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There are 8 ways to get from Tokyo to Kagoshima by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Hakata Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$266 - $355

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Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Kagoshima  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Kagoshima (KOJ) NRT - KOJ

$84 - $217

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Bus  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo to Toyama
  2. Take the bus from Dentetsu Toyama to Sendai Station

$188 - $203

Night bus, bus  •  21 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Hakata Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae

$157 - $257

Drive  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Kagoshima 848.9 miles

$140 - $210

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kagoshima  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kagoshima (KOJ) HND - KOJ

$93 - $371

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kumamoto (KMJ) HND - KMJ
  2. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo

$155 - $433

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Miyazaki, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Miyazaki (KMI) HND - KMI
  2. Take the train from Minamimiyazaki to Kagoshima-Chuo

$137 - $521

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Kagoshima is to train and fly which costs ¥9500 - ¥25000 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Kagoshima is to fly which costs ¥10000 - ¥42000 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tokyo to Kagoshima. However, there are services departing from Tokyo and arriving at Kagoshima-Chuo via Hakata. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 2 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Kagoshima is 968 km. The road distance is 1358.2 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Kagoshima without a car is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs ¥30000 - ¥41000.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Tokyo to Kagoshima, including transfers.

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Tokyo to Kagoshima train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Tokyo station.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Kagoshima is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs ¥30000 - ¥41000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥21000 - ¥23000 and takes 17 h 32 min, you could also fly, which costs ¥10000 - ¥42000 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kagoshima Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Tokyo to Kagoshima train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kagoshima-Chuo station.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Kagoshima.
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  • Distance: 604.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

What companies run services between Tokyo, Japan and Kagoshima, Japan?

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kagoshima via Hakata in around 7 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tokyo to Kagoshima via Toyama, Dentetsu Toyama, Sendai Station, and Sendai(Kagoshima) in around 17 h 32 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kagoshima via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Kagoshima via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Miyazaki via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Miyazaki via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kagoshima via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Kagoshima via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Miyazaki via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Hakata
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $270
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$200 - $270
Reserved seat
$220 - $270
Green seat
$290 - $390
Train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$60 - $80
Reserved seat
$70 - $85
Green seat
$85 - $120
Train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$60 - $85
Japan Railways Limited Express
Bus operators
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Dentetsu Toyama to Sendai Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Kagoshima is 1358 km. It takes approximately 15 h 5 min to drive from Tokyo to Kagoshima.

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Skymark Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kagoshima Airport.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Kagoshima. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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