There are 5 ways to get from Sasebo to Kagoshima by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Sasebo to Shin-Tosu Ltd Exp Midori
  2. Take the train from Shin-Tosu to Kagoshima-Chuo Shinkansen Sakura

$79 - $108

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Bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Sasebo to Kiyama AP
  2. Take the bus from Kosoku Kiyama to Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae

$46 - $75

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Sasebo to Kagoshima 203.3 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly to Kagoshima  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Sasebo to Hakata
  2. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Kagoshima (KOJ) FUK - KOJ

$83 - $430

Train, fly to Amakusa  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Sasebo to Hakata
  2. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Amakusa (AXJ) FUK - AXJ
  3. Take the train from Shin-Minamata to Kagoshima-Chuo

$100 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sasebo to Kagoshima is to drive which costs ¥3800 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sasebo to Kagoshima is to train which costs ¥8500 - ¥13000 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sasebo to Kagoshima. However, there are services departing from Sasebo and arriving at Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae via Kosoku Kiyama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sasebo to Kagoshima. However, there are services departing from Sasebo and arriving at Kagoshima-Chuo via Shin-Tosu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Sasebo and Kagoshima is 194 km. The road distance is 325.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sasebo to Kagoshima without a car is to train which takes 3 h 22 min and costs ¥8500 - ¥13000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Sasebo to Kagoshima, including transfers.

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Sasebo to Kagoshima bus services, operated by Nishitetsu, depart from Sasebo station.

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Map of how to get from Sasebo to Kagoshima.
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  • Distance: 121.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between Sasebo, Japan and Kagoshima, Japan?

You can take a train from Sasebo to Kagoshima via Shin-Tosu in around 3 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sasebo to Kagoshima via Kiyama AP and Kosoku Kiyama in around 6 h 13 min.

Airlines
Amakusa Airlines
Website
amx.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Amakusa
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $250
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $380
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sasebo to Shin-Tosu
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Sasebo to Hakata
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Tosu to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$55 - $75
Reserved seat
$65 - $80
Green seat
$80 - $110
Train from Shin-Minamata to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$29 - $40
Reserved seat
$35 - $45
Green seat
$45 - $60
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Sasebo to Kiyama AP
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kosoku Kiyama to Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
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