There are 6 ways to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima by train, ferry, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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  •  8 h 52 min

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

$322 - $394

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Fukuoka to Kagoshima
  2. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$120 - $137

4 alternative options

Train, ferry via Yamagawa Eki Mae  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo
  2. Take the train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Yamakawa
  3. Take the ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima

$312 - $388

Train, car ferry  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo Shinkansen Sakura / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$284 - $356

Bus, ferry  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Mashiki IC
  2. Take the bus from Mashiki-Inter-Guchi to Sakurajima Airport
  3. Take the bus from Kagoshima Airport (KOJ) to Ibusuki Eki Mae
  4. Take the ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima

$325 - $380

Train, fly  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo
  2. Fly from Kagoshima (KOJ) to Yakushima (KUM) KOJ - KUM

$250 - $572

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

There is no direct connection from Fukuoka to Yakushima. However, you can take the train to Kagoshima-Chuo, take the walk to Kagoshimachuo, take the bus to Jet Foil Terminal, take the walk to Kagoshima, take the ferry to Yakushima, then take the taxi to Yakushima. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fukuoka to Yakushima via Kagoshima-Chuo, Yamakawa, Yamagawa Eki Mae, Ibusuki Eki Mae, Ibusuki, and Yakushima in around 9 h 47 min.

Airlines
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Yamakawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Mashiki IC
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Mashiki-Inter-Guchi to Sakurajima Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
highwaybus.com
Kagoshima Kotsu
Bus from Kagoshima Airport (KOJ) to Ibusuki Eki Mae
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
iwasaki-corp.com
Ferry operators
Toppy & Rocket
Website
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$67
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry Yakushima
Website
ferryyakusima2.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ferryyakusima2.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Fukuoka to Yakushima?

The distance between Fukuoka and Yakushima is 362 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima?

The cheapest way to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima is to drive and ferry which costs ¥13000 - ¥15000 and takes 8 h 51 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima?

The quickest way to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima is to train and fly which takes 6 h 37 min and costs ¥26000 - ¥65000.

How long does it take to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima?

It takes approximately 8 h 52 min to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima, including transfers.