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There are 7 ways to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima by plane, train, ferry, bus, car ferry 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 from Fukuoka  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Yakushima (KUM) FUK - KUM

$186 - $472

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  8 h 50 min

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

$111 - $128

5 alternative options

Train to Kagoshima, fly  •  6 h 43 min

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

$253 - $566

Train, ferry  •  8 h 44 min

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

$308 - $381

Train, ferry via Ibusuki  •  9 h

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

$294 - $371

Bus, ferry  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima Airport
  2. Take the bus from Kagoshima Airport to Ibusuki Eki Mae
  3. Take the ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima

$281 - $352

Bus, car ferry  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima Honkou
  2. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$242 - $309

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima is to drive and ferry which costs ¥12000 - ¥15000 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima is to fly which costs ¥21000 - ¥55000 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The distance between Fukuoka and Yakushima is 362 km.

The best way to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima without a car is to train and ferry which takes 8 h 44 min and costs ¥34000 - ¥43000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Fukuoka Airport to Yakushima Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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There are 51+ hotels available in Yakushima. Prices start at $35 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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Map of how to get from Fukuoka to Yakushima.
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  • Distance: 226.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

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

Japan Air Commuter flies from Fukuoka to Yakushima once daily.

Airlines
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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
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 Kagoshima-Chuo to Ibusuki
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
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Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima Honkou
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
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Kagoshima Kotsu
Bus from Kagoshima Airport to Ibusuki Eki Mae
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
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
$75
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry Yakushima
Website
ferryyakusima2.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ferryyakusima2.com

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