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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.

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Train  •  5h 6m

  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  •  8h 48m

  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

$58 - $70

3 alternative options

Train via Tokuyama  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Iwakuni to Tokuyama
  2. Take the train from Tokuyama to Hakata
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Sasebo

$79 - $119

Bus  •  8h 34m

  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

$62 - $70

Drive  •  4h 10m

  1. Drive from Iwakuni to Sasebo 210.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Iwakuni to Sasebo is to drive which costs ¥4000 - ¥6000 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Iwakuni to Sasebo is to drive which costs ¥4000 - ¥6000 and takes 4h 10m.

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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 8h 34m.

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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 5h 6m.

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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 5h 6m and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m 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 5h 6m and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥7000 - ¥8000 and takes 8h 34m.

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  • Distance: 160 miles
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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 5h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iwakuni to Sasebo via Koiki Koen-mae and Hakata Bus Terminal in around 8h 34m.

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 Iwakuni to Hiroshima
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Iwakuni to Tokuyama
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
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
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$60 - $85
Reserved seat
$70 - $90
Green seat
$90 - $130
Train from Tokuyama to Hakata
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $85
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Tosu to Sasebo
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Sasebo
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
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
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
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
4h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
hiroko-group.co.jp
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Sasebo
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bocho Kotsu
Phone
0834-22-7801
Website
bochobus.co.jp
Bus from Tokuyama-eki to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
bochobus.co.jp

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Iwakuni to Sasebo is 337 km. It takes approximately 4h 10m to drive from Iwakuni to Sasebo.

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