[1 Aug 2018 Update]: I’ve just read a report on Korea’s KBS News that vehicles are banned from entering Udo Island. I can’t find any other news sources confirming this.
[18 Aug 2018 Update]: This is NOT true. Our reader Sam provided a timely update. Vehicles are still allowed on Udo. See comment below.
Udo Island is a short 15 min ferry ride from Seongsan Harbor (GPS tel no 7825671) which is located on the eastern side of Jeju. The ferry carries both passengers and cars.
If you are arriving by car do not join the vehicle queue yet. Instead park at the temporary lots near the Seongsan Terminal to get tickets first. It’s a white dome-shaped building.
You are required to fill up your personal details (and make of car if you’re driving) on a white form available from the ticket counters before making payment. Departures are frequent so there is no need to hurry. Refer departure and fare schedule below.
Drive towards the dock. You will be directed to line your vehicle in rows to facilitate boarding. The loading process is well organized and there are many attendants around to assist. Cars are loaded tail in. Video below shows how cars are loaded.
Once your car is loaded (important: engage parking brake) proceed to the upper deck to enjoy the view.
Note: As you might be carried away merrily exploring beautiful Udo Island, be reminded that the last ferry back from Udo varies depending on season.
Udo Ferry ScheduleFerry schedule from Seongsan Harbor to Udo Island and back. Please be aware that the schedule may be subject to change because of tide, weather and wharf conditions.
Admission and Ferry Charges to Udo IslandThese are total round-trip admission charges for passengers (Ferry Fares + Admission Fees + Service Charge)
|Classification||Total Round Trip Charges|
|Elderly / Disabled||₩2,200|
Car Ferry Charges to Udo IslandThese are total round trip fare for Vehicle + Admission Fee + Entry Charge
|Classification||Round Trip Charges|
|Small & Mid-size Cars||₩26,000|
|Van (15 seater or less)||₩37,000|
Information extracted from Udo Provincial Marine Park brochure and accurate at time of printing.
Affordable Accommodations in Jeju
Here are some recommended accommodations right in the heart of Seogwipo. These are in great locations with easy access to attractions in the Southern part of Jeju where all the major attractions are located.
1. The Island Blue Hotel, Jeju is a 4-star hotel right in the city center walking distance to great eateries.
2. Days Hotel Jeju Seogwipo Ocean – spacious and clean with valet parking facilities.
3. The Ocean Palace Hotel is a bit old but the rooms are huge and clean with recent renovation. Great location with views of the ocean from higher floors.