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Train via Kitakyushu  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kokura
  2. Take the train from Kokura to Oita
  3. Take the train from Oita to Saiki

¥9231 - ¥15528

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Train  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Oita Hōhi Main / ...
  2. Take the train from Oita to Saiki Jr Nippo / ...

¥3393 - ¥8513

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Kanamemachi 特急:熊本駅前→九産→大分県庁正門前
  2. Take the train from Oita to Saiki Jr Nippo / ...

¥4360 - ¥8208

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Kumamoto to Saiki 178.4 km

¥2000 - ¥3000

Kumamoto → Saiki
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The cheapest way to get from Kumamoto to Saiki is to drive which costs ¥2000 - ¥3000 and takes 2h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from Kumamoto to Saiki is to drive which takes 2h 14m and costs ¥2000 - ¥3000.

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No, there is no direct train from Kumamoto to Saiki. However, there are services departing from Kumamoto and arriving at Saiki via Kokura and Oita. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 49m.

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The distance between Kumamoto and Saiki is 114 km. The road distance is 178.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kumamoto to Saiki without a car is to train via Kitakyushu which takes 4h 49m and costs ¥9000 - ¥16000.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Kumamoto to Saiki, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kumamoto to Saiki is 178 km. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Kumamoto to Saiki.

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There are four+ hotels available in Saiki. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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  • Distance: 114 km
  • Duration: 4h 49m

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

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Saiki via Kokura and Oita in around 4h 49m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kumamoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4800 - ¥7500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4800 - ¥6500
Reserved seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Green seat
¥7000 - ¥9500
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Oita
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥5500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3400 - ¥4800
Reserved Seat
¥3600 - ¥5500
Green Seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Train from Oita to Saiki
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥3000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2000 - ¥2900
Reserved Seat
¥2100 - ¥3000
Green Seat
¥2800 - ¥3800
Train from Kumamoto to Oita
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥3700 - ¥5500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3700 - ¥5500
Reserved Seat
¥3900 - ¥5500
Green Seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Oita to Saiki
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
JR Kyushu Railway Company
Website
jrkyushu.co.jp
Train from Kumamoto to Oita
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥3300
Schedules at
jrkyushu.co.jp
Ltd Exp
¥3300
Bus operators
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Kumamoto Kotsu Center to Kanamemachi
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥5500
Schedules at
kyusanko.co.jp
九州産交バス
Website
sankobus.jp
Bus from Sakuramachi Bus Terminal to Kanamemachi
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥150 - ¥3400
Schedules at
sankobus.jp

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