Here's How You Can Go from Seoul to Nami Island With Zero Stress!

Here's How You Can Go from Seoul to Nami Island With Zero Stress!

Make your way from Seoul to Nami Island real quick by booking a direct bus transfer here.

The Rundown

  • Get to the dreamy island of Nami in a jiffy! If you want to simplify your travel plans, we recommend booking this direct round trip transfer that has convenient pick-up and drop-off points in Seoul. (It’s cheap and may be bundled with tickets to Nami Island too!)

  • The Seoul to Nami Island bus transfer is available year-round! Whether you’re planning to visit Nami in the winter, spring, summer, or fall, you will always have this option. Check out today’s price here.

  • Another way you can go from Seoul to Nami Island is via train. More details are provided below.

  • Thinking about going to Everland as well? You can book this similar ticket + transfer combo.

Also read: Visit Seoul: Travel Guide to Myeongdong, Itaewon, & More

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Seoul to Nami Island: A Trip Worth Taking

One of the best decisions I made in 2019 was visiting Nami Island in South Korea. Despite not having any idea about it (I haven’t seen Winter Sonata, unfortunately!), I felt like I had to go due to its popularity. I planned my first trip during the winter, and my, my, it instantly became one of my favorite places. I fell in love with the short and scenic ferry ride, the iconic row of trees that makes hearts flutter, the cute rabbits, and the delightful Korean snacks, among others. I was totally smitten by Nami, and all I thought about even as I was touring its grounds for the first time was that I had to come back for more.

If you, too, are thinking about visiting this wonderland as a DIY or solo traveler — please do so! — you can start planning your trip by booking a point-to-point bus that goes from Seoul to Nami Island. I think my trip would not have been as memorable if not for the smooth and hassle-free ride that I took. Below are the details:

Seoul to Nami Island via Bus (Direct & Round Trip)

Comfortable ride to Namiseom (Nami Island).

Comfortable ride to Namiseom (Nami Island).

While it is possible to go from Seoul to Nami Island by train and by car (if you’ll rent one), I opted to book a round trip bus that goes directly from Korea’s capital to the province of Gangwon. Aside from the fact that it’s a hop-on, hop-off bus with multiple pick-up and drop-off points, I like that there’s an option to buy a bus ticket that’s bundled with entrance tickets to Nami Island (includes the admission and ferry ride). For this combo or package, I only had to pay a small fee of around ₱1,000 or $19.7, which I consider a steal given the comfortable bus ride and the convenience of not having to queue up for admission tickets. You can check today’s price and book the Seoul to Nami Island Bus Transfer with Admission Tickets below:

Pick-up & Drop Off Points in Seoul

The Seoul to Nami Island bus offers various routes. There’s Route 1, which picks up and drops off at Namdaemun and Shinsegae Duty Free Myeongdong, Route 2 for those coming from Insadong, and Route 3 for those nearby Jamsil Station. If you’ll be staying in Hongdae, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, or Itaewon, you can take Route 1. If your accommodation is in Gangnam, you may want to consider Route 3. For me, I took the first route since the Airbnb that I booked in Seoul was just 5 minutes away from Shinsegae Duty Free Myeongdong.

As for the itinerary and schedule, know that during peak season (winter and spring or November-May), the Seoul to Nami Island bus typically leaves the capital at 9:30am and arrives in Nami at 11:30am. You’ll then get to spend the entire afternoon as you wish. The bus leaves at 4:30pm and arrives in Seoul at around 6:30pm. You can view the full bus timetable here.

More Booking Notes: Seoul to Nami Island Bus

Upon boarding, you’ll be given a ticket set that includes two bus tickets (round trip from Seoul) and entrance passes to Nami Island. Don’t lose this if you’ll book this option!

Upon boarding, you’ll be given a ticket set that includes two bus tickets (round trip from Seoul) and entrance passes to Nami Island. Don’t lose this if you’ll book this option!

