Gangchon Rail Park
The 5-mile (8-kilometer) railway line runs alongside the Bukhangang River, where the scenery encompasses meadows, mountains, and riverbanks. Due to its proximity to Nami Island—home to top attractions such as Petite France and the Garden of Morning Calm—Gangchon Rail Park often is included as part of a day trip from Seoul; tours typically include round-trip transportation and lunch. Alternatively, you can reserve your seats for the Gangchon Railbike to avoid disappointment on the day.
Things to Know Before You Go
The bike ride is not challenging, making it an ideal choice for families and first-time visitors and a romantic experience for couples.
After around 50 minutes of pedaling, you’ll arrive at a complex with a cafeteria and bathroom.
You can upgrade to a Virtual Reality experience, where you wear an immersive VR mask throughout the journey.
The railbike is inaccessible to travelers using wheelchairs or strollers.
How to Get There
The closest train station to Gangchon Rail Park is Gimyujeong, which is a 10-minute walk from the entrance. From Sinnae rail station, on the outskirts of Seoul, you can take a direct train to Gimyujeong, which takes around one hour.
When to Get There
During the months of March to October, bikes depart hourly from 9am to 6:30pm; in winter bikes depart six times daily from 11am. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your preferred time. Booking in advance ensures that you secure the time slot best for your schedule.
Family Fun in Gangchon
Gangchon offers activities beyond the rail park for adventurous travelers. When you reach Old Gangchon Station, where the railbike route terminates, you can arrange to go bungee jumping, go-karting, or explore in the surrounding area by all-terrain vehicle. Advance booking typically is not necessary.
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