There are 11 ways to get from Seoul to Kumamoto by train, ferry, bus, car ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto

$174 - $242

Cheapest option

Train to Incheon, fly to Fukuoka, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Fukuoka (FUK) ICN - FUK
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto

$94 - $280

9 alternative options

Train, ferry via Gwangmyeong Station  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Gwangmyeong Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto

$218 - $269

Bus, ferry  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Dongdaegu
  2. Take the bus from Dongdaegu to Gimhae Int'l Airport
  3. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  4. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center

$191 - $210

Train, car ferry, bus  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Busan to Fukuoka, Hakata
  3. Take the bus from Nishitetsu Fukuoka to Kumamoto Kotsu Center

$166 - $205

Drive, ferry  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Seoul to Busan
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  3. Drive from Fukuoka to Kumamoto

$185 - $213

Train to Incheon, fly to Kumamoto  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Kumamoto (KMJ) ICN - KMJ

$132 - $337

Train to Incheon, fly to Saga  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Saga (HSG) ICN - HSG

$159 - $903

Train to Incheon, fly to Kita Kyushu, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Kita Kyushu (KKJ) ICN - KKJ
  3. Take the train from Kokura to Kumamoto

$110 - $725

Train to Incheon, fly to Kagoshima, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
  2. Fly from Incheon (ICN) to Kagoshima (KOJ) ICN - KOJ
  3. Take the train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto

$235 - $495

Train to Daegu, fly to Fukuoka, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station
  2. Fly from Daegu (TAE) to Fukuoka (FUK) TAE - FUK
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto

$108 - $385

Questions & Answers

The distance between Seoul and Kumamoto is 628 km.

The best way to get from Seoul to Kumamoto without a car is to train and ferry which takes 8 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to get from Seoul to Kumamoto, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Fukuoka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Air Seoul, Eastar Jet, T'way Air and four other airlines offer flights from Incheon Airport to Fukuoka Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Seoul to Kumamoto.
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  • Distance: 392.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 28 min

What companies run services between Seoul, South Korea and Kumamoto, Japan?

There is no direct connection from Seoul to Kumamoto. However, you can take the train to Busan Station, take the walk to Busan, take the ferry to Fukuoka, take the taxi to Hakata, then take the train to Kumamoto. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Seoul to Kumamoto via Gwangmyeong Station, Busan Station, Jungang Station, Busan, Fukuoka, and Hakata in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Incheon to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Incheon to Saga
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Daegu to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Incheon to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Incheon to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Incheon to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Incheon to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Daegu to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Flights from Incheon to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Incheon to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Daegu to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Train operators
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Train from Gwangmyeong Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Train from Seoul Station to Dongdaegu Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
letskorail.com
First Class
$67
Economy Class
$48
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$20 - $22
Economy Class
$23 - $26
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$35 - $50
Green seat
$45 - $65
Train from Kokura to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $60
Green seat
$60 - $85
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$60 - $85
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$44 - $47
First Class
$64 - $68
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Bus operators
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
kobus.co.kr
bus Tago
Website
bustago.or.kr
Bus from Dongdaegu to Gimhae Int'l Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Nishitetsu Fukuoka to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Ferry operators
Miraejet Kobee
Website
kobee.co.kr
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
kobee.co.kr
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$125
Schedules at
jrbeetle.co.jp
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