Monday, May 28, 2012

Nami Island (Shuttle Bus)

Category: Attraction - One Day Visit
Nearest Subway Station: Jongno 3-ga (Line 1, 3, 5)
Distance from Subway Station: Shuttle Bus Office - 324 meters | Shuttle Bus - 178 meters (Exit 5)
District (gu): Jongno-gu
Description:

Should there be a reason to visit Nami Island? It is really a must-visit place for those who are planning to visit South Korea. A mere 90 minutes from Seoul, Nami Island is very accessible by many ways. The beauty of the island beckon everyone to come, and not just the Korean drama "Winter Sonata" lovers. For Muslims, there is a restaurant that serves halal vegetarian food and also a Muslim prayer room provided for our convenience.

Nami Island is not situated in Seoul. What will be shown on map here instead will be where tickets for shuttle bus to Nami Island can be bought, and where the shuttle bus itself will be stationed. Taking the shuttle bus is one of the easiest ways to go to Nami Island. You will first have to go to the Nami Island Shuttle Bus office in Insadong to buy your tickets. It is recommended to buy the tickets before the day of your planned trip to Nami Island. Updated: You don't have to go to the office in Insadong anymore. Just make your reservation by phone around 1 month before you go. This is to make sure you will get your seats.

Here's a guide on how to book your Nami Island shuttle bus ticket:
  1. Call the ticket office. To call from outside of South Korea dial: +8227531247
  2. When the staff picks up tell her "Hi, I would like to book tickets for Nami Island bus"
  3. The staff will ask for the date, so tell her your intended date.
  4. Then she will ask "How many people?". Tell her how many are going.
  5. When asked from Insadong or Jamsil, answer Insadong. (or Jamsil if you are departing from there)
  6. She will then ask whether you want a one-way ticket or for the round trip. Get the round trip if you want to take the same bus back to Insadong.
  7. Next she will ask if you want the ticket including ferry etc. Answer yes.
  8. Finally she will ask for your name to put the reservation under. I highly recommend giving a short name here. Giving a long name (example Noorkumalasari) will just make it harder for both of you because you'll need to spell out your name. If my name is Noorkumalasari, I'd just give Sari as my name.
  9. She will then summarizes your booking, telling you how much you would have to pay and to tell the bus driver your name so that you can pick up your tickets and pay on the day of your trip. Now, say thank you and you can hang up.
The staff's accent may make it hard for you to understand her English, but remember she may find it hard to understand your accent too. So as long as you follow the guide above you'll both be okay.

The 23,000 KRW ticket will include return bus to Nami Island, return ferry tickets and admission fees. The shuttle bus departs everyday at 9.30 am from Tapgol Park in Insadong  except on Tuedays. More information can be gotten from Nami Island's website.

If you want to look at other alternatives beside taking the shuttle bus, see your other options here: How to get to Nami Island.

source: here

Location in Google Map:


Walking Directions:

 1. From exit 5, walk towards that tall white building in the picture:


2. Walk straight under the building and turn left at the small road:


3. From the small road walk straight until you reach Tapgol Park's wall. From here turn right:


4. Walk along the wall and you will reach where the shuttle bus is parked. Cross the road at the zebra sign:


5. Turn right once you've crossed and walk straight until you find this building on the left. Go inside. The shuttle bus ticketing office is on the 2nd floor.


New! Printable map with points of interests:

copyright: muslimbackpackerseoul.blogspot.com

34 comments:

  1. The shuttle bus departs everyday at 9.30 am from Tapgol Park in Insadong except on Tuesdays.

    sori nak tanya, nak confirm betul2 ni, shuttle bus tak ada ker hari selasa?

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    1. Hi Liza,

      According to this website: http://www.visitseoul.net/en/article/article.do?_method=view&art_id=39982&lang=en&m=0004004002004&p=04 bas tak ada hari Selasa. Tapi kalau nak betul-betul sure boleh email diorang. namibus@naminara.com

      I will try to email and ask. Will inform you once they reply. :)

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    2. The information that there is no bus on Tuesdays is outdated. The bus is a daily trip bus.

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  2. tq so much fadzlin, masih sempat utk tukar plan :)

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  3. Salam. First of all, Selamat Hari Raya.

    family saya nak pergi Nami Island next week. so, blh bg direction tak kat mana prayer room dkt Nami Island tu sebab last year saya pergi tapi tak jumpa prayer room and ended up sembahyang dalam toilet (lucky us sebab tersangat bersih toilet kt situ).

    Thanks. :)

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    1. Salam DyLa, sorry sangat lambat balas. Tak ada decent internet connection di kampung.

      Here's a Nami Island Map where I've pointed where the prayer room and halal restaurant are located. The prayer room is on the 2nd floor:

      http://bit.ly/QwxRrM

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  4. Salam. Im anggie.
    Can you give me again about the map where halal restaurant located in Nami island?seems that the link you given was broken...:(

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    1. Waalaikumsalam.

