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There are 9 ways to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Hakata Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$233 - $327

Cheapest option

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka, train  •  4 h 43 min

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

$116 - $327

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  18 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Sakaide Interchange Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Sakaide IC to Hiroshima Shinkansenguchi
  3. Take the train from Hiroshima to Hakata
  4. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center

$217 - $249

Night bus  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo Station to Nagoya Sasashima-raibu Station
  2. Take the night bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kumamoto

$155

Drive  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Kumamoto 739.8 miles

$120 - $180

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kumamoto (KMJ) HND - KMJ

$161 - $430

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Kumamoto  •  4 h 18 min

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

$148 - $327

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Saga, train  •  4 h 58 min

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

$242 - $590

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kita Kyushu (KKJ) HND - KKJ
  2. Take the train from Kokura to Kumamoto

$231 - $695

Map of how to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 558.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kumamoto via Hakata in around 6 hours 2 minutes. Alternatively, Solaseed Air, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines fly from Tokyo to Kumamoto hourly.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto
Avg. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto via Osaka
Avg. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Kumamoto via Osaka
Avg. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Avg. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Saga
Avg. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu
Avg. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto
Avg. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto via Osaka
Avg. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Kumamoto
Avg. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Avg. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu
Avg. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Star Flyer
Website
starflyer.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Avg. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu
Avg. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Avg. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Solaseed Air
Website
solaseedair.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto
Avg. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Kumamoto
Avg. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Hakata
Avg. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kumamoto
Avg. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hiroshima to Hakata
Avg. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Chikugo-Funagoya to Kumamoto
Avg. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Kumamoto
Avg. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR East Group
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Sakaide Interchange Bus Terminal
Avg. Duration
10 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$104
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Chugoku JR Bus Company
Website
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Bus from Sakaide IC to Hiroshima Shinkansenguchi
Avg. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Avg. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Tokyo Station to Nagoya Sasashima-raibu Station
Avg. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kumamoto
Avg. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

How far is it from Tokyo to Kumamoto?

The distance between Tokyo and Kumamoto is 893 km. The road distance is 1184 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto?

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto is to drive which costs ¥16000 and takes 13 hours 3 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto?

The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto is to fly which takes 3 hours 50 minutes and costs ¥28000.

Is there a direct train between Tokyo and Kumamoto?

No, there is no direct train from Tokyo to Kumamoto. However, there are services departing from Tokyo and arriving at Kumamoto via Hakata. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 hours 2 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Tokyo and Kumamoto?

No, there is no direct bus from Tokyo to Kumamoto. However, there are services departing from Tokyo Station and arriving at Kumamoto via Meitetsu Nagoya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 hours 55 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto?

It takes approximately 6 hours 2 minutes to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto, including transfers.