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Japan - Korea Travel

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Air

There are numerous daily flights between Japan and Korea. Prices are around US$430- US$570 for a round trip ticket Japan - Korea and slightly cheaper Korea - Japan.

Over 20 airlines fly between Japan and Korea, with numerous flights to and from various airports in both countries.

All flight times are approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
Narita, (Tokyo) - Seoul (K) 7 daily flights
Narita, (Tokyo) - Busan (K) 2 daily flights (not Wednesday)
Narita, (Tokyo) - Cheju (K) 1 daily flight (not Wednesday)
Kansai (Osaka) - Seoul (K) 8 daily flights
Kansai (Osaka) - Busan (K) 2 daily flights
Kansai (Osaka) - Daegu (K) Friday only (dep 12.55)
Daegu (K) - Kansai (Osaka) Friday only (dep 09.10)
Cheju (K) - Kansai (Osaka) Mon Wed Thu Sun (dep 18.25)
Kansai (Osaka) - Cheju (K) Mon Tue Thu Fri (dep 09.30)

Ferry Osaka - Busan (New Service)

Korea-Japan Through-ticket Train/Ferry

This ticket enables the holder to travel between Korea and Japan by train, transferring via the ferry crossing between Busan in South Korea and Shimonoseki in Japan.
Jointly operated by Hong-ik Travel Agency in Korea, and Nippon Travel Agency in Japan.

This ticket is worth purchasing if you don't have a Japan Rail Pass.
Reservation Offices:
- Hong-ik Travel Agency: Seoul 02-717-1002
- Nippon Travel Agency: Osaka 06-6312-1253
- Nippon Travel Agency: Tokyo 03 3354 5311

Osaka to Seoul via Shimonoseki 18,000 yen

Tokyo to Seoul via Shimonoseki 27,400 yen

Name of ticket in Japanese: 'Nikan kyōdō kippu'

Some Representative Fares

Shin Osaka to Hakata by JR Shinkansen 14,890 (one-way); 27,900 yen (return)
Pusan to Seoul by Semaul train 5,500 yen (one-way)
* Osaka - Hakata - Pusan - Seoul (train-Beetle-train) 23,560 yen (one-way)
This ticket can only be booked at Osaka JR Station or travel agents in Osaka.



Japan - Korea Ferry Travel.

Ferry travel between Japan and Korea is convenient and cheap

'Beetle' Hydrofoil Service between Korea and Japan

The shortest journey time between Japan and Korea by sea is by JR Kyushu 'Beetle' hydrofoil - which travels between Hakata (Fukuoka) on Kyushu Island (train links from here to all parts of Japan) and Busan (Korea's main port of entry from the sea). All fares are cheaper from Korea.

The Japan Rail Pass is NOT valid on the Beetle hydrofoil ferry.

Hakata-Busan

Daily
Depart: Hakata (Japan) 08.45 & 12.15
Arrive: Busan (Korea) 11.40 & 15.10

Extra services on Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Depart: Hakata (Japan) 10.15 & 15.45
Arrive: Busan (Korea) 13.10 & 18.40

Economy fare: 13,000 yen (one-way); 24,000 yen return.
092 281 2315 (Hakata/Fukuoka)

Busan-Hakata

Daily
Depart: Busan (Korea) 12.15 & 15.45
Arrive: Hakata (Japan) 15.10 & 18.40

Extra service on Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Depart: Busan (Korea) 14.00
Arrive: Hakata (Japan) 16.55

Extra service on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday
Depart: Busan (Korea) 08.45
Arrive: Hakata (Japan) 11.40
Reservations:
051 465 6111 (Busan)



Ferry Services between Korea and Japan

Hakata-Busan

Camellia Line Ferries
Monday, Wednesday
Depart: Hakata (Japan) 19.00
Arrive: Busan (Korea) 8.30

Busan-Hakata

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
Depart: Busan (Korea) 19.00
Arrive: Hakata (Japan) 8.30

One-way prices 9,000 yen - 18,000 yen
Reservations:
092 262 2323 (Hakata/Fukuoka)
051 466 7799 (Busan)

Shimonoseki-Busan

Kampu Ferry Line
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Depart: Shimonoseki (Japan) 18.00
Arrive: Busan (Korea) 08.30

Friday
Depart: Shimonoseki (Japan) 19.00
Arrive: Busan (Korea) 09.30

Busan-Shimonoseki

Daily
Depart: Busan (Korea) 19.00
Arrive: Shimonoseki (Japan) 08.30

Economy fare: 8,500 yen
Reservations:
0832 24 3000 (Shimonoseki)
051 464 2700 (Busan)

Ferries connect with trains arriving in Shimonoseki, which in turn connect at Kokura Station to the Shinkansen (bullet trains) from Osaka and Tokyo.


Ferry Services between China and Japan

The journey takes three days.

Shanghai-Osaka

Saturday
Depart: Shanghai (China) Saturday 13.00
Arrive: Osaka (Japan) Monday

Osaka-Shanghai

Tuesday
Depart: Kobe (Japan) 12.00 (check-in by 10.00)
Arrive: Shanghai (China) Thursday

Japan-China International Ferry Company
2F Sanai Building
1-8-6 Shin-machi
Nishi-ku
Osaka
Japan
Tel. +81 (0)6 6536 6541
Fax. +81 (0)6 6536 6542


Ferry Services between China and Korea

Incheon-Weihai Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday 18:00
Weihai-Incheon Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 17:00

Incheon-Qingdao Wednesday, Saturday 14:00
Qingdao-Incheon Monday, Thursday 17:00

Weidong Ferry
- Seoul: 02-3271-6753
- Incheon: 032-886-6171
- Weihai: 0631-522-3321
- Qingdao: 0532-280-3574

Incheon-Tianjin Friday 19:00
Tianjin-Incheon 4 day intervals 13:00
Tianjin-Incheon 4 day intervals 11:00

Jincheon Ferry
- Seoul: 02-517-8671
- Incheon: 032-888-7911
- Tianjin: 022-2311-2842

Incheon-Shanghai Wednesday 19:00
Shanghai-Incheon Sat. 10:00

China Shipping
- Seoul: 02-777-8080
- Incheon: 032-891-8070
- Shanghai: 021-6596-6009

Incheon-Dandong Tuesday, Friday 18:00
Dandong-Incheon Sunday, Thursday 15:00

Dandong Ferry
- Seoul: 02-713-5522
- Incheon: 032-891-3322
- Dandong: 0415-710-0228, 0338

Incheon-Dalian Wednesday, Saturday 18:30
Dalian-Incheon Tuesday, Friday 12:00

Da-in Ferry
- Seoul: 02-3218-6550
- Incheon: 032-888-2611
- Dalian: 0411-270-5082

Incheon-Yantai Tuesday 18:00
Gunsan-Yantai Tues. 15:00
Yantai-Gunsan Monday 16:00

Busan-Yantai Saturday 12:00
Yantai-Busan Wednesday 17:00

Musung Shipping
- Yantai: 0535-623-8888
- Gunsan: 063-467-8588
- Busan: 051-441-8888


Notes

(K) = Korea (J) = Japan.
Tokyo, Osaka are in Japan.


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