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There are 7 ways to get from Kumamoto to Yakushima by train, ferry, bus, car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo Shinkansen Sakura / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$290 - $358

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Kumamoto to Kagoshima
  2. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$100 - $112

5 alternative options

Train, ferry via Ibusuki  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo
  2. Take the train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Ibusuki
  3. Take the ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima

$276 - $348

Bus, car ferry  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Kumamoto Kotu Center to Kagoshimahonminato
  2. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$239 - $289

Train to Kagoshima, fly to Yakushima  •  6 h 4 min

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

$235 - $543

Train to Fukuoka, fly to Yakushima  •  5 h 48 min

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

$218 - $519

Train to Kagoshima, fly to Tanegashima, ferry  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo
  2. Fly from Kagoshima (KOJ) to Tanegashima (TNE) KOJ - TNE
  3. Take the ferry from Tanegashima to Yakushima

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kumamoto to Yakushima is to drive and ferry which costs ¥11000 - ¥13000 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kumamoto to Yakushima is to train and fly which costs ¥24000 - ¥60000 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Kumamoto and Yakushima is 274 km.

The best way to get from Kumamoto to Yakushima without a car is to train and ferry which takes 8 h 5 min and costs ¥32000 - ¥41000.

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It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Kumamoto to Yakushima, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kagoshima Airport to Yakushima Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Japan Air Commuter offers flights from Kagoshima Airport to Yakushima Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Yakushima. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kumamoto to Yakushima.
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  • Distance: 171.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 5 min

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 walk to Kagoshimachuoekimae, take the tram to Asahidori, take the walk to Kagoshima, take the ferry to Yakushima, then take the taxi to Yakushima. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kumamoto to Yakushima via Kagoshima-Chuo, Ibusuki, Ibusuki, and Yakushima in around 8 h 21 min.

Airlines
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Fukuoka to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Kagoshima to Tanegashima
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $280
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
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
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
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 Kagoshima-Chuo to Ibusuki
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $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
$33
Schedules at
highwaybus.com
Ferry operators
Toppy & Rocket
Website
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Tanegashima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry Yakushima
Website
ferryyakusima2.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ferryyakusima2.com

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