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Coronavirus ferry travel advice
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Book a ferry to Donghae with AFerry. Ferries to Donghae, in South Korea, are available from Japan and Russia. You can take a ferry to Donghae from Sakaiminato and Vladivostok.
Donghae Ferry Companies
Ferries to and from Donghae are operated by DBS Cruise Ferry. When you search for a ferry to Donghae, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select.
Donghae ferries with DBS Cruise Ferry are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Donghae will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.
Donghae is located on South Korea's east central shores in Gangwon Province. The Port of Donghae is in central east shores of South Korea and offers ferries to Russia and Japan. The City of Donghae is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Korea. Located in a mountainous area with many caves and stunning natural beauty.
Port of Donghae has many caves, Cheongok is one of the most visited caves, which was discovered during the construction of the new city hall, this natural limestone cave has been producing rare stones for 400-500 million years. It is accompanied by a cave museum that offers information and history of the cave.
'Mangsang Beach' is the most popular beach on South Korea's east coast. With crystal clear waters and beautiful white sands lined with pine trees, the beach has a lot to offer. Visitors will find hotels and modern facilities at the beach. The 'Mangsang Auto Camping Resort' attracts people who like camping instead of staying at a hotel. Resort is fully-equipped with cabins, tents, and visitor amenities, nice way relax on your holidays.
Ferries to and from Donghae
DBS Cruise Ferry operates ferries from Donghae to Vladivostok (Russia) and Sakaiminato (Japan) and offer bar and cafe, a disco, television and video facilities, a bar on the open deck, a gift shop and a tourist information centre along with a number of comfortable cabins and seating accommodation.
Donghae Ferry port facilities
Donghae Ferry Port has various facilities nearby including tourist information facilities, bus terminals and restaurants.
Getting to Donghae
Donghae Ferry Port is easily accessible from any part of the town by car or bus.
DBS Cruise Ferry
806 Cheongok-dong, Donghae City, Gangwon, 240-716, South Korea
16 May 2018Trans-Siberian Journey
This was the end of our Trans-Siberian journey. All went well.
Review by CAROL MALONE
17 Jan 2014The only option, and a pretty good one
The most important advice - take some food. The shop and bar are both really expensive (USD7 for a pot noodle!), and meal times in the buffet restaurant are a smash and grab affair with a strict time limit. Otherwise, the shared room was clean and comfy, the showers and toilets were fine and the staff were cool too. Access to safe hot and cold drinking water was a great convenience. Oh, and perfectly tolerable for me, I sleep through anything, but the engine noise was pretty loud in our cabin - take earplugs if you're a light sleeper.
Review by Trans-Siberian Traveller
12 Sep 2013Holiday
Very good service-nice trip. Clean and safe. I would recommend to other people.
Review by MAREK GLOWACKI
13 Aug 2013Best way to leave Vladivostok (or arrive)
I travelled 2nd class. So 8 bunk beds per cabin, but very comfortable: large and long, reading light, good curtains for privacy, much space in the common area of the cabin, clean. But you cannot lock the cabin as there is only one key for all passengers. As a westerner you should definitely prefer bunk-beds, not floor cabins. Floor cabins have no privacy (which may lead to getting into interesting contacts though). Attention: Rubels are neither accepted for payment, nor can you exchange them! Yen, Won, Dollars and credit cards are fine. Information desk staff speaks good English. No proper Lounge, only bars etc. and banks outside. Leaving Vladivostok by ferry is a whopper!
Review by Martin Joslyn
31 Jul 2013a nice trip from Russia to South Korea
We are happy with our choice to travel from Russia( Vladivostok) to South Korea ( Donghae) by ferry. It gave us the respiro time between the experience of two cultures , time which we wouldn't have if we would had taken the plane. In Vladivostok, the Marine Terminal is just behind the main railway station, you just have to pass a walking bridge. Inside the terminal, the signs are not so obvious or are missing. Luckily there are people who are used to the formalities so all you have to do is follow them. This is how we found that we have to go in the office just in front the big souvenirs shop, to pay the terminal fee and take our tickets. Check your tickets to see if they are ok. we didn't and only in the ferry we discovered that we, husband and wife, were put into different cabins, even that we've bought the tickets together. It was easier to get embarked as well as disembarked because it is not as crowded as in an airport. The staff on the ferry was nice and helpful, and kind. All over was clean. We had a delicious breakfast with traditional Korean food. A minus was that there was not enough place for people to socialize inside when outside was bed weather. Still we could and share travelers stories with other people, and that would not have been possible if taking an airplane. Tip: Donghae Marin Terminal is quite far from downtown so you have to exchange some money in the exchange office there, even if the rate is not so good, in order to pay a taxi and so on. The express bus terminal was newly opened and didn't have an exchange office yet. So you pay for the bus ticket by card , or you change enough money on the maritime terminal.
Review by ElenaIS