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There are 3 ways to get from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki by train, ferry or bus

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

Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  1h 57m

  1. Take the train from Yoshizuka to Mojiko JR Kagoshima Section Rapid / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$19 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Kuramoto to Shimonoseki Station
  2. Take the ferry from Shimonoseki to Ganryujima

$19 - $23

1 alternative option

Train, ferry via Kokura  •  2h 30m

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

$19 - $24

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki is to train and ferry which costs ¥2100 - ¥2700 and takes 1h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki is to train and ferry which costs ¥2100 - ¥2700 and takes 1h 57m.

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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 1h 57m and costs ¥2100 - ¥2700.

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It takes approximately 1h 57m to get from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki, including transfers.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Shimonoseki. Prices start at $36 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: 1h 57m

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, take the walk to Mojiko, then take the ferry to Ganryujima. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fukuoka to Shimonoseki via Kokura, Mojiko, and Mojiko in around 2h 30m.

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
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Yoshizuka to Mojiko
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kuramoto to Shimonoseki Station
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Ferry operators
Kanmon Line
Website
kanmon-kisen.co.jp
Ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
kanmon-kisen.co.jp
Ferry from Shimonoseki to Ganryujima
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
kanmon-kisen.co.jp

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