3 Best Ways to Get to Nami Island from Seoul (2020 Guide)

Nami Island Guide

Want to know how to go to Nami Island from Seoul, Myeongdong, Hongdae and Dongdaemun easily? Let me share with you in step-by-step on how to get there.

Basically, there are 3 efficient ways to go to Nami Island which are ITX train, shuttle bus and private car service.

Aside from these 3 methods, you also have another choice to reach Nami Island which is via subway but it can be time-consuming. Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through all these methods in detail including how to ride subway to Nami Island.

Not only that, in this blog, I’ll show you the key differences between these 4 transport modes so you won’t have a hard time choosing the right option.

All in all, this comprehensive guide will help you to reach Nami Island easily and also give you a better idea of how to pick the right transport mode according to your needs and budget.

Let’s get started.

How to Go to Nami Island from Seoul by ITX Train


 

ITX Train
ITX Train

The most standard way of getting to Nami Island is by taking ITX train. There are 2 train stations in Seoul for you to ride ITX train to Nami Island. These 2 stations are Cheongnyangni Station and Yongsan Station.

To make your trip to Nami Island more successful and easier, I’m going to share with you the guides below to save your research time.

So, let’s start with the first one.

How to take ITX train to Nami Island (In 5 Steps)

Seoul to Nami Island by ITX Train
A visual guide on getting to Nami Island by ITX train

Step 1. Take Subway to Cheongnyangni Station or Yongsan Station

Cheongnyangni and Yongsan Stations
Cheongnyangni Station and Yongsan Station

The first step is to take subway to ITX train station. There are 2 ITX train stations for you to ride the ITX train which are Cheongnyangni Station or Yongsan Station.

So, let me share with you which ITX train station you should go if you plan to depart from Myeongdong, Hongdae, Dongdaemun and Seoul Station.

I would suggest you to take ITX train at Cheongnyangni Station if you plan to visit Nami Island from Myeongdong or Dongdaemun. This is because the travel time from Myeongdong to Nami Island is shorter if you take ITX train from Cheongnyangni Station compared to Yongsan Station.

Conversely, if you plan to depart from Seoul Station or Hongdae to Nami Island, then you should ride the ITX train at Yongsan Station.

Now, let’s start knowing which subway line to take for you to reach ITX train stations – Cheongnyangni Station and Yongsan Station.

i. Myeongdong to Cheongnyangni Station

Myeongdong Station to Cheongnyangni Station

  1. Take the Line 4 from Myeongdong Station to Dongdaemun Station.
  2. Alight at Dongdaemun Station and the change to Line 1.
  3. Catch the Line 1 from Dongdaemun Station to Cheongnyangni Station.
  4. After you get off the subway at Cheongnyangni Station, you should go out the Exit 4.
  5. Then, walk to Cheongnyangni Station (ITX train station). It’s located just on the right-side of the Exit 4.

Single Trip Fare = 1,250 won
Travel Time Required = 20 minutes

ii. Dongdaemun to Cheongnyangni Station

Dongdaemun Station to Cheongnyangni Station

  1. Catch the Line 1 from Dongdaemun Station to Cheongnyangni Station.
  2. Alight at Cheongnyangni Station and then head for the Exit 4.
  3. After you go out the Exit 4, you should turn right and then walk to Cheongnyangni Station (ITX train station) in less than 1 minute.

Single Trip Fare = 1,250 won
Travel Time Required = 7 minutes

iii. Hongdae to Yongsan Station

Hongdae Station to Yongsan Station

  1. Take the Gyeongui-Jungang Line from Hongik University Station to Yongsan Station.
  2. After you get off the subway at Yongsan Station and just follow the ITX direction boards to ride the ITX train. The ITX train is located inside the Yongsan Station as well.

Single Trip Fare = 1,250 won
Travel Time Required = 10 minutes

iv. Seoul Station to Yongsan Station

Seoul Station to Yongsan Station

  1. Ride the Line 1 from Seoul Station Yongsan Station.
  2. After leaving the subway at Yongsan Station, you just need to follow the direction boards over there to ride the ITX train. The ITX train is located inside the Yongsan Station too.

Single Trip Fare = 1,250 won
Travel Time Required = 5 minutes

Step 2. Purchase ITX train ticket at Cheongnyangni Station or Yongsan Station

ITX Train Ticket
ITX train ticket

Proceed to ITX ticketing counter when you reach Cheongnyangni Station or Yongsan Station. You can purchase the ITX train ticket at the ticketing counter over there.

Often than not, the earlier time slots sell fast especially peak season and school holiday. So, better book the train ticket online to secure the morning time slot for ITX train.

If you book the ITX train ticket online, you can skip the ticketing counter and board the train directly. So, if you want to know how to book ITX train ticket online, simply refer here.

Step 3. Board the ITX train from Cheongnyangni Station or Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station

Board ITX Train to Gapyeong Station
Board ITX train

If you purchase from ticketing counter, simply show your physical ticket to the staff at the boarding gate for you to take the ITX train.

Conversely, if you book online, you just need to show printed ticket or soft copy ticket (e-ticket) from your smartphone to the staff over there for you to board the ITX train. It’s just that simple.

