There are 3 ways to get from Kagoshima to Kumamoto by train, bus or car
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Train • 57 min
$40 - $65
Bus • 3 h 42 min
1 alternative option
Drive • 2 h 12 min
$18 - $27
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Kagoshima to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥3000 and takes 2 h 12 min.
The quickest way to get from Kagoshima to Kumamoto is to train which costs ¥4800 - ¥7000 and takes 57 min.
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.
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.
The distance between Kagoshima and Kumamoto is 138 km. The road distance is 174.5 km.
The best way to get from Kagoshima to Kumamoto without a car is to train which takes 57 min and costs ¥4800 - ¥7000.
The train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto takes 57 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Kagoshima to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Kyushu Sanko Group, depart from Kagoshimachuo station.
Kagoshima to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Kagoshima-Chuo station.
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.
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 from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto
- Ave. Duration
- 57 min
- Estimated price
- $40 - $65
- Schedules at
- Unreserved seat
- $40 - $60
- Reserved seat
- $50 - $65
- Green seat
- $60 - $85
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More Questions & Answers
Kagoshima to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Kyushu Sanko Group, arrive at Kumamoto Kotu Center station.
Kagoshima to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kumamoto station.
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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