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

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 20 min

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

$154 - $217

Cheapest option

Train to Osaka, fly to Kumamoto  •  4 h 8 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  •  4 h 48 min

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

$142 - $190

Bus, train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station to Okayama
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Kumamoto Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$138 - $178

Drive  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kumamoto 457.3 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Nagoya, fly to Kumamoto  •  4 h 15 min

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

$216 - $676

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

$116 - $399

Train to Nagoya, fly to Kumamoto #2  •  5 h 4 min

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

$192 - $729

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥8500 - ¥13000 and takes 8 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto is to train and fly which costs ¥9000 - ¥28000 and takes 4 h 8 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 20 min and costs ¥17000 - ¥24000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Airport to Kumamoto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Kumamoto.
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  • Distance: 330 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Kumamoto hourly. Tickets cost $130 - $180 and the journey takes 3 h 13 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Nagoya to Kumamoto via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
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 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Nagoya to Kumamoto via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Amakusa Airlines
Website
amx.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$130 - $180
Reserved seat
$140 - $180
Green seat
$190 - $250
Train from Kyoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $170
Reserved seat
$130 - $170
Green seat
$170 - $230
Train from Okayama to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$150 - $200
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Train from Hakata to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$40 - $50
Green seat
$50 - $65
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Okayama
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp

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