Day Trip to Gapyeong: Nami Island, The Garden of Morning Calm, Petite France & Gapyeong Rail Park

Nami Island is one of the most popular and must-visit destinations for visitors to South Korea. A day trip to Nami Island can be made together with its nearby attractions including The Garden of Morning Calm, Petite France and Gapyong Rail Park.

There are many options to get to these attractions in Gapyeong easily including the once-a-day direct shuttle bus services to/fro Nami Island and the many affordable bus tours available to different Gapyeong's attractions of your choice. For those who are more adventurous and would like to travel at your own timings, public transport options are pretty convenient too.

We will cover the following topics for your day trip planning to Gapyeong's top attractions:

 

How to Go to Nami Island, The Garden of Morning Calm, Petite France & Gapyeong Rail Park from Seoul

➊ ​From Seoul to Gapyeong Station:

  • Take the subway to Gapyeong Station 가평역 (from Myeongdong Station, 2-3 lines transfer, 108 mins, 2350 won).

OR

  • Take the subway to Cheongnyangni Station 청량리역 (from Myeongdong Station, 1 line transfer, 17 mins, 1250 won). Take subway exit 4 and walk to Cheongnyangni Train Station (3 mins). From there, take the ITX Train to Gapyeong Station 가평역 (40 mins, 4800 won, covered under Korail Pass). ITX train schedule & ticket can be booked online at KORAIL website.

Gapyeong Station - Tourist Information, Bus Stop & Taxi Stand | KoreaToDo

Tips:

  • If you are only going to visit The Garden of Morning Calm, refer to section here for directions.

  • When taking the subway, it is recommended to use the MetroidHD/KakaoMetro app (or any subway apps) to find the fastest path for you based on your travelling time and departure station.

  • If you are staying nearer to Yongsan Train Station 용산역, you can take ITX train from here as well (55 mins, 5900 won to Gapyeong Station)

  • If you are still undecided to take the subway or ITX train, just hop on the subway as they are more frequent (& cheaper) than the ITX trains and thus offer greater flexibility for your day trip.

  • Gapyeong Tourist Information, bus stop and taxi stand are all conveniently located outside Gapyeong Station 가평역.

ITX from Cheongnyangni to Gapyeong Station | KoreaToDo

**for overview only. see latest train schedule**

➋ ​From Gapyeong Station, begin your trip to your desired place of attractions by hopping on Gapyeong City Tour Bus (Course A):

  • Day Ticket: 8000 won (Adult) / 6000 (Child) / free (Child under 3 years old).

  • Purchase day ticket on board with driver either by cash or using T-money (card).

  • You can hop on and off the bus as many times as you wish on its circular route.

  • Latest Updates - Gapyeong City Tour Bus Schedule

Gapyeong City Tour Bus to Nami Island, Petite France, The Garden of Morning Calm & Gapyeong Rail Park | KoreaToDo
Bus Schedule From Gapyeong Station to The Garden of Morning Calm
Bus Schedule from The Garden of Morning Calm to Gapyeong Terminal

**for overview only. see latest bus schedule**

➌ ​Back to Seoul:

  • Take the subway back to Seoul from either Gapyeong Station 가평역 (to Myeongdong, 108 mins, 2-3 line transfers, 2350 won) or Cheongpyeong Station 청평역 (to Myeongdong, 90 mins, 2-3 transfers, 2150 won).

OR

  • Take the ITX train from Gapyeong Station 가평역 (40 mins, 4800 won) or Cheongpyeong Station 청평역 (35 mins, 3800 won) to Cheongnyangni Station. Walk to Cheongnyangni Subway Station and take the subway back to your next destination in Seoul.​

 

 Gapyeong Rail Park 가평레일파크

Gapyeong Rail Park - Address

경기도 가평군 가평읍 장터길 14 | 14, Jangteo-gil, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Gapyeong Rail Park - Opening Hours

8:30-18:30

Gapyeong Rail Park - Admission Fees

2 persons: 25,000 won / 4 persons: 35,000 won.

Incl. round trip from Gapyeong Station to Gyeonggang Station, 8km, 1hr 20mins.

6 departures per day (25 Feb - 31 Oct) / 5 departures (1 Nov - 24 Feb). See Schedule.

