Fukuoka Airport (FUK) – Gateway to Hakata and Tenjin

Our guide to Fukuoka Airport (FUK) includes everything you need to know about flights, terminals, access, facilities, shopping and much, much more.

Fukuoka Airport

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Fukuoka Airport, formerly Itazuke Air Base, is the busiest single-runway airport in Japan and the fourth busiest airport in the country. The airport has both domestic and international terminals connected by a free shuttle bus, a range of facilities, restaurants and shopping options, as well as great transport links into the city. Carry on reading for a full guide to Fukuoka Airport. 

Fukuoka Airport (FUK) Overview

Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal 1

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Terminal 1 is the least accessible terminal in the airport. There is a taxi stand on the first floor but the free shuttle bus only goes as far as terminals 2, 3 and the International Terminal. If you are transferring between terminals, make sure you check ahead to ensure that your layover is long enough to allow you to catch your connection. 

Airlines flying from Fukuoka Airport Terminal 1:

AirlinesDestinations
All Nippon Airways
operated by ANA Wings
Fukue, Hiroshima, Komatsu, Miyazaki, Nagoya-Centrair, Naha, Niigata, Okayama, Sendai, Tokushima, Tsushima
Amakusa AirlinesAmakusa
Fuji Dream AirlinesHanamaki, Kōchi, Matsumoto, Nagoya-Komaki, Naha, Niigata, Osaka-Itami, Shizuoka, Tokushima
Ibex AirlinesKomatsu, Osaka-Itami, Sendai
Seasonal: Tanegashima
Japan Airlines
operated by J-Air
Amami Ōshima, Hakodate, Kagoshima, Kōchi, Nagoya-Centrair, Naha, Osaka-Itami, Sendai, Tokushima
Japan Airlines
operated by Japan Air Commuter
Amami Ōshima, Izumo, Kagoshima, Matsuyama, Miyazaki, Yakushima
Jetstar JapanNagoya-Centrair, Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Narita
Oriental Air Bridge Fukue
PeachNaha, Osaka-Kansai, Tokyo-Narita

 

Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal 2

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Terminal 2 is very easily accessible. There is a subway stop on the basement level, a taxi stand and a free shuttle bus connecting travellers to Terminal 3 and the International Terminal. In addition, you can enjoy a spectacular view from the observation deck on the fifth floor. 

Airlines flying from Fukuoka Airport Terminal 2:

AirlinesDestinations
Air DoSapporo-Chitose
All Nippon AirwaysNagoya-Centrair, Naha, Osaka-Itami, Osaka-Kansai, Sapporo-Chitose, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita
Seasonal: Ishigaki
Ibex AirlinesKomatsu, Osaka-Itami, Sendai
Seasonal: Tanegashima
Japan AirlinesOsaka-Itami, Sapporo-Chitose, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita
Japan Airlines
operated by Japan Transocean Air
Naha
Skymark AirlinesIbaraki, Naha, Sapporo-Chitose, Sendai, Tokyo-Haneda
StarFlyerNagoya-Centrair, Tokyo-Haneda

 

Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal 3

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Terminal 3 is for arrivals only but does host the ANA Lounge and both a medical and dental clinic. The shuttle bus stops right outside, plus there is a taxi stand and good parking. 

 

Fukuoka Airport International Terminal

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The International Terminal is connected to the domestic terminals via a free shuttle bus, provides convenient car parking nearby and is serviced by a bus connecting the airport to the rest of Fukuoka. 

