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There are 8 ways to get from Seoul to Kumamoto by train, plane, ferry, bus or car

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, fly to Kumamoto  •  5h 3m

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

$132 - $333

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Fukuoka  •  5h 33m

  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 - $276

6 alternative options

Train, fly to Kagoshima  •  6h 36m

  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 - $491

Train, ferry  •  8h 36m

  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

Train, ferry, bus  •  11h 5m

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

$164 - $202

Bus, ferry  •  12h 45m

  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, ferry via Shimonoseki  •  18h 10m

  1. Take the train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
  2. Take the ferry from Busan to Shimonoseki
  3. Take the train from Kokura to Kumamoto

$142 - $247

Drive, ferry  •  8h 37m

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

$185 - $213

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Seoul to Kumamoto is to train and fly which costs ₩100,000 - ₩320,000 and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Seoul to Kumamoto is to train and fly which costs ₩140,000 - ₩380,000 and takes 5h 3m.

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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 8h 36m and costs ₩240,000 - ₩310,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Seoul to Kumamoto, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Incheon Airport to Kumamoto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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T'way Air and Air Seoul offer flights from Incheon Airport to Kumamoto Airport.

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There are 77+ 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: 5h 3m

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 Incheon Int'l Airport T1, take the walk to Incheon airport, fly to Kumamoto, take the walk to Aso Kumamoto Airport, then take the bus to Kumamoto. Alternatively, you can take the train to Incheon Int'l Airport T1, take the walk to Incheon airport, fly to Fukuoka, take the walk to 福岡空港2番ホーム, take the subway to 博多2番ホーム, take the walk to Hakata, then take the train to Kumamoto.

Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Incheon to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Incheon to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,200
Jeju Air
Website
jejuair.net
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $800
Flights from Incheon to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
T'way Air
Website
twayair.com
Flights from Incheon to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Jin Air
Website
jinair.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Eastar Jet
Website
eastarjet.com
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $490
Flights from Incheon to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Air Seoul
Website
flyairseoul.com
Flights from Incheon to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Incheon to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
AREX
Phone
+82 1599-7788
Website
arex.or.kr
Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Int'l Airport T1
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
arex.or.kr
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
49m
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 Kagoshima-Chuo to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$60 - $85
Train from Kokura to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $60
Green seat
$60 - $85
Korail
Phone
(82) 1544-7788 + 7
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Gwangmyeong Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Book at
trip.com
First Class
$90
Economy Class
$64
Suseo High Speed Railway
Website
srail.co.kr
Train from Suseo SRT to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
etk.srail.co.kr
Standard Class
$44 - $47
First Class
$64 - $68
Korail Mugunghwa
Website
letskorail.com
Train from Seoul Station to Busan Station
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
letskorail.com
Standing
$20 - $22
Economy Class
$23 - $26
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Nishitetsu Fukuoka to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Ko Bus
Website
kobus.co.kr
Bus from Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Dongdaegu
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bustago.or.kr
Ferry operators
JRbeetle
Website
jrbeetle.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$125
Schedules at
jrbeetle.co.jp
Miraejet Kobee
Website
kobee.co.kr
Ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
kobee.co.kr
Kampu Ferry
Phone
083-224-3000
Website
kampuferry.co.jp
Ferry from Busan to Shimonoseki
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
kampuferry.co.jp
Second Class
$80
Ferst Class
$111
Deluxe
$160
Suite
$249

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