For those who are quite skeptical to go to Nami Island using public transportation due to various reasons like:
1-what if I miss the train station? (*this happened to me ^^ *)
2-what if I don’t know how to speak Korean? couldn’t read the station name ladidadidu..
3-what if I lost my way?
and so many more of “what if”s if you’re terrified that is..hehe.. Don’t worry too much! Now..there are other options to go there.
1. By Shuttle Bus
Take a tour bus from Insadong (Tapgol Park) or Jamsil Station-Exit number 4. If you stay around Jongno, Myeongdong or Hongdae, I suggest that you take the bus from Insadong. If you stay around Gangnam area which is south of Seoul, take the bus from Jamsil Station.
Departure at 09.30am from Pagoda Park / Tapgol Park at Insadong
Departure at 04.00pm from Nami Island (parking lot at ticket office)
Roundtrip bus + ferry + admission – 23,000 won (For foreigner)
Call Nami Island Seoul Center for reservation: 02-753-1247 (in Korea) or +82-2 -753-1247 (outside of Korea)
Note: Payment can be made only wired transfer, foreign credit card is NOT accepted.
If you have no time to book the seat in advance, you can actually wait at the bus before the bus departs because sometimes there are passengers who did not arrive at the scheduled time, however this is risky as ticket purchase on site is subject to seats availability.I would rather book ahead.
Cash is only accepted on the bus; pay to the bus driver – but seats are based on first come first serve basis.
How to go to Tapgol Park/Pagoda Park at Insadong
Get off at Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station line 5, Exit 5. Walk towards Jonggak.
Check out KNTO for more info.
2. By Bus
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal / East Seoul Terminal (http://www.ti21.co.kr/) 02-446-8000 (1h 20m)
First bus at 06:15, last bust at 22:00
Myeongdong to Gangbyeon Station (Dong Seoul Bus Terminal)
26 minutes, 11 stops, 11.2km
1,000 won with T-Money, 1,100 won with cash
Transit at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station
3. By Train