On April 1, 2014, the consumption tax increased from 5% to 8%, causing widespread changes to transportation fares. This page has not been updated yet, and some of the fees and fares in this section may not be up-to-date.
How to travel between Yufuin and Beppu
Kamenoi Bus operates 1-2 buses per hour between Beppu and Yufuin Stations. The one way trip takes 50 minutes and costs 900 yen.
Train travel between Beppu and Yufuin requires a transfer of trains at Oita Station. By local trains, the one way journey takes about 80 minutes, costs 1080 yen and is fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass and Kyushu Rail Pass.
By Kyusanko Kyushu Odan Bus
The Kyushu Odan Bus operates between Beppu and Kumamoto, stopping at Yufuin along the way. The one way journey between Beppu and Yufuin takes one hour minutes, costs 950 yen and is covered by the Sun Q Pass.
By JR Aso Yufu Kogen Bus
The JR Aso Yufu Kogen Bus travels once per day between Beppu (Beppu Station) and Mount Aso, passing Yufuin (Yufuin Station) along the way. The one way journey between Beppu and Yufuin takes about one hour and costs 1000 yen. The Sun Q Pass, Japan Rail Pass and Kyushu Rail Pass are not valid on this bus.
Above fees and schedules are subject to change. For the current yen exchange rate, click here.
Yufuin can be easily explored on foot, and the majority of the town's attractions are located along the 1.5 kilometer long main walking route between Yufuin Station and Lake Kinrinko. Walking the entire route takes between 20 and 30 minutes, not counting any stops along the way.
Yufuin's baths are spread out all across the town, and many of them are difficult to access without private transportation. Bicycles are a convenient method for traveling to the more remote baths or for seeing the town quickly. Rental bicycles can be obtained at Yufuin Station for 200 yen per hour or 1000 yen per day. Taxi and rental car are other options for getting around. Nissan and Ekiren have rental car outlets in Yufuin, while many more outlets are found in nearby Beppu.