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

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Train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  2 h 37 min

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

$70 - $96

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Train JR Kyushu Railway Company  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Oita to Kumamoto Hōhi Main

$22 - $33

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Bus Nishitetsu  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Beppu Kitahama to Kousoku Kiyama
  2. Take the bus from Kiyama AP to Kumamoto Kotsu Center

$31 - $49

Bus Kyushu Sanko Group  •  5 h 15 min

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

$28

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Beppu to Kumamoto 82.7 miles

$13 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Beppu to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥1500 - ¥2300 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Beppu to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥1500 - ¥2300 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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

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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 37 min.

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The distance between Beppu and Kumamoto is 92 km. The road distance is 132.3 km.

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The best way to get from Beppu to Kumamoto without a car is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs ¥7500 - ¥11000.

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Beppu to Kumamoto, including transfers.

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Beppu to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, depart from Beppu Kitahama station.

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Beppu to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Beppu station.

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The best way to get from Beppu to Kumamoto is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs ¥7500 - ¥11000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3400 - ¥6000 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Beppu to Kumamoto.
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  • Distance: 57.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

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 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Beppu to Kumamoto via Kousoku Kiyama and Kiyama AP in around 3 h 23 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $60
Green seat
$60 - $85
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
$20 - $30
Schedules at
jrkyushu.co.jp
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Beppu Kitahama to Kousoku Kiyama
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kiyama AP to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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
$28
Schedules at
kyusanko.co.jp

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Beppu to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, arrive at Kumamoto Kotsu Center station.

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Beppu to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kumamoto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Beppu to Kumamoto is 132 km. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Beppu to Kumamoto.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Kumamoto. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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