Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nami Island/남이섬: how to get there?

Wooooo,,, this moving-out-of-dorm period at KAIST has been exhausting!!! But all is good now, so I am finally getting some time to write up about our amazing trip to Nami island. It is going to be a looong post, so I decided to divide it in parts and first will write, most important, how to get to Nami island.

How to get there?

Namisum is located 5 minutes away from Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do, about 60 km away from Seoul.

From Seoul: 
a) by shuttle bus - There is a shuttle bus from Insadong.

Adult fee: ₩13,000 (round trip)/₩6,500(one way); Child fee: ₩11,00(round trip)/₩5,500(one way)
Departure from Insadong - 09:30 (tour bus station near by Tapgol Park)
Departure from Nami island - 16:00 (Parking lot in front of ticket office)
More info: 031-580-8153
Reservation: 02-753-1247~8

b) by bus

From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal / East Seoul Terminal (Gangbyeon station of Seoul metro) ( 02-446-8000 buy tickets to Gapyeong terminal. It will take about and hour and half. The bus stops once before you get to Gapyeong terminal (which is not the last station, so don't miss it!) From Gapyeong terminal you can take taxi (~₩5,000). First bus at 06:15, last bust at 22:00 or you can take a bus. The bus schedule is as follows:


c) by subway

1. Go to Sang-bong Station and take Gyeong-chun line towards Chun-cheon Station. It takes about 40 minutes to get to Gapyeong St. Cost for a one-way ticket is KRW 1800. When you get off at Gapyeong Station and take a taxi to Namisum.


From Daejeon:

From Dongbu Bus Terminal (동부시외버스터미날) take a bus to Chuncheon Bus Terminal (춘천시외버스터미날). The bus schedule is 8;10, 9:10, 10:10, 11:50, 12:50 etc. From the terminal walk towards the NamChuncheon (남춘천역) station of metro and take the subway until Gapyeong (가평역) station. From there either take a bus (2 stations) or take a cab (~₩4,000). The schedule from Chuncheon Bus Terminal to Daejeon: (the first bus 대전방면has many stops and takes 4 hours to get, the second 대전직통 is direct and takes 2:50hrs to get).

Wish you a great trip! ~ 


  1. Thank you, it is very useful information? What is the interest in Nami island cause I am going to go there on October.

  2. It has beautiful nature: the alley of trees, it is very nice to walk along those alleys with your significant other^^

    Also, the Nami island became popular after the drama 'Winter Sonata' was filmed there. You can see lots of sights with memories about those series.

  3. Hi Eleanor,

    Good Day! I have a few questions for you. First, if I take the subway going to Gapyeong Station is there any transportation going Nami Island aside from a cab? Cause I wann experience their train thats why im planning to. But If the travel is so hassle i prefer to take a shuttle bus.


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