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A few months ago I dug up lots of information on getting to Jeju in South Korea, but I didn't find the prices.

Most of the websites are only in Korean so I'm throwing this one open to all our expert contributors. Which of the ferries to Jeju is cheapest?

Logically it could be the shortest / quickest. But you never know if that might involve a more modern or more luxurious ferry or a more expensive to run hydrofoil or something.

  • Wando is probably the shortest crossing.
  • Mokpo could also be short but the information I found at the time was inconsistent and varied by several hours.

(I'll be hitchhiking and nearly broke so I have no constraints as far as time, frequency, location - just price.)

  • did you have any luck with this? – Mark Mayo Nov 6 '12 at 21:35
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    As it happened I never left Seoul after resting my hitchhiking injuries from Bulgaria/Turkey. But I've talked about it to a few people and Wando does seem to be the cheapest ferry. – hippietrail Nov 7 '12 at 0:46
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visitkorea.or.kr has some information on routes and prices to Jeju.

The cheapest rates they quote are KRW 30,000 for Mokpo-Jeju and KRW 26,250 for Wando-Jeju.

So yes, Wando seems to be the cheapest option.

However, I travelled the Mokpo route in summer 2011. Back then my hostel host was able to get me a free shuttle bus from Gwangju to Mokpo.

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I found this website helpful in actually producing fare prices:

http://www.aferry.com/timetable/WandoChujaHanilExpress.htm

I found that I could do a return sailing for 50 euros. If you look around the site you can try other operators.

Sample image from the site

  • edited the screenshot in for you :) – Mark Mayo Feb 4 '13 at 19:30

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