There are 5 ways to get from Iwakuni to Sasebo by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Iwakuni to Hiroshima
  2. Take the train from Hiroshima to Shin-Tosu
  3. Take the train from Shin-Tosu to Sasebo

$89 - $128

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Iwakuni to Tokuyama
  2. Take the bus from Tokuyama-eki to Hakata Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Sasebo

$61 - $72

3 alternative options

Train via Shin-Yamaguchi  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Iwakuni to Shin-Yamaguchi
  2. Take the train from Shin-Yamaguchi to Hakata
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Sasebo

$80 - $117

Bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Iwakuni Shiyakusho to Koiki Koen-mae
  2. Take the bus from Koiki Koen-mae to Hakata Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Sasebo

$66 - $73

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Iwakuni to Sasebo 210.5 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Iwakuni to Sasebo is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iwakuni to Sasebo is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iwakuni to Sasebo. However, there are services departing from Iwakuni Shiyakusho and arriving at Sasebo via Koiki Koen-mae and Hakata Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Iwakuni to Sasebo. However, there are services departing from Iwakuni and arriving at Sasebo via Hiroshima and Shin-Tosu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Iwakuni and Sasebo is 256 km. The road distance is 336.8 km.

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The best way to get from Iwakuni to Sasebo without a car is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Iwakuni to Sasebo, including transfers.

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Iwakuni to Sasebo bus services, operated by Iwakuni Bus, depart from Iwakuni Shiyakusho station.

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Iwakuni to Sasebo train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Iwakuni station.

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The best way to get from Iwakuni to Sasebo is to train which takes 5 h 30 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥7000 - ¥8500 and takes 8 h 34 min.

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Iwakuni to Sasebo bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, arrive at Sasebo station.

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Iwakuni to Sasebo train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Sasebo station.

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Map of how to get from Iwakuni to Sasebo.
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  • Distance: 160 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Iwakuni, Japan and Sasebo, Japan?

You can take a train from Iwakuni to Sasebo via Hiroshima and Shin-Tosu in around 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iwakuni to Sasebo via Koiki Koen-mae and Hakata Bus Terminal in around 8 h 34 min.

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 Iwakuni to Hiroshima
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Iwakuni to Shin-Yamaguchi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Iwakuni to Tokuyama
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hiroshima to Shin-Tosu
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$60 - $85
Reserved seat
$70 - $90
Green seat
$90 - $130
Train from Shin-Yamaguchi to Hakata
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $50
Reserved seat
$40 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Tosu to Sasebo
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Sasebo
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Iwakuni Bus
Website
iwakuni-bus.com
Bus from Iwakuni Shiyakusho to Koiki Koen-mae
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
iwakuni-bus.com
Hiroko Kanko
Phone
082-238-3355
Website
hiroko-group.co.jp
Bus from Koiki Koen-mae to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
hiroko-group.co.jp
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Sasebo
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bocho Kotsu
Phone
0834-22-7801
Website
bochobus.co.jp
Bus from Tokuyama-eki to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
bochobus.co.jp

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