There are 9 ways to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto by train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 3 min

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

$226 - $314

Cheapest option

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Kumamoto  •  4 h 40 min

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

$102 - $265

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  18 h 5 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

$213 - $251

Night bus, bus  •  20 h 3 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo to Hiroshima BC
  2. Take the bus from Hiroshima Bus Center to Hakata Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center

$135 - $143

Drive  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Kumamoto 739.8 miles

$120 - $180

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto  •  4 h 11 min

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

$115 - $369

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka, train  •  4 h 32 min

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

$115 - $322

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Saga, train  •  4 h 47 min

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

$236 - $589

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu, train  •  5 h 25 min

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

$168 - $622

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto is to night bus and bus which costs ¥14500 - ¥16000 and takes 20 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥41000.

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

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tokyo to Kumamoto. However, there are services departing from Tokyo and arriving at Kumamoto Kotsu Center via Hiroshima Bus Center and Hakata Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 3 min.

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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 h 3 min.

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

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kumamoto via Hakata in around 6 h 3 min. Alternatively, Japan Airlines, Solaseed Air and All Nippon Airways fly from Tokyo to Kumamoto hourly.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto via Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Kumamoto via Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Saga
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto via Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Star Flyer
Website
starflyer.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Solaseed Air
Website
solaseedair.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Hakata
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hiroshima to Hakata
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Chikugo-Funagoya to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $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
Ave. Duration
11 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$107
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
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo to Hiroshima BC
Ave. Duration
12 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Hiroko Kanko
Phone
082-238-3355
Website
hiroko-group.co.jp
Bus from Hiroshima Bus Center to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
hiroko-group.co.jp

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