There are 4 ways to get from Tokushima to Kochi by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Tokushima Station to Harimayabashi

¥3700

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Train  •  3h 25m

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

¥2693 - ¥6372

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Bus via Takamatsu  •  3h 21m

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

¥5400

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Tokushima to Kōchi 159.4 km

¥1800 - ¥2700

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The cheapest way to get from Tokushima to Kochi is to drive which costs ¥1800 - ¥2700 and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Tokushima to Kochi is to drive which costs ¥1800 - ¥2700 and takes 2h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tokushima Station station and arriving at Harimayabashi. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tokushima to Kochi. However, there are services departing from Tokushima and arriving at Umenotsuji via Awa-Ikeda and Kochiekimae. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between Tokushima and Kochi is 123 km. The road distance is 159.4 km.

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The best way to get from Tokushima to Kochi without a car is to bus which takes 2h 45m and costs ¥3700.

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The bus from Tokushima Station to Harimayabashi takes 2h 45m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Tokushima to Kochi bus services, operated by JR Shikoku Bus, depart from Tokushima Station.

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Tokushima to Kochi train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Tokushima station.

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The best way to get from Tokushima to Kochi is to bus which takes 2h 45m and costs ¥3700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥2600 - ¥6500 and takes 3h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Tokushima to Kochi.
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  • Distance: 123.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 45m

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

JR Shikoku Bus operates a bus from Tokushima to Kōchi 4 times a day. Tickets cost ¥3700 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tokushima to Kōchi via Awa-Ikeda, Kochi(Kochi), and Kochiekimae in around 3h 25m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokushima to Awa-Ikeda
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥2900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Awa-Ikeda to Kochi(Kochi)
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥3100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokushima to Awa-Ikeda
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Awa-Ikeda to Kochi(Kochi)
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥1900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Tokushima Station to Harimayabashi
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥3700
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Takamatsu Chuo Interchange Bus Terminal to Harimayabashi
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3500
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Tokushima Bus Co
Website
tokubus.co.jp
Bus from Tokushima Daigakumae to Takamatsu central IC
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1900
Schedules at
tokubus.co.jp

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

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

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

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