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

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Train  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the train from Ibusuki to Kagoshima-Chuo JR Ibusuki Makurazaki / ...
  2. Take the train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto Shinkansen Tsubame / ...

$49 - $76

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Ibusuki Eki Mae to Kagoshima Airport
  2. Take the bus from Sakurajima Airport to Torichosuji

$55

Drive  •  2h 56m

  1. Drive from Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle 139.5 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle is to drive which costs ¥2600 - ¥3900 and takes 2h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle is to drive which costs ¥2600 - ¥3900 and takes 2h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle. However, there are services departing from Ibusuki Eki Mae and arriving at Torichosuji via Sakurajima Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 54m.

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The distance between Ibusuki and Kumamoto Castle is 175 km. The road distance is 223.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle without a car is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs ¥5500 - ¥9000.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle, including transfers.

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Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle bus services, operated by Kagoshima Kotsu, depart from Ibusuki Eki Mae station.

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The best way to get from Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs ¥5500 - ¥9000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6174 and takes 5h 54m.

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Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle bus services, operated by Kyushu Sanko Group, arrive at Torichosuji station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle is 223 km. It takes approximately 2h 56m to drive from Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle.

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  • Distance: 109.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 1m

What companies run services between Ibusuki, Japan and Kumamoto Castle, Japan?

You can take a train from Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle via Kagoshima-Chuo, Kumamoto, Kumamotoekimae, and Kumamotojo-Shiyakushomae in around 3h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ibusuki to Kumamoto Castle via Kagoshima Airport, Sakurajima Airport, and Torichosuji in around 5h 54m.

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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Ibusuki to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Kagoshima Kotsu
Bus from Ibusuki Eki Mae to Kagoshima Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
iwasaki-corp.com
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Sakurajima Airport to Torichosuji
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
highwaybus.com

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