The Fukuoka Airport (FUK) is the primary aviation facility for the island of Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan. It is the fourth busiest airport in the country seeing some 20 million passengers transit through its gates annually. This airport offers flights to almost all corners of Japan, as well as out to cities all over Asia, and destinations in North America, and Europe.
There are two terminals serving the domestic and the international routes departing from this airport, and these are connected via a free shuttle service. There is free WiFi provided throughout the airport, and there are internet kiosks available if you do not have a mobile device, though you must pay a fee to access these. Each terminal has a VIP lounge, and there are showers and rooms available to rest in at the Domestic Terminal’s Relaxing Lounge TIME.
There are ATM machines scattered throughout the airport, there are also full-service banks, and currency exchange booths. If you take out money, this airport will give you a chance to spend it too at its duty-free outlet in the International Terminal, or the many popular retail stores, gift shops, and convenience outlets.
There are also a good variety of eateries here offering local and international cuisine should you feel peckish during transit. Other neat features in this airport include massage services at Refre Japan, information desks, mobile charging stations, a pharmacy, and an Observation Deck
Connecting flights to Fukuoka from Australia are typically operated by ANA, Qantas, JAL, Korean Air, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and China Airlines. Read about the most popular time to fly to this beautiful country, on Skyscanner’s excellent blog.
· The drive shouldn’t take you more than 20 minutes, as it’s only 7km to the centre. Just get onto the Kuko-Dori, which will pass then airport and then run along the Mikasa River. Once you cross the river on the Showa Dori, which will take you over the Naka River, and you will arrive in the central part of the city. Organising your car online can save you a lot of time and money, though you can wait until you arrive to secure a booking.
· The subway links directly to Fukuoka Airport’s domestic and international terminals, and you can get into Hakata Station or Tenjin Station from 260JPY ($3).
· There are bus lines too, though these tend to cover the greater distances to popular cities like Beppu, and Kumamoto. However, if you fancy travelling by road, and don’t want to spend on a taxi, then we advise reserving a for private airport transfer.
· Taxis are the most expensive way into town, but they aren’t as expensive as you’d think in Japan, with a journey only taking 10-15 minutes to get to the central Hakata Station, and costing only 1200JPY ($14).
Please note that information is correct as of April 2017