Matsuyama Ferries 松山フェリー
Find information on getting to and from Matsuyama and Ehime Prefecture by boat.
There are ferry connections from Matsuyama and other ports in Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku to various destinations in both Kyushu and Honshu.
Mitsuhama Port - Yanai in Yamaguchi with Boyo Ferry in 2 hours, 30 minutes (www.boyoferry.co.jp)
Matsuyama Tourist Port - Kokura with Matsuyama Kokura Ferry in 7 hours, 5 minutes (www.matsuyama-kokuraferry.co.jp)
Yawatahama Port - Beppu with Uwajima Unyu Ferry in 2 hours, 50 minutes (www.uwajimaunyu.co.jp)
Matsuyama Tourist Port - Hiroshima with Ishizaki Kisen (www.ishizakikisen.co.jp) and Setonaikai Kisen (setonaikaikisen.co.jp) in 2 hours, 40 minutes by car ferry or 1 hour, 8 minutes by direct high speed boat.
Matsuyama Tourist Port - Kure with Ishizaki Kisen and Setonaikai Kisen in 55 minutes by high speed boat or 1 hour, 55 minutes by car ferry.
Toyo Port - Osaka with Orange Ferry (www.orange-ferry.co.jp) in 8 hours.
Niihama Higashi Port - Kobe with Orange Ferry in 7 hours.
One of the quickest and cheapest ways to reach Shikoku from Honshu is the Hiroshima-Kure-Matsuyama Ferry.
High speed boats jointly operated by Ishizaki Kisen and Setonaikai Kisen make the crossing in just an hour, while slower car ferries, take nearer two hours. Setonaikai Kisen and Ishizaki Kisen also operate a Super jet high speed boat which makes the Matsuyama-Hiroshima crossing in 55 minutes.
From Hiroshima, boats leave from Ujina Port, which is connected to downtown Hiroshima by tram, may call at Kure Port on the way, before proceeding to Matsuyama Tourist Port.
Hiroshima-Kure-Matsuyama Ferry Timetable & Fares
Setonaikai Kisen & Ishizaki Kisen Car Ferry
The first car ferry of the day, departing Ujina Port, Hiroshima at 5.45am does not dock at Kure. All the later boats dock at Kure. Sailings are at 5.45am, 6.45am, 8.15am, 9.20am, 11.20am, 12.25pm, 1.55pm, 3.10pm, 5.15pm and 7.45pm.
All sailings from Matsuyama Tourist Port (Matsuyama Kanko Port) in Takayama dock at Kure on the way to Hiroshima. There are sailings at 6.25am, 8.25am, 9.35am, 11.05am, 12.15pm, 2.15am, 3.20pm, 4.50pm, 6.05pm and 8.10pm.
Fares are 930 yen, Hiroshima to Kure, 3,600 yen Hiroshima to Matsuyama and 2,670 yen Kure to Matsuyama.
Setonaikai Kisen & Ishizaki Kisen Super Jet
There are 12 high speed boat (Super Jet) sailings from Hiroshima to Matsuyama. Half of them dock at Kure on the way.
Sailings from Hiroshima to Matsuyama are at 7.30am (docks at Kure), 8.30am, 9.30am (Kure), 10.30am, 12.00pm (Kure), 1.30pm, 3.00pm (Kure), 4.30pm, 5.30pm (Kure), 6.30pm, 7.30pm (Kure) and 9pm.
Sailings from Matsuyama to Hiroshima are at 7.00am, 8.00am (docks at Kure), 9.00am, 10.00am (Kure), 11.30am, 1.00pm (Kure), 2.30pm , 4.00pm (Kure), 5.00pm, 6.00pm (Kure), 7.00pm and 8.30pm.
Fares are 2,100 yen, Hiroshima to Kure, 7,100 yen Hiroshima to Matsuyama and 5,500 yen Kure to Matsuyama.
#Fares may vary slightly between the two companies
Discount fares are available for foreign visitors to Japan with the one-way Hiroshima Super Jet fare discounted to 3,800 yen.
Bicycles can be hired at Matsuyama and Kure ports for 1,000 yen a day plus deposit (2,000 yen). Up to 10 bicycles can be carried on Iyotetsu suburban trains in the last carriage.
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