      Hi Anggie. Thank you for telling me the link is broken. Here's a new link. I hope this one will stay up. By the way the name of the halal restaurant is Cafe Yeonga Jiga.

      https://dl.dropbox.com/u/611194/nami%20island%20map.jpg

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  5. Salam

    Do you by any chance know the ticket office at Insadong operating hours? does the office open on Saturday????

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    1. Waalaikumsalam, their office hours are 9-6, but I am not sure if they are open on Saturday. Maybe you can call them and ask?

      http://www.namisum.com/_ver01/_bbs_iw2000/?link_code=090107

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  6. Assalamualaikum. Saya akan ke seoul korea jumaat ni.. saya teringin sangat nak melawat nami island.. cadang pi 21 april. Sempat tak nak booked ticket?

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    1. Waalaikumsalam, susah nak cakap. Cuba call tanya okay. Kalau sorang je ada tempat lagi kot. Atau cuba pergi terus ofis dia dekat Insadong dan beli tiket terus bila dah sampai.

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  7. Hi fadzlin,

    Saya akan ke seoul dlm bulan May 2013, cuma nk tanya...adakah senang utk pergi ke Nami Island menggunakan subway di sebabkan saya x pasti sekiranya itenary saya berubah jika saya dah book bus ticket ke Nami Island

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    1. Hi, senang untuk menggunakan subway juga. Naik subway ke Sangbong subway station, kemudian naik Gyeongchun Line ke Gapyeong Station. Dari situ boleh ambil teksi ke Nami Island.

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  8. Hi. Nak tanya, berdasarkan direction gambar tu kan, tiket tu perlu ambik dekat office dia ea?

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    1. Kalau dah tempah melalui telefon, cuma perlu datang pagi-pagi tu ke Tapgol Park. Tapi kalau belum beli kena pergi office dan beli.

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    2. Oh. Okay. Got it. Thank you fadzlin :)

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  9. Klu email utk booking...pihak Sana layan x.takot juga

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    1. Salam, lebih baik telefon. Saya pernah email untuk tanyakan soalan, tapi tidak dibalas.

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  10. Salam sis
    Nak tanya musim yang paling best untuk pergi dan bergambar honeymoon bulan bila ye?
    Saya jenis tak tahan sejuk sangat... huhu..
    Tqvm

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    1. Waalaikumsalam,

      Boleh pergi awal Autumn atau Spring..

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  11. Tapgol to Nami, berapa minit?

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    1. Please read above: around 90 minutes.

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  12. Salam. Saya akan ke korea dalam masa 3 hari lagi,,,,sempat ke nak booking tiket ke Nami Island? Jika tidak sempat,ada cara lain tak?

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    1. Waalaikumsalam, boleh telefon dan tanya. Mengenai cara lain sebenarnya ada tulis di atas:

      If you want to look at other alternatives beside taking the shuttle bus, see your other options here: How to get to Nami Island. https://maps.google.com.my/maps/ms?msid=213565730325575326686.0004c7486b8986d321594&msa=0

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  13. Hi Fadzlin

    Thanks for the infos.. in sya Allah going next year. Really gelak abt the Noorkumalasari (sama panjang nama I kurang one alphabet jer..)

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  14. Hi

    I just called to book ticket today (15/10/2013). The staff ask me to go to the office in Insadong 1 day before my departure date to make payment.

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    1. Hi dear, yeah they will ask you to come if it is more than 2 persons going. But if it is not convenient for you you can actually say that you won't have time to go to the office first. Sometimes they will allow you to just pay on that day.

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  15. Salam,.. saya nak tanye betul tak cara saya nak gi Tapgol Park ni

    Saya duduk kat Seoul Backpackers, so the nearest station is Hoehyeon Station
    So,
    dari Hoehyeon Station-pergi ke Chungmuro-pergi ke Jongno3(sam)Ga-Tapgol Park
    betul ke cara saya?
    Ade tak shuttle bas/bas dari Hoehyeon Station ke Tapgol Park?
    Thanks..

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  16. assalam, i want to ASK what the last time for shuttle bus from nami going back to insadong. thank you in advance for replying me

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    1. There's only one shuttle bus daily. The same bus you took to Nami will be heading back to Insadong at 4 pm. For more info you can refer to their official website here:

      http://namisum.com/en/location/

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  17. thank you fadzlin reply me,
    i make a phone reservation to nami island for 5 pax, on the trip day
    what i must do?going to ticket office first to pay the ticket then go to bus stn, or direct to bus stn n pay the ticket inside the bus? due to time n budget constrain, i will pay the tickets on the trip day to nami island

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  18. Hello Fadzlin. I'll be going to Seoul on August 2016. Is it still valid for me to make this post as reference because this post was on 2012. I found your posting super beneficial. Thank you so much.

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  19. They check if airport transfer services are available with them on that particular date or not. Milan malpensa transfer

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