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There are 7 ways to get from Yakushima to Okinawa by ferry, car ferry, bus 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

Ferry, car ferry, bus  •  32 h 42 min

  1. Take the ferry from Yakushima to Ibusuki
  2. Take the ferry from Ibusuki to Kagoshima
  3. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu
  4. Take the bus from Motobu ko to Ikento

Cheapest option

Fly Yakushima to Okinawa  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Yakushima (KUM) to Okinawa (OKA) KUM - OKA

$216 - $581

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Ferry, car ferry Marix Line  •  33 h 25 min

  1. Take the ferry from Yakushima to Kagoshima
  2. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Naha, Okinawa

$386 - $420

Ferry, car ferry A Line  •  34 h 25 min

  1. Take the ferry from Yakushima to Kagoshima
  2. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Yoronjima
  3. Take the car ferry from Yoronjima to Naha, Okinawa

Fly Yakushima to Yoron, car ferry, bus  •  27 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Yakushima (KUM) to Yoron (RNJ) KUM - RNJ
  2. Take the car ferry from Yoronjima to Motobu
  3. Take the bus from Motobu ko to Yamazato

Ferry to Kagoshima, fly to Okinawa  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the ferry from Yakushima to Kagoshima
  2. Fly from Kagoshima (KOJ) to Okinawa (OKA) KOJ - OKA

$408 - $752

Fly Yakushima to Okino Erabu, car ferry, bus  •  15 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Yakushima (KUM) to Okino Erabu (OKE) KUM - OKE
  2. Take the car ferry from Okinoerabujima to Motobu
  3. Take the bus from Motobu ko to Yamazato

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The cheapest way to get from Yakushima to Okinawa is to fly which costs ¥24000 - ¥70000 and takes 9 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Yakushima to Okinawa is to fly which costs ¥24000 - ¥70000 and takes 9 h 3 min.

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The distance between Yakushima and Okinawa is 518 km.

The best way to get from Yakushima to Okinawa without a car is to ferry and car ferry and bus which takes 32 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 32 h 42 min to get from Yakushima to Okinawa, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Yakushima Airport to Okinawa Airport. The quickest flight takes 11 h and has one stopover.

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Japan Transocean Air, Korean Air, China Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Yakushima Airport to Okinawa Airport.

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There are 699+ hotels available in Okinawa. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Yakushima to Yakushima Airport is to taxi which takes 2 h 42 min and costs ¥17000 - ¥21000.

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Map of how to get from Yakushima to Okinawa.
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  • Distance: 323.9 miles
  • Duration: 32 h 42 min

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

Japan Air Commuter, All Nippon Airways and five other airlines fly from Yakushima to Okinawa hourly.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Kagoshima, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Osaka Itami, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Fukuoka, Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Kagoshima, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Flights from Kagoshima to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Kagoshima, Incheon
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Osaka Itami, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,500
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Kagoshima, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $2,500
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Kagoshima, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Yakushima to Yoron via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Yakushima to Yoron via Kagoshima, Amami O Shima
Ave. Duration
19 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Yakushima to Yoron via Fukuoka, Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
25 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Yakushima to Okino Erabu via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Kagoshima, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $800
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Kagoshima, Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Japan Transocean Air
Website
jal.co.jp
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Kagoshima, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Kagoshima, Incheon
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Yakushima to Okinawa via Kagoshima, Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Bus operators
Yanbaru Express
Phone
0980-56-5760
Website
yanbaru-expressbus.com
Bus from Motobu ko to Ikento
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
yanbaru-expressbus.com
Bus from Motobu ko to Yamazato
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
yanbaru-expressbus.com
Ferry operators
Toppy & Rocket
Website
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Yakushima to Ibusuki
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Ibusuki to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Yakushima to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Marix Line
Website
marixline.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$132
Schedules at
marixline.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Naha, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$132
Schedules at
marixline.com
Car ferry from Okinoerabujima to Motobu
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
marixline.com
A Line
Website
aline-ferry.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$133
Schedules at
aline-ferry.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Naha, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$133
Schedules at
aline-ferry.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Yoronjima
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$126
Schedules at
aline-ferry.com
Car ferry from Yoronjima to Naha, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
aline-ferry.com
Car ferry from Yoronjima to Motobu
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
aline-ferry.com

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