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Buses are probably the best way to get around Kyushu.  They are often cheaper and more convenient than trains.

Nishitetsu is the largest operator in Fukuoka servicing most parts of the prefecture, their white and pink buses easily recognizable. Schedules are color-coded and posted at all stops.

  • Weekdays are green.
  • Saturdays are orange.
  • Sundays and public holidays are pink.


Nishitetsu operates routes on regular roads and offers highway bus service also. Major bus centers are in Tenjin, Hakata and Kokura. For links to English timetables and route information, click here.

Horikawa is a smaller company that operates routes primarily in the Chikugo region (website in Japanese only).

How to ride the bus

For English instructions on how to ride the bus, visit the Nishitetsu page here.