How To Purchase ITX Train Ticket to Nami Island
In today’s post, I will assist you who would like to purchase ITX train ticket to Nami Island.
ITX train is part of Gyeongchun Line and it is a high speed train traveling from Yongsan Station (Seoul) to Chuncheon Station (Gangwondo).
There are so many ways to go to Nami Island but it really depends on how cheap or how comfortable you want your trip to be.
On average..I prefer to ride ITX-Cheongchun line and buy the ticket in advance to secure a numbered seat. It is easily done online. You need to have a credit card or debit card to do this.
Keep the booking reference number safe. On the day that you will go to Nami Island, make sure that you arriave at the ITX train station at least 30 minutes earlier. Then pass your booking reference number, passport (only one will do) and/or credit card as proof to exchange the actual boarding pass.
You could ride ITX-Cheongchun to Gapyeong station either from Yongsan Station or Cheonggyanni Station.
On a side note..Cheonggyanni Station is the filming location for the Korean drama Secret Garden; where Joo Won (Hyun Bin) was the president of LOEL department store. It’s actually LOTTE department store.
How to purchase ITX-Cheongchun ticket online?
First, go to KORAIL website by clicking here.
- Travel Category: Normal Type*
- Travel Type: Direct*
- Departure Date: Choose your own.
- Departure/Arrival: Yongsan*/Gapyeong
- Train: ITX-Cheongchun*
- Passengers: How many adult and/or child in your group
Then select the train time that you prefer. Make sure you arrive at the Departure train at least thirty minutes before the departure time.
It takes about 55 minutes from Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station (the station which is the closest to Nami Island).
Confirm your details and fill up your payment information. After pressing next button you will be prompted with booking confirmation.
Print the booking confirmation and bring it together with your passport to the train station where you will depart from. Eg. If you depart from Cheonggyanni Station, bring the booking confirmation and passport to the ticket officer counter and exchange for the actual ticket. *In my case, I just showed them my passport and that was it*
It takes roughly 40 minutes from Cheonggyanni Station (4,000won) and 55 minutes from Yongsan Station (4,800 won) to Gapyeong Station.
My experience riding ITX-Cheongchun line is here.