There are 2 ways to get from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki by train or ferry

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Recommended option

Train Japan Railways Limited Express, ferry  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Mojiko Ltd Exp Kirameki / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$30 - $35

Cheapest option

Train Japan Railways (JR), ferry  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Kokura JR Kagoshima Local / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$19 - $25

Questions & Answers

The distance between Fukuoka and Shimonoseki is 63 km.

The best way to get from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki without a car is to train and ferry which takes 1 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki, including transfers.

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There are 70+ hotels available in Shimonoseki. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki.
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  • Distance: 39.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

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

There is no direct connection from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki. However, you can take the train to Mojiko then take the ferry to Ganryujima. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki via Kokura and Mojiko in around 2 h 31 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Train from Hakata to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
Ferry operators
Kanmon Line
Ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima
Ave. Duration
10 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Schedules at

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