Before you leave
* Before leaving on your trip outside of Nagasaki Prefecture, please remember to fill out a Travel Plan Form at the International Center.
* Nagasaki Station has several bus loading areas. If you are taking a bus from the station, confirm your boarding location in advance by using this map.
Fukuoka (Hakata Station)
You can travel to Fukuoka by highway bus or by JR train, but the bus is cheaper and takes only 19 minutes longer to reach the same destination.
|JR Kamome Train||Kyushu Liner Nonstop Highway Bus|
|Time||1 hr. 48 min.||2 hr. 7 min.|
|Cost||4,410 yen one-way||2,500 yen one-way|
|6,000 yen round trip||4,500 yen round trip|
|10,000 yen one-way x 4||8,000 yen one-way x 4|
A reservation is not necessary to ride the highway bus but is recommended during peak travel times. To make a reservation, visit the Nagasaki Bus Terminal across from Nagasaki Station or call toll-free 0120-489-939 (Japanese only).
The bus departs from the secondary platform, so walk through the tunnel after you enter the terminal. If you live in Sumiyoshi, note that many buses also stop at the east end of Showa-machi Street, next to the Lawson convenience store. Confirm your boarding location when you buy your ticket.
If only staying in Fukuoka for one or two days, consider also a JR Kyushu International Student Pass (details below), which lowers the round trip Kamome train cost to 5,000 yen.
In addition to the nonstop buses above, The Kyushu Liner (九州号) also runs fourteen “Via Fukuoka Airport (福岡空港経由)” buses daily. Ticket prices are the same as above, and the ride takes about 2.5 hours. The bus stops at the international terminal, but a free shuttle is available to the domestic terminal.
RakuBus lists highway buses throughout Kyushu and Honshu as far north as Tokyo. To find a route, see http://www.rakubus.jp/english. To confirm timetables and fares for any JR train in Japan, use http://www.hyperdia.com, which may be accessed in Japanese or English.