There are 4 ways to get from Matsue to Kochi by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Matsue to Okayama IC 出雲線
  2. Take the bus from Tsudaka to Harimaya Bridge BT

¥4726 - ¥8100

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Train  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Matsue to Okayama Ltd Exp Yakumo / ...
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Kochi(Kochi) Ltd Exp Nanpu

¥9765 - ¥12210

Train, bus  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Matsue to Okayama
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Takamatsu(Kagawa)
  3. Take the bus from Takamatsu Station to Harimayabashi

¥9465 - ¥12110

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Matsue to Kōchi 327.1 km

¥3700 - ¥5500

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The cheapest way to get from Matsue to Kochi is to drive which costs ¥3700 - ¥5500 and takes 3h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Matsue to Kochi is to drive which costs ¥3700 - ¥5500 and takes 3h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Matsue to Kochi. However, there are services departing from Matsue and arriving at Harimaya Bridge BT via Tsudaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Matsue to Kochi. However, there are services departing from Matsue and arriving at Umenotsuji via Okayama and Kochiekimae. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 23m.

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The distance between Matsue and Kochi is 213 km. The road distance is 327.1 km.

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The best way to get from Matsue to Kochi without a car is to bus which takes 6h 4m and costs ¥4700 - ¥8500.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Matsue to Kochi, including transfers.

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Matsue to Kochi bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, depart from Matsue station.

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Matsue to Kochi train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Matsue station.

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The best way to get from Matsue to Kochi is to bus which takes 6h 4m and costs ¥4700 - ¥8500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥9500 - ¥13000 and takes 6h 23m.

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  • Distance: 213.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 4m

What companies run services between Matsue, Japan and Kochi, Japan?

You can take a bus from Matsue to Kōchi via Okayama IC and Tsudaka in around 6h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Matsue to Kōchi via Okayama, Kochi(Kochi), and Kochiekimae in around 6h 23m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Matsue to Okayama
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4800 - ¥6000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Kochi(Kochi)
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4700 - ¥6000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Takamatsu(Kagawa)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥2800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Takamatsu(Kagawa)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Matsue to Okayama IC
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥4400
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Tsudaka to Harimaya Bridge BT
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥3700
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Chutetsu Bus
Phone
(086)222-6601
Website
chutetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Matsue Sta. to Okayama Inter
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
chutetsu-bus.co.jp
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Takamatsu Station to Harimayabashi
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3500
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp

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Matsue to Kochi bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Harimaya Bridge BT station.

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Matsue to Kochi train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Kochi(Kochi) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Matsue to Kochi is 327 km. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Matsue to Kochi.

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