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There are 3 ways to get from Fukuoka to Kumamoto by train, bus or car

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Train  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto Shinkansen Tsubame / ...

¥3600 - ¥6000

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Bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Tōrichosuji

¥1800 - ¥2500

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Drive  •  1h 11m

  1. Drive from Fukuoka to Kumamoto 107.1 km

¥1100 - ¥1800

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The cheapest way to get from Fukuoka to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥1100 - ¥1800 and takes 1h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from Fukuoka to Kumamoto is to train. Taking this option will cost ¥3600 - ¥6000 and takes 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hakata Bus Terminal and arriving at Tōrichosuji. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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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.

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The distance between Fukuoka and Kumamoto is 92 km. The road distance is 107.1 km.

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Kumamoto without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs ¥3600 - ¥6000.

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The train from Hakata to Kumamoto takes 49 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Fukuoka to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, depart from Hakata Bus Terminal station.

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Fukuoka to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Hakata station.

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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 45m.

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Map of how to get from Fukuoka to Kumamoto.
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  • Distance: 91.9 km
  • Duration: 49 min

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 Tōrichosuji every 10 minutes. Tickets cost ¥1800 - ¥2500 and the journey takes 1h 45m.

Train operators
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 Hakata to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥3600 - ¥6000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3600 - ¥4900
Reserved seat
¥4500 - ¥6000
Green seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Phone
0570-00-1010
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Tōrichosuji
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥2500
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp

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Fukuoka to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, arrive at Tōrichosuji station.

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

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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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