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

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Train  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the train from Beppu to Kokura Ltd Exp Sonic / ...
  2. Take the train from Kokura to Sendai(Kagoshima) Shinkansen Sakura

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Train via Kumamoto  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Beppu to Kumamoto Ltd Exp Kyushu Odan Tokkyu / ...
  2. Take the train from Kumamoto to Sendai(Kagoshima) Shinkansen Sakura / ...

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Bus, train via Chikushino  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Beppu Kitahama to Kousoku Kiyama
  2. Take the bus from Kiyama AP to Kumamoto Sakuramachi Bus Terminal
  3. Take the train from Kumamoto to Sendai(Kagoshima)

Bus, train  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from T.B.D. to Kumamoto Sta. 別府駅前本町→由布院~黒川→熊本駅前(D)
  2. Take the train from Kumamoto to Sendai(Kagoshima) Shinkansen Sakura / ...

Drive  •  3h 46m

  1. Drive from Beppu to Satsumasendai 268.7 km
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Satsumasendai is 0120-565653.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Satsumasendai is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Satsumasendai is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Beppu to Satsumasendai is to drive, which costs ¥4200 - ¥6500 and takes 3h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Beppu to Satsumasendai is to train which costs ¥10000 - ¥16000 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Beppu to Satsumasendai. However, there are services departing from Beppu and arriving at Sendai(Kagoshima) via Kokura. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 30m.

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The distance between Beppu and Satsumasendai is 198 km. The road distance is 268.7 km.

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The best way to get from Beppu to Satsumasendai without a car is to train which takes 3h 30m and costs ¥10000 - ¥16000.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m to get from Beppu to Satsumasendai, including transfers.

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

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Beppu to Satsumasendai train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Sendai(Kagoshima) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Beppu to Satsumasendai is 269 km. It takes approximately 3h 46m to drive from Beppu to Satsumasendai.

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There are three+ hotels available in Satsumasendai. Prices start at ¥15000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Beppu to Satsumasendai.
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  • Distance: 197.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 30m

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

You can take a train from Beppu to Satsumasendai via Kokura in around 3h 30m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Beppu to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3200 - ¥4700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3200 - ¥4500
Reserved Seat
¥3300 - ¥4700
Green Seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
Train from Beppu to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥4000 - ¥6000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥4000 - ¥6000
Reserved Seat
¥4200 - ¥6000
Green Seat
¥5500 - ¥8000
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Sendai(Kagoshima)
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥7000 - ¥11000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥7000 - ¥10000
Reserved seat
¥8500 - ¥11000
Green seat
¥10000 - ¥14000
Train from Kumamoto to Sendai(Kagoshima)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4200 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Green seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
JR Kyushu Railway Company
Website
jrkyushu.co.jp
Train from Beppu to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥6500
Schedules at
jrkyushu.co.jp
Ltd Exp
¥3400 - ¥6500
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Phone
0570-00-1010
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Beppu Kitahama to Kousoku Kiyama
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥3300
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
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nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kiyama AP to Kumamoto Sakuramachi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1500 - ¥2300
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from T.B.D. to Kumamoto Sta.
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥6000
Schedules at
kyusanko.co.jp

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