There are 4 ways to get from Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Chikushino-shi

$33 - $54

Cheapest option

Train via Omuta  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Kamikumamoto to Omuta Jr Kagoshima / ...
  2. Take the train from Omuta to Nishitetsufutsukaichi Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta Ltd Exp

$16 - $21

2 alternative options

Train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Shin-Tosu
  2. Take the train from Shin-Tosu to Futsukaichi
  3. Take the train from Nishitetsufutsukaichi to Dazaifu

$39 - $56

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station 59 miles

$9 - $15

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station. However, there are services departing from Kumamoto and arriving at Dazaifu via Shin-Tosu and Nishitetsufutsukaichi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between Kumamoto and Dazaifu Station is 81 km. The road distance is 94.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station, including transfers.

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Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Kumamoto station.

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The best way to get from Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station is to bus which takes 1 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 50 min.

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Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station train services, operated by Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu), arrive at Dazaifu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station is 94 km. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station.

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There are 439+ hotels available in Dazaifu Station. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station.
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  • Distance: 50.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

What companies run services between Kumamoto, Japan and Dazaifu Station, Japan?

Nishitetsu operates a bus from Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kumamoto to Dazaifu Station via Shin-Tosu, Futsukaichi, and Nishitetsufutsukaichi in around 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kumamoto to Shin-Tosu
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $55
Japan Railways Limited Express
Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu)
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Train from Nishitetsufutsukaichi to Dazaifu
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Omuta to Nishitetsufutsukaichi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kamikumamoto to Omuta
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Chikushino-shi
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp

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