How to Reach Okinawa


Okinawa is easy to reach the city with easy accessibility via bus and car.

  • By AIR: The nearest airport to Okinawa is the Naha Air Base located about 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Okinawa. Many national and international flights run to and from the city every day. From the airport, you can either take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Okinawa.
  • By BUS: Buses run from Naha to take you to Okinawa. Take bus number 31 from the Kamiizumi bus stop and get off at the Goya bus stop to travel to the city. Some buses also run from Yakena bus terminal and take you to Okinawa.
  • By CAR: Rent a car or hire a taxi and get to either the expressway or Route 330 up from Naha to travel to Okinawa city.



The city runs local buses which are the best mode of transport to get around the city. These buses loop around the major areas and are ideal to see the numerous attractions in the city. Alternatively, you can also hire a sightseeing taxi which comes with a driver guide service to take you around the city.