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There are 4 ways to get from Kumamoto to Saga by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Shin-Tosu Shinkansen Tsubame / ...
  2. Take the train from Shin-Tosu to Saga JR Sasebo / ...

$31 - $46

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Bus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Kiyama AP
  2. Take the bus from Kiyama PA to Saga

$24 - $40

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Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kumamoto to Saga 46.6 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Kumamoto to Saga 46.6 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Kumamoto to Saga is to drive which costs ¥850 - ¥1300 and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kumamoto to Saga is to taxi which costs ¥21000 - ¥26000 and takes 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kumamoto to Saga. However, there are services departing from Kumamoto Kotsu Center and arriving at Saga via Kiyama PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kumamoto to Saga. However, there are services departing from Kumamoto and arriving at Saga via Shin-Tosu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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The distance between Kumamoto and Saga is 60 km. The road distance is 74.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kumamoto to Saga without a car is to train which takes 1 h 14 min and costs ¥3400 - ¥5500.

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It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to get from Kumamoto to Saga, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kumamoto to Saga is to train which takes 1 h 14 min and costs ¥3400 - ¥5500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥2700 - ¥4600 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Kumamoto to Saga.
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  • Distance: 37.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Saga via Shin-Tosu in around 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kumamoto to Saga via Kiyama PA in around 2 h 36 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 (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 Shin-Tosu to Saga
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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 Kiyama PA to Saga
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Kumamoto to Saga
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Kumamoto Kotsu
Phone
+81 120-369-686
Website
kumamoto-kotsu.co.jp

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Kumamoto to Saga bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, arrive at Saga station.

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Kumamoto to Saga train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Saga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kumamoto to Saga is 74 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Kumamoto to Saga.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Saga. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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