ACCESS

Access from Singapore

Singapore Airlines offer a direct flight between Fukuoka Airport and Singapore Changi Airport every day. It takes 6 hours 15 minutes from Singapore to Fukuoka by direct flight and 6 hours and 25 minutes from Fukuoka to Singapore.
The airport is directly connected with subway lines, taking you to central Fukuoka in just 5 minutes. You can get to the downtown shopping area in about 10 minutes.

Singapore Airlines http://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/home

Fukuoka Airport http://www.fuk-ab.co.jp/english/

Transportation Network

Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train

Since the recent opening of the Kyushu Shinkansen, access to each prefecture has become very convenient. Although running at a very high speed, the Shinkansen is a very smooth ride. With seats covered with traditional fabrics and cabin interiors decorated with traditional crafts, a pleasurable journey is guaranteed. Don’t forget to check out the JR Kyushu Rail Pass, which offers great discounts.

Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train

Kyushu Rail Pass (JR Kyushu) http://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/railpass/railpass.html

Expressway buses

With major expressways, such as the Kyushu Expressway, connecting the prefectures, Kyushu has well-developed expressway bus networks. You can enjoy a tour on several expressway buses, using Fukuoka as a hub. One of the appeals of expressway buses is that they are cheaper than taking the Shinkansen. You can also purchase some discount bus passes, such as the SUNQ Pass that allows for unlimited bus rides across Kyushu during a designated period.

Expressway buses

Sightseeing Trains

Kyushu is also famous for it's many, special sightseeing trains. You can enjoy the scenery along the railways from various trains with unique features, including a gorgeous tour train with sophisticated, high quality services, for which it is very hard to get a reservation; a retro steam locomotive train powered by coal; a train that offers delicious dishes made exclusively with local ingredients; a train that features a wooden interior design; and a train with seats facing outwards for a better view through the windows.

Sightseeing Trains

Sightseeing Trains (JR Kyushu) http://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/train/train_index.html

Streetcars

Nagasaki, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima prefectures are some of the few places in Japan where streetcars run through the cities. Since they are for the daily commuting of local people, the fare is low. The compact streetcars running on the streets are very charming. If you have a chance, you may want to get on a streetcar and interact with the local people.

Streetcars

Rent-a-car

Kyushu has well-developed expressway (toll highway) networks. Major expressways, such as the Kyushu Expressway, connect the prefectures, so you can enjoy the various routes available. When it comes to visiting specific locations efficiently, you may want to consider renting a car. Many of the car navigation systems in rent-a-cars in Japan come with English language settings. There is a pass that allows for unlimited driving on the Kyushu Expressway for a fixed price. Using such a pass, you can relax and enjoy a comfortable driving tour across Kyushu.

Rent-a-car

Kyushu Expressway Pass (NEXCO West Japan) http://global.w-nexco.co.jp/en/kep/

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