There are 3 ways to get from Kagoshima to Aso-san by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto Shinkansen Tsubame / ...
  2. Take the train from Kumamoto to Aso Hōhi Main

$94 - $131

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto Shinkansen Tsubame / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kumamoto to Aso Station

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Kagoshima to Aso-san 134.2 miles

$22 - $35

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The distance between Kagoshima and Aso-san is 155 km. The road distance is 214.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kagoshima to Aso-san without a car is to train which takes 3 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Kagoshima to Aso-san, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kagoshima to Aso-san is 215 km. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Kagoshima to Aso-san.

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There are 79+ hotels available in Aso-san. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kagoshima to Aso-san.
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  • Distance: 96.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

What companies run services between Kagoshima, Japan and Aso-san, Japan?

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Aso-san via Kumamoto and Aso in around 3 h 26 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$60 - $85
JR Kyushu Railway Company
Website
jrkyushu.co.jp
Train from Kumamoto to Aso
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
jrkyushu.co.jp
Bus operators
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Kumamoto to Aso Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
kyusanko.co.jp

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