Tokuyama to Takedatsu Ferry

Suonada Ferry from Tokuyama to Takedatsu 徳山-竹田津港フェリー

Suonada Ferry from Tokuyama to Takedatsu
Suonada Ferry from Tokuyama to Takedatsu
Suonada Ferry from Tokuyama to Takedatsu
Interior of a ferry from Tokuyama to Takedatsu

The Suonada Ferry Co.'s car ferry that runs from Tokuyama on the southern coast of Yamaguchi over to Takedatsu on the north coast of the Kunisaki Peninsula in Oita can be a convenient short cut for those travelling to Oita and eastern Kyushu.

By road it is more than 235 kilometers, via the Kanmonkyo Bridge that crosses from Shimonoseki to Kitakyushu.

The 50 kilometer crossing takes just 2 hours. The ferry runs 24 hours a day, so with a 20 minute stop at either port there are a total of 5 crossing each way every day.

Suonada Ferry from Tokuyama to Takedatsu
Relaxation area on the Tokuyama to Takedatsu ferry
Suonada Ferry from Tokuyama to Takedatsu
Takedatsu Port

Timetable

Tokuyama Departure

Tokuyama Departure 徳山発
Ferry Tokuyama Takedatsu
1 2am 4am
2 7.20am 9.20am
3 12pm 2pm
4 4.40pm 6.40pm
5 9.20pm 11.20pm

Takedatsu Departure

Takedatsu Departure 竹田津発
Ferry Takedatsu Tokuyama
1 4.20am 6.20am
2 9.40am 11.40am
3 2.20pm 4.20pm
4 7pm 9pm
5 11.40pm 1.40am

The timetable can also be found here:
www.suonada.co.jp/c_timetable.html

Ferry Facilities

As car ferries go, it is a fairly small ship, with seating areas with the obligatory TV as well as tatami areas to stretch out and nap, but there is no cafe or restaurant, only vending machines.

The Tokuyama terminal is a few hundred meters south of the main JR Tokuyama Station on the Sanyo shinkansen, Sanyo Main Line and Gantoku Line from Iwakuni to Tokuyama.

The Takedatsu terminal is in a remote spot served by taxis or infrequent local buses that run west to Kakaji and on to Bungotakada and the JR station at Usa. Other buses run around the east coast of the peninsula to Kunisaki Town and Oita Airport.

More information on Japanese ferry routes

Traveling by ferry in Japan

Japan Ferry Pass

Suonada Ferry from Tokuyama to Takedatsu
Tokuyama Port

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