Since, the nearest train station to Nami Island is Gapyeong Station. So, remember to take ITX train to Gapyeong Station. From there, simply take a bus or taxi to Nami Island in 5 minutes. Now, let’s proceed to the next step to know in detail on how to reach Nami Island from Gapyeong Station.

Cheongnyangni Station to Gapyeong Station:
Single Trip Fare = 4,800 won
Travel Time Required = 40 minutes

Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station
Single Trip Fare = 5,900 won
Travel Time Required = 60 minutes

Step 4. Hop aboard the Gapyeong City Tour Bus from Gapyeong Station to Gapyeong Wharf (Ferry Terminal to Nami Island)

Gapyeong Station
Gapyeong Station

When you reach Gapyeong Station, you have 2 options to get to Nami Island.

Option 1: Gapyeong City Tour Bus

The first option is to hop on the Gapyeong City Tour Bus to Gapyeong Wharf. From there, you can take a zip-wire or ferry to Nami Island. You’ll know more about these in the next step.

Here are the Gapyeong City Tour Bus ticket prices.

The bus fares of Gapyeong City Tour Bus:
Adult: 8,000 won
Child: 6,000 won
Child (Below 3 years old): Free

You can purchase the ticket from driver when you on board the bus. The bus fare can be paid by cash or T-Money Card.
The Gapyeong City Tour Bus ticket allows you unlimited rides on the Gapyeong City Tour Bus and yes, you can hop on and off at any stop you want.

The travel time from Gapyeong Station to Gapyeong Wharf (for Nami Island) via Gapyeong City Tour Bus is about 5 minutes.

For your easy reference, below are the schedules of Gapyeong City Tour Bus. This tour bus not only take you to Nami Island, but also can bring you to nearby attractions such as Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm.

Gapyeong City Tour Bus Schedule 1
Gapyeong City Tour Bus Outbound Schedule
Gapyeong City Tour Bus Schedule 2
Gapyeong City Tour Bus Inbound Schedule

Take Notes:

  • The label of “Nami Island” from the schedules of Gapyeong City Tour Bus is represents “Gapyeong Wharf”.
  • The label of “Morning Calm Arboretum” from the schedules of Gapyeong City Tour Bus is represents “The Garden of Morning Calm”.

Option 2: Taxi

Another option is to take a taxi from Gapyeong Station to Gapyeong Wharf (for Nami Island) and the taxi fare is about 4,000 won.

Where to take the Taxi and Gapyeong City Tour Bus

The taxi stand and the bus stop of Gapyeong City Tour Bus are very easy to locate. Because these 2 waiting areas are located just in front of the Gapyeong Station.

Step 5. Take a Skyline Zip-wire or ferry from Gapyeong Wharf to Nami Island

Gapyeong Wharf
Gapyeong Wharf

When you reach Gapyeong Wharf, you have 2 options to get to Nami Island.

Option 1: Ferry

Ferry to Nami Island
Nami Island Ferry

The most common way of getting to Nami Island from Gapyeong Wharf is by taking a ferry. You can purchase the ferry ticket at Gapyeong Wharf. So, here are the round-trip ferry fares and schedule.

Nami Island Entrance Fee and Round-trip Ferry Fares:
Adult (18 – 69): 13,000 won
Senior (70 and above): 10,000 won
Teenager (13 – 17): 10,000 won
Child (3 – 12): 7,000 won
Child (Below 3 years old): Free

The ferry costs are already included the admission fee to Nami Island.

Ferry Schedule:
From Gapyeong Wharf
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (Depart every 30 minutes)
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Depart every 10 to 20 minutes)

From Nami Wharf
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Depart every 10 to 20 minutes)
6:00 PM to 9:40 PM (Depart every 30 minutes)

Just a 5-minute ferry ride from Gapyeong Wharf to Nami Island.
The Nami Island opening hours is same as ferry schedule.

After purchasing ferry ticket, you can proceed to board the ferry which is just beside the ticketing counter.

Option 2: Zip-wire

Skyline Zip-wire to Nami Island
Skyline Zip-wire

If you’re looking for an exciting way to get into Nami Island, then you can consider to take the Skyline Zip-wire. It can give you to see the entire view of the island when you transfer from Gapyeong Wharf to Nami Island.

Zip-wire Cost:
44,000 won

The zip-wire ride from Gapyeong Wharf to Nami Island is about 1 minute.
Kindly take note that the zip-wire is only one-way, you need to take a ferry when you want to go back from Nami Island.
The price is already included admission fee to Nami Island and a return trip ferry ticket.
For zip-wire ride, you need to meet these criteria – height is between 140 cm and 200 cm & weight is between 35 kg and 120 kg.

Zip-wire Operating Hours:
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (April to October)
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (November to March)

How to Book ITX Train Ticket Online

The ITX train will be crowded during peak season and school holiday. Furthermore, reserved seats on ITX train may even be fully booked especially on weekends, so I would suggest making reservations in advance.

Now, let me walk you through 5 simple steps to book your ITX train ticket online.

Step 1. Visit Korail Website

Visit Korail Website

First, visit the Korail website here. Then, follow the steps below to assist you search the ITX train to Gapyeong Station.

