There are 4 ways to get from Saga to Kumamoto by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Saga to Shin-Tosu JR Sasebo / ...
  2. Take the train from Shin-Tosu to Kumamoto Shinkansen Tsubame / ...

$30 - $50

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Bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Saga to Kiyama PA
  2. Take the bus from Kiyama AP to Kumamoto Kotsu Center

$25 - $45

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Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Saga to Kumamoto 46.7 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Saga to Kumamoto 46.7 miles

$7 - $12

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No, there is no direct bus from Saga to Kumamoto. However, there are services departing from Saga and arriving at Kumamoto Kotsu Center via Kiyama AP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Saga to Kumamoto. However, there are services departing from Saga and arriving at Kumamoto via Shin-Tosu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between Saga and Kumamoto is 60 km. The road distance is 74.7 km.

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The best way to get from Saga to Kumamoto without a car is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Saga to Kumamoto, including transfers.

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Saga to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, depart from Saga station.

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Saga to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Saga station.

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The best way to get from Saga to Kumamoto is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 31 min.

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Saga to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, arrive at Kumamoto Kotsu Center station.

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Saga to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kumamoto station.

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Map of how to get from Saga to Kumamoto.
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  • Distance: 37.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between Saga, Japan and Kumamoto, Japan?

You can take a train from Saga to Kumamoto via Shin-Tosu in around 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saga to Kumamoto via Kiyama PA and Kiyama AP in around 2 h 31 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Saga to Shin-Tosu
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Tosu to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Saga to Kiyama PA
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $24
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kiyama AP to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Saga to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230

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Yes, the driving distance between Saga to Kumamoto is 75 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Saga to Kumamoto.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Kumamoto. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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