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Japan (UTC+9), S.Korea (UTC+9)

Osaka – Busan

The Panstar Dream travels between Osaka and Busan for 19 hours.

from Osaka to Busan by Panstar
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
14:00
Mon. Wed.
Osaka
15:00 Mon. Wed.
17:00 Fri.
>>>> Busan
10:00 the next day
12:30 the next day
from Busan to Osaka
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
14:00
Busan 15:00
Tue. Thu. Sun.
>>>> Osaka 10:00
the next day
  • Vessel: Panstar Dream
  • Operators: Panstar(in Korean language), Panstar(in Japanese language), no in English pages.
  • Charges & Fees: Standard bed class 13,000(JPY)/140,000(KRW), Junior class twin bed room 21,900(JPY)/245,000(KRW), and more. fuel surcharge 1,500(JPY)/15,000(KRW), terminal fee 620(JPY)/3,200(KRW). For more detail, see the fares page in Japanese.
  • Reservation: Online booking is available, but local languages only. Call Panstar office at Busan ferry terminal 1577-9996, (+82)051-469-6131 or Sanstar Line operating agent at Osaka(+81)06-6614-2516.

updated 26 Jul. 2015

Sakaiminato – Donghae

The Eastern Dream travels between Sakaiminato of Tottori and Donghae of Gangwon.

from Sakaiminato to Donghae by DBS cruise ferry
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
(16:00)
Sakaiminato
19:00
Saturday
>>>> Donghae
9:00 Sun.(Mar. to Nov.)
9:30 Sun.(Dec. to Feb.)
from Donghae to Sakaiminato
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
Donghae 18:00
Thursday
>>>> Sakaiminato 9:00
the next day
  • Ship: Eastern Dream
  • Operators: DBS cruise ferry
  • Charges & fees: economy class USD110 JPY11,000 KRW117,000 and more. See the Ticket Prices.
  • Reservation: Online booking is available, but in Korean pages. Call their office in Donghae 033-531-5611(phone) 033-531-5613(fax), in Sakaiminato 0859-30-2332(phone) 0859-30-2313(fax).

updated 13 Oct. 2015

Shimonoseki – Busan

The Hamayuu and the Seong Hee start every night.

from Shimonoseki to Busan by Kampu ferry and Pukwan ferry
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
19:00
Shimonoseki 19:45 >>>> Busan 8:00
the next day
from Busan to Shimonoseki
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
17:30
Busan 21:00 >>>> Shimonoseki 7:45
the next day
  • Vessels: Hamayuu(Kampu ferry), Seong Hee(Pukwan ferry)
  • Operators: Kampu ferry and Pukwan ferry.
  • Charges & fees: See Fares page in English from Shimonoseki and fares page of Pukwan ferry from Busan. 2nd class(tatami) JPY9,000 KRW95,000 / 1st class(bed) JPY12,500 KRW125,000 and more.
  • Reservation: Online booking is not available, call Kampu ferry (+81)083-224-3000(Japan) or Pukwan ferry in Korea (+82)051-464-2700(phone) and
    also mail address is published on their websites.

updated 26 Jul. 2015

Fukuoka – Busan by Beetle

JR Kyushu Jet Ferry operates Beetle for 2 or 3 round-trip sailings a day connect Hakata port in Fukuoka to Busan for 3 hours 5 minutes by high-speed craft of Boeing 929 Jetfoils.

from Hakata port, Fukuoka to Busan by Beetle
Check-in
closing time
dep. arr.
45 minutes
before
Hakata port, Fukuoka
the first 8:00 to 9:00
the last 14:00 to 16:00
>>>> Busan
11:05 to 12:05
17:05 to 19:05
from Busan to Hakata port, Fukuoka
Check-in
closing time
dep. arr.
60 minutes
before
Busan
the first 7:30 to 9:30
the last 14:00 to 15:00
>>>> Hakata port,
Fukuoka
10:35 to 12:35
17:05 to 18:55

Sailing schedule varies by the short period or season. See the timetable on official website.

