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Fukuoka Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Fukuoka Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I sank down into my comfy seat and tried vaguely to hide - and then claimed all innocence when accosted by an airport employee who in turn called the police - the airport police,  that is! - Selina

Airport Overview

fukuoka airport

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Fukuoka Airport.

What to Expect

  • A large and modern international airport, with separate terminal buildings for domestic and international flights. A variety of shopping and dining options is available.
  • Check out the observation deck for cool views of the runway!
  • Free WiFi is is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted at this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

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Fukuoka Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Fukuoka airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • KAL Lounge - Location: International Terminal, Airside, 3F, Gate 56. Hours: 8:30AM - 10:40AM • 11:40 - 3:20PM • 5:50PM - 8:50PM (Daily).
  • Relaxing Lounge Time - Showers and Nap rooms are available. Location: Domestic Terminal 2, 3F. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (1000/500YEN) • cardholders from certain credit card companies can gain access to the lounge.
  • Lounge TIME International - Location: International Terminal, 3F, Airside, near Gate 56. Hours: Opens at first flight until approximately 9:00PM. Lounge Access: Pay at the door 1,000 Yen (cardholders from certain credit card companies can gain free access to the lounge).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Fukuoka Airport. Service is available in the Domestic Terminals 1, 2, and 3 in the 2F Departure Lounges and in the International Terminal in the 3F Departures Lounge.

The airport offers eleven internet kiosks and computer workstations for a fee. 100 Yen for 10 minutes.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Fukuoka Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Relaxing Lounge Time - For a nap or shower, head over to Relaxing Lounge TIME in Domestic Terminal 2, Building 3F. Open from 6:30AM to 8:30PM year round, the lounge is available on a pay-per-use basis. Private rooms are 700 Yen plus tax (per hour) and shower rooms are 800 Yen plus tax (per hour).
  • Hyatt Regency Fukuoka - (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are not available.
  • Anchor Hotel Hakata - (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle
  • the b hakata - (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Fukuoka Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - ATMs (seventeen +) are available in the Domestic Terminal North 1F and 2F, Domestic Terminal South 1F, and International Terminal 1F and 3F. A Bank of Fukuoka foreign currency ATM is available in International Terminal 3F.
  • Baby Care Facilities - For your comfort and convenience while feeding your baby, hot water dispensers and privacy stalls are available in the airport Nursing Rooms. Locations: Domestic Terminal South (4 locations) • Domestic Terminal North (3 locations) • International Terminal 1F (Arrivals Lobby - North and South) • International Terminal 3F (Departure Lobbies and Boarding Lobbies - North and South).
    • Baby Protection Seats, baby changing tables, and changing boards are found in some restrooms throughout the airport.
    • Family Restrooms are available in Domestic Terminal South 1F and Domestic Terminal North 2F boarding lounge (women’s restroom only).
    • Rental strollers are available for use in the airport on a first come, first serve basis. To borrow a stroller, inquire at any Information Desk on 1F in the airport.
  • Banking - Bank of Fukuoka and Nishi-Nippon City Bank have full-service branches in Domestic Terminal South B1F. Bank of Fukuoka has a second full-service branch in International Terminal 2F. Edy and Waon electronic money changers are also available in the airport.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Currency Exchange - Currency exchange is available in the following locations:
    • Domestic Terminal South B1F - Bank of Fukuoka • Nishi-Nippon City Bank
    • International Terminal 1F - TISCO Japan International.
    • Terminal 2F - Bank of Fukuoka
    • International Terminal 3F - Shinhan Bank • TISCO Japan • Travelex Bank of Fukuoka has a foreign currency ATM in International Terminal 3F.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available in the International Terminal (Hours: 8:00AM - last flight departure). A wide variety of retail stores, gift boutiques, and sweet shops are available throughout both Domestic and International terminals.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules with most open from 6:00AM - 9:45PM. There are no 24-hour dining options. Vending machines are also available in the airport.
  • Information Desk - Locations: Domestic Terminal South 1F • Domestic Terminal North 1F • International Terminal Departure Lobby 3F • International Terminal Arrival Lobby 1F. Hours: Vary per location, but most are open from 7:45AM until last flight arrival.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - The Left Luggage office is available at the Fukuoka Airport Building Baggage Storage Counter in the International terminal, first floor. Hours: 8:00AM - 9:40PM. Rates: According to a recent review (June, 2016), the storage fee is ¥600 per calendar day for a medium-sized piece of luggage. The overnight rate (stored until next morning) for a medium-sized luggage is ¥1200.

