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There are 5 ways to get from Kobe to Fukuoka by train, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Hakata Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

¥12000 - ¥17000

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Fly Osaka Itami to Fukuoka  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Fukuoka (FUK) ITM - FUK

¥5323 - ¥50392

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Drive  •  6h 30m

  1. Drive from Kobe to Fukuoka 577.2 km

¥6000 - ¥9500

Bus to Tokushima, fly to Fukuoka  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Kousoku Maiko to Kousoku Naruto
  2. Fly from Tokushima (TKS) to Fukuoka (FUK) TKS - FUK

¥17937 - ¥53200

Fly Osaka Itami to Kumamoto, train  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Kumamoto (KMJ) ITM - KMJ
  2. Take the train from Kumamoto to Hakata

¥19353 - ¥63092

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The cheapest way to get from Kobe to Fukuoka is to drive which costs ¥6000 - ¥9500 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Kobe to Fukuoka is to train which costs ¥12000 - ¥17000 and takes 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shin-Kobe and arriving at Hakata. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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The distance between Kobe and Fukuoka is 455 km. The road distance is 577.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Fukuoka without a car is to train which takes 2h 15m and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000.

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The train from Shin-Kobe to Hakata takes 2h 15m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Kobe to Fukuoka train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Shin-Kobe station.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Fukuoka is to train which takes 2h 15m and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥5000 - ¥55000 and takes 3h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Fukuoka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Kobe to Fukuoka train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Hakata station.

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Map of how to get from Kobe to Fukuoka.
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  • Distance: 455.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 15m

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Shin-Kobe to Hakata every 20 minutes. Tickets cost ¥12000 - ¥17000 and the journey takes 2h 15m. Alternatively, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kobe to Fukuoka hourly.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥46000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥47000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥37000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥65000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥65000
Flights from Tokushima to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥45000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥55000
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥47000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Kobe to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥17000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥12000 - ¥17000
Reserved seat
¥13000 - ¥17000
Green seat
¥17000 - ¥24000
Train from Kumamoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥3600 - ¥6000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3600 - ¥4900
Reserved seat
¥4500 - ¥6000
Green seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Bus operators
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Maiko to Kousoku Naruto
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3279
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Kosoku Maiko to Kosoku Naruto
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥2930
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Kobe to Fukuoka is 577 km. It takes approximately 6h 30m to drive from Kobe to Fukuoka.

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Ibex Airlines, Oriental Air Bridge, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Fukuoka Airport.

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The best way to get from Kobe to Osaka Itami Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs ¥1000 - ¥1200.

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