There are 7 ways to get from Kumamoto to Matsuyama by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Hiroshima Shinkansen Mizuho / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Kure to Matsuyama

$118 - $148

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Kumamoto to Beppu
  2. Take the car ferry from Beppu to Yawatahama
  3. Drive from Yawatahama to Matsuyama

$49 - $87

5 alternative options

Train  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Okayama Shinkansen Mizuho / ...
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Matsuyama(Ehime) Ltd Exp Shiokaze

$154 - $205

Bus, car ferry  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Hakata Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kokura
  3. Take the car ferry from Kitakyushu to Matsuyama

$84 - $136

Train to Fukuoka, fly  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Hakata
  2. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Matsuyama (MYJ) FUK - MYJ

$150 - $286

Fly from Kumamoto  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Kumamoto (KMJ) to Matsuyama (MYJ) KMJ - MYJ

$114 - $494

Train to Kagoshima, fly  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo
  2. Fly from Kagoshima (KOJ) to Matsuyama (MYJ) KOJ - MYJ

$97 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kumamoto to Matsuyama is to drive and car ferry which costs ¥5000 - ¥10000 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kumamoto to Matsuyama is to train and fly which costs ¥16000 - ¥32000 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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The distance between Kumamoto and Matsuyama is 224 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Kumamoto to Matsuyama, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Kumamoto to Matsuyama. However, there are services departing from Kumamoto and arriving at Matsuyama(Ehime) via Okayama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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Map of how to get from Kumamoto to Matsuyama.
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  • Distance: 140.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Okayama in around 6 h. Alternatively, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Solaseed Air fly from Kumamoto to Matsuyama every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Flights from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Flights from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Osaka
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Nagoya
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Kagoshima to Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $320
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kumamoto to Hiroshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$75 - $110
Reserved seat
$85 - $110
Green seat
$110 - $150
Train from Kumamoto to Okayama
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$150 - $200
Train from Kumamoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$40 - $50
Green seat
$45 - $65
Train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo
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
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Ferry operators
Setonaikaikisen
Website
setonaikaikisen.co.jp
Car ferry from Kure to Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
setonaikaikisen.co.jp
Kokura Ferry
Website
matsuyama-kokuraferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Kitakyushu to Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
matsuyama-kokuraferry.co.jp
Second Class
$50
Second Class Couch D
$70
First Class
$84
Special Class
$140
Uwajima Ferry
Website
uwajimaunyu.co.jp
Car ferry from Beppu to Yawatahama
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Schedules at
uwajimaunyu.co.jp
Second Class
$28
First Class
$52
Special Class
$79

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