updated 29 Jul. 2016

Fukuoka – Busan by Kobee

Miraejet also operates Kobee for 1 round-trip sailing a day connect Busan to Hakata port by Jetfoils. It takes for 2 hours 55 minutes in direct service or 3 hours 25 minutes with stop at Hitakatsu port in Tsushima Is.

from Hakata port, Fukuoka to Busan by Kobee.
Check-in
closing time
dep. arr.
20 minutes
before
Hakata port, Fukuoka
14:30 to 15:45
>>>> Busan
2h 55m after (direct)
3h 25m after (1stop)
from Busan to Hakata port, Fukuoka
Check-in
closing time
dep. arr.
20 minutes
before
Busan
8:45
>>>> Hakata port,
Fukuoka
11:40 (direct)
12:10 (1stop)

Sailing schedule changes depending on the day. See their timetable on official website.

  • Vessels: Kobee
  • Operators: Mirajet(in Korean)
  • Charges & fees: Booking page shows ticket price.
  • Reservation: Visit online booking page or make phone call +82-51-247-0255 at Busan, +81-92-282-7888 at Fukuoka.

updated 29 Jul. 2016

Fukuoka – Busan by Camellia Line

The New Camellia trips during the day for Busan, overnight for Fukuoka.

from Hakata port, Fukuoka to Busan by Camellia Line
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
11:30
Hakata port, Fukuoka 12:30 >>>> Busan 18:00
from Busan to Hakata port, Fukuoka
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
18:30
Busan 20:00 >>>> Hakata port, Fukuoka 7:30
the next day

updated 4 Oct. 2015

Tsushima Island – Busan

to/from Izuhara

NINA by Miraejet
  • Vessel: NINA
  • Operators: Miraejet
  • Fares: o/w JPY8,500 r/t JPY17,000 for Busan, o/w KRW85,000 r/t KRW170,000 for Izuhara as of july, 2015.
  • Schedule: operation will be suspended from Jan. to Feb. 2017, mostly 1 round-trip a day on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday(July to Oct. 2016). For more details, see the timetable page in Korean
  • Reservation: Online booking or make a phone call +82-51-247-0255 at Busan, +81-092-282-7888 at Fukuoka.
Ocean Flower, Ocean Flower 2 by Daea Express
  • Vessel: Ocean Flower, Ocean Flower 2
  • Operators: Daea Express Shipping
  • Schedule: Sailings on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Izuhara to Busan dep. mostly 15:00 / Busan to Izuhara dep. 8:00 or 11:00. (updated December 2016)
  • Fares: 1st-class JPY9,000 2nd-class JPY8,500 for Busan, 1st-class KRW80,000 2nd-class KRW75,000 for Izuhara. (updated December 2016)
  • Reservation: +81-920-52-3138(Phone) at Izuhara, 1644-9604(Phone) at Busan. Online booking is available.

to/from Hitakatsu

Beetle by JR Kyusyu Jet Ferry
  • Vessel: Beetle
  • Operators: JR Kyusyu Jet Ferry
  • Schedule: 1 to 2 round-trip sailings a day, see timetable page in Japanese.
  • Fares: JPY7,500 for Busan.
  • Reservation: +81-92-281-2315(Phone) at Fukuoka, +82-51-469-0778(Phone) at Busan.
Kobee, NINA by Miraejet
  • Vessel: Kobee, NINA
  • Operators: Miraejet
  • Schedule: Kobee starts 1 to 2 round-trip sailings a day on almost every day(Jan. to Feb. 2017). See the timetable page in Korean
  • Fares: JPY7,500 for Busan as of December 2016.
  • Reservation: +81-92-281-2315(Phone) at Fukuoka, +82-51-469-0778(Phone) at Busan.
Ocean Flower, Ocean Flower 2 by Daea Express
  • Vessel: Ocean Flower, Ocean Flower 2
  • Operators: Daea Express Shipping
  • Schedule: 1 round-trip sailings on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 2 r/t on Sunday from Hitakatsu. 1 r/t on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, 2 r/t on Saturday from Busan (updated December 2016). See the timetable.
  • Fares: 1st-class JPY8,000 2nd-class JPY7,500 for Busan, KRW80,000 and KRW75,000 for Hitakatsu as of December 2016.
  • Reservation: +81-920-86-2008(Phone) at Hitakatsu, 1644-9604(Phone) at Busan

updated 26 Dec. 2016

Closed ferry route..

