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How to get from Fukuoka Airport to Beppu

Beppu, located 142km southeast of Fukuoka International Airport, is a stunning city nestled in the northern part of Oita. The town brings in over 8 million travellers yearly, thanks to its incredible “onsen” (hot springs). Beppu is home to the largest number of hot spring sources in all of Japan, making it a very popular travel destination.

So when visiting the unique city, you will be landing at Fukuoka airport, and you have three options to transport from Fukuoka airport to Beppu; you can take a taxi, a train from Hakata Station or take a bus. The easiest and most comfortable way to get to Beppu is to take a Fukuoka airport taxi or private transfer, as the trip is direct and takes 1 hour 45 minutes to reach your Beppu hotel. Alternatively, you can take the train, although you will first need to make your way to Hakata Station beforehand. From there, you can take a train which takes 2 hours. Finally, for travellers on a budget, you can get a direct bus to Beppu, which takes 2 hours and 20 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €220 105min 24/7
Train €77 120min 06:00–22:20
Bus €44 140min 11:45–18:00

How to get from Fukuoka Airport to Beppu by taxi

When travelling to a new city, the most enjoyable option is to get around by taxi or a private transfer, especially when travelling with large luggage items and/or children. Taxis are direct, available 24/7 and ensure safe door-to-door transportation, taking 1 hour 45 minutes to transport from Fukuoka airport to Beppu.

Taxi fare from Fukuoka Airport to Beppu

Taxis in Fukuoka calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. You can expect to pay around €220 (JPY 32,409) depending on traffic conditions.

Nevertheless, if you prefer travelling at a fixed competitive rate with no hidden fees and a local English-speaking driver, you can pre-book your Fukuoka airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€220 (JPY 32,409)

Trip Duration

1 H 45 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Fukuoka International Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can find the Fukuoka airport taxi ranks in front of buildings 1 and 2 at the Domestic Terminal and outside the arrivals area 1F at the International Terminal.

Convenience

Although being a more expensive option, taking a taxi for your transfer from Fukuoka airport to Beppu is the most convenient one. Taxis provide direct, 24/7 door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle – which is important if you are travelling with children or heavy luggage.

Editor’s Note

Tipping in Japan is considered rude. For that reason, leaving your taxi driver a tip is unadvised.

Useful Tips

It is important to know that most Fukuoka taxi drivers do not speak English. So, if you prefer travelling with an English-speaking driver, you can pre-book your transfer with Welcome.
It is recommended to keep your taxi receipt in case you leave any personal belongings behind.
Taxi drivers in Japan should accept card payments; however, it is best to ask beforehand.

How to get from Fukuoka Airport to Beppu by train

Taking the train is a comfortable option for solo travellers or those on a budget. Trains in Fukuoka are comfortable and faster than the bus, taking 2 hours to reach Beppu Station. Nonetheless, you must make your way to Hakata Station near Fukuoka city centre first.

How much is a train ticket from Fukuoka airport to Beppu?

A one-way train ticket costs €38.50 (JPY 5,680) and a roundtrip costs €77.10 (JPY 11,360). You can purchase your tickets on the official train website, or directly at the station via the ticket vending machines.

Cost

€38.50 (JPY 5,680)

Trip Duration

2 hours

The train runs from Hakata Station to Beppu every 15 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The train is available daily from 06:00 to 22:20.

Where do I get the train from?

Regrettably, there are no direct trains from Fukuoka airport to Beppu. You will have to make your way to Hakata Station before getting the train to Beppu Station.

Convenience

Although being a comfortable option for solo travellers or small groups, choosing to take the train can be difficult, as no direct routes are available from Fukuoka airport. You would need to make your way to Hakata Station first, resulting in an extra cost and an increased travel time. Moreover, if you travel in a group of more than three people, taking a taxi to Beppu would cost you less.

Editor’s Note

Please note that depending on the time of day, your train's travel time may vary slightly.

Useful Tips

You can purchase your train ticket on the train's website or directly at the train station using the ticket vending machines.
The trains to Beppu are very comfortable and provide luggage storage.

How to get from Fukuoka Airport to Beppu by bus

Taking the bus from Fukuoka airport to Beppu is an ideal alternative for travellers on a budget. The Express bus, also called the “Highway Bus”, operates to and from the two cities, taking 2 hours 20 minutes. Nevertheless, there are only three bus departures a day.

How much is a bus ticket from Fukuoka airport to Beppu?

A one-way bus ticket from Fukuoka airport to Beppu costs €22 (JPY 3,250) and a roundtrip costs €39.10 (JPY 5,760). Please note that prices may vary depending on the season.

Cost

€22 (JPY 3,250)

Trip Duration

2 H 20 Min.

The bus departs at 11:45, 15:57 and at 18:00.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus is available daily from 11:45 to 18:00.

Where do I get the bus from?

You can find the stop for buses from Fukuoka airport to Beppu in front of the International Terminal. Once you reach Beppu, you can descend at the Beppu Kitahama bus stop.

Convenience

Taking the Highway bus from Fukuoka airport to Beppu is a great cost-savvy option. Buses are direct and provide comfortable vehicles. However, there are only three daily departures from FUK airport, which can be highly inconvenient, if you arrive in between bus departures.

Editor’s Note

If you prefer to reserve your bus ticket via telephone, you can call +81 97 594 5600. Once the reservation is complete, you will be given your reservation number.

Useful Tips

It is highly recommended to reserve your bus seat whilst booking your ticket.
Bus departures to Beppu are more frequent from Hakata Station; you can find the bus stop at stop No. 34.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance between Beppu and Fukuoka airport?

Beppu is located 142km southeast of Fukuoka International Airport. It takes around 1 hour 45 minutes to reach by car or taxi.

How can I go from Fukuoka airport to Beppu?

There are three modes of transport from Fukuoka airport to Beppu; you can take a taxi or bus directly from the airport or a train from Hakata Station.

Where can I find the Fukuoka Airport to Beppu bus schedule?

You can find the stop in front of Fukuoka airport’s International Terminal. Or, if you prefer getting a bus at Hakata Bus Terminal, head to bus stop No. 34. Once at Beppu, you can descend at Beppu Kitahama bus stop.

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