There are 4 ways to get from Tokushima to Kōchi by bus, train 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

Bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokushima Daigaku-mae to Harimayabashi

$32

3 alternative options

Bus via Takamatsu central IC  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokushima Daigakumae to Takamatsu central IC
  2. Take the bus from Takamatsu Chuo Interchange Bus Terminal to Harimayabashi

$48

Train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Tokushima to Awa-Ikeda JR Tokushima / ...
  2. Take the train from Awa-Ikeda to Kochi(Kochi) Ltd Exp Nanpu / ...

$34 - $43

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Tokushima to Kōchi 99.7 miles

$16 - $25

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokushima to Kōchi is to drive which costs ¥1900 - ¥2800 and takes 2 h 23 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Tokushima to Kōchi is to drive which costs ¥1900 - ¥2800 and takes 2 h 23 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tokushima Daigaku-mae and arriving at Harimayabashi. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Tokushima to Kōchi. However, there are services departing from Tokushima and arriving at Kochi(Kochi) via Awa-Ikeda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

More details

The distance between Tokushima and Kōchi is 111 km. The road distance is 159.5 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Tokushima to Kōchi without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 47 min and costs ¥3600.

More details

The bus from Tokushima Daigaku-mae to Harimayabashi takes 2 h 47 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

More details

Tokushima to Kōchi bus services, operated by JR Shikoku Bus, depart from Tokushima Daigaku-mae station.

More details

Tokushima to Kōchi train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Tokushima station.

More details

The best way to get from Tokushima to Kōchi is to bus which takes 2 h 47 min and costs ¥3600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥3700 - ¥4900 and takes 4 h.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Tokushima to Kōchi.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 69.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 min

What companies run services between Tokushima, Japan and Kōchi, Japan?

JR Shikoku Bus operates a bus from Tokushima to Kōchi 4 times a day. Tickets cost $32 and the journey takes 2 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tokushima to Kōchi via Awa-Ikeda in around 4 h.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokushima to Awa-Ikeda
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Tokushima Daigaku-mae to Harimayabashi
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Takamatsu Chuo Interchange Bus Terminal to Harimayabashi
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp
bus
Bus from Tokushima Daigakumae to Takamatsu central IC
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
tokubus.co.jp

Want to know more about travelling around Japan

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Tokushima to Kōchi bus services, operated by JR Shikoku Bus, arrive at Harimayabashi station.

More details

Tokushima to Kōchi train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Kochi(Kochi) station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Tokushima to Kōchi is 159 km. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Tokushima to Kōchi.

Get driving directions

There are 37+ hotels available in Kōchi. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

More details