Jeju ferries connect South Korea with Chuja Island with crossings available to Wando, Yeosu, Mokpo, Busan & Nokdong (in South Korea) & Chuja (in Chuja Island). Jeju Ferry crossings are operated by Hanil Express, Seaworld Express Ferry, MS Ferry & Namhae Gosok Ferry and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 46 ferry crossings weekly.
There are up to 46 ferry crossings weekly from Jeju with sailing durations starting from 1 hour 30 minutes. Our Jeju ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Found across the Sea of Japan that stretches along the southern coast of South Korea is the volcanic island of Jeju. This oval shaped landmass, known as the “Island of Gods” due to legends that claim the islanders are the distant descendants of demi-Gods, is blessed with year-round warmth, beautiful white sand beaches, and a thriving, emerald-green landscape dominated by the cloud-covered peak of Mount Hallasan.
Not only is the sub-tropical island a popular destination for love-struck newly-weds, it is also a treasure trove of natural wonders. The Manjanggul Lava-tube, found within a cave on the north coast, is an astounding 20-metre high column of solidified magma that is listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Another spectacle is the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall (translated literally as “sky connected with land”). Here spring water, pooled atop a rocky outcrop, cascades into an artificial pond illuminated at night by a series of underwater lamps.
The port of Jeju is found in the sprawl of Jeju City on the island’s northern coast. This facility, located at the edge of the Geonip-dong district in the very heart of the city, is relatively small; it consisting of little more than a few piers that jut in a saw-tooth fashion from the shoreline and into the sea. The ferry terminal is located on one of the largest and westernmost of these piers. It is home to a handful of passenger amenities including a compact car-park, an indoor waiting room, toilet facilities, a tourist information booth, and a small café selling food and drink.
Due to the port’s location near the city centre, it is well supported by a number of transport links. Though it can be easy to get lost in the maze of streets that cut between the modern apartment blocks and skyscrapers, a few main road routes lead directly from the downtown districts to the rolling, rural outskirts. An extensive system of inner city buses regularly whisks passengers through Jeju City from stops near the harbour; while another, more expansive service offers routes into the surrounding area - including to the nearby international airport.
A number of routes currently leave from the port in Jeju a few times throughout the week. Services hosted by Hanil Express sail north out from the mouth of the harbour to the port of Chuja island and the mainland town of Wando on South Korea’s shattered southern coast, both a short distance across the ultramarine waves of the Sea of Japan.
918-31 Geonip-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do
If you need to spend a night at or near Jeju ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Jeju Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!