VISIT OKINAWA JAPAN Official Okinawa Travel Guide


Buses available as convenient means of transportation on Okinawa Main Island

Many types of buses run in the mainland of Okinawa. There are express buses connecting the airport and main hotels, bus tours with guides that run consistently, and buses that you use to go to work or school.

Take advantage of the Airport Limousine Bus that directly links between the airport and your hotel, scheduled tour buses that are popular for visiting popular tourist destinations efficiently, and fixed-route buses that service all regions on the island.

Take the “Airport Limousine Bus” to reach resort hotels directly.

The Airport Limousine Bus is a convenient option for reaching popular resorts and hotels in the central and northern parts of Okinawa Main Island directly from Naha Airport. It offers five routes based on destination and is perfect for those who do not plan on renting a vehicle as well as those who wish to spend their first day in Okinawa unwinding at their hotels.

The Airport Limousine Bus does not require reservations, thus there are times when buses fill up prior to purchasing tickets. If you know which bus you want to take, we suggest that you arrive at the boarding place as early as possible.

Timetable and Fares (Okinawa Bus)

Scheduled tour buses for visiting popular destinations efficiently

Scheduled tour buses are great for saving time when visiting multiple tourist destinations in Okinawa. Seating priority is given to those with reservations, so we suggest making reservations in advance. If there are open seats available, you can board without a reservation. Also, there are tour buses that offer seasonal tours, so please contact the tour bus companies for more information.

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Tour Bus Contact Information

Fixed-route buses covering all regions on Okinawa Main Island

You can pay by cash or an OKICA IC card (SUICA, PASMO, and other IC cards are not accepted for fixed-route bus). OKICA cards can be purchased at ticket machines and counters at monorail stations, bus company’s office and some FamilyMart in Okinawa (unregistered type only).
5,000 yen and 10,000 yen bills cannot be exchanged on buses, so prepare change beforehand. Note that 1-yen and 5-yen coins cannot be used. When sightseeing around Naha City, using the 1-Day Unlimited Pass for Naha buses (660 yen) or the Bus – Monorail Pass that provides unlimited rides on both the bus and monorail for one day (1,000 yen) can save you money.
This ticket can be purchased at the Naha Airport Office (domestic terminal 1F), the Naha Bus Naha Sales Office (inside Naha Bus Terminal), and Naha City Tourist Information Center, among others. There is also “Okinawa Bus Pass (*1)” that allows unlimited use of buses and monorails on the main island of Okinawa, so you can purchase a ticket that best matches your vacation plans. The fixed-route buses on Okinawa’s main island connect almost all regions, but on remote islands, there are a limited number of routes and buses. If you wish to travel by bus, be sure to confirm beforehand.

public transportations bus stop
  • (*1) Okinawa Bus Pass Get unlimited rides on buses and monorails for the applicable route within the designated time period! Enjoy leisurely gazing at the scenery as you head towards your destination, and have some drinks wherever you please. This bus pass is a convenient way to have an amazing trip.

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Main Island of Okinawa: Course Numbers for Main Tourist Sites

Northern Area Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium 20, 120, (from Nago Bus Terminal) 65, 66, 70
Central Area Chatan American Village 20, 28, 29, 43, 120
AEON MALL Okinawa Rycom 21, 25, 23, 27, 31, 77, 80, 90, 92, 110, 223, 227
Southern Area Shurijo Castle Park 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 17, 25, 46, 97
Okinawa Outlet Mall ASHIBINAA 55, 56, 88, 98
Sefa Utaki 38
Okinawa World 54, 83
Peace Memorial Park 34, 89, (from Itoman Bus Terminal) 82, 107, 108

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  • Bus-navi Okinawa  : General Information System for Fixed-route Buses on the Main Island
    *Search routes, timetables, and fees for the main island of Okinawa
  • Bus Map Okinawa 
    *Information on routes, fees, free entry tickets, and bus companies for all of Okinawa

Reasonable bus tickets

At the bus company, reasonable tickets are available. For “Naha bus”, you can ride all bus lines for a day within Naha city for 660 yen for adults (330 yen for children). The “One-Day Pass” is very reasonable for those planning to sightsee in Naha city. Also, there are other reasonable tickets such as one where you can ride all bus lines and the monorail for a day within Naha city. If you’re able to use this to your advantage, you can enjoy an Okinawa tour without a drivers’ license and only with buses.

Bus Etiquettes

Please switch off your mobile phone when you are near the priority seats. In other areas, please set it to silent mode and refrain from talking on the phone.

Please don’t Eat, drink, smoke or litter on trains or in stations.

It is dangerous to put the baggage, such as a carry bag on a passage.

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