Japan Korea Kampu Ferry transport - Shimonoseki to Busan in 14 hours

The Kampu Ferry Company sails daily between Shimonoseki (下関)on the western tip of the main island of Honshu, and the South Korean ferry port of Busan (釜山).

Kampu ferry ships are conventional ferries with cabins, sailing overnight and departing daily at 18:00 arriving 08:30 next morning. The journey takes approximately 14 hours.

Kampu Ferry Schedules are subject to seasonal changes and may also vary according to the weather.

Honshu (Shimonoseki) to Busan

  • Mon/Wed, depart 18:00, arrive 08:30 next day.
  • Fri depart 18:00 arrive 08:40 next day.

Busan to Honshu (Shimonoseki)

  • (From Mar to Oct)
    Tues/Thurs/Sun, depart 18:00, arrive 08:40 next day
  • (From Nov to Feb)
    Tues/Thurs/Sun, depart 16:40, arrive 07:40 next day

See their website for further information.




Kampu ferry company currently runs Cycling Monitor Campaign, offering 50% discount on 2nd class Ferry fare (4,500 yen as against 9,000 yen full fare one way).

This is to promote a new Korean bicycle route between Busan and Seoul, and you are required to write about your cycling trip to Korea in your blog, homepage or facebook or send reviews to the ferry company.

This promotion runs until 30th September 2017.

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