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There are 4 ways to get from Kōchi to Saiki by bus, car, car ferry, train or ferry

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Recommended option

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Harimayabashi to Okaido
  2. Take the bus from Ichibancho Mitsukoshimae to Yoshida Eigyosho
  3. Drive from Yoshida Eigyosho to Misaki
  4. Take the car ferry from Misaki to Saganoseki
  5. Drive from Saganoseki to Saiki

¥8290 - ¥8890

Cheapest option

Bus, train, ferry  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Harimayabashi to Jr Matsuyama Station
  2. Take the train from Matsuyama(Ehime) to Yawatahama
  3. Take the ferry from 八幡浜港 to 臼杵港

¥7540 - ¥12900

2 alternative options

Train  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Kochi(Kochi) to Okayama
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Kokura
  3. Take the train from Kokura to Oita
  4. Take the train from Oita to Saiki

¥17369 - ¥27063

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 53m

  1. Drive from Kōchi to Mitsuhama
  2. Take the car ferry from Mitsuhama to Ihotakou
  3. Drive from Ihotakou to Saiki

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The most affordable way to get from Kōchi to Saiki is to bus and drive and car ferry, which costs ¥8000 - ¥9000 and takes 8h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Kōchi to Saiki is to train which costs ¥17000 - ¥28000 and takes 8h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kōchi to Saiki. However, there are services departing from Kochi(Kochi) and arriving at Saiki via Okayama, Kokura and Oita. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 1m.

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The distance between Kōchi and Saiki is 166 km.

The best way to get from Kōchi to Saiki without a car is to train which takes 8h 1m and costs ¥17000 - ¥28000.

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It takes approximately 8h 18m to get from Kōchi to Saiki, including transfers.

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Kōchi to Saiki train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Kochi(Kochi) station.

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Kōchi to Saiki train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Saiki station.

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There are four+ hotels available in Saiki. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kōchi to Saiki.
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  • Distance: 165.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 18m

What companies run services between Kōchi, Japan and Saiki, Japan?

You can take a train from Kōchi to Saiki via Okayama, Kokura, and Oita in around 8h 1m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kochi(Kochi) to Okayama
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥7000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥4400 - ¥6500
Reserved Seat
¥4700 - ¥7000
Green Seat
¥6500 - ¥9000
Train from Kokura to Oita
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥5500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3400 - ¥4800
Reserved Seat
¥3600 - ¥5500
Green Seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Train from Oita to Saiki
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥3000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2000 - ¥2900
Reserved Seat
¥2100 - ¥3000
Green Seat
¥2800 - ¥3800
Train from Matsuyama(Ehime) to Yawatahama
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥2900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1900 - ¥2800
Reserved Seat
¥2000 - ¥2900
Green Seat
¥2700 - ¥3700
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥12000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥8500 - ¥12000
Reserved seat
¥9500 - ¥12000
Green seat
¥12000 - ¥17000
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Oita to Saiki
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Matsuyama(Ehime) to Yawatahama
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Harimayabashi to Okaido
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥3700
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Harimayabashi to Jr Matsuyama Station
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥3700
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Uwajima bus
Phone
0895-22-2200
Website
uwajima-bus.co.jp
Bus from Ichibancho Mitsukoshimae to Yoshida Eigyosho
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2200
Schedules at
uwajima-bus.co.jp
Ferry operators
Kokudou Kyuunishi Ferry
Phone
(097) 575-1020
Website
koku94.jp
Car ferry from Misaki to Saganoseki
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1090
Schedules at
koku94.jp
Passenger
¥1090
Vehicle under 3m
¥5130
Uwajima Ferry
Website
uwajimaunyu.co.jp
Ferry from 八幡浜港 to 臼杵港
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥4500
Schedules at
uwajimaunyu.co.jp
Second Class
¥2475
Car (3-4m long)
¥9695
First Class
¥4450
Car (4-5m long)
¥11744
Boyo Ferry
Phone
0820223311
Website
boyoferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Mitsuhama to Ihotakou
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
boyoferry.co.jp

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