  1. Travel Type – Normal Type
  2. Travel Path (Direct/Transfer) – Direct
  3. Date of Departure – Select your preferred date and time to visit Nami Island. You may set the “Hour” as 0 if you want to see a full list of departure times.
  4. Departure / Arrival – Set departure as “Cheongnyangni”/ “Yongsan” and arrival as “Gapyeong”
  5. Type of Train – ITX-Cheongchun
  6. (Type and Number of) Passengers – Total people to ride the train
  7. Click on “Inquiry” button.

If you stay in Myeongdong or Dongdaemun, then you should choose departure as “Cheongnyangni”. On the other hand, you should choose “Yongsan” as departure if you stay in Hongdae or near Seoul Station.

Step 2. Check ITX Train Departure Times

ITX Train Departure Times

Now, you will see a full list of information like ITX train departure times, arrival times and so on. You can click on the “Magnifying Glass” icon to know the train fare.

Once you have confirmed your preferred departure time, you can click on the “Select” link.

Highly recommended to book the early departure time (Around 8:00 AM) so that you’ll have enough time to tour around Nami Island and nearby attractions such as Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm.

Step 3. Fill in Your Personal Details

Fill in Your Personal Details

Fill in your personal details together with password. The password is used for cancelling your train ticket or re-print it. But you can also cancel your train ticket or re-print it by using your email address.

After you’ve finished fill in your detail, click on “Next” button.

Step 4. Make a Payment for Your ITX Train Ticket

Make a Payment for ITX Train Ticket

Now, it’s time to make a payment for your train ticket via credit card.

If you depart from Cheongnyangni, the train fare is 4,800 won for adults and 2,400 won for children. On the other hand, if you depart from Yongsan, the train fare is 5,900 won for adults and 2,900 won for children.

Step 5. Print out Your ITX Train Ticket

Print out ITX Train Ticket

After you make the payment successfully, you will receive an e-ticket immediately. Just print it out or save it to your smartphone. You can board the ITX train directly via soft copy ticket from your smartphone or physical ticket that you have printed out.

Want to know the easiest way to go to Nami Island other than by ITX train? Simply jump to see:
How to take a direct bus to Nami Island (Easiest and Highly Recommended)

How to Cancel Your ITX Train Ticket and Get a Refund

If you change your mind and want to take a shuttle bus to Nami Island, then here’s how to cancel your train ticket and then get a refund, step-by-step.

Step 1. Visit Korail website and then look for REISSUE/REFUND tab

REISSUE or REFUND tab on Korail Website

The first thing you should do is to go to REISSUE/REFUND tab on Korail website. Then, choose “Refund” option and fill in your name, email address/password/credit card number and nationality. After done, proceed to click on “Inquiry” button.

*The “Reissue” option is used for re-print the train ticket.

Step 2. Proceed to cancel your ITX ticket and then request for a refund

Cancel ITX Train Ticket

Select the ticket you wish to cancel and then click on “Refund” button. It’s just that simple. You may refer this link to know how much you can get a refund.

How Far is Nami Island

Thinking on Travel Time to Nami Island from Seoul

The average travel time to Nami Island via ITX train, Gapyeong City Tour Bus and ferry is about 60 minutes.

So, here is a detailed breakdown of travel times (approximated) to Nami Island by public transports for your easy reference. These tables will show you how long does it take to go to Nami Island from Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Hongdae and Seoul Station.

From Myeongdong


Myeongdong to Nami Island Road Map

Myeongdong to Nami Island Travel Time

From Dongdaemun


Dongdaemun to Nami Island Road Map

Dongdaemun to Nami Island Travel Time

From Hongdae


Hongdae to Nami Island Road Map

Hongdae to Nami Island Travel Time

From Seoul Station


Seoul Station to Nami Island Road Map

Seoul Station to Nami Island Travel Time

How Much Does a Trip to Nami Island Cost

Travel Cost

If you are planning to visit Nami Island, you may wonder how much you need to spend during your trip.

So, let’s refer the tables below to know how much does a round-trip cost to Nami Island via ITX train, Gapyeong City Tour Bus and other necessary transport modes.

From Myeongdong


Myeongdong to Nami Island Round-trip Route

Round-trip Cost from Myeongdong to Nami Island

From Dongdaemun


Dongdaemun to Nami Island Round-trip Route

Round-trip Cost from Dongdaemun to Nami Island

From Hongdae


Hongdae to Nami Island Round-trip Route

Round-trip Cost from Hongdae to Nami Island

From Seoul Station


Seoul Station to Nami Island Round-trip Route

Round-trip Cost from Seoul Station to Nami Island

How to Go Back from Nami Island

Most people only share with you the way of getting to Nami Island. But, how about the return trip? Did you know how to go back from Nami Island to Seoul?

If your answer is NO, then let me share with you in here for the return trip. 😊

Below is a step-by-step guide to teach you how to go back from Nami Island to Seoul.

