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There are 8 ways to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto by train, bus, night bus, 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.

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Train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kumamoto Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$148 - $212

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Nightbus  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the nightbus from Kyōto (Station) to Matsumoto Kotsu Center

$85

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 44 min

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

$137 - $184

Drive  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kumamoto 457.3 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Kumamoto  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Kumamoto (KMJ) ITM - KMJ

$85 - $248

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Fukuoka, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Fukuoka (FUK) ITM - FUK
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto

$117 - $401

Train to Nagoya Airfield, fly to Kumamoto  •  4 h 24 min

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

$216 - $666

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Kumamoto  •  4 h 58 min

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

$192 - $724

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto is to nightbus which costs ¥9596 and takes 13 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto is to train and fly which costs ¥9500 - ¥28000 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Kumamoto. However, there are services departing from Horikawa Marutamachi and arriving at Matsumoto Kotsu Center via Kyōto (Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 33 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Kumamoto is 528 km. The road distance is 731.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto without a car is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs ¥16000 - ¥24000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Kintetsu Bus, arrive at Kyōto (Station).

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Kumamoto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Kyoto to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Kintetsu Bus, arrive at Matsumoto Kotsu Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Kumamoto is 732 km. It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to drive from Kyoto to Kumamoto.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto.
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  • Distance: 330 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kumamoto via Kyoto, Kyoto, and Shin-Kobe in around 4 h 19 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka Itami 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 Airfield to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami 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 Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $170
Reserved seat
$130 - $170
Green seat
$180 - $240
Train from Kyoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $160
Reserved seat
$130 - $160
Green seat
$170 - $230
Train from Hakata to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
49 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
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Kyōto (Station) to Matsumoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
12 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Kumamoto Airport.

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