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

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  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kumamoto Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$139 - $206

Cheapest option

Train to Osaka, fly to Kumamoto  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Kumamoto (KMJ) ITM - KMJ

$84 - $246

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Hakata Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center

$137 - $189

Train, car ferry, bus  •  20 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Umeda(Hankyu)
  2. Take the car ferry from Osaka Nanko Cosmo to Beppu
  3. Take the bus from Beppu kotsu center to Kumamoto Bus Terminal

$146 - $239

Drive  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kumamoto 457.3 miles

$75 - $120

Train, taxi to Nagoya, fly to Kumamoto  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Take a taxi from Nagoya to Nagoya
  3. Fly from Nagoya (NKM) to Kumamoto (KMJ) NKM - KMJ

$215 - $663

Train to Osaka, fly to Fukuoka, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Fukuoka (FUK) ITM - FUK
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto

$115 - $394

Train to Nagoya, fly to Kumamoto  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Kumamoto (KMJ) NGO - KMJ

$191 - $716

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Kumamoto hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $180 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Nagoya to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Nagoya to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Umeda(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Karasuma to Juso
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Beppu kotsu center to Kumamoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
kyusanko.co.jp
Ferry operators
Ferry Sunflower
Website
ferry-sunflower.co.jp
Car ferry from Osaka Nanko Cosmo to Beppu
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Schedules at
ferry-sunflower.co.jp
Tourist
$112
Tourist bed
$145
Standard
$199
Deluxe
$272
Other operators
Taxi from Nagoya to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
MK Taxi Nagoya
Phone
+81 50 3385 8132
Website
mktaxi-japan.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kyoto to Kumamoto?

The distance between Kyoto and Kumamoto is 528 km. The road distance is 732 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto?

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥8000 - ¥12000 and takes 8 h 18 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto?

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto is to train and taxi and fly which takes 3 h 59 min and costs ¥23000 - ¥75000.

Is there a direct train between Kyoto and Kumamoto?

No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Kumamoto. However, there are services departing from Kyoto and arriving at Kumamoto via Shin-Osaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto?

It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto, including transfers.