How to Go Back from Nami Island to Seoul
A visual guide on getting back from Nami Island
  1. Hop on the ferry from Nami Island to Gapyeong Wharf.
  2. Ride a Gapyeong City Tour Bus from Gapyeong Wharf to Gapyeong Station.
  3. Take ITX train from Gapyeong Station to Cheongnyangni Station/ Yongsan Station.
  4. From Cheongnyangni Station/ Yongsan Station, you can take subway go back to your staying place.

If you stay in Myeongdong or Dongdaemun, I would suggest you to get off the ITX train at Cheongnyangni Station to save your travel time.
If you stay in Hongdae or near Seoul Station, then you should leave the ITX train at Yongsan Station.

How to Get to Nami Island by Shuttle Bus


 

Nami Island Shuttle Bus
Nami Island Shuttle Bus

If you don’t have enough time to plan a trip to Nami Island, you can pick the Shuttle Bus. This is the easiest option for you if you don’t prefer train transfers because it is a direct shuttle bus to Nami Island from the downtown Seoul.

There are 3 assembly locations for you to get on the bus that are Namdaemun, Insadong and Shinsegae Duty Free Myeongdong. Know more about the departure times, assembly locations and the latest price through the link below.

Do you want a convenient and stress-free day trip to Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm?

Actually, you can take a tour to visit Nami Island and its nearby attractions. Let me share with you the most popular tours that you can take from Seoul to Nami Island and its nearby attractions.

To make it easier for you, I have listed down the famous day tour packages in a table below. You can simply check out the table below to know the package prices, actual assembly locations, pick-up times and itineraries of the day tour.

No.Day Tour PackagesLatest Prices
1.Nami Island + Petite FranceCheck Price
2.Nami Island + Petite France + Garden of Morning Calm (Most Popular)Check Price
3.Nami Island + Petite France + Garden of Morning Calm (Most Popular - Include Meal)Check Price

Though you can actually visit these three famous attractions by yourself, it might be a bit challenging and tiring. So, if you don’t want to get lost, visiting different attractions in one day, taking the day tour is the answer.

Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm
Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm

By taking the day tour, you simply just hop aboard the bus, sit back, and relax, and enjoy your trip going to Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm. Additionally, the day tour already includes the Nami Island ferry tickets and also the attractions admission fees.

Therefore, day tour is ideal for everyone, whether you are on a solo trip, with your friends, or with your family. This one is also suitable for those travelling with kids and elderly.

You’ll be happy with the assembly locations of the day tour because there are 3 convenient meet up locations for you to choose from – near Myeongdong, Hongdae and Dongdaemun subway stations. Just check out the table above to know the tour prices.

How to Go to Nami Island by Private Car or Van


 

Nami Island Private Car
Nami Island Private Car

If you’re looking for the fastest way to get to Nami Island, then simply book a private car or van service.

With this private car or van service, you can choose the places you want to visit, how long to stay in there and also when to go. In addition, you’re able to plan your own itinerary that tailor your interests, needs and time frame.

Nami Island Private Car Seats
Nami Island Private Car Seats

Aside from this, there will be hotel pick-up and drop-off services. So, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and wait for your arrival at Nami Island.

Another impressive feature of choosing private car or van service is you’ll be accompanied by a local professional guide that will assist you all day long. He or she can help you all the ins and outs of the attractions that you wish to visit.

You can consult and ask for recommendations, from the best photo opportunities to famous food spots.

To top it all, the local expert guide can speak English and Chinese. So, if you have any questions about your trip to Nami Island, you can simply ask them.

Because of these advantages, it’s suitable for those travelling by group or families with kids and senior parents.

Planning to avail of the private car or van service?

Check out the link below to know the actual prices of private car and van services.

How to Get to Nami Island by Subway


 

Seoul Subway
Seoul Subway

If you’re on a tight budget, the cheapest way to get from Seoul to Nami Island is by taking subway.

However, do take note that this is not a high-speed train, so this option can be time-consuming. The average travel time to Nami Island by subway is about 100 minutes.

Did you know that you can take ITX train to Nami Island other than subway? You can read my guide here to know how to ride the ITX train to Nami Island which is much faster than using subway.

Now, it’s time to go back to the main topic on how to take subway from:

  1. Myeongdong to Nami Island
  2. Dongdaemun to Nami Island
  3. Hongdae (Hongik University Station) to Nami Island
  4. Seoul Station to Nami Island

So, let me show you in detail how to reach Nami Island by subway through the guide below.

1. Myeongdong to Nami Island

Myeongdong to Nami Island by Subway

  1. Catch the Line 4 from Myeongdong Station to Dongdaemun Station.
  2. Alight at Dongdaemun Station and the transfer to Line 1.
  3. Board the Line 1 from Dongdaemun Station to Hoegi Station.
  4. Alight at Hoegi Station and then change to Gyeongchun Line.
  5. Take the Gyeongchun Line from Hoegi Station to Gapyeong Station.
  6. After you get off the subway at Gapyeong Station, you can take a taxi or Gapyeong City Tour Bus from Gapyeong Station to Gapyeong Wharf.
  7. At Gapyeong Wharf, take a ferry to Nami Island.

