There are 3 ways to get from Sasebo to Kumamoto by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Sasebo to Shin-Tosu Ltd Exp Midori
  2. Take the train from Shin-Tosu to Kumamoto Shinkansen Tsubame / ...

$51 - $73

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Bus  •  3 h 7 min

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

$28 - $36

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Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Sasebo to Kumamoto 94.2 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Sasebo to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥1700 - ¥2600 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sasebo to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥1700 - ¥2600 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sasebo to Kumamoto. However, there are services departing from Sasebo and arriving at Kumamoto Kotsu Center via Kiyama AP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sasebo to Kumamoto. However, there are services departing from Sasebo and arriving at Kumamoto via Shin-Tosu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Sasebo and Kumamoto is 99 km. The road distance is 150.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sasebo to Kumamoto without a car is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs ¥5500 - ¥8500.

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Sasebo to Kumamoto, including transfers.

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

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Sasebo to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Sasebo station.

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The best way to get from Sasebo to Kumamoto is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs ¥5500 - ¥8500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3100 - ¥4100 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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  • Distance: 61.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

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

You can take a train from Sasebo to Kumamoto via Shin-Tosu in around 2 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sasebo to Kumamoto via Kiyama AP in around 3 h 7 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
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 Sasebo to Kiyama AP
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kiyama AP to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sasebo to Kumamoto is 151 km. It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to drive from Sasebo to Kumamoto.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Kumamoto. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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