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There are 7 ways to get from Shanghai to Kumamoto by plane, train, subway, ferry, car, car ferry, night train or 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  •  5 h 25 min

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

$199 - $611

Cheapest option

Fly to Kumamoto  •  8 h 13 min

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

$187 - $868

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Line 2 subway, fly to Saga, train  •  5 h 42 min

  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 Shin-Omuta to Kumamoto

$224 - $454

Train, ferry, drive  •  33 h 18 min

  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 3 h

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

$299 - $395

Car ferry, night train, bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the night train from Shin-Kobe to Hakata
  3. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center

$349 - $466

Car ferry, bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
  2. Take the car ferry from Osaka Nanko Cosmo to Beppu
  3. Take the bus from Beppu kotsu center to Kumamoto Bus Terminal

$306 - $412

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Kumamoto is to fly and train which costs ¥1300 - ¥4300 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Kumamoto is to fly and train which costs ¥1300 - ¥4300 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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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 3 h and costs ¥2000 - ¥2800.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min 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 1 h 30 min.

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Kumamoto is 1 h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 10:45 AM in Shanghai and 11:45 AM in Kumamoto.

Air China, Shanghai Airlines, Korean Air and China Eastern Airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Fukuoka Airport.

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There are 72+ 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: 5 h 25 min

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
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Fukuoka, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Kagoshima, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Fukuoka, Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Fukuoka, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Kumamoto via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Saga
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Train operators
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 Shin-Omuta to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$21 - $29
Reserved seat
$27 - $35
Green seat
$30 - $45
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $170
Reserved seat
$130 - $170
Green seat
$180 - $240
Night train from Shin-Kobe to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$150 - $210
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Station to Jinan West
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
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
4 h 7 min
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
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
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Beppu kotsu center to Kumamoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
kyusanko.co.jp
Ferry operators
Yantai Ferry
Phone
+82 31 684 8827
Website
yantaiferry.com
Ferry from Yantai Port to Pyeongtaek Port
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times 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
3 h 5 min
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
47 h 30 min
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 2 h
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
Ferry Sunflower
Website
ferry-sunflower.co.jp
Car ferry from Osaka Nanko Cosmo to Beppu
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
ferry-sunflower.co.jp
Tourist
$102
Tourist bed
$134
Standard
$161
Deluxe
$242

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