There are 3 ways to get from Fukuoka to Kumamoto by train, bus or car
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Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto
Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Tōricho-suji
Drive from Fukuoka to Kumamoto
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Fukuoka to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥1500 - ¥2200 and takes 1h 11m.
The fastest way to get from Fukuoka to Kumamoto is to train. Taking this option will cost ¥3600 - ¥6000 and takes 49 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hakata Bus Terminal and arriving at Tōricho-suji. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 51m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hakata and arriving at Kumamoto. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.
The distance between Fukuoka and Kumamoto is 92 km. The road distance is 107.1 km.
The best way to get from Fukuoka to Kumamoto without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs ¥3600 - ¥6000.
The train from Hakata to Kumamoto takes 49 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.
Fukuoka to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, depart from Hakata Bus Terminal station.
Fukuoka to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Hakata station.
The best way to get from Fukuoka to Kumamoto is to train which takes 49 min and costs ¥3600 - ¥6000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥1800 - ¥2500 and takes 1h 51m.
What companies run services between Fukuoka, Japan and Kumamoto, Japan?
Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Hakata to Kumamoto every 30 minutes. Tickets cost ¥3600 - ¥6000 and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, Nishitetsu operates a bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Tōricho-suji every 15 minutes. Tickets cost ¥1800 - ¥2500 and the journey takes 1h 51m.
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.
Train from Hakata to Kumamoto
- Ave. Duration
- 49 min
- Every 30 minutes
- Estimated price
- ¥3600 - ¥6000
- Schedules at
- Unreserved seat
- ¥3600 - ¥4900
- Reserved seat
- ¥4500 - ¥6000
- Green seat
- ¥5500 - ¥7500
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More Questions & Answers
Fukuoka to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, arrive at Tōricho-suji station.
Fukuoka to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kumamoto station.
Yes, the driving distance between Fukuoka to Kumamoto is 107 km. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from Fukuoka to Kumamoto.
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