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There are 3 ways to get from Kumamoto to Fukuoka by train, bus or car

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Train  •  50 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Hakata Shinkansen Tsubame / ...

$30 - $50

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Bus  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Tōrichosuji to Hakata Bus Terminal

$17 - $25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kumamoto to Fukuoka 66.9 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Kumamoto to Fukuoka is to drive which costs ¥1200 - ¥1900 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kumamoto to Fukuoka is to train which costs ¥3600 - ¥5500 and takes 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tōrichosuji and arriving at Hakata Bus Terminal. Services depart every 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kumamoto and arriving at Hakata. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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The distance between Kumamoto and Fukuoka is 92 km. The road distance is 107 km.

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The best way to get from Kumamoto to Fukuoka without a car is to train which takes 50 min and costs ¥3600 - ¥5500.

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The train from Kumamoto to Hakata takes 50 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Kumamoto to Fukuoka bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, depart from Tōrichosuji station.

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

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The best way to get from Kumamoto to Fukuoka is to train which takes 50 min and costs ¥3600 - ¥5500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥1900 - ¥2800 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Kumamoto to Fukuoka.
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  • Distance: 57.5 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 50 min. Alternatively, Nishitetsu operates a bus from Kumamoto to Fukuoka every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 51 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kumamoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$35 - $50
Green seat
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Tōrichosuji to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp

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Kumamoto to Fukuoka bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, arrive at Hakata Bus Terminal station.

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Kumamoto to Fukuoka train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Hakata station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kumamoto to Fukuoka is 107 km. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from Kumamoto to Fukuoka.

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There are 496+ hotels available in Fukuoka. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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