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Recommended option

Train  •  56 min

  1. Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 42 min

$34

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. 109.1 miles

$18 - $27

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 56 min. Alternatively, Kyushu Sanko Group operates a bus from Kagoshima to Kumamoto 4 times a day. Tickets cost $34 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min.

Train operators
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
$34
Schedules at
highwaybus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kagoshima and Kumamoto is 138 km. The road distance is 175 km.

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 takes 56 min and costs ¥4300 - ¥6000.

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 56 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.

The train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto takes 56 min including transfers and departs hourly.