The subway connects Fukuoka Airport directly with the city center. A 100-yen bus also operates between Hakata and Tenjin. We also recommend taking a cruise to get a taste of the resort life, and enjoying the city with ease via sightseeing taxi.
From Fukuoka Kuko（airport）station it takes 5 minutes to Hakata station, and 11 minutes to Tenjin station. The subway runs every 3‒6 minutes during rush‒hour and 6‒8 minutes during the day.
（FUKUOKA OPEN TOP BUS）
Fukuoka Open Top Bus is an open-top double-decker bus which offers sightseeing tours around the main tourist attractions in Fukuoka. Enjoy a one-hour bus ride, while feeling the nature and breeze of Fukuoka.
Local buses mainly arrive and depart from Hakata Kotsu Center (Hakata station bus terminal) and Tenjin Bus Center. The Nishitetsu 100 yen loop bus connecting Hakata and Tenjin is very convenient for sightseeing. There is a direct bus to the shopping mall “Marinoa City” in Nishi ward and Seaside Momochi.
Fukuoka Airport Access Bus running between Fukuoka Airport and Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk via Canal City Hakata or Tenjin Fukuoka Shiyakusho-Mae is now available as another convenient option.
Limited express and Shinkansen trains connecting major cities in Kyushu travel to and from Hakata station, Kyushu’s largest and busiest station. The Kyushu Shinkansen now runs between Kumamoto and Kagoshima, but other lines will be opened in spring 2011. Renovations of Hakata station should be complete around the same time as the new lines.
Nishitetsu Fukuoka（Tenjin）station is located in Tenjin, you can take both local and ｌimited express trains for ordinary fare. The train is directly connected to Dazaifu, making it very convenient for sightseeing. The fare starts at 150yen.
You can go to Uminonakamichi and Shikanoshima Island by road, but we would recommend you to go by ferry. The ferry ride is a short 15 minutes and the terminals are conveniently located in Marizon（Seaside Momochi）and Bayside Place Hakata Futoh.
Fukuoka Municipal Ferry Service
Uminaka Line / Yasuda Sangyo Kisen
The basic fare for a standard taxi within the city is 580 yen. Premium taxis, which offer higher quality service than standard taxis, have a Hakata-ori design that conveys the culture of Fukuoka and its spirit of hospitality.
There are also many sightseeing taxis that offer tours of points of interest in small groups. Also recommended is the “Ramen Taxi,” a unique way to enjoy ramen restaurants in Fukuoka.
Fukuoka Urban Expressway
If you would like to enjoy sightseeing in Fukuoka by rental car, Fukuoka Urban Expressway is your best choice, which runs throughout Fukuoka City and its surrounding areas.
There are 38 toll gates along the expressway and you can easily access various tourist destinations.
The cash toll for standard-sized vehicles is 620 yen regardless of distance travelled. With an ETC card, you can get discounts for drives during specified time periods or days of week. (payment in advance)