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How to get from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Station

Hakata Station, Fukuoka’s central railway station, is located a short 3.8km away from Fukuoka International Airport. It is known to be the most significant and busiest railway terminal in Kyushu and a great gateway to popular destinations in and around the city.

If you land at Fukuoka airport and are travelling to a further destination via train, you will need to get to Hakata Station, and you have three transport options to get there; you can take a taxi, the subway or a bus. The more convenient and easy way to get from FUK airport to Hakata Station is to take a Fukuoka airport taxi or private transfer. Taxis provide 24/7 door-to-door services with the ultimate privacy, taking 15 minutes to reach the station. For a cost-savvy and faster option, you can take the metro, taking a short 6 minutes, or the local bus, which takes 15 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €11 15min 24/7
Metro €3.60 6min 05:30–00:25
Bus €3.60 15min 10:06–23:39

How to get from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Station by taxi

Taking a Fukuoka taxi or a private transfer is a great way to get around, especially after a long flight and with heavy luggage. Taxis provide safe and reliable door-to-door transportation, getting you to your hotel in 15 minutes.

Taxi fare from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Station

Taxis in Fukuoka calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled. Depending on traffic conditions, you can expect to pay around €11 (JPY 1,600) for your 15-minute trip.

However, if you prefer travelling at a fixed price with a local English-speaking driver, you can pre-book your Fukuoka airport to Hakata station transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€11 (JPY 1,600)

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?

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

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Fukuoka airport to Hakata Station is a great way to get around a new city. Taxis are safe, reliable and offer 24/7 door-to-door transfers, making them the perfect travel option for you and your loved ones.

Editor’s Note

Please note that most Fukuoka taxi drivers do not speak English. If you prefer travelling with an English-speaking driver, you can pre-book your transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Useful Tips

It is important to know that tipping in Japan is considered rude. Thus, you do not need to give your taxi driver a tip.
Most taxis in Fukuoka accept card payments, although it is advised to ask your driver before leaving the airport.
Taxis in Japan are safe. However, keeping your receipt is recommended if you forget something.

How to get from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Station by metro

Taking the Fukuoka city subway is the way to go for a fast and inexpensive travel option. The ride from Fukuoka airport to Hakata Station takes just six minutes.

How much is a subway ticket from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Station?

A one-way ticket on the subway costs €1.80 (JPY 260) for adults and €0.90 (JPY 130) for children. You can buy your metro tickets at the ticket vending machine at the airport or any subway station.

Cost

€1.80 (JPY 260)

Trip Duration

6 Min.

The subway runs every 4 minutes during peak hours and every 8 minutes during off-peak hours.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

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

Where do I get the subway from?

You can find Fukuoka airport’s metro station in front of the Domestic Terminal building, or, for international travellers, you will need to get the free shuttle bus from bus stop No.1 and alight at Domestic Terminal 2 (the last stop).

Convenience

Taking the metro is the fastest way to get to Hakata Station. The subway runs frequently and takes only 6 minutes to reach the station. However, if you are travelling late at night, you will have to take a taxi to the station.

Editor’s Note

Please note that a discount is available for children and senior citizens on all Fukuoka's public transportation.

Useful Tips

It is important to know that Fukuoka's airport subway can get very full during peak hours.
If you land at the International Terminal, you will need to take the free airport shuttle bus to the subway station located at the Domestic Terminal.

How to get from Fukuoka Airport to Hakata Station by bus

Your third travel option from Fukuoka airport to Hakata Station is by taking the local bus. The bus is direct, comfortable and provides frequent trips from Fukuoka airport to Hakata Station in 15 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Fukuoka airport to Hakata Station?

A bus ticket from Fukuoka airport to Hakata Station costs €1.80 (JPY 260). You can buy your bus tickets at the airport station’s ticket vending machines.

Cost

€1.80 (JPY 260)

Trip Duration

15 Min.

The Fukuoka airport bus runs every 30 minutes during peak hours and every hour off-peak.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

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

Where do I get the bus from?

The Fukuoka airport bus stop is on the first floor of the International Terminal. You can also find the free airport shuttle at this same stop.

Convenience

Although a cost-savvy travel alternative, taking the bus can be stressful, particularly if you are travelling with children and heavy luggage. Furthermore, the bus only operates during certain hours; meaning you will have to find an alternative if you are travelling at later hours.

Editor’s Note

The airport bus is comfortable and provides space for travellers with significant baggage.

Useful Tips

Please know that you cannot buy tickets on the bus; you need to purchase your tickets at the bus station ticket vending machine.
Buses to-and-from Fukuoka airport and Hakata Station are marked with an "A."

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance from Hakata station to Fukuoka airport?

Fukuoka airport is located a short 3.8km away from Hakata Station; it takes 15 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

How do I get from Fukuoka airport to Hakata station?

There are three transport options when travelling from Fukuoka airport to Hakata Station; you can take a taxi which takes 15 minutes, the subway, which takes 6 minutes or the local bus, taking 15 minutes.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Fukuoka airport to Hakata station?

Taxis in Fukuoka calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled. Your 15-minute trip should cost around €11 (JPY 1,600), depending on traffic conditions. However, if you want to travel at a fixed rate with no hidden costs, you can book your Fukuoka airport to Hatakata station transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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