Moji – Busan

Secomaru of Grand ferry has been suspended since December 20 of 2010.

The Secomaru travels during the day for Busan, overnight for Moji.

Moji >> Busan by Grand ferry
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
11:00
Moji, Kitakyushu
12:00 every day except for Wednesday
>>>> Busan 19:00
Busan >> Moji
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
19:30
Busan
23:00 every day except for Tuesday
>>>> Moji
8:30
the next day
  • Vessel: SECOMARU
  • Operators:Grand ferry グランドフェリー, no English pages
  • Ferry Terminal at Moji: Nishinihon International Terminal [map] is located in Kitakyushu city, about a nine minute walk from JR Mojiko station.
  • Charges & fees: Fares in Korean. 2nd class(tatami) KRW90,000 JPY9,000 / 1st class(bed) KRW110,000 JPY10,000 and several more.
  • Reservation: Online booking is not available at the present time. You can call Grand ferry at Busan 051-469-9988(phone) 051-469-9987(fax). Kamigumi as an agent in Japan, accepts your booking at Moji on 093-321-2332(phone) 093-321-2330(fax).

updated 06 Oct. 2010

Shimonoseki – Gwangyang

The Gwangyang Beech of Gwangyang ferry company travels between Shimonoseki and Gwangyang in Jeollanam-do.

Gwangyang Beech has now been suspended since January of 2012. Gwangyang ferry company announced plan to re-open in April. [ updated 25 Feb. 2012 ]

Shimonoseki to Gwangyang by Gwangyang ferry
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
17:00
Shimonoseki
18:30 Mon. Thur. Sat.
>>>> Gwangyang
8:30 (the next day)
Gwangyang to Shimonoseki
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
18:30
Gwangyang
19:30 Wed. Sun.
19:30 Fri.
>>>> Shimonoseki
8:30 (the next day)
11:30 (the next day)
  • Vessel: Gwangyang Beech
  • Operators:Gwangyang ferry (in Korean) ???? 光陽フェリー
  • Charges & fees: Standard class (bed or tatami) o/w JPY9,5 0 KRW95,000 r/t JPY18,000 KRW180,500 / 6beds-room o/w JPY12,500 KRW125,000 r/t JPY24,000 KRW237,500 per person / Deluxe Room B (single room) o/w JPY17,500 KRW175,000 r/t JPY33,200 KRW332,500 and more.
  • Reservation: Online booking is not available at present time. Contact with Gwangyang office in S.Korea 061-795-1111(phone) 061-794-8900(FAX). Sunshine ferry company as an agent in Japan receives your booking call at Shimonoseki ferry terminal on 083-228-6300(phone).

updated 3 Feb. 2012

Fukuoka – Busan
by Daea Express Shipping

Daea Express Shipping company will start new route to port of Hakata from Feb. 10 of 2012 by a high-speed ship, Dream.

from Hakata port, Fukuoka to Busan by Daea Express Shipping
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
—-
Hakata port, Fukuoka 14:45
every day except for Wednesday
>>>> Busan 18:00
from Busan to Hakata port, Fukuoka
dep. arr.
Check-in
closing time
—-
Busan 9:00
every day except for Wednesday
>>>> Hakata port, Fukuoka 12:15
  • Vessel: Dream
  • Operators: Daea Express Shipping (Korean)
  • Charges & fees: Special discount fares to 31 of March, o/w 2,000円(JPY) r/t3,500(JPY), Fuel surcharge 1,500(JPY) 20,000(KRW), Port facility charge 500(JPY) 3,200(KRW)
  • Reservation: Call Daea Express at Fukuoka office 092-282-7300(phone), 092-282-7301(fax)

updated 11 Sep. 2014