Getting there & away
Local trains on the JR Kyūdai line connect Beppu with Yufuin (¥1080, 1¼ hours), via Ōita. Limited express trains (¥1510) make the trip in 60 minutes. There is a special ‘Yufuin no Mori’ express train a few times daily (¥4400, 2¼ hours).
Buses depart JR Beppu station for Yufuin throughout the day (¥900). Continuing beyond Yufuin is not so simple. Buses go to Aso and Kumamoto but not year-round. There are also express buses (Kyūshū Sanko) to Fukuoka (¥3100).