Gapyeong Rail Park - Official Website

Gapyeong Rail Park operates the Gapyeong Rail Bike Course on an abandoned railway line. The round-trip course of total 8km departs from Gapyeong Rail Park to Gyeonggang Station and back to Gapyeong Rail Park.

The course passes through scenic views including Gapyeongcheon Stream Iron Bridge, Bukhanggang Iron Bridge and Zelkova Tree Tunnel.

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 Nami Island 남이섬

Nami Island - Address

강원도 춘천시 남산면 남이섬길 1 | 1, Namiseom-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

Nami Island - Opening Hours

Ferry:

1st Ferry (from Gapyeong Wharf): 7:30, Last Ferry (from Nami Wharf): 21:40

7:30-9:00 - every 30 mins

9:00-18:00 - every 10-20 mins

18:00-21:40 - every 30 mins

Ferry ride: 5-6 mins

Zip-wire:

9:00-17:00 (Apr-Oct) / 9:00-18:00 (Nov-Mar)

Under 2 mins to reach Nami Island (1-way only)

Nami Island - Admission Fees

Mandatory Fees

  • VISA Fees (incl. entrance & ferry fees):

Adult: 13,000 won / Students (Middle to High School) & Seniors (70+ years old): 10,000 won / Child (36 mths old to Elementary School), after 18:00 (Dec-Mar) & after 17:00 (Apr-Nov): 7,000 won

OR

  • Zip-Wire:

44,000 won (incl. entrance fee & ferry from Nami Island)

Optional Activities

  • Bicycle Rental (from 4,000 won, 30 mins)

  • Electric Tri-way Rental (from 12,000 won, 30 mins)

  • Sky-bike (3,000 won)

  • UNICEF Charity Train (3,000 won, 1-way)

  • Story Tour Bus (7,000 won, 20 mins)

  • Forest Adventure Treego (20,000 won)

  • Motorboat (40,000 won, 5 pax)

  • Baby Stroller (3,000 won)

  • Wheelchair (free)

How to go to Nami Island

Nami Island - Gapyeong City Tour Bus Service
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Nami Island - Official Website

Nami Island has the interesting shape of a leaf with 5km circumference. It is surrounded by Cheongpyeong Lake.

 

The island was formed with the construction of Cheongpyeong dam and named after General Nami, a notable figure in Korean history.

Nami Island is well-known worldwide as the filming location of the hugely popular Korean TV drama, Winter Sonata (2002) by Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo. There is even a life-size statue of the show's main characters, located on the extreme right end of the island from Nami Wharf.

Even though it is a small island, there are a lot of things to see, do and eat at Nami Island. So, visitors are encouraged to buffer enough time to cover this beautiful island on your visit.

Gapyeong Wharf & Around

Around Gapyeong Wharf
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Gapyeong Wharf - Ticketing Counters
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Ferry to Nami Island

Nami Island - Gapyeong Wharf & Ferry
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Nami Island - Gapyeong Wharf & Ferry
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Nami Island - View from Ferry in Autumn
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Nami Island - View from Ferry in Autumn
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or Zip-wire to Nami Island

Nami Island - Gapyeong Wharf - Zipwire
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Nami Island - Zipwire
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Nami Island - Zipwire
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Arriving at Nami Island

Nami Island - Reaching Nami Island by Ferry
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Nami Island - Reaching Nami Island by Ferry
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Nami Island - Entrance
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Central Korean Pine Tree Lane

Nami Island - Autumn - Central Korean Pine Tree Lane
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Baekpungmilwon Maple Garden

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Nami Island - Autumn - Baekpungmilwon Maple Garden
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Nami Island - Baekpungmilwon Maple Garden - Autumn Foliage
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Nami Island - Baekpungmilwon Maple Garden - Autumn Foliage
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Together Park & Maple Lane

Nami Island - Autumn - Together Park
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Nami Island - Autumn - Together Park
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Nami Island - Autumn - Pond near Together Park
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Moon Hill

Nami Island - Moon Hill
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Nami Island - Moon Hill
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Weeping Willow Lane & Tulip Tree Lane

Nami Island - Autumn
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Nami Island - Autumn - Tulip Tree Lane
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Nami Island - Autumn - Willow Lane
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Nami Island - Autumn - Willow Lane
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UNICEF Charity Train

Nami Island - UNICEF Charity Train
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Nami Island - Autumn - UNICEF Charity Train
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Veterans' Memorial

