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There are 7 ways to get from Kokura Ekimae to Yakushima (Island) by train, plane, 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.

Recommended option

Train to Fukuoka, fly  •  2h 32m

  1. Take the train from Kokura to Hakata
  2. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Yakushima (KUM) FUK - KUM

Cheapest option

Train, bus, car ferry  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the train from Kokura to Kumamoto
  2. Take the bus from Kumamoto to Kagoshimahonminato
  3. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

5 alternative options

Train to Kagoshima, fly  •  4h 14m

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

Train, ferry  •  6h 3m

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

Train, ferry via Ibusuki  •  6h 4m

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

Bus, ferry  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the bus from 小倉駅前上り to 基山上り
  2. Take the bus from Kosoku Kiyama to Kagoshima Honkou
  3. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Ibusuki
  4. Take the ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima

Drive, ferry  •  7h 3m

  1. Drive from Kokura Ekimae to Kagoshima
  2. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kokura Ekimae to Yakushima (Island) is to drive and ferry which costs ¥15000 - ¥18000 and takes 7h 3m.

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The fastest way to get from Kokura Ekimae to Yakushima (Island) is to train and fly which takes 2h 32m and costs ¥20000 - ¥45000.

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The distance between Kokura Ekimae and Yakushima (Island) is 386 km.

The best way to get from Kokura Ekimae to Yakushima (Island) without a car is to train and ferry which takes 6h 3m and costs ¥19000 - ¥23000.

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It takes approximately 2h 32m to get from Kokura Ekimae to Yakushima (Island), including transfers.

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

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Fukuoka Airport to Yakushima Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Yakushima (Island). Prices start at ¥12500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kokura Ekimae to Yakushima (Island).
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  • Distance: 385.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 32m

What companies run services between Kokura Ekimae, Japan and Yakushima (Island), Japan?

There is no direct connection from Kokura Ekimae to Yakushima (Island). However, you can take the train to Hakata, take the walk to Hakata, take the subway to Fukuoka Airport, take the walk to Fukuoka airport, then fly to Yakushima. Alternatively, you can take the train to Kagoshima-Chuo, take the walk to Kagoshimachuo, take the bus to Kagoshima Airport, take the walk to Kagoshima airport, then fly to Yakushima.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥19000 - ¥40000
Flights from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥120000
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 Kokura to Hakata
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥2800 - ¥4400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥2800 - ¥3800
Reserved seat
¥3600 - ¥4400
Green seat
¥4300 - ¥6000
Train from Kokura to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥12000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
Reserved seat
¥9000 - ¥12000
Green seat
¥11000 - ¥16000
Train from Kokura to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4800 - ¥7500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4800 - ¥6500
Reserved seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Green seat
¥7000 - ¥9500
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Hakata
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥2700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1800 - ¥2600
Reserved Seat
¥1900 - ¥2700
Green Seat
¥2500 - ¥3400
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Hakata
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1300
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Ibusuki
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥1100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nagasaki Ken-ei Bus
Phone
095-822-5141
Website
keneibus.jp
Bus from 小倉駅前上り to 基山上り
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1600 - ¥2200
Schedules at
keneibus.jp
Nishitetsu
Phone
0570-00-1010
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kosoku Kiyama to Kagoshima Honkou
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥6000
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Kumamoto to Kagoshimahonminato
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥3700 - ¥7500
Schedules at
highwaybus.com
Ferry operators
Toppy & Rocket
Phone
0992260128
Website
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥11000
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥9000
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Kagoshima to Ibusuki
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥3200
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry Yakushima
Website
ferryyakusima2.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥6500
Schedules at
ferryyakusima2.com
Second Class
¥5200
First Class
¥6500
Car
¥12000 - ¥85000

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