An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post
From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.
Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on VisitJeju.net, and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.
If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!
Do you know that there is only one place in Jeju where you can ride the train? That’s Ecoland!
At Ecoland Theme Park, you can take the Forest Train through Gotjawal forest. Gotjawal is unique because its ecosystem was formed on a bed of volcanic rocks.
Directions by bus: Go to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal. Take bus #730 to Jeju Stone Park. Get off at Jeju Stone Park and walk for about 100 meters to reach Ecoland.
There is a large parking lot, and a train track-style cross walk right before you enter Ecoland.
You can purchase your ticket at the ticket booth. Hours of train operation are 8:30am to 6:00pm in the summer, and 8:40am to 5:00pm in the winter.
General admission is 12,000Won for adults (10,000Won for groups of 30+).
After getting your ticket, you can go to the Main Station to catch your train. As it approaches, a guide will open the train doors for you and you can sit anywhere you choose.
Each train will depart from Main Station, stop by Eco Bridge Station, Lake Side Station, Picnic Garden Station, Lavender, Green Tea & Rose Garden Station, and return to Main Station to complete its circuit. Train departs every 8 to 12 minutes, so you can enjoy yourself at each station, and catch the next train whenever you want.
The first stop is Eco Bridge Station, with a unique walking course that includes a 300-meter water deck that spans over the lake of more than 66,000 meter square.
It has a beautiful view of the lake, where trees and plants surround the water. Kpop girl group Kara also filmed their CF there.
The next stop is Lake Side Station.
After that is Picnic Garden Station, which has a playground for children.
Then the train will go to Lavender, Green Tea & Rose Garden Station. As the name indicates, along the garden are herb, rose, green tea, and a lavender farm.
Finally, the train will return to Main Station. Your adventure on the Forest Train ends here…until next time.