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

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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 / ...

$236 - $320

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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

$101 - $264

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Nightbus, bus  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the nightbus from Basuta Shinjuku to Hakata Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center

$126 - $222

Night bus  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Nagoya
  2. Take the night bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kumamoto

$154

Drive  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Kumamoto 739.8 miles

$120 - $180

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto  •  4 h 6 min

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

$115 - $368

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

$117 - $331

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Saga, train  •  4 h 42 min

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

$239 - $594

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

$173 - $626

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto is to train and fly which costs ¥11000 - ¥30000 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto is to fly which costs ¥13000 - ¥42000 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tokyo station to Kumamoto. However, there are services departing from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit and arriving at Kumamoto via Meitetsu Nagoya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 22 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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The distance between Tokyo and Kumamoto is 893 km. The road distance is 1183.7 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto without a car is to train which takes 6 h 3 min and costs ¥26000 - ¥37000.

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

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Tokyo to Kumamoto bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit.

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

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto is to train which takes 6 h 3 min and costs ¥26000 - ¥37000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥13000 - ¥42000 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Kumamoto.
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  • Distance: 558.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 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 h 3 min. 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
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto via Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
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 Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Saga
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 39 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 46 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
$200 - $270
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$200 - $270
Reserved seat
$220 - $270
Green seat
$290 - $390
Train from Hakata to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$35 - $50
Green seat
$45 - $65
Train from Chikugo-Funagoya to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$23 - $35
Reserved seat
$29 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Train from Kokura to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $60
Green seat
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Hakata Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kumamoto Kotsu Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
JR Bus Kanto
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$89
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kumamoto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Tokyo to Kumamoto bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, arrive at Kumamoto station.

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Tokyo to Kumamoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kumamoto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Kumamoto is 1184 km. It takes approximately 13 h 3 min to drive from Tokyo to Kumamoto.

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Solaseed Air, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kumamoto Airport.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Kumamoto. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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