Panstar Ferry Osaka-Busan; Busan-Osaka フェリー
Making A Reservation
Reservations can be made 30 days before your departure on the Panstar website or by telephone. If you would like JapanVisitor to take care of your reservation for a small handling fee please contact us by email.
We will need your full names, gender, nationality, date of birth and passport numbers,
After the booking is completed we will send you a PDF confirmation of the completed reservation. Then please arrive at the ferry terminal at least one hour before sailing to complete boarding formalities.
Ferry Departure Times
The Panstar sails from Osaka to Busan on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
On Monday and Wednesday the ship departs Osaka at 3.30pm arriving in Busan at 10am the next day.
On Friday the Panstar departs Osaka at 5pm arriving in Busan at 12.30pm the next day.
From Busan the Panstar sails on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm arriving in Osaka the next day at 10am.
The Panstar sails from Osaka International Ferry Terminal (大阪国際フェリーターミナル. The ferry terminal is a 15 minute walk from Cosmosquare Station (コスモスクエア駅) on the Chuo Line of the Osaka subway and also the Nanko Port Line. A free shuttle bus leaves Cosmosquare Station for the ferry terminal on Monday and Wednesday at 12.50 pm, 1.05 pm, 1.20 pm, 1.35 pm, 1.50 pm and 2.05 pm. On Friday the free bus leaves Cosmosquare Station for the ferry terminal at 2.35 pm, 2.50 pm, 3.05 pm, 3.20 pm, 3.35 pm and 3.50 pm.
There is a choice of accommodation on the ship. Berths include:
Royal Suite - 1 double bed, fridge, TV, shower, bathtub, toilet, hair dryer, bath towel, face towel.
Deluxe Suite - 2 twin beds, fridge, TV, shower, toilet, hair dryer, bath towel, face towel.
Junior Room - 2 twin beds, fridge, TV, shower, toilet, hair dryer, bath towel, face towel.
Family Room - futon bedding, TV, shower, toilet, hair dryer, bath towel, face towel.
Standard A - room for 5 people with futon bedding divided male and female.
Standard B - room for 2 people with western style beds divided male and female.
The Panstar ferry's facilities include a Japanese-style communal bath and sauna, a lounge, a restaurant, a karaoke lounge, a sushi bar, a game center and store for purchasing local souvenirs and special ferry goods.
Japan Ferry Pass Pamphlet (printable PDF)