Ferries in Asia
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You like to take a ferry? Wanna know if traveling around the world is possible without any plane ? Yes, it is!

If you like to overland as much as I do, you’ll surely be thrilled by the existence of this list that might help you to plan your next overland trip in Asia. I gathered information on many websites to come up with an up-to-date list of every international ferry in Asia that I’ll update frequently.

Feel free to help me if you have any information by leaving a comment at the end of this list.

If a ferry route to your desired country doesn’t exist, there is still a chance that a cruise might do the trip. It will be more expensive, since prices usually start around 100$ a day. You can also find a ride on a sailing boat by hanging out in the marinas.

Be aware that most websites listed on this list will need to be translated in order to be navigated. Also some ferries are only seasonal, and some might be passenger-only.

Table of Contents | International Ferries in Asia

  1. Azerbaijan
  2. Brunei
  3. Cambodia
  4. China
  5. Japan
  6. Jordan
  7. Indonesia
  8. Iran
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. Malaysia
  11. North Korea
  12. Philippines
  13. Saudi Arabia
  14. South Korea
  15. Singapore
  16. Taiwan
  17. Thailand
  18. Turkey
  19. Turkmenistan
  20. Vietnam

Ferry to Azerbaijan

Ferry from Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan :

  • Aktau to Baku, you can book and get more info here
  • Aktau to Alat, you can book and get more info here

Ferry from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan :

  • Turkmenbashi to Baku, you can book and get more info here

Ferry to Brunei

Ferry from Malaysia to Brunei :

Labuan to Brunei (Serasa Ferry Terminal)

Ferry to Cambodia

Ferry from Vietnam to Cambodia :

Chau Doc to Phnom Penh by Mandarin Cruises

Ferry to China

Ferry from Japan to China :

Ferry from South Korea to China :

Most ferries are leaving from Incheon and Pyeongtaek in South Korea to many different cities in China. Check the South Korea’s list for more details or check on the official tourist information of South Korea.

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Ferry to Japan

Ferry from China to Japan :

Ferry from South Korea to Japan :

Ferry from Russia to Japan :

  • Vladivostok to Sakaiminato with DBS
  • Vladivostok to Takaoka (Fushiki)
  • Korsakov (Sakhalin) to Wakkanai (Hokkaido) [SEEMS TO BE SUSPENDED]


Ferry to Jordan

Ferry from Egypt to Jordan :

  • Nuweiba to Aqaba (3 hours) with AB Maritime – (Cars 200US$ – Motorbike 75US$)
  • Taba to Aqaba (1 hour) with AB Maritime

Ferry to Indonesia

Ferry from Malaysia to Indonesia :

Ferry from Malaysia (Borneo) to Indonesia :

  • Tawau to Nunukan with MV Labuan, KM Tawindo, Mid East Express, Indomaya, KM Mega Express, KM Malindo – RM65 – one-hour trip
  • Tawau to Tarakan with Indomaya and KM Tawindo – RM140 – 3-hour trip
  • Tawau to Sungai Nyamuk with KM Cinta 2000 – RM25 – Half an hour trip

Click here for more information on the official Tawau ferry terminal website

Ferry from Singapore to Indonesia :

Full list here

Ferry to Iran

Ferry from Kuwait to Iran :

  • From Kuwait (Shuwaikh Port) to Khorramshahr with Valfajr

Ferry from the Emirates to Iran :

  • Sharjeh to Bandar Abbas with Valfajr
  • Dubai to Bandar Lengeh with Valfajr

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Ferry to Kazakhstan

Ferry from Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan :

  • Baku to Aktau (or spelled Aqtau), you can book and get more info here
  • Alat to Aktau (Aqtau), you can book and get more info here

Ferry to Malaysia

Ferry from Thailand to Malaysia :

  • Koh Lipe to Langkawi
  • Koh Bulon to Langkawi
  • Koh Lanta to Langkawi
  • Koh Kradan to Langkawi
  • Koh Mook to Langkawi
  • Koh Ngai to Langkawi

