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Ferry from Shanghai, China to South Korea?

We are looking to get ourselves and two motorcycles from Shanghai to South Korea at the beginning of October. Most of my web searches turn up fairly old and perhaps stale information. Does anyone have any experience with this route?

After South Korea we plan to take another ferry to Japan. So while there are ferries available from Shanghai to Japan we would definitely prefer to get to South Korea first.
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Ferry China to Korea

Shanghai to Incheon
http://www.lygferry.com/html/index.jsp

Tianjin, China to Incheon, Korea
'중국여행의 모든것' 진 천 훼 리에 오신것을 환영합니다.
They will sail again from 14/03/2012 ship under maintenance now.
[url=http://www.jinchon.cn/]

Quingdao to Incheon
http://www.weidong.com/

Yingkou to Incheon (way up north in China)
http://www.yingkouferry.com/

Busan, Korea to Osaka, Japan (18 long hours)
http://www.panstar.co.kr/passenger/ferry/renewal.asp

Busan to Shimonoseki .. few hours on the boat,, one of the most beautiful part of Japan / Fukuoka-Osaka - Hiroshima, Nagoya - Kobe - Kyoto into Tokyo and say hello Chris of Japan.
http://www.kampuferry.co.jp/

Busan to Shimonoseki
http://www.pukwan.co.kr/pukwan/index.html ,, nice one

Jetfoil to Fukuka 3 hours
http://www.mirejet.com/

Basically ,, just show up day before and get on ,, Slow season till June - July ,,

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Thanks Joe!
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Hi, I've tried to find some information on the LYG ferry from Shanghai to Seoul but the website is in Korean and Google Translate cannot process it. I emailed them and received no response.

All I want to know is how much is the lowest fare including port tax and what the sailing schedule is. Any help would be appreciated!
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Just called their night office ,, +82 2 2096 0300
Shanghai no more ,, moved the port 400 KM up north to
Lianyungang

www.ckferry.com--连云港中韩轮渡有限公司 LYG Ferry China office.

Tel: 136 051 352 03

Lianyungang - Google Maps

Fare for one passenger is USD 100,, for the bike he said call back ,, but thinks around USD 280.

You can bi-pass Korea and go straight to Japan on;

SHANGHAI FERRY BOAT “XIN JIAN ZHEN”

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I just found this post.

We are planning to travel from Tianjin to Incheon in June this year (2013) with two people and two bikes.
This information helps a lot thank you.
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I am told the ferry we had planned to use from Tianjin is for passengers only and does not take bikes. Is anyone able to confirm this?

We are travelling on two DRZ400s and therefore require two bikes and two passenger to travel across to Korea, then Japan afterwards.

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I am told the ferry we had planned to use from Tianjin is for passengers only and does not take bikes. Is anyone able to confirm this?

We are travelling on two DRZ400s and therefore require two bikes and two passenger to travel across to Korea, then Japan afterwards.

Cheers


Tianjin to In Cheon Ro-Ro discontinued recently !
Unless you hire a container...


From the port of Lianyungang some 400 KM north of Shanghai ,,
YOU MUST take the ferry to Pyung Taek, Korea. Some 50KM south of In Cheon.
Reason being !
This service has Ro-Ro service.
I've just spoke to them on the phone.
Call their agent, while in China Tel: 05188682338189
Clarify and book.
Call me when you are in Seoul so we can pamper you before heading out to Japan.
Joe

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Tianjin to In Cheon Ro-Ro discontinued recently !
Unless you hire a container...


From the port of Lianyungang some 400 KM north of Shanghai ,,
YOU MUST take the ferry to Pyung Taek, Korea. Some 50KM south of In Cheon.
Reason being !
This service has Ro-Ro service.
I've just spoke to them on the phone.
Call their agent, while in China Tel: 05188682338189
Clarify and book.
Call me when you are in Seoul so we can pamper you before heading out to Japan.
Joe
Hi Joe,

Thanks for the up to date information. This is very much appreciated.
We are in Cambodia at present on out way to Laos.

It seems though, our 'tour' operator in China cannot change our itinerary to leave from Lianyungan instead of Tianjin, without lots more time and money.
It means we have two options:
1. use a container from Tianjin - which is a major hassle in terms of communication, time and money, especially on a tight visa timeline
2. cancel the China section of the trip which is half paid for already!
I know the tour operator is limited by the bureaucracy there, but they have been a little less helpful than expected and recommended Tianjin as the port for departure.

We will have to consider the options carefully.

Cheers,
Ro
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Also have a look at boats from Yantai, and Qingdo to South Korea, and Japan

I will find some websites.

Yantai is a quite beautiful, beach resort.

vette
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Hi Joe,

Thanks for the up to date information. This is very much appreciated.
We are in Cambodia at present on out way to Laos.

It seems though, our 'tour' operator in China cannot change our itinerary to leave from Lianyungan instead of Tianjin, without lots more time and money.
It means we have two options:
1. use a container from Tianjin - which is a major hassle in terms of communication, time and money, especially on a tight visa timeline
2. cancel the China section of the trip which is half paid for already!
I know the tour operator is limited by the bureaucracy there, but they have been a little less helpful than expected and recommended Tianjin as the port for departure.

We will have to consider the options carefully.

Cheers,
Ro
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Its the bureaucracy that the tour company's perpetuate, to sustain their own greed for more, and more money from "the rich foreigner"

Just go your own way.

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Its the bureaucracy that the tour company's perpetuate, to sustain their own greed for more, and more money from "the rich foreigner"

Just go your own way.

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Probably ver true!
Not sure we can go our own way though - we shall see

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I wonder if there is still a passenger ferry running from Tianjin to South Korea.
It seems to be the case when I look at the website but I am not 100% sure.

I also wonder if the ferry, if it is running, would be happy to take a couple of motorbikes on board, just for one trip.

I have heard of it happening, just not recently.

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Try google translate and see if it works..

http://dovey.byus.net/%C1%DF%B1%B9%B...0%B4%BC%B1.htm

http://dovey.byus.net/%C1%DF%B1%B9%B...0%B4%BC%B1.htm
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Thanks Joe.

No luck with google translate but I have asked the tour operator to chase it up. We shall see what happens. They do not seem too keen on asisting in this respect.
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