How to Reach Fukuoka-shi - The Easiest Way to Reach Fukuoka-shi


  • By Air: Fukuoka International Airport: There are four terminals. Three domestic, and one international (take a bus transfer from terminal T2). Terminal one handles flights from small cities. Terminal 2 receives flights from larger cities and has the subway station connect to the city. Terminal 3 has no departures, only arrivals. The international one mostly flies to major cities in China, Korea and South East Asia.
  • By Train: Hakata Station receives Shinkansen trains from Kitakyushu, Shimonoseki, Hiroshima, Okayama, Kyoto, Nagoya and Tokyo and Osaka on the Sanyo (north) line. Other trains are received from Nagasaki and Kagoshima.
  • By Bus: There are many, many bus services to Fukuoka from practically every city of note on the island.
  • By Boat: The harbour receivesJR Kyushu's Jet Ferry the Beetle from Busan in South Korea; and the Meimon Taiyo Ferry to Osaka;  and the Kyuetsu runs to Naoetsu (Niigata) and  Muroran (Hokkaido).


  • By Subway: The city has three major subway lines – Kuko, Nanakuma, and the Hakozaki. The Kuko line connects to the airport. Check the online Fukuoka subway map; getting around should be fairly easy. Get a Yokanet or a WaiWai card, each which has advantages and disadvantes.
  • By Foot: The downtown area, where most of the attractions are, can be covered on foot, especially if your hotel is there.
  • By Bus: The bus networks is comprehensive and easy once you figure it out. Combine bus and subway trip using the Fukuoka Tourist City Pass.
  • By Car: Learn the road rules. Parking can be problematic
  • By Taxi: Taxis are not cheap, and don’t expect your driver to speak English well. Write down where you need to go (or snap a picture of the address in Japanese)

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Modes of Transportation in Fukuoka-shi

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Fukuoka-shi. The most preferred mode of transport in Fukuoka-shi is Train/Metro.

Average distance: 42.5 km Average time: 52.5 min

  • Train/Metro 100%
    Train 37.5 min Waiting 7.5 min Walking 7.5 min Overall average time for 42.5 kms 52.5 min

How to Reach Fukuoka-shi from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Kasuga station to Fukuoka-shi 12.47 km 12 mins
Dazaifu to Fukuoka-shi 18.83 km 18 mins
Kitakyushu to Fukuoka-shi 61.78 km 1 hour 1 mins
Isahaya to Fukuoka-shi 62.12 km 1 hour 2 mins
Hita to Fukuoka-shi 67.17 km 1 hour 7 mins
Kumamoto to Fukuoka-shi 67.57 km 1 hour 7 mins
Sasebo to Fukuoka-shi 76.7 km 1 hour 16 mins
Busan to Fukuoka-shi 182.43 km 3 hours 2 mins
Daegu to Fukuoka-shi 254.14 km 4 hours 14 mins
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