Sign in for a personalized experience.
Japan Guide Homepage
Travel
Living
Forum
Jobs
Friends
Shopping
Essentials
-
Sightseeing
-
Accommodation
-
Transportation
-
Food
-
Budget Travel
-
Shopping
-
Questions

Home - Travel - Transportation - Rail Passes
Kyushu Rail Pass

jump to:   links

The Kyushu Rail Pass by JR Kyushu is a rail pass for exclusive use by foreign visitors to Japan, providing unlimited travel on JR trains on the island of Kyushu (except Sanyo Shinkansen) for three or five consecutive days.

Purchase the Kyushu Rail Pass

Kyushu Rail Pass (as of April 1, 2014)
All Kyushu
3 days
14,400 yen
5 days
17,490 yen
Northern Kyushu
3 days
7,200 yen
5 days
9,260 yen
Reduced rates (50% off) apply to children aged 6-11.

Below is a map of JR train lines, which can be used with the JR Kyushu Rail Pass. The All Kyushu pass is valid on the entire island, while the Northern Kyushu pass is only valid in the darker colored area in northern Kyushu:

Validity

1) Unlimited use of JR Kyushu trains on Kyushu, including all trains along the Kyushu Shinkansen (Fukuoka-Kagoshima) and limited express trains, but excluding the Sanyo Shinkansen (Fukuoka-Osaka, operated by JR West). The Northern Kyushu version of the pass is not valid south of Oita and Kumamoto.
2) Seat reservations can be made for free.
3) The pass is valid on three or five consecutive days.
4) Only foreign temporary visitors to Japan can use the Kyushu Rail Pass. It cannot be used by residents of Japan.

Points of Sale

The Kyushu Rail Pass can be purchased via the internet, through travel agencies outside of Japan and at a few major JR railway stations and travel agencies in Kyushu (the Northern Kyushu Pass is not available for sale at stations in Southern Kyushu).

When purchasing the pass outside of Japan, you will receive an exchange order, which has to be exchanged into an actual rail pass after your arrival in Japan and within three months of the purchase.

When purchasing the pass inside Japan, you have to present your passport and return air (or sea) ticket. If you purchase multiple passes inside Japan, you may buy the passes only for yourself.

Purchase the Kyushu Rail Pass

Assessment

This pass can be of great value, considering the fact that a roundtrip from Fukuoka to Kagoshima by regular tickets alone costs around 20,000 yen, which compares to 14,400 yen for a 3-day pass and 17,490 yen for a 5-day pass.

Alternative Tickets

The Sun Q Pass is a very similar offer to the Kyushu Rail Pass except that it is valid on local buses and highway buses instead of trains. Depending on the individual itinerary, either pass could be more suitable. Unlike the Kyushu Rail Pass, the Sun Q Pass is also available to residents of Japan.

The JR Sanyo-Shikoku-Kyushu Rail Pass covers JR trains (including all shinkansen trains) on Kyushu and neighboring Shikoku and the Sanyo Coast between Osaka and Kyushu.

Any Questions? Ask them in our question forum.

Advertisement

User Feedback
We strive to keep japan-guide.com up-to-date and accurate, and are always looking for ways to improve the user experience. If you have any updates, suggestions, corrections or opinions, please let us know:

English Links
Kyushu Rail Pass (JR Kyushu)
Official website.

Online Reservations
Hotel
 
Car
 
Flight
 
Bus

(check-in)

Related Pages
Travel
Transportation

Guide to Train Tickets
Rail Passes
Reguar Train Tickets

Japan Rail Pass
Hokkaido Rail Pass
JR East Pass
JR Kanto Pass
JR Kansai Pass
JR Kansai Wide Pass
JR Sanyo Pass
JR Sanyo-Shikoku-Kyushu Pass
Kyushu Rail Pass

