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There are 4 ways to get from Matsuyama to Saiki by bus, car, car ferry, train or ferry

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Bus, drive, car ferry  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Matsuyamashi-eki to Yoshida Eigyosho
  2. Drive from Yoshida Eigyosho to Misaki
  3. Take the car ferry from Misaki to Saganoseki
  4. Drive from Saganoseki to Saiki

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Matsuyama(Ehime) to Yawatahama Ltd Exp Uwakai / ...
  2. Take the ferry from 八幡浜港 to 臼杵港 八幡浜~臼杵

2 alternative options

Train  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the train from Matsuyama(Ehime) to Okayama
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Kokura
  3. Take the train from Kokura to Oita
  4. Take the train from Oita to Saiki

Car ferry, drive  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the car ferry from Mitsuhama to Ihotakou
  2. Drive from Ihotakou to Saiki

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Matsuyama to Saiki is to bus and drive and car ferry which costs ¥4500 - ¥5500 and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Matsuyama to Saiki is to bus and drive and car ferry which costs ¥4500 - ¥5500 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Matsuyama to Saiki. However, there are services departing from Matsuyama(Ehime) and arriving at Saiki via Okayama, Kokura and Oita. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 12m.

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It is approximately 127 km to get from Matsuyama to Saiki.

The best way to get from Matsuyama to Saiki without a car is to train and ferry which takes 5h 50m and costs ¥3800 - ¥9500.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Matsuyama to Saiki, including transfers.

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Matsuyama to Saiki train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Matsuyama(Ehime) station.

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Matsuyama to Saiki train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Saiki station.

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Map of how to get from Matsuyama to Saiki.
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  • Distance: 127.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between Matsuyama, Japan and Saiki, Japan?

You can take a train from Matsuyama to Saiki via Okayama, Kokura, and Oita in around 8h 12m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Matsuyama(Ehime) to Yawatahama
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥2900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1900 - ¥2800
Reserved Seat
¥2000 - ¥2900
Green Seat
¥2700 - ¥3700
Train from Matsuyama(Ehime) to Okayama
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥8000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥5000 - ¥7500
Reserved Seat
¥5500 - ¥8000
Green Seat
¥7500 - ¥11000
Train from Kokura to Oita
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥5500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3400 - ¥4800
Reserved Seat
¥3600 - ¥5500
Green Seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Train from Oita to Saiki
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥3000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2000 - ¥2800
Reserved Seat
¥2100 - ¥3000
Green Seat
¥2700 - ¥3800
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 Matsuyama(Ehime) to Yawatahama
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Oita to Saiki
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥12000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥8500 - ¥12000
Reserved seat
¥9500 - ¥12000
Green seat
¥12000 - ¥17000
Bus operators
Uwajima bus
Phone
0895-22-2200
Website
uwajima-bus.co.jp
Bus from Matsuyamashi-eki to Yoshida Eigyosho
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2200
Schedules at
uwajima-bus.co.jp
Ferry operators
Kokudou Kyuunishi Ferry
Phone
(097) 575-1020
Website
koku94.jp
Car ferry from Misaki to Saganoseki
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1090
Schedules at
koku94.jp
Passenger
¥1090
Vehicle under 3m
¥5130
Uwajima Ferry
Website
uwajimaunyu.co.jp
Ferry from 八幡浜港 to 臼杵港
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥4500
Schedules at
uwajimaunyu.co.jp
Second Class
¥2475
Car (3-4m long)
¥9695
First Class
¥4450
Car (4-5m long)
¥11744
Boyo Ferry
Phone
0820223311
Website
boyoferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Mitsuhama to Ihotakou
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
boyoferry.co.jp

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