Estimated Travel Time (one-way):
i. Myeongdong Station to Gapyeong Station = 92 minutes
ii. Gapyeong Station to Gapyeong Wharf = 5 minutes
iii. Ferry Ride = 5 minutes

Total travel time required for a single trip is about 102 minutes.

Estimated Round-trip cost:
i. Subway = 4,500 won
ii. Gapyeong City Tour Bus = 8,000 won
iii. Ferry = 13,000 won

Total round-trip cost from Myeongdong to Nami Island via subway, Gapyeong City Tour Bus and ferry is 25,500 won.

2. Dongdaemun to Nami Island

Dongdaemun to Nami Island by Subway

  1. Board the Line 1 from Dongdaemun Station to Hoegi Station.
  2. Alight at Hoegi Station and then transfer to Gyeongchun Line.
  3. Catch the Gyeongchun Line from Hoegi Station to Gapyeong Station.
  4. After you leave the subway at Gapyeong Station, you can take a taxi or Gapyeong City Tour Bus from there to Gapyeong Wharf.
  5. Lastly, take a ferry to Nami Island from Gapyeong Wharf.

Estimated Travel Time (one-way):
i. Dongdaemun Station to Gapyeong Station = 78 minutes
ii. Gapyeong Station to Gapyeong Wharf = 5 minutes
iii. Ferry Ride = 5 minutes

Total travel time required for a single trip is about 88 minutes.

Estimated Round-trip cost:
i. Subway = 4,500 won
ii. Gapyeong City Tour Bus = 8,000 won
iii. Ferry = 13,000 won

Total round-trip cost from Dongdaemun to Nami Island via subway, Gapyeong City Tour Bus and ferry is 25,500 won.

3. Hongdae (Hongik University Station) to Nami Island

Hongdae to Nami Island by Subway

  1. Catch the Gyeongui-Jungang Line from Hongik University Station to Mangu Station
  2. Alight at Mangu Station and then change to Gyeongchun Line.
  3. Take the Gyeongchun Line from Mangu Station to Gapyeong Station.
  4. Alight at Gapyeong Station and then take a Gapyeong City Tour Bus or taxi from there to Gapyeong Wharf.
  5. At Gapyeong Wharf, hop aboard a ferry to Nami Island.

Estimated Travel Time (one-way):
i. Hongik University Station to Gapyeong Station = 95 minutes
ii. Gapyeong Station to Gapyeong Wharf = 5 minutes
iii. Ferry Ride = 5 minutes

Total travel time required for a single trip is about 105 minutes.

Estimated Round-trip cost:
i. Subway = 4,700 won
ii. Gapyeong City Tour Bus = 8,000 won
iii. Ferry = 13,000 won

Total round-trip cost from Hongdae to Nami Island via subway, Gapyeong City Tour Bus and ferry is 25,700 won.

4. Seoul Station to Nami Island

Seoul Station to Nami Island by Subway

  1. Hop on the Line 1 from Seoul Station to Hoegi Station.
  2. Alight at Hoegi Station and then transfer to Gyeongchun Line.
  3. Catch the Gyeongchun Line from Hoegi Station to Gapyeong Station.
  4. After you leave the subway at Gapyeong Station, you can take a Gapyeong City Tour Bus or taxi to Gapyeong Wharf.
  5. At Gapyeong Wharf, just board a ferry to Nami Island.

Estimated Travel Time (one-way):
i. Seoul Station to Gapyeong Station = 88 minutes
ii. Gapyeong Station to Gapyeong Wharf = 5 minutes
iii. Ferry Ride = 5 minutes

Total travel time required for a single trip is about 98 minutes.

Estimated Round-trip cost:
i. Subway = 6,800 won
ii. Gapyeong City Tour Bus = 8,000 won
iii. Ferry = 13,000 won

Total round-trip cost from Seoul Station to Nami Island via subway, Gapyeong City Tour Bus and ferry is 27,800 won.

Another – 2 methods to reach Nami Island, here are the quick links for you to check out:
How to take a direct shuttle bus to Nami Island (Easiest and Highly Recommended)
How to take ITX train to Nami Island

How to Visit Nami Island and Petite France in One Day


 

Nami Island and Petite France
Nami Island and Petite France

Are you planning a day trip to Nami Island and Petite France?

To help you, here’s a detail guide to visit Nami Island and Petite France from Seoul by ITX train and Gapyeong City Tour Bus.

A Step-by-step Guide to Visit Nami Island and Petite France by ITX Train

Visit Nami Island and Petite France by ITX Train
A visual guide on getting to Nami Island and Petite France by ITX train
  1. Hop aboard the ITX train from Cheongnyangni Station or Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station.
  2. After leaving the ITX train at Gapyeong Station, you should walk to the bus stop of Gapyeong City Tour Bus. It’s located just in front of the Gapyeong Station.
  3. Hop on the Gapyeong City Tour Bus from Gapyeong Station to Gapyeong Wharf (Ferry Terminal to Nami Island).
  4. Board a ferry to Nami Island when you arrive at Gapyeong Wharf.
  5. After finishing your visit in Nami Island, walk to Nami Wharf for taking a ferry back to Gapyeong Wharf.
  6. Hop on the Gapyeong City Tour Bus from Gapyeong Wharf to Petite France.
  7. After completing your tour at the Petite France, you should take the Gapyeong City Tour Bus to Cheongpyeong Station.
  8. From there, you can take the ITX train go back to Cheongnyangni Station or Yongsan Station.

