How to get from Ishigaki Airport to Ishigaki Port

KarryBus

*This article confirmed the information in November 2021.

After you arrive at Ishigaki Airport by plane, you can transfer from the airport to the city center (around the Bus Terminal or Ishigaki Port) by bus, taxi or rental car. There are no trains running on Ishigaki Island.

It takes about 30 minutes by car from the airport to the city center

This page explains how to go from the airport to the city center (around the Bus Terminal or Ishigaki Port).

 Riding Time and Fare (airport Ishigaki Port) 
Taxi:25 min (about 2,810 yen)
Direct Bus (Karry Bus) : 30 min(500 yen)
Route Bus (Azuma Bus) : 35 min or 40 min(540 yen)

  Contents 
Airport Line Bus comparison
Route Bus (Azuma Bus) Airport Line Schedule
Direct Bus (Karry Bus) Schedule
Bus stop at Ishigaki Airport
Discount ticket information for Azuma Bus
Discount ticket information for Karry Bus
Roundtrip-ticket
Hirata Tourism discount ticket
How to take a taxi at the airport
How to rent a car at the airport


vs. Airport Line Bus comparison

There are two companies for buses (Airport Line) that operate between Ishigaki Airport and Ishigaki Port (city center).

One is the Azuma Bus, which operates route buses (Local) on Ishigaki Island. The other is the Karry Bus, which operates only direct buses (airport limousine) to Ishigaki Airport and Ishigaki Port (city center). The figure below summarizes how to use  the Azuma Bus and Karry Bus, as well as fares and  riding times.

You do not need to buy a ticket for either bus, you will have to pay in cash on the bus. Credit cards cannot be used.
The money you can use on the bus is as follows.

1,000 yen bill, 500 yen coin, 100 yen coin, 50 yen coin, 10 yen coin.
These money can be exchanged on the bus.

Money available on the bus

Karry Bus schedule
Azuma Bus Airport Line schedule

Comparison Azuma Bus and Karry Bus
Ishigaki Island Bus Company

Comparison Airport Line Bus
(Airport Ishigaki Port Ferry Terminal)

Compare Ishigaki Island AirportLine Bus

In conclusion, Azuma Bus and Karry Bus look similar. Therefore, we think it’s the best choice for you to take the next bus.

However, if you plan to go sightseeing on Ishigaki Island by bus, the Azuma Bus, where you can use Bus Pass, is a good choice. In addition, if you plan to go to a remote island, the Azuma Bus is a good choice because you can get a ferry discount ticket on the bus.

Discount ticket information such as Bus Pass for Azuma Bus is summarized on another page.


Route Bus (Azuma Bus) Airport Line Schedule

*Latest bus schedule as of November 2021

This is a line connecting Ishigaki Airport and the city center (around Bus Terminal or Ishigaki Port).
This bus is operated on a schedule that is in time for the first and last flight of the plane.

Azuma Bus

Route 4 and 10 with “Airport” written on the side of the blue bus are the route buses of the Airport Line.
In addition to these routes, there are route buses that go from the airport to the city center (around Bus Terminal or Ishigaki Port), so we created a list of bus schedules in the figure below.
However, the bus to ANA InterContinental Hotel or Art Hotel is only Route 10.

The fare written is the adult fare per person. Child fare is half the adult fare. Elementary school students are eligible the child fare. Children under elementary school age are free.

 Riding Time (airport city center) 
35 minutes or 40 minutes (It depends on the route.)

 Fare (airport city center) 
540 yen

 Departure 
About every 15 minutes

 Last Bus from Ishigaki Airport to Bus Terminal 
9:45 pm (Airport departure time)

 First Bus from Bus Terminal to Ishigaki Airport 
6:10 am (Bus Terminal departure time) 6:50 am (Airport arrival time)

 Bus stop at Ishigaki Airport 
Route 4 and 10 : Azuma Bus Platform No.1
・Other routes : Azuma Bus Platform No.2

depart BusSchedule AirportLineFromBT

return BusSchedule AirportLineFromAirport

download Schedule
Route4 (PDF:0.4MB)
Route10 (PDF:0.4MB)


Direct Bus (Karry Bus) Schedule

*Latest bus schedule as of November 2021

Karry Bus operates a direct bus that connects Ishigaki Airport and Ishigaki Port Ferry Terminal. However, the operating hours are not in time for the first departure and last arrival flights of the plane.

KarryBus

The feature of the bus is an orange bus with a check pattern (*Minsa pattern).

*Minsa is a traditional checkered pattern on Ishigaki Island. Therefore, this pattern is also used in buildings and souvenirs on the island. The meaning of the check pattern is eternal happiness.

 Riding Time (airport Ishigaki Port) 
30 minutes

 Fare (airport Ishigaki Port) 
500 yen
This fare is the adult fare per person.
Child fare is half the adult fare. Elementary school students are eligible the child fare. Children under elementary school age are free.

