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There are 4 ways to get from Fukuoka to Kure by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train  •  1h 59m

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Hiroshima Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Hiroshima to Kure JR Kure / ...

$63 - $87

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Bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Hiroshima

$41 - $43

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 27m

  1. Drive from Fukuoka to Kure 186.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, car ferry  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Matsuyama (MYJ) FUK - MYJ
  2. Take the car ferry from Matsuyama to Kure

$153 - $274

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The cheapest way to get from Fukuoka to Kure is to drive which costs ¥3500 - ¥5500 and takes 3h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Fukuoka to Kure is to train which costs ¥7000 - ¥10000 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Fukuoka to Kure. However, there are services departing from Hakata and arriving at Kure via Hiroshima. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 59m.

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The distance between Fukuoka and Kure is 210 km. The road distance is 298.6 km.

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Kure without a car is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs ¥7000 - ¥10000.

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It takes approximately 1h 59m to get from Fukuoka to Kure, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Kure is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs ¥7000 - ¥10000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4600 - ¥4900 and takes 5h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Fukuoka Airport to Matsuyama Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Fukuoka to Kure train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Kure station.

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Map of how to get from Fukuoka to Kure.
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  • Distance: 131.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 59m

What companies run services between Fukuoka, Japan and Kure, Japan?

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kure via Hiroshima in around 1h 59m. Alternatively, Hiroko Kanko operates a bus from Fukuoka to Kure hourly. Tickets cost $37 and the journey takes 4h 44m.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hiroshima to Kure
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Hiroko Kanko
Phone
082-238-3355
Website
hiroko-group.co.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Hiroshima
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
hiroko-group.co.jp
Ferry operators
Setonaikaikisen

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Yes, the driving distance between Fukuoka to Kure is 299 km. It takes approximately 3h 27m to drive from Fukuoka to Kure.

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Fukuoka Airport to Matsuyama Airport.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Kure. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Fukuoka Airport is to subway which takes 5m and costs ¥120 - ¥190.

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