Hakata Station is a primary terminal station for not only Fukuoka City but also the entire Kyushu region. Shinkansen, limited express and rapid express trains are available. Hakata Station provides excellent access to major cities surrounding Hakata.
There is plenty of public transit including trains and buses at Hakata Station. However, it is ideal to use a rental car if you want to travel to various sights efficiently and enjoy the city atmosphere. You can ask about car rental information at the General Information Center located near the concourse on the 1st floor of Hakata Station. There are car rental service offices in various locations including near Chikushi-guchi Exit and across Sumiyoshi-dori from the Hakata-guchi Exit.
Hakata-eki Higashi IC (Hakata Station East IC) is the closest interchange to Hakata Station. Kyushu National Museum is about 30 minutes, Yanagawa (the Yana River) and Moji Port are about an hour from the station via the expressway.