 Departure 
About every 30 minutes

 Last Bus from Ishigaki Airport 
6:50 pm (Airport departure time)

 First Bus from Ishigaki Port 
8:30 am (Ishigaki Port departure time) 9:00 am (Airport arrival time)

Karry Bus Schedule


Bus stop at Ishigaki Airport

Ishigaki Airport Bus Stop

The bus stop at Ishigaki Airport is about 20m to the left from the center exit.
When you exit the plane’s arrival gate, you will see the center exit (pictured below) in front of you. The center exit is characterized by a large wall called “Himpun” that has the meaning of amulet.

There is only one arrival gate at the domestic terminal at Ishigaki Airport.

Ishigaki Airport Center Exit

The bus stop is on the left side of the exit, Azuma Bus No.1, Azuma Bus No.2, and the farthest is Karry Bus.

Ishigaki Airport Bus Stop

Bus stop for Karry Bus (Direct Bus)

There is only one bus stop for Karry Bus at the airport, which is the farthest bus stop.

Bus stop for Karry Bus

Bus stop for Azuma Bus (Route Bus)

Azuma Bus stop at the airport

There are two Azuma Bus stops at the airport. The bus stop is decided by the route number as shown in the figure below. The bus stop for the Airport Lines (Route 4 and 10), which operates about every 15 minutes, is No.1, so in most cases you will use Bus Stop No.1.

Bus Stop No.1  ・Route 4/Airport Line
・Route 10/Airport Line via hotel
・Route 2 (only 7:37 pm)/West-around Line
Bus Stop No.2 ・Route 2/West-around Line
・Route 3/East-around Line
・Route 6/Hirano Line
・Route 11/Yonehara Campground Line

Discount ticket information for Azuma Bus

Discount ticket information such as Bus Pass for Azuma Bus is summarized on another page.


Discount ticket information for Karry Bus

Roundtrip-ticket

Karry Bus operates a direct bus that connects the Ishigaki Airport and the Ishigaki Port Ferry Terminal. This bus has a round-trip discount ticket. If you pay the fare for this section one way, it costs 500 yen, but you can buy this round-trip ticket for 900 yen. This ticket has no expiration date.

Azuma Bus, which operates a route bus, and Karry Bus are different companies. Therefore, this round-trip ticket can only be used on the Karry Bus. Azuma Bus sells its own round-trip ticket.

 How to buy 
This ticket can be bought from the bus driver when you get on the bus.

 How to use 
The ticket is a set of two, and if you give the ticket to the driver when you get on the bus, one will be cut off.

Hirata Tourism discount ticket

Hirata Tourism Discount Ticket

It seems that this coupon is no longer distributed. (May 2021)

This coupon is not a discount on Karry Bus fare, but a discount on ferry fare or remote island tour fee when going to remote islands such as Taketomi Island and Iriomote Island.

There are several companies in the Ishigaki Port Ferry Terminal that sell tours of remote islands. Hirata Tourism is one of them. Hirata Tourism sells remote island tours and ferry tickets to remote islands, and you can get a discount on these prices with this coupon.

 How to get it 
This coupon is placed in the leaflet area behind the driver’s seat on the Karry Bus, and you can get it freely. Everyone in your group can get a discount with this one coupon.

 How to use 
You can get a discount by submitting this coupon when you apply for a tour or buy a ferry ticket at the Hirata Tourism counter in the Ishigaki Port Ferry Terminal.


How to take a taxi at the airport

If you take a taxi from Ishigaki Airport to the city center (around Bus Terminal or Ishigaki Port), the riding time is about 25 minutes and the fare is about 2,810 yen.

There is a taxi stand at the airport, where taxis will stay until the last flight of the plane arrives.

Most taxis on the island are 5-seater sedans, and few minivans. Therefore, if you have a lot of baggage or a large group, we recommend you to make a reservation.

 Riding Time (airport city center) 
About 25 minutes

 Approximate fare 
2,810 yen

 Payment method 
Payment methods vary by taxi company and vehicle. In some cases you can use a credit card, in other cases you can only use cash. Please check before taking a taxi or when making a reservation.

 Taxi stand 
There is a taxi stand on the right side of the center exit.
Taxi stand at Ishigaki Airport


How to rent a car at the airport

Rental car pickup point at the airport

If you book a rental car, many car rental companies will pick you up at the airport. Then the car rental staff will take you to the shop by shuttle car.
The photo above is the pick-up point for the rental car.

If you haven’t booked a rental car, you can still rent a car on the day. There are many car rental companies about 5 minutes walk from the airport.

But we recommend you to book a rental car and come to Ishigaki Island. Rental cars are full and you may not be able to rent a car. There are many car rental companies on Ishigaki Island, but many travelers visit the island and rent a car, especially during the summer season.


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