Transportation | Getting To KAGOSHIMA


By Air

All flights arrive at the Kagoshima Airport, which has separate domestic and international terminals.

*All international flights are currently suspended.


Japan Airlines (JAL) Tokyo, Osaka (Itami), Nagoya, Fukuoka, Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima,
All Nippon Airways (ANA) Tokyo, Osaka (Itami), Osaka (Kansai), Nagoya, Sapporo, Okinawa
Air Nippon (ANK) Tokyo, Osaka (Itami), Osaka (Kansai), Nagoya, Sapporo, Okinawa
Japan Air Commuter (JAC) Okayama, Takamatsu, Matsuyama, and Kagoshima’s Southern Islands
Skymark Airlines (SKY) Tokyo (until April 21,2006)
Oriental Air Bridge (ORC) Nagasaki


Korean Airlines Seoul, Korea (3 flights a week)
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai (2 flights a week)

From Kagoshima Airport to Kagoshima City

Airport Bus
Airport Shuttle buses are the most convenient way to get to the City. The buses travel between the Airport and Kagoshima city every 10 min from 05:50 until 21:00. You can take the buses bound for Kagoshima city at No.2 bus terminal in front of the airport entrance. The trip takes about 50 min from the airport to the City center. A one-way adult ticket costs \1200. There are also airport buses for Kirishima, Sendai, Ookuchi, Kushikino, Chiran, Kaseda, Kanoya and Ibusuki.


Taxis from the airport to the center of Kagoshima cost around \10000.

By Train

On March 13th 2004, Bullet train Shinkansen Tsubame started its service between Kagoshima Chuo station and Shin-yatsushiro station! With Shinkansen Tsubame, the journey from Fukuoka to Kagoshima will be only 2 hours 10 min!

Trains (JR Kyushu: Japan Railway Kyushu) arrive from the North of Kagoshima and the rest of Kyushu Island. In Kagoshima City, there are 2 major stations; Kagoshima Chuo station and Kagoshima station. Biggest JR station in Kagoshima City is Kagoshima Chuo station which is a very modern red colored building which was renewed in 1997. Many buses including tour buses and trams stop at Kagoshima Chuo station. It is very convenient to start your trip around the city from the station. You can obtain Kagoshima maps, other brochures and other information on Kagoshima at the Tourism Information Center which is located on the 2nd floor of Kagoshima Chuo Station.

By Ferry

From Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa


Buses are a generally convenient and reasonable form of transportation in Japan. The main long-distance bus stops are at Kagoshima Chuo station terminal and Tenmonkan (city center).

Destination Time Required Fare (¥) One-way / Return Numbers of buses (each day)
Osaka (Abeno ・ Umeda) 12 Hours 12,000/21,000 1
Kobe 13Hour 11,700/20,000 1
Fukuoka 3hours50min 5,300/8,000 24
Oita 5hours40min 5,500/9,900 2
Miyazaki 2hours 43min 2,700/4,500 10


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