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There are 4 ways to get from Nobeoka to Imabari-shi by train, ferry, bus, car or car ferry

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Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Nobeoka to Usuki(Oita)
  2. Take the ferry from 臼杵港 to 八幡浜港
  3. Take the train from Yawatahama to Matsuyama(Ehime)
  4. Take the train from Matsuyama(Ehime) to Imabari

3 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Nobeoka to Oita
  2. Take the train from Oita to Kokura
  3. Take the train from Kokura to Okayama
  4. Take the train from Okayama to Imabari

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nobeoka Station to Hakata Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Imabari-eki

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Nobeoka to Yanai
  2. Take the car ferry from Yanai to Mitsuhama
  3. Drive from Mitsuhama to Imabari-shi
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Imabari-shi is 0120-565653.

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The social distance requirement in Imabari-shi is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nobeoka to Imabari-shi is to drive and car ferry which costs ¥8500 - ¥11000 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Nobeoka to Imabari-shi is to train and ferry which costs ¥6500 - ¥14000 and takes 7h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nobeoka station to Imabari-shi. However, there are services departing from Nobeoka Station and arriving at Imabari-eki via Hakata Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nobeoka to Imabari-shi. However, there are services departing from Nobeoka and arriving at Imabari via Oita, Kokura and Okayama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 31m.

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It is approximately 206 km to get from Nobeoka to Imabari-shi.

The best way to get from Nobeoka to Imabari-shi without a car is to train and ferry which takes 7h 55m and costs ¥6500 - ¥14000.

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It takes approximately 7h 55m to get from Nobeoka to Imabari-shi, including transfers.

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Nobeoka to Imabari-shi bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, depart from Nobeoka Station.

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Nobeoka to Imabari-shi train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Nobeoka station.

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The best way to get from Nobeoka to Imabari-shi is to train which takes 8h 31m and costs ¥19000 - ¥29000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥9500 - ¥15000 and takes 13h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Nobeoka to Imabari-shi.
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  • Distance: 206.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 55m

What companies run services between Nobeoka, Japan and Imabari-shi, Japan?

You can take a train from Nobeoka to Imabari-shi via Oita, Kokura, and Okayama in around 8h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nobeoka to Imabari-shi via Hakata Bus Terminal in around 13h 49m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nobeoka to Usuki(Oita)
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥3700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2500 - ¥3500
Reserved Seat
¥2600 - ¥3700
Green Seat
¥3500 - ¥4800
Train from Yawatahama to Matsuyama(Ehime)
Ave. Duration
53 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 Imabari
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1700 - ¥2400
Reserved Seat
¥1700 - ¥2500
Green Seat
¥2300 - ¥3100
Train from Nobeoka to Oita
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥3200 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3200 - ¥4600
Reserved Seat
¥3400 - ¥4800
Green Seat
¥4700 - ¥6500
Train from Oita to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥5500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3400 - ¥4800
Reserved Seat
¥3600 - ¥5500
Green Seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Train from Okayama to Imabari
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4100 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥4100 - ¥6000
Reserved Seat
¥4400 - ¥6500
Green Seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
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 Yawatahama to Matsuyama(Ehime)
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Matsuyama(Ehime) to Imabari
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥800 - ¥1200
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 Kokura to Okayama
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
Nishitetsu
Phone
0570-00-1010
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Nobeoka Station to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥3500 - ¥5500
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Iyotetsu
Website
iyotetsu.co.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Imabari-eki
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥9500
Schedules at
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Ferry operators
Uwajima Ferry
Website
uwajimaunyu.co.jp
Ferry from 臼杵港 to 八幡浜港
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
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 Yanai to Mitsuhama
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3660
Schedules at
boyoferry.co.jp
Passenger
¥3660
Vehicle
¥10500

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Nobeoka to Imabari-shi bus services, operated by Iyotetsu, arrive at Imabari-eki station.

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Nobeoka to Imabari-shi train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Imabari station.

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