Gapyeong Itinerary

I’ve been to Gapyeong four eight times. I went there last Winter, Spring, and Autumn. Yup, I skipped summer because it was too humid to travel. I guess this itinerary will sound legit since I’ve been there a lot of times.

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Gapyeong has many tourist attractions. They have Zara Island (Jaraseom), Gapyeong Rail Bike, Nami Island (Namiseom), Petite France, and Morning Calm Arboretum. I’ve been to four of them.

Korean Drama Locations

Korean drama fans should definitely go there! Here are some dramas filmed in Gapyeong:

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Gapyeong Itinerary

Here’s my proposed itinerary if you wanna visit at least three of them.

  • 6:00-9:00 Travel time to Gapyeong Station
  • 9:10 – 9:25  Gapyeong Station to Nami Island
  • 9:25 – 12:00 Walk around Nami Island
  • 12:00- 12:25 Take the ferry, and line up for the Gapyeong Bus
  • 12:25 – 12:50 Travel time to Petite France
  • 12:50 – 2:30 Walk around Petite France
  • 2:30 – 2:50  Line up for the Gapyeong Bus
  • 2:50 – 3:35  Travel time to Morning Calm Arboretum
  • 3:35 –  6:00 Walk around Morning Calm Arboretum
  • 6:00 / 6:30 / 7:30 Take the bus going to Cheongyeong Station
  • From Cheongpyeong Station, you can take the train going to your place.
  1. Take the train going to Gapyeong Station. You can take the ITX (highspeed train) or the all stop train. The earliest train would be around 5:30 in the morning. If you’re on a budget, just take the all stop train.
    • You can leave at around 6 am or 7 am as long as you’ll arrive at Gapyeong Station before 9am.
  2. Upon arrival at Gapyeong Station, line up at the bus stop for Gapyeong Tour Bus. You have to catch the 9:10 am bus. If you fail to catch it, the next bus will be 10:10am. But if you don’t want to wait, you can take the taxi going to Nami Island.
    • I strongly suggest that you come on time to save money. The Gapyeong Tour Bus costs 6,000 won, and the ticket is valid for the whole day. You won’t need to spend money for taxis if you take that bus.
  3. You’ll arrive at Nami Island at 9:25 am. There are two ways to reach Nami Island: zip wire (38,000 won) and ferry boat (8,000 won).
  4. Be sure to be on the bus stop by 12:30 pm. I gave allowance because it takes time to line up in the ferry and in the bus stop. Even if you arrive there on time, if the line is long, you won’t be accommodated and you have to wait for another hour. If you plan to take the taxi from Nami bus stop to Petite France, it will cost you around 18,000- 20,000 won. If you’re on a budget, it won’t cost you anything if you take the bus.
  5. Don’t expect to watch some performances in Petite France with the alloted time. Just take some pictures for an hour and line up for the bus stop going to Morning Calm Arboretum.
    • If you want to stay longer and watch some performances, just remove the Morning Calm Arboretum in your itinerary.
  6. The schedule of the Morning Calm Arboretum changes per season. During mid-March to November, it is only open until sunset. However, during December to mid- March, it’s open until 8pm. The bus going to Cheongpyeon Station leaves at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:30

Breakdown of Expenses:

7,000 won (300 pesos) T Money
6,000 won (255 pesos) Gapyeong Tour Bus
8,000 won (340 pesos) Nami Island Ferry Boat
12,000 won (510 pesos) Delicious Lunch at Nami Island
8,000 won (340 pesos) Petite France Entrance Fee
9,000 won (385 pesos) Garden of the Morning Calm Fee
Total: 50,000 won (2,130 pesos)

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  1. Hello there ms Karla!let me just ask if the given breakdown for travel expenses also applies for kids ages 9 or 12?or is there any fare difference for kids?tnx!

  2. Hi there, your itinerary is very comprehensive ???? do you know if there is a taxi stand at Garden of Morning Calm or if it’s easy to get a taxi from there to Cheongpyeong Station if we miss the last tour bus? And I can’t speak Korean. Thanks!

  3. Hi Ms. Karla. Your blog is really informative especially for 1st time travelers like me. We’ve decided to go DIY for our Nami Tour. Is there a way to go directly from Nami to the Garden of the Morning Calm?

    1. Yes, that’s possible. Just take the Gapyeong Tour Bus from Nami Island to Garden of the Morning Calm. Sometimes I do that too. I skip Petite France to have more time in exploring the Garden. 🙂

  4. Annyeong Karla,

    Do you know if there is a ride from Nami to the Garden of the Morning Calm aside from the Gapyeong Bus? im planning to go there this autumn and I want to know my alternatives. Thanks in advance and more power! Aja!

  5. Your blog is really helping me. XD Thanks a lot.
    Anyway, I will be visit Korea end of June. Is it too humid at that time? XD
    And hows the weather? Normal t-shirt is fine?

  6. Hi Ms karla,

    Thanks for your very informative blogs
    We’ll visit Seoul on June 1-6, is it summer already?
    I just need idea on what cloths to bring.

    Thanks again and more power!

  7. Hi Ms. Karla

    Thank you for your blogs, really helpful in creating our itineraries. Just wondering if it’s possible to do Nami Island-Petite France-Gapyeong Rail Park in one day? Can you please suggest an itinerary for this route. Thanks. <3

      1. Hi Ms Karla,

        May we know why Gapyeong Rail bike must be the first on route among Nami Island-Petite France-Gapyeong Rail bike? Thanks

  8. Hi Ms. Karla,
    If we take the Gapyeong Rail Bike and we want to go to Nami island.
    We need to Go Back to Gapyeong Station/Gapyeong Ferry Wharf, Ride a Ferry (Pay 8,000KRW) in order to go to Nami island? I’m a bit confused.

    Thank you!

  9. Hi! My family and I are going to Korea on May 26, and I was wondering: will there be too many people in Nami Island on a Saturday? Thank you and nice blog! ????

  10. Iam a newbie..It will be our first time to travel and I wanted to visit south korea becuase i want to explore and see all the wonderful places. and Im a fanatic of Kdrama as well. We are planning for a 5days vacation on janauary 2018. It will be to much cold in korea because its winter,?. What are the things to do for packing and if there is a low cost for accommodation.

  11. Hye.. i would like to ask is it bus and taxi only for the transportation if i go to petite france and morning calm. Is there have bus if i want to go back to the cheongpyeong station at 2.30 pm from morning calm.

  12. Hi Ms Karla, thank you for this information. On March 5 this will be our itinerary. So much helpful. God Bless

  13. You have to do this by weekday. During weekend, your time will be eaten up by the enormous traffic.

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