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How to get from Fukuoka Airport to Fukuoka City Centre

Fukuoka, located on the northern shore of Japan’s Kyushu Island, is the birthplace of tonkatsu and Hakata ramen. Known for its glorious food scene, beautiful ancient temples, stunning beaches and modern shopping malls, it is the perfect holiday destination.

When travelling to the fascinating city, you will be landing at Fukuoka International Airport (FUK), a short 9km southwest of the centre, and you have 3 transport options to get there; you can take a taxi, a metro or a bus. Taking a taxi or private transfer from Fukuoka airport to Fukuoka city is a great way to get around a new city. Fukuoka taxis are available 24/7 and provide fast and reliable door-to-door services, taking you downtown in just 15 minutes. For a cost-savvy alternative, you can take the metro directly from the airport to Tenjin station, taking 11 minutes. Alternatively, you can take bus No. 11, which takes 20 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €10.50 15min 24/7
Metro €3.60 11min 05:30–00:25
Bus €3.60 20min 10:06–23:39

How to get from Fukuoka airport to Fukuoka city centre by taxi

Taking a Fukuoka airport taxi when arriving in a new city is the best way to travel. Taxis provide safe and reliable door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle, getting you from Fukuoka airport to the city in just 15 minutes.

Taxi fare from Fukuoka airport to the city centre

Taxis in Fukuoka calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled. You can expect to pay around €10.50 (JPY 1,500) for your 15-minute journey to Downtown Fukuoka.

Nevertheless, if you prefer to travel at a fixed price, with a local English-speaking driver you can pre-book your Fukuoka airport to city transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€10.50 (JPY 1,500)

Trip Duration

15 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 arrival area 1F at the International Terminal.

Convenience

Travelling around a new country can be stressful, especially after a long flight. That is why taking a taxi or private transfer from FUK airport to Fukuoka is the best and most convenient option.

Fukuoka’s taxis are safe, reliable and only take 15 minutes to reach your hotel; so you can avoid having to find your way around Fukuoka’s public transportation.

Editor’s Note

Most cabs in Fukuoka accept card payments; however, it is always best to ask beforehand to avoid surprises!

Useful Tips

Please remember that tipping in Japan is considered rude; thus, you do not have to tip your taxi driver.
Unfortunately, most taxi drivers don't speak English in Fukuoka - keeping your destination address at hand is advised.

How to get from Fukuoka airport to Fukuoka city centre by metro

Taking the metro is an ideal, cost-savvy option for travellers on a budget. Fukuoka’s subway is direct and runs to-and-from Fukuoka airport to Fukuoka city centre in just 11 minutes.

How much is a metro ticket from Fukuoka airport to the city?

A one-way ticket from Fukuoka International Airport to Tenjin Station in the city centre costs €1.80 (JPY 260). You can purchase your tickets at the ticket vending machine at the airport or any subway station.

Cost

€1.80 (JPY 260)

Trip Duration

11 Min.

The metro runs every 4 minutes during rush hour and every 8 minutes during off-peak hours.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Fukuoka subway is available daily between 05:30 and 00:25.

Where do I get the subway from?

You can find Fukuoka airport’s subway station in front of the Domestic Terminal building.

Convenience

Taking the Fukuoka airport subway to the city centre is the best cost-savvy option. Metros are frequent, fast and allow you to avoid Fukuoka’s traffic. However, once in the city, you will have to find your way to your hotel.

Editor’s Note

Discounted tickets are available for children and seniors on all of Fukuoka's public transportation.

Useful Tips

If you land at the International Terminal, a free airport shuttle can take you to the subway station located at the Domestic Terminal.
Be aware that the metro can get very full during peak hours.

How to get from Fukuoka airport to Fukuoka city centre by bus

Your second cost-savvy travel option is to take the bus from Fukuoka airport to the city centre. The bus vehicle is modern, clean, and takes 20 minutes to reach Downtown.

How much is a bus ticket from Fukuoka airport to the city?

A one-way ticket on the bus from Fukuoka airport to Fukuoka city centre costs €1.80 (JPY 260). You can purchase your bus tickets at the airport station’s ticket vending machines.

Cost

€1.80 (JPY 260)

Trip Duration

20 Min.

The bus runs every 30 minutes during rush hour and every hour off-peak.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus is available daily from 10:06 to 23:39.

Where do I get the bus from?

You can catch the free airport shuttle bus to the International Terminal, where you will find the Fukuoka airport bus stop on the 1st floor of the terminal building.

Convenience

Although being a great travel option as buses are direct from Fukuoka airport to the city centre, the bus timetable is not optimised for travellers arriving early in the morning or late at night. Moreover, you will be subjected to Fukuoka’s dense traffic when taking the bus, and you will have to find an alternative solution to get to your hotel from the bus station too, adding time and effort to your journey.

Editor’s Note

Like the subway, the bus and its queue can get packed during peak hours.

Useful Tips

Unfortunately, you cannot buy your tickets from the bus driver; you will have to purchase them beforehand at one of the ticket vending machines.
The airport bus vehicles provide ample space for travellers with large luggage.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Fukuoka airport to Fukuoka city?

There are three transportation options from Fukuoka airport to Fukuoka city centre: you can take a taxi or private shuttle (15 minutes), the airport subway (11 minutes) or the bus (20 minutes).

What's the cost of a taxi from Fukuoka airport to city?

Taxis in Fukuoka calculate their fares using a taximeter; you can expect to pay around €10.50 (JPY 1,500) for your 15-minute journey Downtown. As that cost may vary, if you want peace of mind, you can secure a fair set fee by booking your ride in advance with a top-rated provider like Welcome Pickups.

Is there a direct train from Fukuoka airport to the city?

There is no direct train from Fukuoka airport to the city; however, there is a direct subway option which takes 11 minutes to reach the city centre.

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