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Getting Here

U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo can be reached from either Nagasaki Airport (NGS) or Fukuoka Airport (FUK).

Travel time is approximately 70 minutes from Nagasaki Airport and 1 hour 45 minutes from Fukuoka Airport.  Due to limited international connections, most arrivals fly into Fukuoka.

Fukuoka Airport Transportation Options:

1)  Sasebo-Fukuoka Airport Shuttle Bus (Blue Bus):  Navy Public Works Department Transportation Services provides twice daily service between the base and Fukuoka Airport 7 days a week, including holidays.

***NOTE***:  THE BLUE BUS CANNOT TAKE PETS. For personnel on PCS orders traveling with pets.  You or your sponsor can contact Family Military Assistance Team for travel arrangements,  (+81 956 503627).  You will be issued a form for the pet transportation bus where you and your pet will ride together to Sasebo.

2)  Fukuoka Airport Commercial Bus:

  • Take the free airport shuttle bus to the international terminal
  • Commercial bus departs from the international terminal hourly with additional runs available in the evening
  • Purchase tickets at the bus counter located in the international terminal.
  • Cost is approximately 2260 Yen, however a discount fare is available if purchasing 4 tickets
  • An ATM is also available in the international terminal
  • Please contact your sponsor for update information or visit the following site:                      
  • For more information and bus schedule please read the Fukuoka Airport Shuttle Bus Guide.


3) Train Schedules:

  • Commercial train service is also available but costs more, takes longer, and has fewer scheduled runs than the bus
  • Train schedules can be found at  Input the following information:
    • From:     Fukuoka Airport
    • To:        Sasebo


4) Fukuoka Driving Directions:

Take Nishi-Kyushu Expressway to the Sasebo Exit. Follow Route 35 to downtown Sasebo. Turn left on International Drive. Stay on International Drive to the main gate.


Nagasaki Airport Transportation Options:

The base does not operate a shuttle bus to/from Nagasaki Airport.  However, a commercial bus service provides periodic runs to/from Nagasaki Airport and Sasebo Station.  Additional details can be found at:

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