There are 5 ways to get from Kagoshima to Nagasaki by train, bus, car, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Shin-Tosu Shinkansen Sakura
  2. Take the train from Shin-Tosu to Nagasaki(Nagasaki) Ltd Exp Kamome

$87 - $119

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Kagoshima to Kumamoto Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Kumamoto Port to Shimabara Ferry Terminal
  3. Drive from Shimabara Ferry Terminal to Nagasaki

$35 - $47

3 alternative options

Bus Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu)  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae to Kosoku Kiyama
  2. Take the bus from Kiyama AP to Nagasaki

$77 - $84

Bus Miyazaki Kotsu  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Kagoshima to Kobayashi IC
  2. Take the bus from Kobayashi IC to Nagasaki

$104

Train, fly, drive, car ferry  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto
  2. Fly from Kumamoto (KMJ) to Amakusa (AXJ) KMJ - AXJ
  3. Drive from Amakusa to Kumamoto Port
  4. Take the car ferry from Kumamoto Port to Shimabara Ferry Terminal
  5. Drive from Shimabara Ferry Terminal to Nagasaki

$99 - $315

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kagoshima to Nagasaki is to drive and car ferry which costs ¥3900 - ¥5500 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kagoshima to Nagasaki is to train which costs ¥9500 - ¥14000 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kagoshima to Nagasaki. However, there are services departing from Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae and arriving at Nagasaki via Kiyama AP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki. However, there are services departing from Kagoshima-Chuo and arriving at Nagasaki(Nagasaki) via Shin-Tosu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 23 min.

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The distance between Kagoshima and Nagasaki is 146 km.

The best way to get from Kagoshima to Nagasaki without a car is to train which takes 3 h 23 min and costs ¥9500 - ¥14000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Kagoshima to Nagasaki, including transfers.

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Kagoshima to Nagasaki bus services, operated by Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu), depart from Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae station.

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

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The best way to get from Kagoshima to Nagasaki is to train which takes 3 h 23 min and costs ¥9500 - ¥14000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥8500 - ¥9500 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Kumamoto Airport to Amakusa Airport is the direct flight which takes 25 min.

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Kagoshima to Nagasaki bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, arrive at Nagasaki station.

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Map of how to get from Kagoshima to Nagasaki.
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  • Distance: 91.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki via Shin-Tosu in around 3 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kagoshima to Nagasaki via Kosoku Kiyama and Kiyama AP in around 6 h 43 min.

Airlines
Amakusa Airlines
Website
amx.co.jp
Flights from Kumamoto to Amakusa
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $210
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Shin-Tosu
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$55 - $80
Reserved seat
$65 - $80
Green seat
$80 - $110
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
$65 - $85
Japan Railways Limited Express
Bus operators
Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu)
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae to Kosoku Kiyama
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
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Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kiyama AP to Nagasaki
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
nishitetsu.ne.jp.e.xk.hp.transer.com
Miyazaki Kotsu
Website
miyakoh.co.jp
Bus from Kagoshima to Kobayashi IC
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp
Bus from Kobayashi IC to Nagasaki
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp
Ferry operators
Kumamoto Ferry Co.
Website
kumamotoferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Kumamoto Port to Shimabara Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
kumamotoferry.co.jp

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