The ferry operates twice weekly between Kuwait City and Khorramshahr, Iran. Between Khorramshahr and Kuwait it leaves on Saturday and Wednesday at 11am. Between Kuwait and Khorramshahr it leaves on Sunday and Thursday at 11am.
Note on timetables: Timetables change often, so check with travel agents for the latest info. Usually the time of departure will be correct here, but the days of shipping might have changed in the meantime. Updates welcome in the comments.
Budget around 100$ for a ticket. Tickets can be bought from Valfajre-8 shipping company, in Kuwait Combined Shipping Company.
In Kuwait: Kuwait city, Shuwaikh port, Jamal Abdul Naser street. It’s 500m west on the road that runs along the shore in the direction of Jahra town (where bus nr.13 from the airport turns to the city center, it drops you off at the shuw.port). In the big blue-glass building, there are a few signs saying: ferries to iran. Tel: 24830889 or 24830130.
In Khorramshahr: Imam Khomeini Boulevard, to the end of the Waterside Boulevard. Tel: (063242) 24940
For more info and other ferry connections between Iran and the Arab peninsula, see Persian Gulf ferries.
On the boat
Check-in is 3 hours in advance and the ride takes 5-6 hours. Food and tea is included in the ticket, as well as full-volume Iranian movies or football games.