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Travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train 2018/2/8 08:13
Hi all!

Which is the fastest way to travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train (JR Pass if possible)?
Connections?

Many thanks!

Kind regards,
Marcos
by Marcos (guest)  

Re: Travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train 2018/2/8 13:13
Would you like someone to put those details into google map or hyperdia for you?
by hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train 2018/2/8 14:40
@hakata14:
Would you like someone to put those details into google map or hyperdia for you?

Such a route-finder tool may work well only when you know at least the names or the locations of the two stations.
It is highly likely that the original poster does not know them well, because Fukuoka Station does not exist on JR lines.

Also, train timetables may be revised, so a search result returned by such a route-finder tool does not always show the actual connection.

by omotenashi rate this post as useful

Re: Travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train 2018/2/8 15:02
You can use JR trains all the way.
Use HyperDia
http://www.hyperdia.com/en/

Be careful not to put Fukuoka in the arrival, but Hakata (ha ha! it's the main JR station of Fukuoka city).
It is like there is no station called Paris in Paris.
by ... (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train 2018/2/8 22:57
Dear all,
Thanks a million for your replies.
Sorry because I didn't give you more details. I know Hyperdia and I normally use JapanTravel as well. The fact is that both show a more than 6 hours trip going back to Osaka, Kanazawa, etc. Which is nonsense. However they are showing a warning icon ⚠.
Could you please help me to find a more convenient soft or route?
Once more, thanks a lot!!!
Marcos.
by Marcos (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train 2018/2/8 22:57
Dear all,
Thanks a million for your replies.
Sorry because I didn't give you more details. I know Hyperdia and I normally use JapanTravel as well. The fact is that both show a more than 6 hours trip going back to Osaka, Kanazawa, etc. Which is nonsense. However they are showing a warning icon ⚠.
Could you please help me to find a more convenient soft or route?
Once more, thanks a lot!!!
Marcos.
by Marcos (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train 2018/2/8 23:12
Ahh, one more thing. I've put both cities, not both train stations on purpose.
I would prefer to travel by train and even more using the JR Pass, however I am taking into consideration other means of transportation because I have to do it in less than a half day.
Thanks again!
Marcos.
by Marcos (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train 2018/2/8 23:32
JAL offers one flight from TKS to FUK daily at 14:00-15:10. If you have JAL tickets to/from Japan, then you could use the One World Pass (or whatever it may be called now) for less than 11,000yen. I didn't check the LCCs (Peach, Jetstar, etc.).
by John B digs Japan rate this post as useful

Re: Travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train 2018/2/9 03:49
Although it may seem surprising, there is no stn named "Fukuoka stn" in "Fukuoka" where you are about to go.
"Fukuoka (prefecture)", also "Fukuoka (city)" has only "Minami-Fukuoka" and "Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin)" stns.
Minami-Fukuoka is a JR stn, Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) is not in JR, but it is located near the JR stn.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minami-Fukuoka_Station
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nishitetsu_Fukuoka_(Tenjin)_Station
It is bc of this reason that you did not know the "Fukuoka" stn
in another prefecture(located in "Toyama") without knowing it due to the search at HyperDia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukuoka_Station
If want to go to the central stn in Fukuoka city, you had to input "HAKATA" stn.
It seems that preparation was a bit insufficient.
http://www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/en/access/

Timetables of JR group will be revised around mid-March,
but if it does not change much fr the current dia(-gram),
you can be reached in about 4 hrs and full covered by Japan Rail Pass(?) like this.
http://www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=TOKUSHIMA&arv_n...

There are some other methods, (except direct flight fr TKS to FUK)
http://www.tokushima-airport.co.jp/en/timetables/
but transfers will also increase, and no recommend it bc it will be expenses other than Japan Rail Pass(?).

The train btw Tokushima stn and Okayama stn is not fast and there are not many till Takamatsu,
so it is one of the easy ways to take the "express bus" until "Shin Kobe stn" of Shinkansen.
http://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/bus/global/en/route/awa_ex_kobe.html
http://www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=SHIN-KOBE&arv_n...

And, If you have enough time, you can cross the Tokushima port to Wakayama by Nankai ferry,
http://www.nankai-ferry.co.jp/access/index.html
http://www.nankai-ferry.co.jp/timetable/nobori.html
then take Nankai Railway train to KIX, finally to FUK by LCC(Peach or JetStar),
https://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/access/train
http://www.fuk-ab.co.jp/english/flightSchedule/02/timetable_dom_kansai...
but you can not use Japan Rail Pass(?) for all, however, there is a possibility that it will be cheaper
than a direct flight fr TKS if you could get ticket(s) of weekday
except Fri and more special busy week GW, Obon and aroud of NewYear day.
by Esihca (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train 2018/2/9 05:07
Train tokushima to takamatsu
The Train to okayama
Then Shinkansen to hakata

Im sure if you put tokushima and hakata into hyperdia or google maps, those will show route not via osaka and kanazawa.
by hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Travel from Tokushima to Fukuoka by train 2018/2/9 07:10
Many many thanks Hakata14, Esihca, John B digs!

Your posts are really helpful!!!

I think the key is the warning ⚠ that apps were showing, because we always looked for Tokushima - Fukuoka (Hakata) with my wife. Maybe it's our location (Argentina) or the time difference between Japan and this country...

Now I've searched again and there are options of aprox. four and a half hours, including one that is a bus to Shin Kobe and then the Sakura Shinkansen to Fukuoka (4h 31m).

I'll take your advices, I've printed in PDF and stored all of them in my phone. Case closed!

I really appreciate your support, thanks a million!!!

Best regards,
Marcos.





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