Accessing OIST Main Campus By Bus

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General Information and Map

  • Depending on the bus, it takes 1.5h-2.5h to reach OIST from Naha Airport.​
  • The earliest bus from Naha Airport leaves at 8:28 and the latest at 19:45.
  • There is no direct bus from Naha Airport to OIST Main Campus but our campus can be reached by a combination of bus and walking, or bus and taxi.
  • Click on each tab to see details on how to access OIST by local bus, airport shuttles or expressway buses.

Click "More Options" on the map to enlarge. 

Okinawa Local Bus #120

Duration approx. 2h-2.5h  (bus=2h-2h15min; walk=15min)
Price approx. 1,500JPY (Payment only in cash, 1000JPY notes or smaller)
Timetable & Route* http://okinawabus.com/en/rb/rb_routelist/
From Naha Airport Domestic Terminal or Naha Airport International Terminal
Bus stop closest to OIST Daigakuin Daigaku Mae (OIST bus stop)
Homepage http://okinawabus.com/en/rb/rb_routelist/
*Last bus leaves Naha Airport at 19:45. The timetable differs between weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays (National Holiday).

1. From Naha Airport take the buses #120 to Daigakuin Daigaku Mae (OIST bus stop)

2. Get off at Daigakuin Daigaku Mae (OIST bus stop)​

3. Walk from Daigakuin Daigaku Mae to OIST Main Campus.
15min-walk up the hill. Click "More Options" to enlarge map.

Okinawa Airport Shuttle + Local Bus (#120 and #20) or Taxi

Duration approx. 1.5-2h
Price approx. 1,600-2,000JPY
Timetable* & Route https://www.okinawa-shuttle.co.jp/en/timetable 
From Naha Airport (Okinawa Airport Shuttle Bus Stop)
Transfer at either A or B A: Tiger Beach Mae (Hotel Monterey)
B: Nabee Beach Mae (Onna-son Community Center)
From A: Tiger Beach Mae Take north-bound 120 or 20 to Daigakuin Daigaku Mae (OIST bus stop)
From B: Nabee Beach Mae Take south-bound 120 or 20 to Daigakuin Daigaku Mae (OIST bus stop)
Homepage https://www.okinawa-shuttle.co.jp/en/
*Timetable and route might change depending on season and demand. Make sure to check the latest schedule on the "Okinawa Airport Shuttle" official website

1. From Naha Airport take the Okinawa Airport Shuttle to either A: Tiger Beach Mae or B: Nabee Beach Mae.

2. Get off either at either A: Tiger Beach Mae or B: Nabee Beach Mae.

A. From Tiger Beach Mae to OIST

2-A. Get off at Tiger Beach Mae

3-A. From Tiger Beach Mae take a TAXI* to OIST or the north-bound local bus #120 or #20 to Daigakuin Daigaku Mae (OIST bus stop). 
*Taxis are usually parked in the vicinity of Hotel Monterey. 

4-A. Walk from Daigakuin Daigaku Mae to OIST Main Campus.
15min-walk up the hill. Click "More Options" to enlarge map.

B. From Nabee Beach to OIST

2-B. Get off at Nabee Beach Mae

3-B. From Nabee Beach Mae take a TAXI to OIST or walk 350m to Manza Beach Mae bus stop. From Manza Beach Mae bus stop take the south-bound local bus #120 or #20 to Daigakuin Daigaku Mae (OIST bus stop). 

4-B. Walk from Daigakuin Daigaku Mae to OIST Main Campus.
15min-walk up the hill. Click "More Options" to enlarge map.

 

Airport Limousine Bus + Taxi 

Duration approx. 1.5h-2h
Price 1,700-2,000JPY
Timetable & Route* http://okinawabus.com/en/ls/ls_area_c/
From Naha Airport (Airport Limousine Bus Stop)
Transfer at Rizzan Sea Park Hotel (C Area)
From Rizzan Sea Park Hotel Take a taxi (approx. 800-1000JPY) (There are usually taxis parked outside the hotel)
Homepage http://okinawabus.com/en/ls/
*Timetable and route might change depending on season and demand. Make sure to check the latest schedule on the "Airport Limousine Bus" official website

1. From Naha Airport take the Airport Limousine Bus to Rizzan Sea Park Hotel (C Area).

2. Get off at Rizzan Sea Park Hotel (C Area)

3. From Rizzan Sea Park Hotel take a taxi (approx. 800-1000JPY). Taxis are usually parked outside the hotel. 

Express Way Bus #111 or #117 + Taxi or OIST Shuttle bus

Duration approx. 1.5h
Price approx. 1,700-2,000JPY
Timetable* https://okinawabus.com/en/rb/rb_routelist/
From Naha Airport Domestic Terminal or Naha Airport International Terminal
Transfer at  Ishikawa Interchange
From Ishikawa Interchange either Take a taxi (approx. 800-1000JPY) or
Take the OIST Shuttle Bus**
OIST Shuttle Bus Homepage Timetable & Route https://www.oist.jp/oist-shuttle-bus#route%20A
*The timetable might differ between weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays (National Holiday).
**The OIST Shuttle Bus has limited seating (max. 14 people) and operates ONLY on weekends. Additional restrictions might apply.

1. From Naha Airport take the buses #111 or #117 to Ishikawa Interchange

2. Get off at Ishikawa Interchange

3. From Ishikawa Interchange either:

  • Take a taxi (approx. 800-1000JPY) or
  • Take the OIST Shuttle Bus (Ishikawa Interchange ⇔ OIST Main Campus). The OIST Shuttle Bus has limited seating (max. 14 people) and operates ONLY on weekends. Additional restrictions might apply.