Airlines flying from Fukuoka Airport International Terminal:

AirlinesDestinations
Air BusanBusan, Daegu
Air ChinaBeijing-Capital, Dalian, Shanghai-Pudong
Air MacauMacau
Asiana AirlinesJeju, Seoul-Incheon
Cathay PacificHong Kong, Taipei-Taoyuan
Cebu PacificManila
China AirlinesKaohsiung, Taipei-Taoyuan
China Eastern AirlinesNanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai-Pudong, Chengdu
China Southern AirlinesDalian, Guangzhou, Shanghai-Pudong
Delta Air LinesHonolulu
DragonairHong Kong
Eastar JetSeoul-Incheon
EVA AirKaohsiung, Taipei-Taoyuan
Far Eastern Air TransportTaipei-Taoyuan
FinnairSeasonal: Helsinki
HK ExpressHong Kong
Jeju AirBusan, Seoul-Incheon
Jin AirSeoul-Incheon
Korean AirBusan, Seoul-Incheon
Philippine AirlinesManila
Singapore AirlinesSingapore
T'way AirlinesDaegu, Seoul-Incheon
Thai AirwaysBangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Tigerair TaiwanTaipei-Taoyuan
United AirlinesGuam
Vietnam AirlinesHanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Airport Facilities

Baggage Delivery & Storage

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Fukuoka Airport offers many luggage options to ensure a pleasant and convenient stay in Japan. You can have your bags delivered to your hotel or apartment and even returned to the airport at the end of your stay if need be. There are a few companies to choose from and their kiosks are located on the first floors of terminals 1, 2 and the International Terminal. If you need to store your luggage at the airport, you can leave it at the Yamato Transport Counter or the Fukuoka Airport Building Baggage Storage Counter in the International Terminal. Additionally, you can find coin lockers located throughout the airport where you can store your baggage for up to 7 days. 

 

Lounges

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There are a variety of lounges throughout Fukuoka Airport. They provide a place for passengers to relax and refresh between flights. Most often these are offered to first class passengers or members of airline clubs. However, there is one Public Pay-in Lounge located on the third floor of Domestic Terminal 1 which allows passengers to relax free of charge. For more information on the lounges at Fukuoka Airport, please click here

 

Massage Chairs

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For 200 yen, you can enjoy 10 minutes of relaxation before your flight. 

 

Observation Deck

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Fukuoka Airport offers beautiful views of the surrounding city. With two observations decks and an observation room there is plenty of gazing to be done if you have a long layover. For more information about their location and operating times, please click here

Shopping & Dining

Duty-Free Shops

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If you need some last-minute souvenirs from your trip to Japan, don’t forget to stop by a Duty-Free Shop. There are three Duty-Free Shops located on the third floor of the International Terminal, each offering a range of local food, alcohol and tobacco alongside luxury clothing and accessories. Payment is accepted in JYP, KRW and USD as well as by credit card. For more information, please click here

 

Restaurants

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If you’re looking for a bite to eat, the largest food court in the airport can be found on the third floor of the Domestic Terminal 2. Choose from Chinese, Japanese or Western-style dishes all at reasonable prices. The vast selection guarantees that you will find a restaurant that suits both your taste and budget. For more information, please click here

 

Cafes

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If you’re looking for a smaller meal or just a quick caffeine pick-me-up, stop by one of Fukuoka Airport’s many coffee shops. They are scattered throughout the domestic and international terminals and offer convenience and quality. 

Fukuoka Airport Access Options

Due to its close proximity to downtown, there are countless ways to access Fukuoka Airport. Take a look at this area map provided by Fukuoka Airport to decide which way is best for you. 

Subway

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A Fukuoka City Subway station is located inside Domestic Terminal 2. This will grant you easy access to the most popular spots in Fukuoka, including Hakata Station, the city’s biggest station just two stops away. 

Tickets: Tickets can be bought at the ticket counter in the station or from an automated ticket machine. 

Price: 300 – 400 yen, depending on your destination (Fukuoka City Subway Fare Table)

Frequency: Every 5 – 10 minutes.

Website: Fukuoka City Subway

 

Free Shuttle Bus

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The shuttle bus has stops on the 1st floor of Domestic Terminals 1 and 3 and at the International Terminal. It runs every 5 to 8 minutes and is offered as a complimentary service to passengers. Be sure to check the location of the shuttle bus stops if you have to transfer. 

