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

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Train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kokura Shinkansen Mizuho / ...
  2. Take the train from Kokura to Beppu Ltd Exp Sonic

$73 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus Kyushu Sanko Group  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Kumamoto Bus Terminal to Beppu station Honmachi

$28

3 alternative options

Bus Nishitetsu  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Kiyama AP
  2. Take the bus from Kousoku Kiyama to Beppu Kitahama

$39 - $62

Train JR Kyushu Railway Company  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Oita Hōhi Main

$30 - $42

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Kumamoto to Beppu 84.2 miles

$14 - $21

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

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

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The distance between Kumamoto and Beppu is 92 km. The road distance is 134.8 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Kumamoto to Beppu, including transfers.

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

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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 27 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kumamoto to Beppu is 135 km. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Kumamoto to Beppu.

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Kumamoto to Beppu bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, depart from Hanabatacho station.

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  • Distance: 57.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

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 27 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
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kumamoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$60 - $85
JR Kyushu Railway Company
Website
jrkyushu.co.jp
Train from Kumamoto to Oita
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
jrkyushu.co.jp
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Kiyama AP
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kousoku Kiyama to Beppu Kitahama
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Kumamoto Bus Terminal to Beppu station Honmachi
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
kyusanko.co.jp

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