Go out of the terminal and find the bus stop ticket machines. The routes are colour-coded and have numbers. The bus to Kagoshima city and the port is line 2 which is the color red. So buy a ticket for 1200 yen (adult) or 600 yen (child) from the machine. Look a bit lost and that nice man in the uniform will do it for you.
|Bus ticket machines at Kagoshima airport|
|Bus timetable at Kagoshima airport|
|Airport Limousine bus stop at Kagoshima airport|
|Airport Limousine bus at Kagoshima airport|
Like magic you are whisked past all those rice fields and forested mountains and end up in the city an hour later.
The bus will stop at Kagoshima Chuo Station first and then continue on towards the center.
|Tenmonkan bus stop in the center of Kagoshima|
|The Tane-yaku jetfoil port to Yakushima|
For more information about traveling to Yakushima - check out the one and only Yakushima: A Yakumonkey Guide