Three and a half years ago I was obsessed with Pinterest (who hasn’t been at some point, right?!) and spent hours searching for things to add to my Korea Bucket List pinterest board. One day I found a pin about rail biking in Korea and immediately my heart was set on doing it. Unfortunately, the southeast corner of Korea where I live doesn’t have a single place to rail bike so it took me a very long time before I could make my dream a reality.
A few months ago we discovered we had booked a hotel close to a rail bike after doing a facebook check-in and seeing 레일바이크 (Korean for rail bike) in the list of choices. We went and I have to say that rail biking was just as fun as I had imagined… I loved it! As soon as I posted a photo of my experience on my blog’s facebook page, I immediately had people wanting to know how they could rail bike too.
I decided to put my Naver (Korea’s Google alternative) skills to work so I could to compile a list of all of the rail bikes in Korea. (Disclaimer: I know enough Korean to get by in certain situations, but I am by no means fluent so please excuse any gaps in my research.)
Rail biking is a very popular thing to do and the tickets do book up sometimes days in advance. We highly recommend booking tickets ahead of time. I wouldn’t count on being able to buy tickets the same day you want to rail bike. In fact, we have had several experiences trying to do just that and being turned away.
Each location varies, but expect to spend about 10-15,000 won per person and the ride is usually anywhere from 20-45 minutes.
The following list is sorted alphabetically by province.
- Daecheon Railbike (대천레일바이크)
33-1 Daecheon 4(sa)-dong, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
- Asan Railbike (아산레일바이크)
142-1 Sineon-ri, Dogo-myeon, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
- Gangchong Rail Park (강촌레일바이크)
323-2, Jeung-ri, Sindong-myeon, Chuncheon-si, 강원도 South Korea
- High1 Choo Choo Park (하이원추추파크)
227-5 Simpo-ri, Dogye-eup, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
- Jeongseon Rail Bike (정선레일바이크)
290-4, Gujeol-ri, Yeoryang-myeon, Jeongseon-gun, 강원도, South Korea
- Samcheok Ocean Railbike (삼척해양레일바이크)
146-10 Gungchon-ri, Geundeok-myeon, Samcheok-si, 강원도 South Korea
033-576-0656 or 033-576-0657
- Wonju Rail Park (간현원주레일파크)
870-6 Ganhyeon-ri, Jijeong-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea
- Yangpyeong Rail Bike (양평레일바이크)
126-5 Samsung-ri, Yongmun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
- Mungyeong Rail Bike (철로자전거)
126-1 Sinhyeon-ri, Maseong-myeon, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
- Jeju Rail Bike (제주레일바이크)
4639 Jongdal-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju City, Jeju-do, South Korea
- Seomjin River Train Village (섬진강레일바이크)
45-1 Chimgok-ri, Ogok-myeon, Gokseong-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
- Yeosu Ocean Railbike (여수레일바이크)
141-2 Manheung-dong, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea