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How to get from Fukuoka Airport to Kumamoto

Kumamoto, located 110km southeast of Fukuoka airport, is a fascinating city packed with rich culture, natural beauty, and exciting Kyushu cuisine. Home to one-of-a-kind attractions, therapeutic hot springs and authentic restaurants, Kumamoto is a must when travelling to Japan.

If you are landing at Fukuoka International Airport (FUK) and you want to make your way to Kumamoto City, you have three transportation options; you can take a taxi, the train or the bus. Taking a taxi or private transfer is the safest and most comfortable way to travel. Taxis are available 24/7 and take 1 hour 30 minutes from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto. For a faster alternative, you can take the train, which takes 40 minutes. Lastly, the most cost-savvy alternative is to take the bus to Kumamoto and reach your destination in approximately two hours.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €140 90min 24/7
Train €75.40 40min 05:45–22:34
Bus €34.40 135min 05:48–22:18

How to get from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto by taxi

Choosing to travel by taxi from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto is the safest and most comfortable travel option, getting you to your hotel in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Taxis are available around the clock and provide door-to-door transportation while taking care of you and your loved ones.

Taxi fare from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto

Taxis in Japan use a taximeter to calculate their fares, which are based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. Depending on the traffic conditions, your taxi fare from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto should be around €140 (JPY 20,420). However, if you prefer to travel at a fixed rate with no hidden costs and a friendly local English-speaking driver, you can pre-book your Fukuoka airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€140 (JPY 20,420)

Trip Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

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

Convenience

Taking a cab from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto is a great way to travel. Taxis provide 24/7 door-to-door services in the safety and comfort of a private vehicle. Moreover, they are the only travel option if arriving at night, as there are no direct routes from Fukuoka Airport to Kumamoto City on the local public transportation system.

Editor’s Note

Please note that any tolls encountered along the journey will be payable by the customer and added to the end fare.

Useful Tips

Tipping in Japan is a sign of disrespect; for that reason, it is best not to tip your taxi driver in Fukuoka.
Most Fukuoka cabs accept bank card payments, although it is always best to ask your driver beforehand.
It is good to know that most taxi drivers in Japan don't speak English; thus, always keep your final address handy.

How to get from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto by train

Taking the train from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto is your fastest option. Yet, there is no direct train from the airport to Kumamoto – you must first get the subway to Hakata Station, which takes 6 minutes. From here, you can catch the train to Kumamoto, which takes 35 minutes. Your total travel time should be around 40 minutes, excluding the changeover and waiting times.

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

A one-way ticket from Fukuoka airport to Hakata Station costs €1.80 (JPY 260) and from the station to Kumamoto costs €35.90 (JPY 5,230). Hence, your total price should come to €37.70 (JPY 5,490). You can purchase your ticket at the station’s ticket vending machines.

Cost

€37.70 (JPY 5,490)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

The train runs every 20 minutes on average.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The train is available daily from 05:45 to 22:34.

Where do I get the train from?

Fukuoka airport’s metro station is located in front of the Domestic Terminal building. 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 train is the perfect travel alternative for those looking for a speedy journey. Although the train is not the cheapest option, that way you’ll avoid Fukuoka’s dense traffic. However, if you are travelling with children and/or heavy luggage, it is recommended to take a taxi as the changeover can get tricky, especially during rush hours.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

Please note that a train ticket for the route departing from Fukuoka airport station cannot be reserved online.

Useful Tips

Discounted tickets are available for children and senior citizens.
Be aware that the subway and train can get very full during peak hours.

How to get from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto by bus

The best travel option for travellers on a budget would be to take the bus from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto. However, you will first need to make your way to Hakata Station before getting the bus to Kumamoto Station. The total travel time should be around 2 hours and 10 minutes, excluding waiting times.

How much is a bus ticket from Fukuoka Airport to Kumamoto?

As you first need to make your way from Fukuoka airport to Hakata Station, the price will vary depending on how you get there. From the station, a one-way bus ticket from Hakata to Kumamoto costs €17.20 (JPY 2,500).

Cost

€17.20 (JPY 2,500)

Trip Duration

2 H 10 Min.

The bus from Hakata Station to Kumamoto runs every hour.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus from Hakata Station is available Mon-Fri from 05:48 to 22:18 and on weekends from 06:28 to 22:18.

Where do I get the bus from?

You can find the bus to Kumamoto at Hakata Bus Terminal 3F. You will then need to alight the bus at Kumamoto Station.

Convenience

Although the cheapest travel option, taking the bus can get quite long, as you first have to make your way to Hakata Station before starting your two-hour journey to Kumamoto. Moreover, if you are travelling during the night, you will have to find another travel alternative to get to your Kumamoto hotel.

Editor’s Note

Please note that a child aged 6 to 12 pays a half-priced ticket and one infant below six travels for free.

Useful Tips

You will need to purchase a child ticket (even if free) to reserve a seat.
The bus schedule may be adjusted subject to traffic and weather conditions without prior notice to passengers.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance between Fukuoka airport and Kumamoto?

Kumamoto is located 110km southeast of Fukuoka International Airport. It takes 1 hour 30 minutes to reach by car or taxi.

How do I get from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto?

There are three transport options from Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto; you can take a taxi or a private transfer which takes 1 hour 30 minutes, a train which takes 40 minutes, or a bus which takes over 2 hours.

Where can I find the Fukuoka airport to Kumamoto bus schedule?

You can easily access the bus schedule for Kumamoto on the official bus website.

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