*You may wonder why go back from Cheongpyeong Station instead of Gapyeong Station for your return trip. This is because Cheongpyeong Station is nearer to Petite France compared to Gapyeong Station. You may refer the Gapyeong City Tour Bus schedule below to know the answer. 😊

Gapyeong City Tour Bus Schedule


Nami Island to Petite France Bus Timetable
Gapyeong City Tour Bus Schedule

Take Note:
The label of “Nami Island” from the schedule of Gapyeong City Tour Bus is represents “Gapyeong Wharf”.

Travel Time


Nami Island and Petite France Travel Time

Take notes:
For those who want to take the ITX train at Yongsan Station instead of Cheongnyangni Station, then here are the travel times:
1. Depart – Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station = 60 minutes
2. Return – Cheongpyeong Station to Yongsan Station = 52 minutes

Total Travel Expenses + Entrance Fees


Nami Island and Petite France Travel Cost

Take notes:

  • The ferry costs are already included the entrance fee to Nami Island.
  • The Gapyeong City Tour Bus ticket allows you unlimited rides on the Gapyeong City Tour Bus and yes, you can hop on and off at any stop you want.
  • For those who wish to take the ITX train from Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station, then the ITX train fare is 5,900 won.
  • For those who want to take the ITX train back to Yongsan Station from Cheongpyeong Station, then the ITX train fare is 4,800 won.

Petite France Entrance Fee:
Adult: 10,000 won
Senior (65 and above): 8,000 won
Teen (Middle and High school): 8,000 won
Child (3 years old to Elementary): 6,000 won

The total cost to visit Nami Island and Petite France
= Total Transport Cost + Petite France Entrance Fee
= 29,600 won + 10,000 won
= 39,600 won

Want to know the easiest way to visit these 2 attractions other than by ITX train? Simply jump to see:
How to take a direct bus to there (Easiest and Highly Recommended)

How to Visit Nami Island, Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm in One Day


 

Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm
Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm

If you’re planning a DIY trip to Nami Island, Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm from Seoul by ITX train, you’re in the right place.

Let me show you in step-by-step on how to visit these 3 famous attractions via the detailed guide below.

A Step-by-step Guide to Visit Nami Island, Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm by ITX Train

Visit Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm ITX Train
A visual guide on getting to Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm by ITX train
  1. Board the ITX train from Cheongnyangni Station or Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station.
  2. After you get off the ITX train at Gapyeong Station, head for the bus stop of Gapyeong City Tour Bus. It’s located just in front of the Gapyeong Station.
  3. Hop aboard the Gapyeong City Tour Bus from Gapyeong Station to Gapyeong Wharf (Ferry Terminal to Nami Island).
  4. Take a ferry to Nami Island when you reach Gapyeong Wharf.
  5. After completing your visit in Nami Island, walk to Nami Wharf for boarding a ferry back to Gapyeong Wharf.
  6. Hop aboard the Gapyeong City Tour Bus from Gapyeong Wharf to Petite France.
  7. After finishing your tour at the Petite France, just take the Gapyeong City Tour Bus to The Garden of Morning Calm.
  8. When you finish you tour at The Garden of Morning Calm, ride the Gapyeong City Tour Bus to Cheongpyeong Station.
  9. Then, take the ITX train from Cheongpyeong Station back to Cheongnyangni Station or Yongsan Station.

*You may ask why you should go back from Cheongpyeong Station instead of Gapyeong Station for your return trip. This is because Cheongpyeong Station is nearer to The Garden of Morning Calm compared to Gapyeong Station. You may refer the 2nd schedules below to know the answer. 😊

Gapyeong City Tour Bus Schedules


Nami Island to Morning Calm Garden Bus Timetable
Gapyeong City Tour Bus Outbound Schedule
Morning Calm Garden to Cheongpyeong Station Bus Timetable
Gapyeong City Tour Bus Inbound Schedule

Take Notes:

  • The label of “Nami Island” from the schedules of Gapyeong City Tour Bus is represents “Gapyeong Wharf”.
  • The label of “Morning Calm Arboretum” from the schedules of Gapyeong City Tour Bus is represents “The Garden of Morning Calm”.

Travel Time


Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm Travel Time

Take notes:
For those who plan to ride the ITX train at Yongsan Station instead of Cheongnyangni Station, then here are the travel times:
1. Depart – Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station = 60 minutes
2. Return – Cheongpyeong Station to Yongsan Station = 52 minutes

Total Travel Expenses + Entrance Fees


Nami Island, Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm Travel Cost

Take notes:

  • The ferry costs are already included the entrance fee to Nami Island.
  • The Gapyeong City Tour Bus ticket allows you unlimited rides on the Gapyeong City Tour Bus and yes, you can hop on and off at any stop you want.
  • For those who plan to ride the ITX train from Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station, then the ITX train fare is 5,900 won.
  • For those who wish to ride the ITX train back to Yongsan Station from Cheongpyeong Station, then the ITX train fare is 4,800 won.