    Additionally there lockers available in these locations: Domestic Terminal 1, 1F ( behind ANA FESTA ) • Domestic Terminal 2, 1F ( in front of JAL counter ) • Domestic Terminal 2F, 1F ( beside Nippon Express counter ) • Terminal 3, 1F ( beside Convenience Store D ) • International Terminal 1F ( beside Eastern ) • International 1F ( beside Convenience Store I ) • International Terminal 3F ( beside BOOK AND CRAFT ). Lockers have a maximum storage time of 7 days. Locker rates are 300 yen (small) • 400 yen (medium) • 500 yen (large) and 600 yen (extra large). Hours: Domestic Terminal: 7:000AM - 9:00PM • International Terminal: 7:00AM - 10:00PM.
  • Massages - Refre Japan offers massage services. Location: Domestic Terminal South 1F. Hours: 8:30AM - 8:30PM.
  • Massage Chairs - Can be found throughout the airport. Rates: 200 yen/10 minutes.
  • Medical Services - The Maruoka Clinic offers medical services. Location: Domestic Terminal 2F, North. Hours: 9:00AM - 12:30PM and 2:00PM - 6:00PM (Mon - Wed, Fri) • 9:00AM - 12:00PM and 3:00PM - 6:00PM (Thurs) and 9:00AM - 1:00PM Saturdays (closed Sundays and holidays). A Dental Clinic is also available beside the clinic. Hours: 9:30AM - 1:30PM and 3:00PM - 7:00PM (Mon - Fri) and 9:30AM - 1:30PM Saturdays (closed Sundays and holidays).
  • Mobile Charging - There are currently 9 mobile charging units in the Domestic and International terminals. Rate: 200 yen for 20 minutes charge.
  • Observation Deck - There are 4 observation areas from which to watch the action on the runway. All viewing galleries are open to the public for free. Access: Domestic Terminal Terminal 1, 3F (Hours: 7:00AM - 8:00PM) • Domestic Terminal 2, 4F (Hours: 7:00AM - 9:30PM) from this location you can also climb Staircase F to the great view room which includes vending machines (7:00AM - 9:30PM) • International Terminal 4F North and South Side (Hours: 7:30AM - 8:30PM).
  • Pharmacy - AKO Pharmacy, Domestic Terminal 2F, North. Hours: 9:00AM - 7:00PM (weekdays) and 9:00AM - 1:30PM Saturdays (closed Sundays and holidays).
  • Prayer Room - Location: International Terminal, 4F. Hours: 6:00AM - 9:40PM.
  • Showers - not available
  • Smoking Area - Designated smoking areas are available in these locations: Domestic Terminal South 2F and 3F • Domestic Terminal North 1F and 2F • International Terminal 1F, 3F, and 4F.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM until 10:30PM, or after last flight of the day.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

  • Car Rentals - Location: Terminals 1, 2 and 3 - Arrivals Level.
  • Inter-Terminal Shuttle - The airport operates a free shuttle bus to transport passengers between the International and Domestic Terminals. Frequency: every 8-10 minutes.
  • Public Transportation
    • Buses - City buses, express buses and high-speed express buses depart from the bus stands. Check fares and schedules on the Nishitetsu web site.
    • Subway - the airport is connected to Domestic Terminal 2. Visit the Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau web site for fares and schedules.
  • Taxis - Yes

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Last Updated: 18 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us.

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