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There are 6 ways to get from Shanghai to Kumamoto by plane, train, subway, ferry, car, car ferry or night bus

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

Fly to Fukuoka, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Fukuoka (FUK) PVG - FUK
  2. Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto

$199 - $611

Cheapest option

Line 2 subway, fly to Saga, train  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the line 2 subway from West Nanjing Road to Longyang Road
  2. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Saga (HSG) PVG - HSG
  3. Take the train from Saga to Shin-Tosu
  4. Take the train from Shin-Tosu to Kumamoto

$159 - $373

4 alternative options

Fly to Kumamoto  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Kumamoto (KMJ) PVG - KMJ

$187 - $868

Train, ferry, drive  •  33h 41m

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Station to Jinan West
  2. Take the train from Jinan West to Yantai
  3. Take the ferry from Yantai Port to Pyeongtaek Port
  4. Drive from Pyeongtaek Port to Busan
  5. Take the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka
  6. Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto

$421 - $575

Car ferry, train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kumamoto Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$305 - $401

Car ferry, night bus  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
  2. Take the night bus from Ōsaka Namba Station to Matsumoto Kotsu Center

$263 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Kumamoto is to line 2 subway and fly and train which costs ¥1100 - ¥2600 and takes 7h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Kumamoto is to fly and train which costs ¥1300 - ¥4300 and takes 5h 23m.

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The distance between Shanghai and Kumamoto is 888 km.

The best way to get from Shanghai to Kumamoto without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 2 days 3h and costs ¥2100 - ¥2800.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Shanghai to Kumamoto, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Fukuoka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Kumamoto is 1h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 7:31 PM in Shanghai and 8:31 PM in Kumamoto.

Air China and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Fukuoka 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 Shanghai to Kumamoto.
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  • Distance: 554.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Kumamoto, Japan?

All Nippon Airways, JetStar Japan and eight other airlines fly from Shanghai to Kumamoto hourly.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Fukuoka, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Fukuoka, Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Saga
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Train operators
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 Shin-Tosu to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $170
Reserved seat
$130 - $170
Green seat
$180 - $240
Japan Railways Limited Express
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Station to Jinan West
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$60 - $70
1st Class Seat
$100 - $120
Business Class Seat
$180 - $220
Train from Jinan West to Yantai
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$35 - $45
1st Class Seat
$60 - $70
Business Class Seat
$110 - $140
Bus operators
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Ōsaka Namba Station to Matsumoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Ferry operators
Yantai Ferry
Phone
+82 31 684 8827
Website
yantaiferry.com
Ferry from Yantai Port to Pyeongtaek Port
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
yantaiferry.com
VIP
$213
Royal
$151
Deluxe
$133
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
Xin Jian Zhen
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
Ave. Duration
47h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$222
Special Class
$355
VIP
$887
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$222
Special Class
$355
VIP
$887

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