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Information on Ferry Services between Korea and China

Because the Yellow Sea lies between Korea and China, there are plenty of affordable ferry travel packages available for those traveling between these two countries. Details on these ferries can be found below.

Ferry Routes

Cities with ferry routes available:

Ferry Schedule

Terminal Departure → Arrival Travel Time Schedule
(Departures based on local time. Time difference between Korean and Chinese ports is –1hr.)
Incheon Port International Ferry Terminal 1 (Yeonan Budu) Incheon → Dandong
Dandong → Incheon
16hrs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
(Departure: 18:00)
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Tuesdays, Thursdays (Departure: 18:00)
Sundays (Departure: 16:00)
Incheon → Dalian
Dalian → Incheon
17hrs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
(Departure: 17:00)
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Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
(Departure: 18:00)
Incheon → Yingkou
Yingkou → Incheon
26hrs Tuesdays (Departure: 24:00)
Saturdays (Departure: 12:00)
-----------------------------------
Mondays, Thursdays
(Departure: 12:00)
Incheon → Qinhuangdao
Qinhuangdao → Incheon
24hrs Mondays (Departure: 19:00)
Fridays (Departure: 13:00)
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Wednesdays, Sundays
(Departure: 13:00)
Incheon → Yantai
Yantai → Incheon
15hrs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
(Departure: 20:00)
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Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
(Departure: 18:30)
Incheon → Shidao
Shidao → Incheon
12hrs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
(Departure time varies)
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Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
  (Departure time varies)
Incheon Port International Ferry Terminal 2 Incheon → Lianyungang
Lianyungang → Incheon
24hrs Operates 2 times a week.
(Departure time varies)
Incheon → Weihai
Weihai → Incheon
13hrs Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
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Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays
(Departure time varies)
Incheon → Qingdao
Qingdao → Incheon
17hrs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
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Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
(Departure time varies)
Incheon → Tianjin
Tianjin → Incheon
24hrs Tuesdays (Departure: 13:00)
Fridays (Departure: 19:00)
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Thursdays, Sundays
(Departure: 11:00)
Pyeongtaek Port International Passenger Terminal Pyeongtaek → Rizhao
Rizhao → Pyeongtaek
19hrs Mondays (Departure: 18:00)
Wednesdays (Departure: 20:00)
Fridays (Departure: 22:00)
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Tuesdays (Departure: 18:00)
Thursdays (Departure: 20:00)
Sundays (Departure: 13:00)
Pyeongtaek → Youngsung
Youngsung → Pyeongtaek
12hrs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
(Departure: 20:00)
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Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays
(Departure: 19:30)
Pyeongtaek → Lianyungang
Lianyungang → Pyeongtaek
23hrs Mondays (Departure: 23:00)
Fridays (Departure: 19:00)
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Wednesdays, Sundays
(Departure: 16:30)
(Departure time may differ.)
Pyeongtaek → Weihai
Weihai → Pyeongtaek
12hrs Tuesdays (Departure: 19:00)
Thursdays (Departure 22:00)
Sundays (Departure: 18:00)
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Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
(Departure: 19:00)

* Above ferry schedules are subject to change without notice.

Ticket Reservations

- In general, reservations can be made 1-3 months prior to the date of departure.

- To make a reservation, you must provide your Romanized name and date of birth (as they appear on your passport). Reservations will only be completed if payment is made by the date specified by the ferry company.

- For Korean nationals over the age of 6, there is an additional terminal fee of 3,000 won and a departure tax of 1,000 won to be paid at the time of ticket purchase.

- Passengers must have a valid visa when traveling between Korea and China. Visa applications can be done through Korean and Chinese travel agencies. The relevant travel agencies can check the visa application status on the official websites of the Korean Embassy in China or the Chinese Embassy in Korea.
Passengers traveling from Korea to China (including foreign nationals residing in Korea) can conveniently apply for a visa even without the assistance of a travel agency. Visa applications can be made at the ticket counter when making ticket reservations.
Chinese nationals must have a valid visa issued by the Korean Embassy in China to be able to enter Korea. Supporting financial documents are required when applying for a visa and the process takes about 1-2 weeks. Foreign nationals from countries that are allowed visa-free entry to Korea may travel from China to Korea without a visa.

