There are 5 ways to get from Fukuoka to Kagoshima by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$60 - $85

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Bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae

$35 - $55

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Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Fukuoka to Kagoshima 176.1 miles

$29 - $45

Fly to Kagoshima  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Kagoshima (KOJ) FUK - KOJ

$53 - $394

Fly to Amakusa, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Amakusa (AXJ) FUK - AXJ
  2. Take the train from Shin-Minamata to Kagoshima-Chuo

$70 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Fukuoka to Kagoshima is to drive which costs ¥3300 - ¥4900 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fukuoka to Kagoshima is to train which costs ¥6500 - ¥9500 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hakata Bus Terminal and arriving at Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hakata and arriving at Kagoshima-Chuo. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between Fukuoka and Kagoshima is 226 km. The road distance is 281.7 km.

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Kagoshima without a car is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs ¥6500 - ¥9500.

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The train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo takes 1 h 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Fukuoka to Kagoshima bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, depart from Hakata Bus Terminal station.

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Fukuoka to Kagoshima train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Hakata station.

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Kagoshima is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs ¥6500 - ¥9500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4100 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 47 min, you could also fly, which costs ¥5500 - ¥45000 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Fukuoka to Kagoshima.
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  • Distance: 141.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min

What companies run services between Fukuoka, Japan and Kagoshima, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Fukuoka to Kagoshima hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 36 min. Alternatively, Nishitetsu operates a bus from Fukuoka to Kagoshima hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 47 min.

Airlines
Amakusa Airlines
Website
amx.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Amakusa
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $250
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $380
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$60 - $80
Reserved seat
$70 - $85
Green seat
$85 - $120
Train from Shin-Minamata to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$29 - $40
Reserved seat
$35 - $45
Green seat
$45 - $60
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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The quickest flight from Fukuoka Airport to Kagoshima Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Fukuoka to Kagoshima bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, arrive at Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae station.

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Fukuoka to Kagoshima train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kagoshima-Chuo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fukuoka to Kagoshima is 282 km. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Fukuoka to Kagoshima.

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Japan Air Commuter offers flights from Fukuoka Airport to Kagoshima Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Kagoshima. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Fukuoka Airport is to subway which takes 5 min and costs ¥120 - ¥190.

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