The ferry ride from Jeju to Udo Island takes just 15 minutes. There are two departing ports from Jeju and two ports on Udo. Ferries leave Jeju from Seongsan Port and Jongdal Port and arrive at either Cheonjin or Haumok-dong Port on Udo. The most frequent ferry service is between Seongsan and Cheonjin.
The ferry service runs frequently and carries both passengers and cars. When you purchase your ticket they’ll give you a brochure with the current schedule. Keep track of schedule as ferry timings change depending on season.
To fully enjoy Udo Island it is best to arrive early. Plan for a leisurely day for some trekking, lazing on the beach, have an ice cream, or sipping tea while savouring the beautiful scenery. You can learn more about the attractions of Udo Island here.
In this article I’ve included ferry schedules and fare information so you can plan your trip to Udo prior to arriving. Do read the comments below by fellow travellers as you may have the same questions answered. Let me know if you have other questions and I will answer as best I can, usually within a day or two.
Self-Driving on Udo
Many visitors, including myself, prefer self-driving. If you’re visiting Jeju as a group or family you’d most likely be renting a car so it makes sense to get your car over to Udo on the ferry. It saves time and is the most efficient way to travel around island.
I’d suggest departing from Seongsan Harbour (GPS tel no 7825671).
Upon arriving at the terminal do not join the vehicle loading queue yet. Instead, park at the temporary lots near the Seongsan Terminal to buy your tickets first. It’s a white dome-shaped building.
Remember to bring your passport as you’ll need this for registration. You are required to fill up your personal details and the type and model of vehicle you’re driving. Forms (to be filled in duplicate) are available from the ticket counters before making payment. Departures are frequent so there is no need to hurry.
Drive towards the dock. You will be directed to line your vehicle in rows to facilitate boarding. The loading process is very well organised 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 proceed to the upper deck to enjoy the view. Important – Remember to engage parking brake before leaving the vehicle!
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 Fees to Udo IslandThese are return fares for passengers (Updated Oct 2018)
|Classification||Total Round Trip Charges|
|Elderly / Disabled||₩7,000|
Car Ferry Charges to Udo IslandRound trip fares for vehicles (does not include driver) (Updated Oct 2018)
|Classification||Round Trip Charges|
Information from Udo Provincial Marine Park brochure at time of printing (Oct 2018).
The picture below taken at the Seongsan ferry terminal shows the entrance fees for passengers and cars. For scooters and motorbikes rates you have to contact the ferry terminal to check:
Returning from Udo Island
There are 2 ports on Udo Island: Cheonjin Port operates on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur; and Haumok-dong Port on Fri, Sat and Sun. I have included a map of Udo below for your reference:
Accommodations we stayed in during our trips to Jeju
These are right in the heart of Seogwipo, with easy access to attractions in the Southern part of Jeju where most of the major attractions are located.
1. The Island Blue Hotel, Jeju is a 4-star hotel right in the city center walking distance to good 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.