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There are 3 ways to get from Kagoshima to Kumamoto by train, bus or car

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Train  •  57 min

  1. Take the train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto Shinkansen Tsubame / ...

$40 - $65

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Bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Kagoshimachuo to Kumamoto Kotu Center

$33

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Kagoshima to Kumamoto 109.1 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Kagoshima to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥3000 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kagoshima to Kumamoto is to train which costs ¥4800 - ¥7000 and takes 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kagoshimachuo and arriving at Kumamoto Kotu Center. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kagoshima-Chuo and arriving at Kumamoto. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 57 min.

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The distance between Kagoshima and Kumamoto is 138 km. The road distance is 174.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kagoshima to Kumamoto without a car is to train which takes 57 min and costs ¥4800 - ¥7000.

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The train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto takes 57 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Kagoshima to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Kyushu Sanko Group, depart from Kagoshimachuo station.

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Kagoshima to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Kagoshima-Chuo station.

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The best way to get from Kagoshima to Kumamoto is to train which takes 57 min and costs ¥4800 - ¥7000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3700 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Kagoshima to Kumamoto.
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  • Distance: 86.5 miles
  • Duration: 57 min

What companies run services between Kagoshima, Japan and Kumamoto, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 57 min. Alternatively, Kyushu Sanko Group operates a bus from Kagoshima to Kumamoto 4 times a day. Tickets cost $33 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Kagoshimachuo to Kumamoto Kotu Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
highwaybus.com

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Kagoshima to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Kyushu Sanko Group, arrive at Kumamoto Kotu Center station.

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Kagoshima to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kumamoto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kagoshima to Kumamoto is 175 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Kagoshima to Kumamoto.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Kumamoto. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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