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There are 3 ways to get from Aso to Kagoshima by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Aso to Kumamoto Hōhi Main
  2. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$47 - $75

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Bus, train  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Aso Station to Kumamoto
  2. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$40 - $65

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from Aso to Kagoshima 133.4 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Aso to Kagoshima is to drive which costs ¥2500 - ¥3700 and takes 2h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Aso to Kagoshima is to train which costs ¥5000 - ¥8500 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aso to Kagoshima. However, there are services departing from Aso and arriving at Kagoshima-Chuo via Kumamoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Aso and Kagoshima is 160 km. The road distance is 213.5 km.

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The best way to get from Aso to Kagoshima without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs ¥5000 - ¥8500.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Aso to Kagoshima, including transfers.

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Aso to Kagoshima train services, operated by JR Kyushu Railway Company, depart from Aso station.

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Aso to Kagoshima train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kagoshima-Chuo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aso to Kagoshima is 214 km. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Aso to Kagoshima.

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There are 63+ hotels available in Kagoshima. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Aso to Kagoshima.
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  • Distance: 100.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between Aso, Kumamoto, Japan and Kagoshima, Japan?

You can take a train from Aso to Kagoshima via Kumamoto in around 2h 30m.

Train operators
JR Kyushu Railway Company
Website
jrkyushu.co.jp
Train from Aso to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
jrkyushu.co.jp
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Aso Station to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
kyusanko.co.jp

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