* Visa-related Information
- Embassy of the Republic of Korea in China (Korean, Chinese)
- Korea Immigration Service (Korean, English)
- Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Korea (Korean, Chinese)

*Korea Visas & Passports

Booking Information by Ferry Company

Ferry Company Route Required Information Website
Dandong Ferry
Dandong Office:
+86-415-315-2666
Incheon Office:
+82-32-891-3322 (Korean, English, Chinese)
Incheon - Dandong * Phone reservations
* On-site ticket purchase available
* Required: copy of your passport
www.dandongferry.
co.kr

(Korean)
Daein Ferry
Dalian Office:
+86-411-8262
Incheon Office:
+82-32-891-7100 (Korean, English, Chinese)
Incheon - Dalian * Telephone/Fax/online reservations
* Reservations can be completed any time within one month to one day before departure, depending on ticket availability
* For faster transactions, foreign nationals are advised to send their a copy of their passport via fax before making a payment
www.dainferry.
co.kr

(Korean)
Beomyeong Ferry
Yingkou Office:
+86-417-626-8907
Incheon Office:
+82-32-891-5858
(Korean, Chinese)
Incheon - Yingkou * Phone reservations
* Required: Passport number, English name, contact info, and date of birth.
www.yingkouferry.
co.kr

(Korean)
Jinin Ferry
Qinhuangdao Office: +86-335-343-0686
Incheon Office:
+82-32-891-9600 (Korean, English, Chinese)
Incheon – Qinhuangdao * Phone reservations available until two days before departure, depending on ticket availability
* Required: Visa, copy of passport
www.qininferry.com
(Korean, Chinese)
(Chinese site currently not available due to maintenance work.)
Hanjung Ferry
Yantai Office:
+86-535-622-0747
Incheon Office:
+82-32-891-8880~2 (Korean, English, Chinese)
Incheon – Yantai * Phone reservations
* Required: Passport information (Romanized name, nationality, passport number, date of birth, gender)
www.hanjoongferry.co.kr
(Korean)
Hwadong Ferry
Shidao Office:
+86-631-737-6666
Incheon Office:
+82-32-891-8877 (Korean, Chinese)
Incheon - Shidao * Phone reservations only
* Payment must be made by the specified time/date to confirm the reservation
www.huadong.
co.kr

(Korean, Chinese)
(Website currently not available due to maintenance work.)
Yeonunhang Ferry
Lianyungang Office:
+86-518-8233-8189
Incheon Office:
+82-32-770-3700
Pyeongtaek:
+82-31-684-3100 (Korean, English, Chinese)
Incheon - Lianyungang, Pyeongtaek - Lianyungang * Phone reservations available until two days before departure (09:00-17:00)
* Required: Copy of passport (fax), full payment
www.lygferry.com
(Korean)
Widong Ferry
Chingdao Office:
+86-532-8280-3574
Weihai Office:
+86-631-522-6173
Incheon Office:
+82-32-770-8000 (Korean, English, Chinese)
Incheon – Weihai, Incheon - Qingdao Phone reservations (Monday-Saturday)
(Closed on Sundays and holidays)
* Required: Passport information (Romanized name, passport number, date of birth), ticket information
www.weidong.com
(Korean, English, Chinese)
Jincheon Ferry
Tianjin Office:
+86-22-2331-3340, +86-22-2311-2843
Incheon Office:
+82-32-777-8260 (Korean, English, Chinese)
Incheon - Tianjin * Phone reservations available
* Required: Send photo identification by fax
*The business will temporarily stop from March 2013 will be resumed from May 2014.
www.jinchon.cn
(Korean, Chinese)
Rizhao Ferry
Rizhao Office:
+86-633-838-9931
Pyeongtaek Office:
+82-31-686-5896~7 (Korean, English, Chinese)
Pyeongtaek – Rizhao * Phone
* Required: Send copy of passport via fax or email with contact info (weekdays only)
rizhaoferry.co.kr
(Korean, Chinese)
Dalong Ferry
Youngsung Office:
+86-631-783-8027
Pyeongtaek Office:
+82-31-683-9300
Seoul Office:
+82-2-511-9046~7 (Korean, English, Chinese)
Pyeongtaek – Youngsung (Longyan Port) Phone reservations 1 day before departure depending on ticket availability
* Same day reservations available
* Round-trip tickets only available for a group of ten or more
* Required: Copy of passport, basic personal information, ferry visa status and contact info
www.dalong.co.kr
(Korean)
Pyeongtaek Jiaodong Ferry
Weihai Office:
+86-631-519-7055
Pyeongtaek Office:
+86-31-684-5999 (Korean, Chinese)
Pyeongtaek - Weihai * Phone reservations available from two days to a month before departure (Monday-Saturday)
* Required: Send copy of passport and personal contact information via fax (Fax: +82-31-684-5933)
* Required: Passport information (Romanized name, passport number, Visa) (Closed on Sundays)
www.pjferry.co.kr
(Korean)