WebsiteFree Shuttle Bus 

 

City, Express and Highway Bus

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There are stops for express or highway buses between Domestic Terminals 1 and 2, in front of Domestic Terminal 3 and at the International Terminal. In addition, there is a city bus stop located between Domestic Terminals 1 and 2. In most cases, the subway will be faster than the city bus and fares will be comparable. However, depending on your location, the bus could be the better option. 

Tickets: Purchase tickets at bus stands located outside the terminal. 

Website: Nishitetsu Website

 

Other

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There is plenty of parking around Fukuoka Airport if you are being picked up or dropped off. It can also be accessed by taxi or rental car. Please check the links to learn more about which option is best for you. 

Hotels

Because of the airport’s location in downtown Fukuoka, you will have no problem finding a hotel that is close, clean and within your budget. Below are a few options we found to make to make your stay in Fukuoka a little easier. 

Hyatt Regency Fukuoka

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The Hyatt Regency Hotel is our most expensive recommendation. However, anyone who has stayed at a Hyatt hotel knows that the brand backs up its price with comfortable rooms, impeccable service and many amenities. From the airport, it is easily accessible by taxi, subway or train. Furthermore, it is just 7 minutes by foot from any of the major subway or train stations. This hotel is perfect for those looking for some luxury during their stay in Fukuoka. 

Standard Rate: 18,000 – 30,000 yen

Times: 13:00 (Check-In) 12:00 (Check-out)

Address: 2-14-1 Hakataeki Higashi, Hakata-Ku Fukuoka, 812-0013, Japan

Website: Hyatt Regency Fukuoka

 

JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Fukuoka

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A slightly cheaper option, the JR Kyushu Hotel is beautifully decorated and conveniently located. It is just a 2-minute walk from JR Hakata Station Chikushi Exit or Hakata Subway Station East Exit 6 and five minutes by subway from Fukuoka Airport. Their restaurant, Akasaka Umaya Hakata, serves Japanese food all day long and rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable.  

Standard Rate: 13,000 – 27,000 yen

Times: 14:00 (Check-In) 11:00 (Check-out)

Address:  2-2-4 Hakataekihigashi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0013, Fukuoka Prefecture

Website: JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Fukuoka

 

The B Hakata

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The B Hakata is our budget recommendation. At just 6,400 yen per night, you won’t find much cheaper in the downtown area. Don’t let the price tag fool you though, as each room is fully equipped with a TV, free WiFi, refrigerator, toiletries and more. They also provide a free breakfast from 6:30 – 10:00 am every morning. The B Hakata is situated just 4 minutes from both JR Hakata Station Chikushi Exit and Hakata Subway Station East Exit 5. The price and accessibility make this hotel perfect for those just stopping by Fukuoka or those on a budget.

Standard Rate: 6,400 yen

Times: 15:00 (Check-In) 11:00 (Check-out

Address: 1-3-9 Hakataeki Minami, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0016, Fukuoka Prefecture

Website: The B Hakata

Fukuoka to Canal City Hakata 

Canal City is a world famous shopping centre containing over 250 shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres and even boasts a “Ramen Stadium” where foodies can sample ramen from all around Japan. Accessing this little city is quite simple from Fukuoka Airport. Your best option would be to take the subway to Hakata Station. From there, you should transfer to the loop bus which runs every 5 – 10 minutes and get off at Canal City. It should only cost around 100 yen. Alternatively, it is just a 15-minute walk from Hakata Station. 

Fukuoka to Sasebo Naval Base

To access Sasebo Naval Base, take the subway to Hakata Station and transfer to the JR Kyushu train. It will cost between 3,600 yen and 4,600 yen and take roughly three hours. Another option is the express bus which will cost between 2,200 yen and 4,100 yen and take around two hours and 45 minutes. If you are a member of the U.S. navy, follow this link to check if you can use their shuttle bus service

Fukuoka to Tenjin Underground City

Tenjin Underground City is easily accessible from Tenjin Station on the Kuko Line. This is a great spot to shop and you don’t have to worry about the weather because it is all underground. 

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