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from tokyo to fukuoka (overnight train?)

From Tokyo to Fukuoka (Overnight Train?)

Hi there,

My mom and I will be travelling to Japan in August. We'll be arriving in Narita airport at 4:00 PM, but planning to head to Fukuoka on the same day.

Are there trains that go from Tokyo/Narita airport at around 9:00 or 10:00 pm? If so, do we have to transfer or is there a train that goes straight to Fukuoka from Tokyo/Narita airport?

Thanks in advance!

Monica F
Monica F

Hi there,

I am afraid that there is no night train from Tokyo/Narita to Fukuoka. Trains stop service around midnight and I am afraid that you may not make it in time to Fukuoka if you plan to take a late train. You can get into Tokyo from Narita from 9/10 pm but Fukuoka may be impossible. It would be better to stay the night in Tokyo or somewhere on the route and travel on the following morning.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your reply.

If I'm not mistaken from Tokyo to Fukuoka you will have to switch train at Shin-Osaka. Is that right?

If so, What's the latest train that goes from Shin-Osaka to Fukuoka?

Thanks again.

Monica F
Monica F

Hi again,

That's correct, there is a transfer at Shin-Osaka (good excuse to buy some lunch).

You can check the train schedule via www.hyperdia.com, I expect the last train to depart around 9pm.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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