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There are 7 ways to get from Fukuoka to Sendai by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Sendai  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Sendai (SDJ) FUK - SDJ

$156 - $360

Cheapest option

Fly to Yamagata, bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Yamagata (GAJ) FUK - GAJ
  2. Take the bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Hirose dori Ichiban-cho

$138 - $1,222

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Fly to Morioka, train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Morioka (HNA) FUK - HNA
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hanamaki to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)

$182 - $1,394

Train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) Shinkansen Yamabiko / ...

$276 - $370

Night bus, bus  •  21 h 28 min

  1. Take the night bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Basuta Shinjuku
  2. Take the bus from Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo to Sendai Station

$175 - $247

Night bus  •  30 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Hakata Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the night bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Sendai

$169

Drive  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Fukuoka to Sendai 857.3 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Fukuoka to Sendai is to night bus which costs ¥19027 and takes 30 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fukuoka to Sendai is to fly which costs ¥17000 - ¥41000 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fukuoka to Sendai station. However, there are services departing from Hakata Bus Terminal and arriving at Sendai Station via Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Fukuoka to Sendai. However, there are services departing from Hakata and arriving at Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) via Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 16 min.

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The distance between Fukuoka and Sendai is 1073 km. The road distance is 1371.7 km.

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Sendai without a car is to train which takes 7 h 16 min and costs ¥31000 - ¥42000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Fukuoka to Sendai, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Sendai is to fly which takes 3 h 31 min and costs ¥17000 - ¥41000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥31000 - ¥42000 and takes 7 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Fukuoka to Sendai.
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  • Distance: 670.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

What companies run services between Fukuoka, Japan and Sendai, Miyagi, Japan?

Ibex Airlines, Japan Airlines and three other airlines fly from Fukuoka to Sendai hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Fukuoka to Sendai via Tokyo in around 7 h 16 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Fukuoka to Sendai via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Fukuoka to Morioka
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Fukuoka to Morioka via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Fukuoka to Yamagata via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Fukuoka to Yamagata via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,200
Flights from Fukuoka to Yamagata via Miyazaki, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Fukuoka to Yamagata via Miyazaki, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Flights from Fukuoka to Yamagata via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Fukuoka to Sendai via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Fukuoka to Sendai via Komatsu
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Fukuoka to Sendai via Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Fukuoka to Sendai via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Morioka via Nagoya Airfield
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Fukuoka to Yamagata via Nagoya Airfield
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Fukuoka to Yamagata via Matsumoto, New Chitose
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $2,000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Hanamaki to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Train from Hakata to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $270
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$200 - $270
Reserved seat
$220 - $270
Green seat
$290 - $390
Train from Tokyo to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$70 - $100
Reserved seat
$80 - $100
Green seat
$100 - $140
Bus operators
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Hirose dori Ichiban-cho
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Night bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Basuta Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo to Sendai Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Hakata Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$89
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Sendai
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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The quickest flight from Fukuoka Airport to Sendai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Fukuoka to Sendai bus services, operated by JR Bus Tōhoku, arrive at Sendai Station.

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Fukuoka to Sendai train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fukuoka to Sendai is 1372 km. It takes approximately 15 h 42 min to drive from Fukuoka to Sendai.

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Oriental Air Bridge, Star Flyer, Japan Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Fukuoka Airport to Sendai Airport.

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There are 121+ hotels available in Sendai. Prices start at $39 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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