Nami Island - Veterans' Memorial
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Nami Island - Veterans' Memorial
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Nami Wharf & Nearby

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Nami Island - Near Nami Wharf
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 Petite France 쁘띠프랑스

Petite France - Address

경기도 가평군 청평면 호반로 1063 | 1063, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

9:00-18:00

sunset-20:00 (for Little Prince Lighting Festival in Winter, ticketing ends at 19:00)

Petite France - Admission Fees

Adult: 10,000 won / Youth (Middle to High School) & Senior: 8,000 won / Child (36 mths old to Elementary School): 6,000 won

How to go to Petite France
Petite France - Official Website

Petite France, a French cultural village set in the Korean countryside and the only French theme park in Korea.

 

Petit France's concept is to give dream and hope not only to children but also warm happiness to grown-ups when they visited the place.

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 The Garden of Morning Calm 아침고요수목원

The Garden of Morning Calm - Address

경기도 가평군 상면 수목원로 432 | 432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

The Garden of Morning Calm - Opening Hours

08:30-18:00

Winter Lighting Festival (Dec - March): 11:00-21:00 (Weekdays & Sundays) / 11:00-23:00 (Saturdays)

Last admission 1 hour before closing.

The Garden of Morning Calm - Admission Fees

Adult: 9,500 won / Senior (65 yrs old & above): 7,500 won / Youth (Middle to High School): 7,000 won / Child (36 mths old to Elementary School): 6,000 won

  • If you are only going to visit The Garden of Morning Calm:

Cheongpyeong Station 청평역 would be the nearest station. Subway from Myeongdong (for your reference only) takes about 90 mins with 2-3 transfers, 2150 won;

   OR

Take the subway to Cheongnyangni Station 청량리역 (17 mins, 1250 won), exit 4, walk to Cheongnyangni Train Station (3 mins) and take the ITX train to Cheongpyeong 청평역 (35 mins, 3800 won).

  • From Cheongpyeong Station (exit 1), take city bus no. 30-6/30-7 to The Garden of Morning Calm, the terminal stop, 25 mins. If preferred, taxi from Cheongpyeong Station to The Garden of Morning Calm takes about 17 mins, 16,600 won.​

Bus Schedule Overview
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Cheongpyeong Station
Cheongpyeong Station
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Bus from Morning Calm
Bus from Morning Calm
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**For overview only. Use Naver Map / KakaoMap App for the latest bus schedule based on your travel time. Info on the full bus schedule is also available at the station & morning calm bus stops. ** 

💡Tourist Information, bus stop & taxi stand are all conveniently located outside Cheongnyangni Station.

The Garden of Morning Calm - Official Website

The Garden of Morning Calm is the oldest private garden in Korea, founded by Professor Han Sang-kyung with vision to create a world-class garden that embraces the beauty of Korea.

 

The Garden of Morning Calm with a total area of 330,000㎡ has over 5,000 kinds of plants and 22 distinctive themes.

 

This beautiful and artistic garden can be enjoyed in all seasons, including the Lighting Festival (Dec-Mar) in Winter.

Spring

a) Entrance & Filming Location

The Garden of Morning Calm - Map
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b) Dropping Tree Garden & Sunken Garden

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c) Road to Heaven

The Garden of Morning Calm - Spring - Road to Heaven
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d) Pond Garden, Korean Garden & Open Air Stage

The Garden of Morning Calm - Spring - Pond Garden
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The Garden of Morning Calm - Spring - Korean Garden
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The Garden of Morning Calm - Spring - Korean Garden
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The Garden of Morning Calm - Spring - Open Air Stage
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e) Pine and Japanese Oak Forests Trail

The Garden of Morning Calm - Spring - Pine and Japanese Oak Forests Trail
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e) Wild Flowers in Spring

The Garden of Morning Calm - Spring Flowers
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The Garden of Morning Calm - Spring Flowers
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f) Green House

The Garden of Morning Calm - Green House
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Autumn

The Garden of Morning Calm - Autumn
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The Garden of Morning Calm - Autumn Foliage
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The Garden of Morning Calm - Autumn - Sunken Garden
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The Garden of Morning Calm - Autumn - Pine and Japanese Oak Forests Trail
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Winter - Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival (Dec - Mar)

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Plant Shop

The Garden of Morning Calm - Plant Shop
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