There are 3 main ways to travel between Sendai Airport and Fukushima City: by bus, by local train, or by a mix of local trains and Shinkansen.

  Approx. time taken Approx. cost p.p.
Local trains & Shinkansen 1 hour 10 min 3740 yen
Local trains 1 hour 45 min 1550 yen
Expressway Bus 2 hours 5 min 1600 yen

By Local Train & Shinkansen

For Fukushima:

  • Take the Sendai airport access line from Sendai Airport. Get off at Sendai Station. This train ride takes around 20 min.
  • At Sendai Station, change to the Tohoku Shinkansen area of the station, buy your ticket, and take the Shinkansen to Fukushima Station.

For Koriyama:

  • Take the Sendai airport access line from Sendai Airport. Get off at Sendai Station. This train ride takes around 20 min.
  • At Sendai Station, change to the Tohoku Shinkansen area of the station, buy your ticket, and take the Shinkansen to Fukushima Station.

By Local Train

For Fukushima:

  • Take the Sendai Airport Access Line from Sendai Airport. Get off at Natori Station (名取駅). It takes 10 min between Sendai Airport and Natori Station.
  • At Natori Station, change to the JR Tohoku Line heading for Fukushima. This train will take you to Fukushima Station in approximately 70 min.

For Koriyama:

  • Arrive at Fukushima Station using the steps above.
  • At Fukushima Station, switch to the JR Tohoku Line bound for Shin-Shirakawa Station (will take around 60 min)

Please note that the Sendai Airport Access Line is not a JR Line. This means you must buy a new ticket when you change to the JR Tohoku Line.
(If you use a passmo / suica card, then you won’t have this problem.)

By Highway Bus

  • Highway buses leaving from Sendai Airport stop at a number of destinations including Fukushima Station, Nihonmatsu Bus Stop, Aizu-Wakamatsu Station, and Tsurugajo Castle.
  • You don’t need to reserve a seat on the bus in advance, and you pay at the end of your journey.
  • The highway bus leaves from the Highway Bus Stop (高速バス停留所) outside Sendai Airport. See here for a map of the bus stop.