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Busan - Hakata Ferry Operators

    • 7 Sailings Weekly 11 hr 30 min
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Busan Hakata Ferry reviews

  • "Great trip"

    A quiet evening/ night. Everything closes at 22:30. There's no bar and the food looked soso and expensive so bring water and food! You can use the microwave after the kitchen closes at 9pm ISH. There is a water opposite room 320 on 2nd class. The first class cabin is like p and o ferry economy window class. But comfortable and with space. The baths were fantastic.

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  • "Great service!"

    Buying tickets on line at a good price was very simple with Direct Ferries. The International Port in Busan is very modern and well organised. Checking in with our vouchers was very easy. The process is like a simplified airport. Ferry journey was on the Beetle hydrofoil was comfortable and fast. Disembarking was easy too. All in all, an excellent experience from start to finish.

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  • "Excellent ferry service to Fukuoka from Busan "

    Very convenient to Fukuoka from Bussn

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  • "Good journey"

    We had a pleasant, comfortable journey between Busan and Hakata. The service was efficient and staff were helpful. Would definitely use again.

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Busan Guide

The port city of Busan is South Korea’s largest terminal and the second most populous city behind the capital, Seoul. There are sailings to the Japanese cities of Hakata and Osaka from the port with Panstar Cruise, Camellia Line and JR Kyushu Jet Ferry.

What is there to do in Busan?
With rugged mountains and sandy beaches, Busan is situated in the heart of beautiful landscape. The city itself has a huge amount on offer, not just stunning vistas, with hot springs, sensational seafood, chic bars and cafes and plenty of museums and cultural sights for you to enjoy. Beomeosa and Yonggungsa temples give visitors a chance to experience Korean culture, whilst the aquarium and Taejongdae Resort Park offer fun days out. There’s something for everyone.

What about the transport links?
With the city containing over three and half million people, transport is not an issue. There is a subway service, bus routes and national railway as well as Gimhae International Airport in close proximity. Many of the links stop right outside the terminal.

What services does the port provide?
The Port of Busan is an important gateway to the south of Japan. There are daily sailings to Hakata, taking three hours with JR Jyushu Jet Ferry and eleven and a half hours with Camellia Line. There are also three weekly sailings to Osaka, supplied by Panstart Cruise. This journey take nineteen hours.