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How Much Does it Cost to Travel From Osaka to Fukuoka?

There are plenty of travel options connecting these two major urban centers in Japan. Let’s try to answer the question, How much does it cost to travel between the two? (All prices in Japanese yen)


(Prices here are based on booking one month in advance, directly from the airline.)

Seems to be that most departures from Osaka to Fukuoka use Itami Airport / 伊丹空港 (ITM), although some services operate out of Kansai International Airport / 関西国際空港 (KIX).

Fukuoka is accessed via Fukuoka Airport (FUK).

Flight time from Osaka to Fukuoka is around 1 hrs 15 mins.

Low Cost Carriers

Out of the LCC options we could only find Peach and Jetstar running services.


Peachfrom 4,300 from 8,550 
Jetstarfrom 3,690 from 7,780 

Flag Carriers

Most flights operated by ANA and JAL depart from Itami Airport.


One-Way Fare24,600 -
Round trip Fare-44,600
Business Kippufrom 16,250from 32,500
Tokuwarifrom 13,600from 27,200
Tabiwari 21from 11,200from 22,400
Tabiwari 28from 10,800from 21,600
Premium Fare31,900 63,800
Premium Tokuwarifrom 20,600from 41,200
Premium Tabiwarifrom 13,700from 27,400


One-wayReturnJ-Class surcharge
from 10,800from 23,2002,000 - 4,000 (not very clear)

Trains from Fukuoka Airport run to Hakata Station (for the Shinkansen) and Tenjin Station. The fare is 260 yen and journey times are 5 min and 11 min respectively.


The Sanyō Shinkansen connects the Osaka area (from Shin-Osaka Station) with Fukuoka (arriving at Hakata Station).  


Unreserved seatReserved seatGreen carJourney time
14,48015,31021,2702 hrs 29 mins


Unreserved seatReserved seatGreen carJourney time
14,48015,00020,9602 hrs 35 mins

How much does it cost to return on the Shinkansen? Just double the prices above.  

The Japan Rail Pass can be used on Sakura Shinkansen

Using local trains, travel from Osaka to Fukuoka will cost around 11,000 yen. The journey could take up to 20 hrs. Consider using the Seishun 18 Kippu / 青春18切符 during holiday periods to break up the trip. Find out for about this ticket in an earlier post on City-Cost: Make A Cheap Getaway On The Seishun 18 Ticket


English-speakers might find Willer Express to offer the most user-friendly service. Their night buses run between a terminal in Osaka’s Umeda and Hakata Station in Fukuoka. Journeys of around 8 - 10 hrs.

Example fares


One-way fare
RELAX [NEW]4,510


If you can handle the Japanese, BUSReserve.JP might have other deals.


Expect to pay around 14,000 yen in highway tolls for the drive from Osaka to Fukuoka. Those who know the way, might be able to complete this trip in ~ 7 hrs. (NEXCO)

How much does it cost to rent a car? NIPPON Rent-A-Car has an English-language service desk. Their subcompact K-cars can be rented from 7,000 yen for up to 12 hrs.


Can you answer the question, How much does it cost to Travel From Osaka to Fukuoka? Share your ideas and tips below.

Check out our ‘How Much | Travel’ series for destinations from Tokyo. Let’s start with Osaka ..

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Images (cropped and put into frame)

Osaka (left): Yoshikazu TAKADA Flickr License

Fukuoka (right): zeitblohm Flickr License 

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