They are both intransitive:

シャツがズボンからはみ出していますよ。 Your shirt is coming out of your pants.

足が 線からはみ出ています。 Your foot is over the line.

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    I was always taught that there was no difference. – istrasci Feb 4 '19 at 15:43

Those two verbs are almost the same. I checked the first 100 examples of "はみ出" on BCCWJ, and はみ出す and はみ出る were interchangeable except:

  • はみ出る is less commonly used in the form of bare masu-stem, はみ出 (either as a noun or a replacement of te-form to continue a sentence). Although one-character masu-stems (見【み】, 来【き】, 寝【ね】) are less common before a comma in general.

    ここのはみ出し【だし】部分が気になる。: OK
    ここのはみ出【で】部分が気になる。: Less common

    シャツがはみ出し【だし】、だらしない恰好になっている。: OK
    シャツがはみ出【で】、だらしない恰好になっている。: Less common

  • はみ出し also has a meaning of "misfit", "outlaw", etc (はみ出し者, はみ出し野郎, ...). In this sense, はみ出者 is not wrong but less common for some reason.


The 大辞林 dictionary says they are the same:


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