There are numerous ferry crossings operating from South Korea to Japan. Ferries currently connect 2 ports in South Korea with 5 ports in Japan.
There are a combined number of 48 ferry crossings each week across a selection of 5 Ferry Routes which are operated by 5 ferry companies including Panstar Cruise, Camellia Line, JR Kyushu Beetle Jet Ferry, DBS Cruise Ferry & Pukwan Ferry with the shortest crossing taking around 1 hour 10 minutes (Busan to Tsushima (Hitakatsu)).
This is a general summary of the services on offer between South Korea and Japan, for live information select from our Fare Search.
South Korea forms the southern part of the Korean Peninsula in East Asia, with China to the west and Japan to the east.
With a history dating back to 70,000 BC embedded into this small country’s cultural heritage, South Korea offers numerous fascinating historical landmarks including 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It has a stunning landscape, too comprising huge mountains, gorgeous countryside, picturesque rice fields and clusters of remote islands found just offshore.
Seoul, the energetic capital is a bustling metropolis filled with everything from temples to high-end bars and shops featuring the world’s latest technology. Food contributes significantly to the character of this city as well; you can enjoy exquisite meals either on a street corner or inside a neo-Korean upmarket restaurant, there’s an endless choice.
South Korea has a few ports offering routes to a wide range of destinations. For international ferry routes, there are a number of sailings across the Sea of Japan to choose from, whilst the domestic crossings go to the islands just off the south coast.