  • If you only want to book the bus with no tickets to Namiseom, you can do so here for around ₱800 or $15.8. This would be wise if you want to do the the zipline activity. (Yes, all you thrill-seekers can ditch the ferry and zipline your way to reach the island!)

  • The Seoul to Nami Island bus is available year-round! Whether you plan to visit during the winter, spring, summer, or autumn, you have the option to book this ride.

  • This option provides transportation only. If you want a guided tour to Nami Island, you can book the option here.

  • If you’d like to maximize your visit to Gangwon-do by touring the Instagrammable Petite France and Garden of the Morning Calm, you can book this option: Klook Tailored Bus to Nami Island, Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm, and Railbike Day Trip from Seoul. If you’re planning to explore Nami Island and Petite France only, expect to pay just around ₱1,650 or $32.4. (It’s worth taking so you won’t have to worry about planning your way!).

Experience Review: Seoul to Nami Island Bus Transfer

As of writing time, the Seoul to Nami Island direct bus and ticket combo has an outstanding 4.7/5 rating online! Furthermore, more than 44k travelers have booked this option.

Based on my experience, the bus ride was very smooth (On the way, I slept like a baby). The driver was also courteous and the seats were comfortable. I love the fact that the bus itinerary provides ample time covering the grounds of Nami, and that we were able to do everything that we wanted. I didn’t feel rushed at all. I definitely think that this is the best way to get to Nami Island from Seoul. But don’t just take our word! You can check out more customer reviews for this activity below:

Seoul to Nami Island via Train — Alternative Option

If you’d like to take the train to get to Nami Island from Seoul, here’s the guide that we took from the official website:

1. Seoul to Nami Island via Gyeongchun Line

Screenshot of Google Maps result for ‘Sangbong to Nami Island’ search.

Screenshot of Google Maps result for ‘Sangbong to Nami Island’ search.

To get to Nami Island from Seoul via train, you can go to Sangbong Station in Seoul and ride the train that goes to Gapyeong Station. The journey should take around 53 minutes (14 stops). From Gapyeong Station, Nami Island is 20 minutes away by foot and 5 minutes away via car. Here’s the link to our Google Maps search.

2. Seoul to Nami Island via ITX-Cheongchun

Alternatively, you can take the ITX-Cheongchun train to go to Nami Island from Seoul. Here are the options we took from the official website:

  • Yongsan to Gapyeong Station

  • Cheongnyangni to Gapyeong Station

  • Chuncheon to Gapyeong Station (Chuncheon is the capital of Gangwon province.)

Again, as noted on the website, Nami Island is still 20 minutes away by foot from Gapyeong Station and 5 minutes away if you take a cab. If you want to simplify the commute, then we recommend booking the direct bus transfer from Seoul to Nami island instead.

Seoul to Nami Island via Car

If you plan to drive from Seoul to Nami Island, here’s the address that you can pin in your navigation tool: 1024, Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (Nami Island Ticket Office or Dock)

Parking ticket would cost you ₩4,000 (around ₱173 or $3.4) for the first 12 hours.


TIPS!

  • If you check out the attraction’s offical website, the regular ticket price for the Seoul to Nami Island bus with admission ticket is ₩28,000 (around ₱1,210 or $23.7). However, as I mentioned above, I got the same package for a slightly lower rate of ₱1,000 or $19.7. This discounted rate is available through Klook, which is the leading tours and travel essentials booking platform.

  • If you are unfamiliar with using Klook, here are the steps to follow so you can book the Seoul to Nami Island Bus online:

    • Download the app and create an account here.

    • Go to the ‘Nami Island Round Trip Transfer and Admission Ticket from Seoul’ activity.

    • Select the desired route option and package (with or without admission tickets) as well as the date and quantity.

    • Add more activities or check out using card (prepaid, debit, credit), PayPal, or cash (available in the Philippines).

    • Check your email for the booking confirmation and await your voucher.


That’s all folks!

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