Transportation

ITX train to Nami Island

 

I officially tried the new ITX Cheongchun line to Nami Island. The line was officially opened to public since 28th February and I rode it on 7th of March, prettyyyy new and the service still has some hiccups here and there.

You could actually take the first train from Yongsan station(Line 1, dark blue) or  from Cheongyanni station(Line 1, dark blue/Jungang Line).

I rode from Cheongyanni station to Gapyeong station(nearest station to Nami Island) took roughly 45 minutes.

Fare should be 5,700 won from Cheongyanni Station. However at this moment, there is discount given and I paid for 4,000 won only. Asked the officers at Cheongyanni station, they were not sure till when though.

Gapyeong station is located at a new spot from the stop that I previously stepped out in 2009.

The taxi ride costs about 3,000 won and the entrance fee (ferry ride + Nami Island) is 8,000 won. The tourist information center in front of Gapyeong station told me it was 10,000 won but when I paid the ticket at the jetty, the officer said they still charge 8,000 won.

My partners in crime to Nami Island – Lia, Yusuf and Asma.

If you realized that there’s so many routes to reach Nami Island: by shuttle bus, by ITX train, by normal train. The costs and the journey’s duration differ.

Convenient wise, check out in detail here:
1.Shuttle bus – the most convenient, time saving but the most expensive
2.ITX train – semi convenient as you need to go to another train station, save some time and money but not as convenient as the shuttle bus
3.Normal train – the longest time to reach Nami Island but the cheapest

33 thoughts on “ITX train to Nami Island

  1. salam, is it true to get on the train we have to buy tix in advance or else if the seats are full the passenger might end up standing?

    can you help to confirm it?

  2. Hi. I took the ITX 2 weeks ago and the price is still the discounted price, 4,000 KRW.
    I would like to thank you for making this blog. It definitely helped me going around Seoul alone. Thank you very much!

  3. Salam sis,
    I been reading your blog and its a life saver for me as im a muslimah and i what to know what food there have in korea that we can eat and further info on the interesting places to go to..im going there by end of this month mesti sejuk gila that what our collegues been saying when there come back from their holiday..hope that we pack enough for 5 night there. Can't wait to go there. And again thanks for the info that you have given us.

  4. How long does the ferry ride to Nami Island? I was hoping to go there on my next trip since I skip it the last time I was there. Is there Halal food in Nami as well?

    1. Hi,

      Yes, advance booking is done with credit card online and you need to collect the ticket at the station by showing the officer the booking number and your passport.

        1. Hi Vivian,
          If you missed the train, then it’s too bad. You may have to purchase another ticket at the counter. It is not refundable.

  5. Hi is it possible to buy the ITX tickets at the station itself or it is a must to book online? Also will there be any price difference between the two methods?

    1. Hi Melissa,

      Yes you may however based on my experience, they are always sold out when I reached the station and had to wait the next train which is another hour after that which I was not willing to do. This is the reason why I booked them ahead.

      There is no price difference.

  6. Hi, what will they do to the ticket? I was buying it online but as I was in a rush, I can’t find the ticketing officer and the train is approaching. So, I hopped in to the train without changing my ticket. I have my print ticket with me. Are they going to check it at gapyeong station?

    1. Hi Stacy,
      There will be an officer checking for tickets inside the train, it might be
      possible for him to check it for you.

      I used to see people who don’t have a ticket and hopped into the train, later he was
      charged with standing ticket fee which is normally half of the journey price. Of course,
      he had to stand the whole time.

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