From Hakata train to Sasebo. 1 h 53 min ¥3697. From Hakata Bus Terminal bus to Chikushino-shi then bus to Sasebo. 2 h ¥2667. From Hakata Bus Terminal bus to Sasebo. 2 h 23 min ¥2395. From Hakata Station drive to Sasebo. 1 h 29 min ¥1759.
Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Hakata Station to Sasebo every 3 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min. Alternatively, Nishitetsu operates a bus from Hakata Station to Sasebo every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $10 and the journey takes 17 min. Nishitetsu also services this route every 30 minutes.