Ferries to Japan
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Ferries to Japan

Panstar Cruise, Camellia Line, MOL Ferry, Tane Yaku Jetfoil, Uwajima-Unyu Ferries, JR Kyushu Beetle Jet Ferry (Queen Beetle), Tokai Kisen, Amakusa Takarajima Line, Yaeyama Kanko Ferry, Ishigaki Dream Tours, Kume Line, Shin Nihonkai Ferry, Nankai Ferry, Hankyu Ferry, Sado Kisen, Tokyo Kyusyu Ferry & Panstar Tsushima Link operate the ferries to Japan.

Japan Ferry Times

Ferries to Japan sail approximately 255 times daily and up to 1701 times weekly. Ferry times can vary by season and operator. Use our deal finder to compare routes and prices.

Japan Ferry Ports

Ferries sail to 44 ports in Japan. The most popular ferry port in Japan is Hakata (Fukuoka) ferry port with around 11 weekly sailings.

Ferries from Busan to Hakata (Fukuoka)

The Busan Hakata (Fukuoka) ferry sails 11 times a week, with a crossing time of 7 hours 35 minutes. The average price of a ferry from Busan to Hakata (Fukuoka) ferry is about € 217.62. Exclusive of booking fees.

Ferries from Busan to Osaka

The ferry from Busan to Osaka sails 2 times a week, with a duration of 19 hours . On average the Busan Osaka ferry costs about € 302.05. Exclusive of booking fees.

Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated July 01.

Is there a car ferry to Japan?

Car ferries do sail to Japan. MOL Ferry, Uwajima-Unyu Ferries, Shin Nihonkai Ferry, Nankai Ferry, Hankyu Ferry, Sado Kisen & Tokyo Kyusyu Ferry offer car ferries to Japan. A car ferry may not be available on all routes, we recommend viewing our Deal Finder for the latest car ferry information and pricing.

Japan Ferry Prices

The price of a ferry to Japan can range by route, operator, vehicle type, number of passengers and season. We recommend booking in advance to get the best price and availability.

How to book ferry tickets to Japan

Booking ferries to Japan is easy. Book online and manage your trip with Direct Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to compare tickets and book the best option for you.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Japan?

Ferries to Japan:
  • Atami
  • Ito
  • Izu Oshima
  • Kozushima
  • Otaru
  • Tomakomai Higashi
  • Akita
  • Niigata
  • Tsuruga
  • Ryotsu
  • Ogi

What is the fastest ferry to Japan?

The Atami to Ito ferry is the fastest ferry to Japan in approximately 25m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Japan?

The cheapest ferry to Japan is approximately 115 € on average via the Niigata to Tsuruga ferry. However, please note prices can differ by season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Japan?

Japan Ferry Ports:
  • Ito
  • Atami
  • Niigata
  • Akita
  • Tsuruga
  • Naoetsu

Can you take pets on the ferry to Japan?

No, pets are not permitted on routes offered to Japan.

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