* Foreign Language Services: Most ferries between Korea and China offer Chinese language services, while other foreign languages such as English are not readily available. For translation assistance, please call the 1330 Korea Travel Hotline.

Ferry from Korea to China

1) Incheon Port International Passenger Terminal

In anticipation of the congestion at the International Passenger Terminal, be sure to arrive at the terminal 2 to 3 hours before your departure time. Make sure to pick up your arrival and departure cards while at the terminal.

For your convenience, fill out both cards at the same time. On your arrival card, fill in the passenger information, vessel name, and destination. Present the card to the staff as you go through departure inspection.

2) Check-in Procedures (2 hours prior to departure)

Follow the directions broadcasted over the loudspeaker and present your boarding pass and passport at the check-in counter. At check-in, you will be assigned a cabin number and may also apply for a visa to China if you have not already done so. (You may apply for visa on the arrival day from Korea to China; however, you need to get a visa in advance when traveling from China to Korea.)

* Note: Before arriving at the passenger terminal, please confirm your boarding time by telephone. Once at the passenger terminal, proceed to the correct departure gate and board the vessel at the appropriate time. In Korea, when making a payment, you also need to pay a terminal fee and a travel tax; in China, you need to pay 30 RMB (roughly equal to 5,000 won).

3) Baggage Check

After completing the check-in procedures, continue to the baggage check counter. Once there, present your boarding pass and passport, and check your baggage. You will receive a baggage check tag that will allow you to claim your baggage once you arrive in China.

* Free shipping for two bags less than 100cm (w) x 70 cm (h) in size and 50kg in weight.

4) Departure Gate

Following the directions broadcasted over the loudspeaker, proceed to the departure gate and present your passport and boarding pass.

5) Customs Inspection

At customs, you will need to go through a security inspection and a brief inspection of your personal belongings. Valuables (300,000 won and over) will need to be declared at customs for insurance purposes and in order to avoid unnecessary taxation upon return.

Passengers carrying a combined currency value of more than US $10,000 MUST make a formal declaration of their funds. Failure to properly report large amounts of money could lead to confiscation and/or other complications.

* Duty Free Allowance
1 bottle of alcoholic spirits (max 1 liter, value must be under $400 USD)
Perfume 60ml
200 cigarettes
Other duty free items under a total value of $400 USD

6) Departure Inspections

Proceed to the departure inspection counter (Ministry of Justice Immigrations Office) and present your passport, departure & arrival cards, and boarding pass. After inspection, you will receive a stamp in your passport and your arrival card will be returned to you along with your passport. Make sure to keep track of your arrival card, as you will need it present it upon arrival.

7) Waiting for Boarding

After all departure procedures have been completed, proceed to the waiting room or you may visit the duty-free shop until it is time to board.

8) Boarding

Follow the directions broadcasted over the loudspeaker and those of port personnel. Take the shuttle bus to the ferry for boarding.

