There are 3 ways to get from Iwakuni to Shimonoseki by train, ferry or bus

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 Japan Railways Shinkansen, ferry  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Iwakuni to Hiroshima
  2. Take the train from Hiroshima to Kokura
  3. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$60 - $90

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Iwakuni to Shimonoseki Jr Sanyo
  2. Take the ferry from Shimonoseki to Ganryujima

$34 - $44

1 alternative option

Bus, train, ferry  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Iwakuni Shiyakusho to Hiroshima BC
  2. Take the train from Hiroshima to Kokura
  3. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$64 - $91

Questions & Answers

The distance between Iwakuni and Shimonoseki is 119 km.

The best way to get from Iwakuni to Shimonoseki without a car is to train and ferry which takes 2 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Iwakuni to Shimonoseki, including transfers.

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There are 70+ hotels available in Shimonoseki. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Iwakuni to Shimonoseki.
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  • Distance: 74.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

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

There is no direct connection from Iwakuni to Shimonoseki. However, you can take the train to Hiroshima, take the train to Kokura, take the train to Mojiko, then take the ferry to Ganryujima. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Iwakuni to Shimonoseki via Hiroshima BC, Kenchomae(Hiroshima), Shin-Hakushima, Hiroshima, Kokura, and Mojiko in around 3 h 26 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 Shimonoseki
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Iwakuni Bus
Website
iwakuni-bus.com
Bus from Iwakuni Shiyakusho to Hiroshima BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
iwakuni-bus.com
Ferry operators
Kanmon Line
Website
kanmon-kisen.co.jp
Ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
kanmon-kisen.co.jp
Ferry from Shimonoseki to Ganryujima
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
kanmon-kisen.co.jp

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