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There are 8 ways to get from Kumamoto to Matsuyama by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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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

$117 - $146

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

$48 - $82

6 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

$148 - $197

Train, car ferry Kokura Ferry  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kokura Shinkansen Mizuho / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Kitakyushu to Matsuyama

$95 - $153

Bus  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Hakata Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Matsuyama City Station

$90 - $97

Train to Fukuoka, fly  •  3 h 10 min

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

$149 - $285

Fly from Kumamoto  •  4 h 56 min

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

$114 - $714

Train to Kagoshima, fly  •  4 h 1 min

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

$96 - $399

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kumamoto to Matsuyama is to drive and car ferry which costs ¥5000 - ¥9500 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 - ¥33000 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kumamoto to Matsuyama station. However, there are services departing from Kumamoto Kotsu Center and arriving at Matsuyama City Station via Hakata Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 29 min.

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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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The distance between Kumamoto and Matsuyama is 224 km.

The best way to get from Kumamoto to Matsuyama without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 5 h 58 min and costs ¥13000 - ¥17000.

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

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Kumamoto to Matsuyama bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, depart from Kumamoto Kotsu Center station.

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

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The best way to get from Kumamoto to Matsuyama is to train which takes 6 h and costs ¥16000 - ¥23000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥10000 - ¥11000 and takes 13 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs ¥12000 - ¥85000 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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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, you can take a bus from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Hakata Bus Terminal in around 13 h 29 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Flights from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Flights from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Kumamoto to Matsuyama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Kagoshima to Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
55 min
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 - $100
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
$140 - $200
Train from Kumamoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $60
Green seat
$60 - $85
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
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
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Iyotetsu
Website
iyotetsu.co.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Matsuyama City Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
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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
$49
Second Class Couch D
$69
First Class
$83
Special Class
$137
Uwajima Ferry
Website
uwajimaunyu.co.jp
Car ferry from Beppu to Yawatahama
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
uwajimaunyu.co.jp
Second Class
$28
First Class
$51
Special Class
$78

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The quickest flight from Fukuoka Airport to Matsuyama Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Kumamoto to Matsuyama bus services, operated by Iyotetsu, arrive at Matsuyama City Station.

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Kumamoto to Matsuyama train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Matsuyama(Ehime) station.

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Fukuoka Airport to Matsuyama Airport.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Matsuyama. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kumamoto to Kumamoto Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs ¥859.

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