There are 5 ways to get from Beppu to Kumamoto by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Beppu to Kokura Ltd Exp Sonic / ...
  2. Take the train from Kokura to Kumamoto Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$66 - $92

Cheapest option

Train JR Kyushu Railway Company  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Oita to Kumamoto Hōhi Main

$23 - $38

3 alternative options

Bus Nishitetsu  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Beppu Kitahama to Fukuoka Airport International Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Fukuoka Airport International Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center

$42 - $55

Bus Kyushu Sanko Group  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Beppu station Honmachi to Kumamoto Bus Terminal

$29

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Beppu to Kumamoto 82.7 miles

$13 - $21

What companies run services between Beppu, Japan and Kumamoto, Japan?

You can take a train from Beppu to Kumamoto via Kokura in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Beppu to Kumamoto via Fukuoka Airport International Terminal in around 4 h 24 min.

Train operators
JR Kyushu Railway Company
Website
jrkyushu.co.jp
Train from Oita to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
jrkyushu.co.jp
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Beppu Kitahama to Fukuoka Airport International Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Fukuoka Airport International Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Beppu station Honmachi to Kumamoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
kyusanko.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Beppu to Kumamoto?

The distance between Beppu and Kumamoto is 92 km. The road distance is 132 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Beppu to Kumamoto?

The cheapest way to get from Beppu to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥1500 - ¥2200 and takes 2 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Beppu to Kumamoto?

The quickest way to get from Beppu to Kumamoto is to drive which takes 2 h 3 min and costs ¥1500 - ¥2200.

Is there a direct train between Beppu and Kumamoto?

No, there is no direct train from Beppu to Kumamoto. However, there are services departing from Beppu and arriving at Kumamoto via Kokura. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

Is there a direct bus between Beppu and Kumamoto?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Beppu station Honmachi and arriving at Kumamoto Bus Terminal. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Beppu to Kumamoto?

It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Beppu to Kumamoto, including transfers.