Petite France Entrance Fee:
Adult: 10,000 won
Senior (65 and above): 8,000 won
Teen (Middle and High school): 8,000 won
Child (3 years old to Elementary): 6,000 won

The Gardens of Morning Calm Entrance Fee:
Adult: 9,500 won
Senior (65 and above): 7,500 won
Teen (Middle and High school): 7,000 won
Child (3 years old to Elementary): 6,000 won

The total cost to visit Nami Island, Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm
= Total Transport Cost + Petite France Entrance Fee + The Garden of Morning Calm Entrance Fee
= 29,600 won + 10,000 won + 9,500 won
= 49,100 won

Want to know the easiest method to visit these 3 popular attractions other than by ITX train? Simply jump to see:
How to take a direct bus to there (Easiest and Highly Recommended)

Conclusion

I completely understand that it might be difficult to plan a proper Nami Island trip, especially if you’re a first-time visitor. Or, because of your busy work schedule might cause you don’t have enough time to do a proper research on how to go to Nami Island.

Hopefully, my sharing information in here can lessen your research time and make your Nami Island trip to be more convenient and memorable.

And if this blog has helped you, don’t forget to share this guide with your travel buddies through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Gmail, or WhatsApp.

Wishing you a comfortable and wonderful trip to Nami Island! 😊

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22 thoughts on “3 Best Ways to Get to Nami Island from Seoul (2020 Guide)”

    • Hi Mae,

      The price will keep fluctuation and it’s depend on the season and promotion.
      But, you can check the latest price of Nami Island Day Tour in here.

      If you like to know the latest entrance fees of Nami Island, Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm, you can check the price from the official website links.

      I have provided the attractions official website links on this page so that easier for you to check the latest prices.

      Hope this can help you.

      Wish you have an enjoyable holidays in Seoul and Nami Island 🙂

      Regards,
      Josh

      Reply
  1. Hi, we are thinking to visit Nami Island next month with 2 kids.
    We would like to know how difficulty to reach Nami Island?
    Is there any subway directly go to Nami Island from Seoul?
    So, I don’t need to buy train tickets in advance.

    Would appreciate for your answers. Thanks.

    Reply
    • Hi Stephy,

      Great! Nami Island is a must-go place if you visit Seoul.

      Unfortunately, there is no direct subway from Seoul to Nami Island.

      If you prefer taking a public transport to Nami Island, I would suggest you to take ITX train instead of Subway because of shorter travel time.

      Better book the ITX Train tickets in advance if you want to go to Nami Island by ITX train. Worried that no seat available if you only buy train tickets on that day.

      You can read my step-by-step guide to Nami Island here to know how to book ITX Train ticket online and also how to get there via Gapyeong Tour Bus.

      Alternative, you can join Day Tour to Nami Island if you want simple and easy ways to Nami Island.

      You will be surprise that the Nami Island Day Tour is slightly cheaper than you take public transport to there.

      Hope that my answers able to help you. 🙂

      Regards,
      Josh

      Reply
  2. Thank you so much for your detailed information. Do we need to book the entrance tickets in advance or buy the tickets on the spots?

    Reply
    • Hi Jessie,

      Thanks for your kind words, Jessie. Hope that my guide able to help you to plan a day trip to Nami Island.

      The entrance tickets don’t need to book in advance and you can buy on the spots.

      Regards,
      Josh

      Reply
  3. After read through your blog, we are planning to visit Nami Island, Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm in the Autumn.

    Thank you so much for sharing such useful information. Truly informative!

    Reply
    • You are welcome, Mei Chi. I hope that my guide in here able to help you solve the doubt about how to go to Nami Island.

      Most people didn’t aware that there are popular spots near to Nami Island such as Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm.

      Actually, they can visit those places with Nami Island in one day and then back to Seoul.

      Hope that my sharing in here able to help you all plan a well trip to those places.

      Have fun and happy holidays in South Korea!

      Regards,
      Josh

      Reply
  4. Hi,

    I planning to Nami Island this December. When I made my train ticket reservation at Korail website, instead of Passport Number, it ask for Password. So I keyin a password number and not my passport number. When I fill in my credit card number and click Next, it said My Payment is complete without asking for TAC number. I’m afraid later when I go to the station to collect my ticket they won’t give it to me because it’s not same with my passport number.

    By the way, the Password column only accept number and not alphabet and number. That’s why I didn’t keyin my passport number.

    When I try to contact Korail, there is no email address on their website. Only Korail Customer Service Center number.

    For precaution, I’m planning to cancel my ticket for refund with KRW400 penalty as my ticket is on Sunday and reserve a new ticket again.

    Any idea how to solve my problem? Thanks

    Reply
    • Hi Christopher,

      For me, I think it should be fine. Since the system is asking the Password number instead of Passport number.
      Make sure that your name and email address are correct.

      You can tell them your system is requesting Password number instead of Passport number when you redeem the train ticket.
      May be you can screenshot the page that asking Password number and show them if they said not same as passport number.

      If you worry that your reservation are not valid, you may contact Korail Customer Service Center.
      I think this is the only way to approach them.

