There are 4 ways to get from Kumamoto to Yakushima by train, ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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

Recommended option

Train, ferry via Ibusuki  •  7 h 56 min

$291 - $350

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  7 h 51 min

$107 - $119

2 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$303 - $359

Bus, car ferry  •  11 h 55 min

$259 - $299

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

There is no direct connection from Kumamoto to Yakushima. However, you can take the train to Kagoshima-Chuo, take the train to Ibusuki, take the ferry to Yakushima, then take the taxi to Yakushima. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kumamoto to Yakushima via Kagoshima-Chuo, Kagoshimachuoekimae, Asahidori, Kagoshima, and Yakushima in around 8 h 8 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Ibusuki
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Kumamoto Kotu Center to Kagoshimahonminato
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
highwaybus.com
Ferry operators
Toppy & Rocket
Website
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry Yakushima
Website
ferryyakusima2.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ferryyakusima2.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kumamoto and Yakushima is 274 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kumamoto to Yakushima is to drive and ferry which costs ¥11000 - ¥14000 and takes 7 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Kumamoto to Yakushima is to drive and ferry which takes 7 h 51 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥14000.

It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Kumamoto to Yakushima, including transfers.