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

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 Marix Line  •  32 h 14 min

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

$437 - $635

Cheapest option

Ferry, train to Fukuoka, fly  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the ferry from Yakushima to Kagoshima
  2. Take the train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Hakata
  3. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Okinawa (OKA) FUK - OKA

$410 - $609

4 alternative options

Ferry, car ferry A Line  •  33 h 44 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

Ferry to Kagoshima, fly  •  9 h 47 min

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

$469 - $827

Ferry, train to Miyazaki, fly  •  12 h 41 min

  1. Take the ferry from Yakushima to Kagoshima
  2. Take the train from Kagoshima to Minamimiyazaki
  3. Fly from Miyazaki (KMI) to Okinawa (OKA) KMI - OKA

$580 - $959

Ferry, train to Kumamoto, fly  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the ferry from Yakushima to Kagoshima
  2. Take the train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto
  3. Fly from Kumamoto (KMJ) to Okinawa (OKA) KMJ - OKA

$503 - $1,132

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

There is no direct connection from Yakushima to Okinawa. However, you can take the taxi to Yakushima, take the ferry to Kagoshima, take the walk to Kagoshima, take the car ferry to Naha, Okinawa, then take the taxi to Okinawa. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Yakushima to Okinawa via Yakushima, Kagoshima, Kagoshima, Yoronjima, and Naha, Okinawa in around 33 h 44 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kagoshima to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Flights from Miyazaki to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Flights from Miyazaki to Okinawa via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Fukuoka to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Fukuoka to Okinawa via Ishigaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Fukuoka to Okinawa via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Kumamoto to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Japan Transocean Air
Website
jal.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $380
Solaseed Air
Website
solaseedair.jp
Flights from Kagoshima to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $310
Flights from Miyazaki to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Hakata
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Ferry operators
Toppy & Rocket
Website
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Yakushima to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Marix Line
Website
marixline.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Naha, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$274
Schedules at
marixline.com
A Line
Website
aline-ferry.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Naha, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$137
Schedules at
aline-ferry.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Yoronjima
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Yakushima and Okinawa is 518 km.

The cheapest way to get from Yakushima to Okinawa is to ferry and train and fly which costs ¥45000 - ¥70000 and takes 11 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Yakushima to Okinawa is to ferry and fly which takes 9 h 47 min and costs ¥50000 - ¥95000.

It takes approximately 32 h 14 min to get from Yakushima to Okinawa, including transfers.