Ferry to Jeju

Jeju-do, perhaps Korea’s most beautiful destination to visit all year-round, is also a designated UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. There are several ways to travel to this beautiful island and one of them is by ferries! The ferry services to the island are currently available from multiple points including passenger ports at Goheung and Yeosu of Jeollanam-do, and more ports will be opened for operations in the future.

A trip on the ferry allows tourists to enjoy magnificent views over ocean along with sunrises and sunsets. On top of these, most ferries can also transport passengers and their vehicles. (Note: Not all ferries can accommodate vehicles. Please check in advance with the ferry company.) However, terms and schedules of the service may change depending on circumstances, thus it is advised to research thoroughly for up-to-date information in advance of your travel plan.

Ferry routes

The following ferry routes are in service to Jeju Island.

Ferry Routes

Ferry schedule and ticket reservations

The ferry service is now available at seaports of Goheung, Mokpo, Wando and Haenam. The ferries offer a variety of price options to Jeju Island, differing by regions, dates, and other additional options. The operating schedules and prices can be found at the official websites and online ticketing is available.

The service hours and conditions may change depending on the weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, please check for updates from the respective websites before traveling.

Mokpo (Mokpo Port) ↔ Jeju (Jeju Port)

Operating schedule

Mokpo (Mokpo Port) ↔ Jeju (Jeju Port)
Ferry Operator Ferry Name Schedule Travel time
Seaworld Express Ferry Seastar Cruise Mokpo departure: No operations Sunday & Monday
Jeju departure: No operations Monday & Saturday
(No operations second and fourth Monday of every month)
Approx. 4 hours and 30 minutes
Santa Luchino Daily
(No operations first and third Monday of every month)
  • Ferry Operator: Seaworld Express Ferry
  • Ferry Name: Seastar Cruise
  • Schedule: Mokpo departure: No operations Sunday & Monday / Jeju departure: No operations Monday & Saturday (No operations second and fourth Monday of every month)
  • Travel time: Approx. 4hr 30min
  • Ferry Operator Name : Seaworld Express Ferry
  • Ferry Name: Santa Luchino
  • Schedule: Daily (No operations first and third Monday of every month)
  • Travel time: Approx. 4hr 30min
  • Inquiries: Seaworld Express Ferry +82-1577-3567, +82-61-243-1927 (Korean, English)
  • Website: seaferry.seaferry.co.kr (Korean only, English reservation page available)

Haenam (Usuyong Port) ↔ Jeju (Jeju Port)

Operating schedule

Haenam (Usuyong Port) ↔ Jeju (Jeju Port)
Ferry Operator Ferry Name Sailing Days Travel time
Seaworld Express Ferry Queenstar No.2 (via Sangchujado Island) Daily
(No operations second and fourth Wednesday of every month)
Approx. 3hr
  • Ferry Operator: Seaworld Express Ferry
  • Ferry Name: Queenstar No. 2 (via Sangchujado Island)
  • Schedule: Daily (No operations second and fourth Wednesday of every month)
  • Travel time: Approx. 3hr
  • Inquiries: Seaworld Express Ferry +82-61-537-5500 (Korean, English)
  • Website: www.seaferry.co.kr (Korean only)

Wando (Wando Port) ↔ Jeju (Jeju Port)

Operating schedule

Wando (Wando Port) ↔ Jeju (Jeju Port)
Ferry Operator Ferry Name Schedule Travel time
Hanil Express
Hanil Blue Narae Daily
(No operations second and fourth Wednesday of every month)
Approx. 1hr 40min
Hanil Car Ferry No. 1 Daily
(Wando departure: No operations second and fourth Saturday of every month
Jeju departure: No operations second and fourth Sunday of every month)
Approx. 2hr 50min
Hanil Red Pearl (via Chujado Island) Daily
(Wando departure: No operations first and third Thursday of every month
Jeju departure: No operations first and third Wednesday of every month)
Approx. 4hr
  • Ferry Operator: Hanil Express
  • Ferry Name: Hanil Blue Narae
  • Schedule: Daily (No operations second and fourth Wednesday of every month)
  • Travel time: Approx. 1hr 40min
  • Ferry Operator: Hanil Express
  • Ferry Name: Hanil Car Ferry No. 1
  • Schedule: Daily (Wando departure: No operations second and fourth Saturday of every month / Jeju departure: No operations second and fourth Sunday of every month)
  • Travel time: Approx. 2hr 50min
  • Ferry Operator: Hanil Express
  • Ferry Name: Hanil Red Pearl (via Chujado Island)
  • Schedule: Daily (Wando departure: No operations first and third Thursday of every month / Jeju departure: No operations first and third Wednesday of every month)
  • Travel time: Approx. 4hr

Hanil Blue Narae runs twice daily during the peak season / once daily during off-season. Schedule and operations are subject to change each month so please confirm before making a reservation.

Goheung (Nokdong Port) ↔ Jeju (Jeju Port)

Operating schedule

Goheung (Nokdong Port) ↔ Jeju (Jeju Port)
Ferry Operator FerryName Schedule Travel time
Namhae Express Namhae Express Car Ferry No. 7 Goheung departure: No operations on Sundays
Jeju departure: No operations on Saturdays
Approx. 3hr 50min
  • Ferry Operator: Namhae Express
  • Ferry Name: Namhae Express Car Ferry No. 7
  • Schedule: Goheung departure: No operations on Sundays / Jeju departure: No operations on Saturdays
  • Travel time: Approx. 3hr 50min
  • Inquiries: Namhae Express +82-61-842-6111 (Korean, English)
  • Website: www.namhaegosok.co.kr (Korean only)

Yeosu (Yeosu EXPO Cruise Terminal) ↔ Jeju (Jeju Port)

Operating schedule

Yeosu (Yeosu EXPO Cruise Terminal) ↔ Jeju (Jeju Port)
Ferry Operator FerryName Schedule Travel time
Hanil Express Hanil Gold Stella Daily
(Yeosu departure: No operations second and fourth Sunday of every month
Jeju departure: No operations second and fourth Saturday of every month)
Approx. 5hr
  • Ferry Operator: Hanil Express
  • Ferry Name: Gold Stella
  • Schedule: Daily (Yeosu departure: No operations second and fourth Sunday of every month / Jeju departure: No operations second and fourth Saturday of every month)
  • Travel time: Approx. 5hr
  • Ferry Operator Name: Hanil Express
  • Ferry Name: Hanil Gold Stella
  • Transit Schedule: Departure from Jeju 16:50 → Arrival at Yeosu 21:50
  • Sailing Days: Tuesday-Sunday
  • Trip Duration: Approx. 5 hours
  • Inquiries: Hanil Express +82-2-535-2101, +82-1688-2100 (Korean, English)
  • Website: www.hanilexpress.co.kr (Korean, English)

Boarding procedure

Passengers are required to carry personal identification in the form of a passport, alien registration card or other ID card. As travel to Jeju Island is domestic, check-in procedures are comparatively simple, however, travelers are recommended to arrive at the port terminal ahead of their departing time. Walk-on passengers are asked to arrive at the passenger terminal at least 40 minutes prior to departure. Passengers bringing vehicles are asked to arrive at the appropriate departure gate at least 1-2 hours before departure for ticket issuance and boarding. Please note that after the ticketing time is closed, even passengers with reserved tickets will be unable to pick up their ticket, and will not be allowed to board the ferry.

Please note that the operating schedule for all aforementioned ferry service operators are subject to change or cancellation for safety measures depending on the weather conditions.

This page was last updated on June 1, 2016, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.