      Regards,
      Josh

      Reply
  5. Hi, just to update you. I just booked the ITX from Yongsan to Gapyeong and was issued with the actual Korail train ticket! Last time you need to bring the confirmation slip and collect the ticket at the train station but now no need as they issue the actual train ticket after payment is made. Fyi 🙂

    Reply
    • Hi Audrey,

      Thanks a lot for your update information. Travelers are more convenient to board the train by just print out the tickets after done the payment at Korail website.

      That’s truly great and they don’t need to line-up for claiming physical tickets at ticket counter of ITX train station.

      I will update the information in my blog post so that readers can get latest information of booking ITX train to Gapyeong Station.

      Once again, thank you very much for your information. 🙂

      Wish you have an enjoyable holidays in Nami Island and Seoul!

      Regards,
      Josh

      Reply
  6. Hi Josh
    Thanks so much for the info and lovely photos.
    Hope you can help a bit.
    We’re planning to go Nami Island, Petite France and Morning Garden in Feb 2019, we’ll be going from Myeongdong. Instead of taking ITX, can we take the metro all the way to Gapyeong? And which place would you visit first and last for transport convenience? TIA

    Kind regards
    Vanessa

    Reply
    • Thank you Vanessa for your kind words. 🙂

      Yes, you can take metro from Myeongdong to Gapyeong Station.
      But it will take longer time to reach Gapyeong Station compared to ITX Train. At least 24 stops from Myeongdong to Gapyeong Station.

      Great for visiting Nami Island, Petite France and The Garden of Morning Calm!

      Try to catch the first Gapyeong City Tour Bus to Nami Island so that you have more time to enjoy in Nami Island.

      Since February 2019 is Winter Season, here is my suggested route for you: Nami Island > Petite France > The Garden of Morning Calm.

      I would suggest to visit The Garden of Morning Calm at last stop so that you can see the colorful LED lighting in the evening and night-time.

      After visiting The Garden of Morning Calm, you can take the Gapyeong City Tour Bus to Cheongpyeong Station. Then, take the metro back to Myeongdong.

      For me, I would suggest you to take ITX Train instead of metro. So, you have more time to spend at the attractions.

      But, you still can get there by metro.

      Have a great holidays in Nami Island and Seoul! 🙂

      Regards,
      Josh

      Reply
  7. Hi Josh,

    I’m so glad to have found your blog, it is very detailed and informative.

    We are planning to visit Nami sometime this October. We will be traveling with 2 young kids, a teenager and 3 adults. We plan to stay overnight at Nami Island, I believe there is only one hotel to book. Anyway, I’m quite confuse how to get there. The Day tour you mentioned with the arranged tour bus is usually same day round trip right? I mean, this does not apply staying overnight there? I’m quite confuse with the ITX train you mentioned, we will probably be staying in Myeongdong.. is it easy to find or board the ITX train from there? or is there a bus ride from myeongdong that goes directly to Nami without train transfer, etc..?

    Your suggestions are highly appreciated. Thanks and Regards.

    -Monica-

    Reply
    • You’re most welcome Monica. 🙂

      The Nami Island Day Tour Bus is same day round trip and without staying overnight.

      You should take the subway from Myeongdong Station to Cheongnyangni Subway Station and then walk to Cheongnyangni Train Station to board the ITX train to Gapyeong Station.

      There is no ITX train station at Myeongdong.

      Sorry, I’m not sure whether got Public Bus to Nami Island or not.

      If you want to stay overnight, you can plan to use ITX train.

      Hope that my information can help you.

      Wish you have an enjoyable holidays in Nami Island, Monica! 🙂

      Regards,
      Josh

      Reply
  8. Hi there..

    if i want to go back to seoul from nami, is there any gapyeong tour bus available? i mean the journey from nami island jetty to gapyeong station. for your information, i will go to nami island under the university programme which consists of 24 students plus one liaison officer. I still need to think which transport is the best

    Reply
    • Hi Afiqah,

      Yes, you can take the Gapyeong Tour Bus from Nami Island Jetty to Gapyeong Station.

      Then, take the ITX Train back to Seoul.

      If you want convenient way to Nami Island without transferring, you can consider taking round-trip shuttle bus to Nami Island from Seoul.

      The shuttle bus will bring you directly to the Jetty of Nami Island.

      Here is the link for you to check:
      Nami Island Round-Trip Shuttle Bus Price

      Wish you have a great holidays in Nami Island! 🙂

      Regards,
      Josh

      Reply
  9. Hi Josh,

    Thanks for the detailed information. Do you suggest to buy train ticket in advance also for return trip from Garden of Morning Calm to Seoul?

    regards
    an

    Reply
    • Hi an,

      I personal think that better book the ITX train ticket in advance together with return trip.

      This can help you to secure a seat.

      Wishing you a very happy holiday in Nami Island. 🙂

      Regards,
      Josh

      Reply
  10. Hi Josh,

    I would like to make an inquiry about private car charter for Nami Island + Petite France + Morning Calm for 8 persons (All Adults). If you could get me information about the price and the duration of the tour, it would be a pleasure.

    Thanks

    Reply

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