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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 5 min

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

$34 - $43

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 27 min

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

$35 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Nagasaki to Karatsu 68.3 miles

$11 - $17

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 5 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 27 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Saga to Karatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Schedules at
nishitetsu.ne.jp
Showa Bus
Website
showa-bus.jp
Bus from Fukuoka Airport Terminal 3 to Takaratousanbashi
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
showa-bus.sakura.ne.jp

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Nagasaki to Karatsu?

The distance between Nagasaki and Karatsu is 77 km. The road distance is 109 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Nagasaki to Karatsu?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Nagasaki to Karatsu?

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

Is there a direct train between Nagasaki and Karatsu?

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 5 min.

Is there a direct bus between Nagasaki and Karatsu?

No, there is no direct bus from Nagasaki to Karatsu. However, there are services departing from Nagasaki and arriving at Takaratousanbashi via Fukuoka Airport Terminal 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

How long does it take to get from Nagasaki to Karatsu?

It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Nagasaki to Karatsu, including transfers.