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There are 10 ways to get from Tokyo to Karatsu by train, night bus, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Hakata Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Meinohama to Karatsu JR Chikuhi / ...

$215 - $284

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Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Fukuoka, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Fukuoka (FUK) NRT - FUK
  3. Take the train from Meinohama to Karatsu

$82 - $261

8 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  18 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Kurosaki Interchange
  2. Take the bus from Kurosaki Interchange to Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Fukuoka Airport Terminal 1,2 to Houtousanbashi

$131 - $225

Night bus, bus, train  •  20 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Houfu Station
  2. Take the bus from Hōfu-eki to Hakata Bus Terminal
  3. Take the train from Meinohama to Karatsu

$141 - $146

Drive  •  12 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Karatsu 712.1 miles

$120 - $180

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kita Kyushu (KKJ) HND - KKJ
  2. Take the train from Kokura to Hakata
  3. Take the train from Meinohama to Karatsu

$166 - $620

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Fukuoka (FUK) HND - FUK
  2. Take the train from Meinohama to Karatsu

$96 - $295

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Saga, train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Saga (HSG) HND - HSG
  2. Take the train from Saga to Karatsu

$155 - $484

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kumamoto (KMJ) HND - KMJ
  2. Take the train from Kumamoto to Hakata
  3. Take the train from Meinohama to Karatsu

$154 - $432

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Nagasaki, train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Nagasaki (NGS) HND - NGS
  2. Take the train from Isahaya to Saga
  3. Take the train from Saga to Karatsu

$144 - $451

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Karatsu is to train and fly which costs ¥9000 - ¥30000 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Karatsu is to fly and train which costs ¥18000 - ¥70000 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Karatsu is 931 km. The road distance is 1139.4 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Karatsu without a car is to train which takes 7 h 10 min and costs ¥24000 - ¥32000.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Tokyo to Karatsu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kita Kyushu Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Karatsu is 1139 km. It takes approximately 12 h 41 min to drive from Tokyo to Karatsu.

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All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Star Flyer offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kita Kyushu Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Karatsu. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Karatsu.
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  • Distance: 581.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Tokyo to Karatsu via Hakata, 博多2番ホーム, 姪浜2番ホーム, and Meinohama in around 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka via Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Saga
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 Nagasaki
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagasaki via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 Nagasaki
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagasaki via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Star Flyer
Website
starflyer.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagasaki via Kobe
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$181
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Air Busan
Website
en.airbusan.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Fukuoka via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
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 Kokura to Hakata
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$24 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Train from Kumamoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
50 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
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 Meinohama to Karatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Saga to Karatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Kurosaki Interchange
Ave. Duration
13 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Kurosaki Interchange to Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Showa Bus
Website
showa-bus.jp
Bus from Fukuoka Airport Terminal 1,2 to Houtousanbashi
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
showa-bus.jp
Bocho Kotsu
Phone
0834-22-7801
Website
bochobus.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Houfu Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Bus from Hōfu-eki to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
bochobus.co.jp

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