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Busan Shimonoseki Ferry

The Busan Shimonoseki ferry route connects South Korea with Japan. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Pukwan Ferry. The crossing operates up to 5 times each week with sailing durations from around 11 hours.

Busan Shimonoseki sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from South Korea to Japan page.
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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Busan to Shimonoseki?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Busan to Shimonoseki is approximately 11h. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Busan to Shimonoseki?

    The average price of a ferry from Busan to Shimonoseki is approximately 0 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Busan to Shimonoseki can differ depending on the season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Busan to Shimonoseki?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Busan to Shimonoseki and this is
    • Pukwan Ferry
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Busan to Shimonoseki?

    Ferries from Busan to Shimonoseki are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Shimonoseki?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Busan to Shimonoseki with
    • Pukwan Ferry
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Busan to Shimonoseki?

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

    Unfortunately, pets are not permitted onboard this ferry service so please look for alternative routes which accommodate pets.
  • How far is Shimonoseki from Busan?

    Busan to Shimonoseki is approximately 0 nautical miles distance apart.

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.

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