Kyushu
Sun Q Pass

Railways
Shinkansen
Night Trains
Taking trains

Domestic Flights
Highway Buses
Ferries
Budget Travel

News and Reports
April 3, 2014
Fukuoka Cherry Blossom Report
by sean
April 2, 2014
Kumamoto Cherry Blossom Report
by sean
March 28, 2014
Kumamoto Cherry Blossom Report
by scott
March 27, 2014
Fukuoka Cherry Blossom Report
by scott
March 27, 2013
Fukuoka Cherry Blossom Report
by schauwecker
March 23, 2013
Kagoshima Cherry Blossom Report
by scott
March 22, 2013
Kumamoto Cherry Blossom Report
by scott
March 21, 2013
Fukuoka Cherry Blossom Report
by scott
More reports...

Related Questions
Inquiry Bus from Yufuin to Kurakawa Onsen...
 4 reactions, last updated 50 days ago
Tosu train station
 3 reactions, last updated 141 days ago
Kyushu Northern Rail Pass
 4 reactions, last updated 155 days ago
Possible to tour kyushu using trains and...
 15 reactions, last updated 187 days ago
Christian martyrdom places in Kyushu
 4 reactions, last updated 200 days ago
Oita
 1 reaction, last updated 211 days ago
Rental car with English GPS in Kyushu
 3 reactions, last updated 250 days ago
8 days in Kyushu
 3 reactions, last updated 292 days ago
Kyushu suggestions?
 7 reactions, last updated 313 days ago
Eisai Tea Memorial near Saga
 0 reactions, last updated 381 days ago
Kyushu Special Train Service
 2 reactions, last updated 397 days ago
Kyushu
 3 reactions, last updated 432 days ago
Kyushu
 2 reactions, last updated 484 days ago
Driving Costs in Kyushu
 12 reactions, last updated 557 days ago
Help for northern Kyushu itinerary
 3 reactions, last updated 564 days ago
Is Shinkansen Miyazaki Relay-Go covered?
 1 reaction, last updated 592 days ago
One last day in Kyushu
 3 reactions, last updated 756 days ago
Notsu Farm at Oita
 5 reactions, last updated 767 days ago
8 days Kyushu
 4 reactions, last updated 779 days ago
Kyushu Rail Pass Northern Kyushu -...
 1 reaction, last updated 796 days ago

Travel
Living
Japan A-Z
Community
Sightseeing
Accommodation
Transportation
Shopping
Essentials
Regions
Prefectures
Cities
Working
Studying
Living Cost
Apartments
Arts and Crafts
Entertainment
History
Religion
Etiquette
Food
Language
Tradition
Question Forum
Classifieds
Trip Reports
Member Area
Sightseeing Guide
Hokkaido
Sapporo
Otaru
Hakodate
Noboribetsu
Niseko
Furano
Daisetsuzan
Shiretoko
more...
Tohoku
Sendai
Matsushima
Hiraizumi
Hachimantai
Hirosaki
Lake Towada
Dewa Sanzan
Aizu
more...
Kanto
Tokyo
Yokohama
Kamakura
Hakone
Nikko
Kawagoe
Kusatsu
Narita
more...
Chubu
Nagoya
Mount Fuji
Izu Peninsula
Matsumoto
Kiso Valley
Takayama
Shirakawa-go
Kanazawa
more...
Kansai
Kyoto
Osaka
Nara
Kobe
Himeji
Mount Koya
Kumano
Ise Shima
more...
Chugoku
Hiroshima
Miyajima
Okayama
Kurashiki
Tottori
Matsue
Iwakuni
Hagi
more...
Shikoku
Takamatsu
Kotohira
Naoshima
Matsuyama
Kochi
Tokushima
Naruto
Iya Valley
more...
Kyushu
Fukuoka
Nagasaki
Kumamoto
Mount Aso
Beppu
Kagoshima
Kirishima
Yakushima
more...
Okinawa
Honto
Kume
Miyako
Yaeyama
Copyright © 1996-2014 japan-guide.com All rights reserved - Last Page Update: April 1, 2014
home - site map - privacy policy - terms of use - contact - employment - Lɂ‚ - advertising