Ferry to Japan
Open Ticket??

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Open Ticket?

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Trip Details
Return Trip

Latest offers for Busan - Hakata

Busan to Hakata (Fukuoka) Ferry

The Busan Hakata (Fukuoka) ferry route connects South Korea with Japan and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Camellia Line service runs up to 7 times per week with a sailing duration of around 11 hours 30 minutes while the JR Kyushu Beetle Jet Ferry service runs up to 3 times per day with a duration from 3 hr 5 min.

So that’s a combined 28 sailings on offer per week on the Busan - Hakata (Fukuoka) route between South Korea and Japan. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from South Korea to Japan page.
Why use Direct Ferries?
Ferries from 4412 routes and 901 ports worldwide
Trusted by over 2.5 million customers
We arrange over 1.2 million ferry crossings / year
We check up to 1 million prices for our customers daily
Busan - Hakata(Fukuoka) Route summary
Departure Country South Korea
Destination Country Japan
No. of Operators 2
Operators Camellia Line & JR Kyushu Beetle Jet Ferry
Average Price £189*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 8
Average Sailing Duration 9h 13m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 40m
First Ferry 09:00
Last Ferry 20:00
Distance 99 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Busan to Hakata?

    The ferry crossing time from Busan to Hakata is approximately 7h 35m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Busan to Hakata?

    There are 2 popular ferry operators for Busan to Hakata. These are
    • Camellia Line
    • JR Kyushu Beetle Jet Ferry
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Busan to Hakata?

    Book ferries from Busan to Hakata through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Busan to Hakata?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Busan to Hakata with
    • Camellia Line
    • JR Kyushu Beetle Jet Ferry
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Busan to Hakata?

    No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Busan to Hakata?

    No, pets are not permitted onboard the ferries.

Busan Hakata Ferry reviews

  • "An excellent trip"

    A very special experience

    'Beetle Jet Ferry' travelled on Beetle Jet Ferry

    Read More Read Less
  • "Excellent"

    Excellent ferry company. The staff was very responsive and helpful whenever we add any question. Trip went exactly as planned. We were asked to arrive 1H early at the ferry terminal and this was correct in terms of border crossing, security and boarding.

    'Beetle Jet Ferry' travelled on Beetle Jet Ferry

    Read More Read Less
  • "Wonderful experience"

    So glad I chose to travel over by Beetle to Korea. Although quicker to fly to Seoul the journey I had was amazing experience and quite unexpected. Staff were lovely and having hot coffee and a sandwich was an added bonus. Depending on the weather the wifi doesn't always work although I did manage to connect with friends on Facebook while we were travelling. I travelled in November and was not at all seasick. In fact I was astonished at how smooth the sea was. A really great experience that i would advise any visitor to Japan or Korea to embark upon at least once in their lifetime.

    'Beetle Jet Ferry' travelled on Beetle Jet Ferry

    Read More Read Less

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.

Busan to Hakata Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
JR Kyushu Beetle Jet Ferry (Queen Beetle) 15:00 18:40 3 hours 40 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Camellia Line 20:00 07:30 11 hours 30 minutes Everyday

Onboard the ferries

The quickest way to make & manage your booking

Download the Direct Ferries app or manage your booking online through My Account


Customer Service

Visit our customer service page to find useful information on travelling by ferry, our FAQs, and how to contact us for help with your booking