There are 3 ways to get from Nagasaki to Karatsu by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Nagasaki(Nagasaki) to Saga Ltd Exp Kamome
  2. Take the train from Saga to Karatsu JR Karatsu

$34 - $42

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Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Nagasaki to Fukuoka Airport International Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Fukuoka Airport Terminal 3 to Houtousanbashi

$34 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Nagasaki to Karatsu 68.3 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Nagasaki to Karatsu is to drive which costs ¥1200 - ¥1900 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nagasaki to Karatsu is to drive which costs ¥1200 - ¥1900 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between Nagasaki and Karatsu is 77 km. The road distance is 109.4 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Nagasaki to Karatsu, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nagasaki to Karatsu. However, there are services departing from Nagasaki and arriving at Houtousanbashi via Fukuoka Airport Terminal 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nagasaki to Karatsu. However, there are services departing from Nagasaki(Nagasaki) and arriving at Karatsu via Saga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Karatsu. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Nagasaki to Karatsu bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, arrive at Hakata station.

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Map of how to get from Nagasaki to Karatsu.
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  • Distance: 48.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

What companies run services between Nagasaki, Japan and Karatsu, Japan?

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Karatsu via Saga in around 3 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nagasaki to Karatsu via Fukuoka Airport International Terminal and Fukuoka Airport Terminal 3 in around 5 h 17 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Saga to Karatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Nagasaki to Fukuoka Airport International Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
nishitetsu.ne.jp.e.xk.hp.transer.com
Showa Bus
Website
showa-bus.jp
Bus from Fukuoka Airport Terminal 3 to Houtousanbashi
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
showa-bus.sakura.ne.jp

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