Ferry from Indonesia to Malaysia (Peninsular) :

Ferry from Indonesia to Malaysia (Borneo) :

  • Nunukan to Tawau with MV Labuan, KM Tawindo, Mid East Express, Indomaya, KM Mega Express, KM Malindo – RM65 – one-hour trip
  • Tarakan to Tawau with Indomaya and KM Tawindo – RM140 – 3-hour trip
  • Sungai Nyamuk to Tawau with KM Cinta 2000 – RM25 – Half an hour trip

Ferry from Singapore to Malaysia :

Changi to Tanjung Belungkor

Ferry from Brunei to Malaysia :

Brunei (Muara) to Labuan

Ferry from the Philippines to Malaysia :

Zamboanga (Mindanao) to Sandakan (Malaysian Borneo) with Aleson Shipping

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Ferry to North Korea

Ferry from Russia to North Korea :

A passenger service between Vladivostok and the port of Rajin in Rason was opened in 2017, but it seems to have been cancelled.

Source : CNN, Japan Times

Ferry to the Philippines

Ferry from Malaysia to the Philippines :

Sandakan (Malaysian Borneo) to Zamboanga (Mindanao) with Aleson Shipping

Ferry to Saudi Arabia

Ferry fron Sudan to Saudi Arabia :

Ferry from Egypt to Saudi Arabia :

Ferry to South Korea

Ferry from Japan to South Korea :

Ferry from Russia to South Korea :

Vladivostok to Donghae with DBS

Ferry from China to South Korea :

  • Dandong to Incheon
  • Dalian to Incheon by Dain Ferry
  • Yingkou to Incheon by Pan Korea Yingkou Ferry
  • Qinhuangdao to Incheon by Qinin Ferry
  • Tianjin to Incheon by Jinchon Ferry
  • Yantai to Incheon by Hanjoong Ferry
  • Weihai to Incheon by Weidong Ferry
  • Shidao to Incheon by Huadong Ferry
  • Qingdao to Incheon by Weidong Ferry
  • Lianyungang to Incheon
  • Yantai to Pyeongtaek by Yantai Ferry
  • Weihai to Pyeongtaek by Jiaodong Shipping
  • Rongcheng to Pyeongtaek by Dalong Ferry
  • Rizhao to Pyeongtaek by Rizhao Haitong Ferry
  • Lianyungang to Pyeongtaek
  • Shidao to Gunsan by Shidao International Ferry

Source : Korea Tourist Information and byferryfrom2japan, you may also check this map with all the routes.

Ferry to Singapore

Full list here

Ferry to Taiwan

Ferry from China (Mainland) to Taiwan :

  • Xiamen (Fujian) to Keelung with Coscostar
  • Xiamen (Fujian) to Taichung
  • Xiamen to Kinmen by Xiamen Golden Ferry
  • Fuzhou (Fujian) to Matsu Islands
  • Pingtan (Fujian) to Taichung (speed ferry, only 3 hours) by Fuzhou Strait Express
  • Taizhou to Keelung by Xiamen Mintai Ferry

Previous service between Japan and Taiwan was discontinued in June 2008.

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Ferry to Thailand

Ferry from Malaysia to Thailand :

Langkawi Island to Koh Lipe

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Ferry to Turkey

Ferry from Greece to Turkey :

There’s an incredible amount of ferries connecting these two ferries, you can find most of them on this link.

Ferry to Turkmenistan

Ferry from Azerbaijan to Turkmenistan :

Baku to Turkmenbashi, you can book and get more info here

Ferry to Vietnam

Ferry from Cambodia to Vietnam :

Phnom Penh to Chau Doc by Mandarin Cruises


Help us by sharing your knowledge if you have any up-to-date information on ferries in Asia! Let me know if this list was useful to plan your journey by commenting under this post.

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