There are 5 ways to get from Kumamoto to Beppu by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Shinkansen Mizuho / ...
  2. Ltd Exp Sonic / ...

$69 - $93

Cheapest option

Bus Kyushu Sanko Group  •  5 h 16 min


3 alternative options

Bus Nishitetsu  •  3 h 43 min

$40 - $62

Train JR Kyushu Railway Company  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Hōhi Main

$30 - $43

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. 84.2 miles

$14 - $21

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

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Beppu via Kokura in around 2 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kumamoto to Beppu via Kiyama AP and Kousoku Kiyama in around 3 h 43 min.

Train operators
JR Kyushu Railway Company
Train from Kumamoto to Oita
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
Bus operators
Bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Kiyama AP
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
Bus from Kousoku Kiyama to Beppu Kitahama
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
Kyushu Sanko Group
Bus from Kumamoto Bus Terminal to Beppu station Honmachi
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Once daily
Estimated price
Schedules at

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kumamoto and Beppu is 92 km. The road distance is 135 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kumamoto to Beppu is to drive which costs ¥1500 - ¥2300 and takes 2 h 2 min.

The quickest way to get from Kumamoto to Beppu is to drive which takes 2 h 2 min and costs ¥1500 - ¥2300.

No, there is no direct train from Kumamoto to Beppu. However, there are services departing from Kumamoto and arriving at Beppu via Kokura. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kumamoto Bus Terminal and arriving at Beppu station Honmachi. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Kumamoto to Beppu, including transfers.