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There are 3 ways to get from Mount Aso to Satsumasendai by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Aso(Kumamoto) to Higoozu
  2. Take the train from Higoozu to Kumamoto
  3. Take the train from Kumamoto to Sendai(Kagoshima)

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Aso Sta. to Kumamoto Sta.
  2. Take the train from Kumamoto to Sendai(Kagoshima)

Drive

  1. Drive from Mount Aso to Satsumasendai
Mount Aso → Satsumasendai
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Satsumasendai is 0120-565653.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Satsumasendai is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Satsumasendai is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Mount Aso to Satsumasendai is to drive which costs ¥2900 - ¥4300 and takes 2h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Mount Aso to Satsumasendai is to drive which costs ¥2900 - ¥4300 and takes 2h 36m.

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The distance between Mount Aso and Satsumasendai is 140 km. The road distance is 187.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mount Aso to Satsumasendai without a car is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs ¥10000 - ¥17000.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from Mount Aso to Satsumasendai, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mount Aso to Satsumasendai is 188 km. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Mount Aso to Satsumasendai.

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There are three+ hotels available in Satsumasendai. Prices start at ¥15000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Mount Aso to Satsumasendai.
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  • Distance: 139.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 42m

What companies run services between Mount Aso, Japan and Satsumasendai, Japan?

You can take a train from Mount Aso to Satsumasendai via Aso(Kumamoto), Higoozu, and Kumamoto in around 2h 42m.

Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Aso(Kumamoto) to Higoozu
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥440 - ¥650
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Higoozu to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥400 - ¥600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Aso(Kumamoto) to Higoozu
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1100 - ¥1700
Reserved Seat
¥1200 - ¥1700
Green Seat
¥1400 - ¥2000
Train from Higoozu to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1100 - ¥1600
Reserved Seat
¥1100 - ¥1600
Green Seat
¥1400 - ¥1900
JR Kyushu Railway Company
Website
jrkyushu.co.jp
Train from Aso to Higo Ōzu
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥600
Schedules at
jrkyushu.co.jp
Train from Higo Ōzu to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥460 - ¥520
Schedules at
jrkyushu.co.jp
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 Kumamoto to Sendai(Kagoshima)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4200 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Green seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Bus operators
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Aso Sta. to Kumamoto Sta.
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥5000
Schedules at
kyusanko.co.jp

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