would like to spend 2 to 3 hours in Nami and after lunch take the 1:15pm bus to Petit France. Spend an hour there and then leave for The Garden of Morning Calm. Since I like to take some night pictures with glittering LED lights in the Garden of Morning Calm, I have no other choice but to stay until 6:00pm. Right after the picture taking, my mission in the Garden of Morning Calm should be over and I would like to take the 6:30pm bus home to Myeongdong. Should I miss the bus, I still have the 7:30pm bus to take me to at least Cheongpyeong Terminal and then to my designated location. Hopefully, things would turn out right.

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    4. Hello Sam,
      Wow, you plan very well! Enjoy your trip to Nami Island. Trust you will love it!

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    5. Has been to garden of morning calm on 03/03/16: We use last bus from garden of morning calm to cheongpyeong st. at 8pm.

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  38. Hello Chicken Share,
    I was just thinking, is there a possibility that the 5,000 won shuttle bus ticket is sold out by the time I will take the bus from Gapyeong Station to Nami Island? Or is there a possibility that seats are all taken by the time I will take the bus? What happens in this scenario? Can you enlighten me?

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    1. Just to share, the gapyeonng tour bus ticket cost 6,000 per person.
      Has been there latest 03/03/16.

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  39. Thanks to Chicken Share for the infor. Eventhough my trip to gapyeong not going well as plan,but the info that i get from ur blog really useful. Thank you.

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    1. You are most welcome. Hope you bring back some sweet and beautiful memories from here.

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    2. Yea..in that cold wheather, we manange to walk around seoul and visit some places by our own. Your info do help me alot when we discuss on how to go to gapyeong and everland. Fall in love with seoul scenery, surrounding and people, even most of them really can't speak english. For free traveller like us, your blog really help us much. Keep it up. Plan to visit Korea again with my daughter. For others traveller, enjoy your trip to Korea.

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    3. Yea..in that cold wheather, we manange to walk around seoul and visit some places by our own. Your info do help me alot when we discuss on how to go to gapyeong and everland. Fall in love with seoul scenery, surrounding and people, even most of them really can't speak english. For free traveller like us, your blog really help us much. Keep it up. Plan to visit Korea again with my daughter. For others traveller, enjoy your trip to Korea.

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    4. wat is the last train back to seoul?

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  40. hi want to ask how to get back to seoul from Cheongpyeong Terminal? by train or bus?? and wat is the cost? the last train or bus?

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  41. hi, may i know can i use the subway day pass to go to Nami Island? From Myeongdong to Gapyeong?

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  42. Hi Chicken Share

    May I know how much the cost of zipwire to Nami Island?

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    1. The cost of zipwire to Nami Island is 38,000won

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  45. Hi, I have 2 date range here, 15th of October to 23rd of October OR 5th November to 13th November, I would love to see the vibrant color in nami island and also seoraksan, may I know which date should I choose?Thanks

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    1. Hello Beesim Teh,
      Normally, you can see green and yellowish leaves in early October at Nami Island and Seoraksan. If you want to see fiery red leaves type of autumn foliage, then end of October to early of November is more recommended. Happy planning your trip to the beautiful Nami Island.

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    2. Thank you so much for your reply!

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  46. Hi :) I want to go to Nami Island and Petite France. Can we book the shuttle bus and go to Nami Island then leave earlier to go to Petite France and then head back to Nami Island to get the shuttle bus back?

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    1. Hello,
      Yes, you can use the Gapyeong City Tour Shuttle Bus to go to Petite France from Nami Island and return to Nami Island. The route of this shuttle bus is as below (take opposite direction bus to return):
      Gapyeong Station -> Jarasum -> Rail Park -> Nami Island -> Petite France -> Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal -> Cheongpyeong Station -> The Garden of Morning Calm
      If you miss you return shuttle bus from Nami Island to Seoul, don't worry, you can still take the train.

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  47. Hello, i wanted to go to nami island at the end of this year as part of my vacation acitivies in korea, i'm aware that after arriving at gapyeong station, we could just use taxi to get to the ferry terminal, but i wonder & curious will there be a taxi available at the ferry terminal for us to get back to gapyeong station after visiting nami island? if no, how could we get one, should we ask the ticketing counter?

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    1. Hello,
      Yes, there are normally a lot of taxis at the ferry whalf for you to get back to Gapyeong Station. You can also catch the "Gapyeong City Tour Shuttle Bus" at Nami Island Ferry Whalf to go back to Gapyeong Station. If plan to go to other places near Nami Island like Petite France, you can take the bus from Gapyeong Station to Nami Island and keep the day ticket to go to other tourist destination in Gapyeong. The bus route is as below (return route is in reverse direction):
      Gapyeong Station -> Jarasum -> Rail Park -> Nami Island -> Petite France -> Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal -> Cheongpyeong Station -> The Garden of Morning Calm

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    2. sounds nice, in addition my guesthouse will be in itaewon, so i'm curious can i just use my t-money card for all my subway ride from itaewon station to gapyeong station? or itaewon station to cheongpyeong station? can we just use a subway all the way or do we need to ride a train called the itx in order to reach gapyeong station?

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  48. Hi, for the bus ride from insadong, can I purchase a one way as I want to hv flexibility to go back by train.

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    1. Hello,
      Yes, you can purchase a one way ticket for bus from Insadong to Nami Island. Just follow the reverse of train route to get back from Gapyeong Station to Myeongdong Station.

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  49. Hi, may I know which trusted website I could reserve or purchase the ticket beforehand like railbike, N seoul tour, gyeongbukgong, and others? Thank you

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  50. Hi :)
    I will be there on end of Sept. My stay is in Myeongdong so may i know if i take bus to Nami Island and Petite france, how long it would takes ya? Bus will more easier right? I've read all the comment but i still confusing. Can you guide me? Thank you.

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  51. Hi,
    Am planning to go Namiseom Island on 2nd day. How do you think it's the best way to approach this from my Hotel (Polo Tourist Hotel at Namdong-gu, Incheon)? Bus will more easier, right? But i afraid the time to take the shuttle bus at 9.30am as my hotel is far away from Seoul.

    Hope to hearing from you soon.

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