9) Inside the Ferry

Before your arrival in China, prepare your arrival card and medical inspection documents (as they will be needed for arrival inspections). On the medical inspection documents, fill out your personal information, vessel name, and reason for visit.

At this time, passengers who do not possess an arrival visa, but have applied for one, will need to turn in their completed application (with an attached photo) to the visa application counter located near the arrival area.

(Chinese Visa Application Checklist: Chinese Arrival Card, Chinese Medical Inspection Documents, and Passport Issuance Application).

10) Disembarkation

Upon arrival, passengers may disembark in the following order: first-class passengers, the elderly, and economy class passengers. After you get off the ferry, take the shuttle bus from the ferry to the passenger terminal.

Ferry from China to Korea

1) International Passenger Terminals – China

In anticipation of congestion at the International Passenger Terminal, be sure to arrive at the terminal 2 to 3 hours before your departure time. Passengers should have their departure cards completely filled out and have their medical inspection documents prepared so that they can be cleared for departure inspection.

2) Harbor Passes and Check-in Procedures (2 hours before departure)

Passengers may purchase harbor passes at the ferry counter located inside the terminal. Once you have paid for the harbor fees (30 RMB), present your ferry ticket and passport to receive an authorized boarding pass with an assigned cabin number.

3) Baggage Check

Those with luggage that needs to be checked should proceed to the baggage check counter after the check-in procedure. Passengers need to present their boarding passes and passports at the baggage check counter. After checking your bags, you will receive a baggage claim tag.

4) Departure Gate

Follow the directions given over the loudspeaker and present your boarding pass and passport at the departure gate. After inspection, passengers may then proceed through the departure gate. The departure gate will close an hour prior to scheduled departure.

5) Customs Inspection

Personal belongings will be inspected. If any of your items are not cleared for entrance into China, the items in question can be sent to your address in Korea (upon completion of all appropriate forms).

6) Departure Inspection

Proceed to the departure inspection counter (Ministry of Justice Immigrations Office) and present your passport, departure card, declarations form, and boarding pass. After inspection, you will receive a stamp in your passport. Make sure to hold on to your arrival card to present to port personnel upon arrival in Korea.

7) Waiting for Boarding

After all departure procedures have been completed, proceed to the waiting room or you may visit the duty-free shop until boarding time.

8) Boarding

Upon instruction from the loudspeakers and staff, take the shuttle bus from the terminal to the dock for boarding.

9) Inside the Ferry

At some point during your journey, make sure to fill out all appropriate forms. All forms should be completed by the time you arrive in Korea.

10) Disembarkation

Upon arrival in Korea, passengers will disembark in the following order: first class passengers, the elderly, and economy class passengers. After getting off the ferry, take the shuttle bus from the dock to the passenger terminal.

- Incheon Ferry Terminal (Korean, Chinese)
- Pyeongtaek Ferry Terminal (Korean)

※ Animal Entry Procedures

All live animals entering Korea must be accompanied by valid certificates issued by the exporting country’s government.

  1. 1. Procedures and required documents:
    ⅰ. Obtain your pet’s rabies shot confirmation note (Fee: 10,000 won) from a veterinary clinic at least one month before the departure date.
    ⅱ. Neutralizing antibodies should not be less than 0.5IU/Ml at the time of the rabies shot.
    ⅲ. A microchip must be implanted in accompanying pets.
  2. 2. Bring your pet and its accompanying rabies shot confirmation note (issued by a vet) to an animal quarantine office. Fill out and submit a quarantine application.
  3. 3. Obtain a quarantine certificate from the quarantine office. If everything is in order, you will receive a quarantine certificate the same day.

* National Quarantine Incheon Office Locations

  1. ① 15-20 minutes from the 2nd International Terminal or 5 minutes from Inha University Hospital
  2. ② 3 minutes from Incheon Harbor’s Gate #3
  3. ③ Incheon Quarantine Office: +82-32-722-8237

** Quarantine certificates may also be received at the Incheon Quarantine Office on the day of departure. (Fee: 10,000 won)

Last updated, March 18, 2014




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