Public Transportation Options at Kumamoto Airport
This section will show how many public vehicles are available at ASO Kumamoto Airport. We will also try to give the details of each option. Even if public transportation options offer the best prices, they do not need to be available 24/7. For instance, they might not work at night hours or on Sundays. Besides their timetables, public transport does not service the accommodation points. You may need an extra vehicle to arrive at your hotel or Air B&B.
1. By Airport Shuttle
There are different airport shuttle bus services offered at Kumamoto Airport. These bus companies are Kyushu Sanko Group Bus, Oita Bus, Kamizono, and Miyako Bus.
These different Airport Shuttle Bus companies reach these given destinations:
a. Kumamoto City, the central area of the prefecture:
· Technopolis Center Entrance. Your bus ride may take 10 minutes. The bus ticket costs 160 Yin.
· Mashiki IC Entrance. Your bus ride may take 15 minutes. The bus ticket costs 530 Yin.
· Kumamoto Prefectural Office. Your bus ride may take 25 minutes. The bus ticket costs 720 Yin.
· Suizenji Park. Your bus ride may take 30 minutes. The bus ticket costs 730 Yin.
· Misotenjin. Your bus ride may take 30 minutes. The bus ticket costs 780 Yin.
· Torichosuji. Your bus ride may take 30 minutes. The bus ticket costs 840 Yin.
· SAKURAMACHI TERMINAL. Your bus ride may take 50 minutes. The bus ticket costs 880 Yin.
· From Kumamoto Airport to Kumamoto Station. Your bus ride may take 1 hour. The bus ticket costs 960 Yin.
· Route Bus (Kumamoto Station)
· Higo Ozu Station. Your bus ride may take 15 minutes. The bus ticket is free.
b. ASO area. Your bus ride may take around 1 or 2 hours—the bus ticket costs between 2000 and 1010 Yin.
c. Yatsushiro. Your bus ride may take 2 hours. The bus ticket costs 2300 Yin.
d. Amakusa. Your bus ride may take between 2 and 3 hours—the bus ticket costs between 2070 and 2720 Yin.
e. Miyazaki Prefecture. Your bus ride may take between 2 and 3 hours—the bus ticket costs between 2200 and 3620 Yin.
f. Oita Prefecture. Your bus ride may take 3 hours and 30 minutes—the bus ticket costs between 3360 and 3700 Yin.
To get further information about:
Kyushu Sanko Bus via: https://www.sankobus.jp/
Oita Bus: https://www.oitabus.co.jp/
Kamizono Bus: https://k-2121.jp/
Miyako Bus: https://www.miyakoh.co.jp/
2. By Limousine Bus
At boarding platform number 2, Kumamoto Airport limousine buses serve between Kumamoto Airport and central Kumamoto City.
You can find the discount tickets for Airport Limousine – Rapid Amakusa buses at the automatic vending machines.
It is suggested to visit this website to learn arrival and departure times from Kumamoto Airport: Kyushu Sanko Group Bus via: https://www.sankobus.jp/.
You must buy a bus ticket between Kamizono Kotso and Yatsushiro. Your bus ride should be nonstop.
3. By Airport Liner
You can use Airport Liner from Kumamoto Airport to Kumamoto city centre. These given numbers are serving airport liner service:
· Higo – Ozu Area Taxi Group AIO
· Kumamoto Prefecture Planning and Promotion Department Transportation Policy Section Regional Transportation Group
From Aso Kumamoto, Japan Airport to JR Higo Ozu Station may take approximately 15 minutes by airport liner.
- There are 54 trips available daily.
- Services are leaving every approximately 30 minutes.
- No need to make a reservation, beforehand
Your ride's fee may depend on your last destination. If you want further information about the Airport Liner service at Kumamoto Airport, you might want to check this website: https://kukouliner.com/.
4. By Airport Taxi
An official airport taxi service is available near the arrivals and departure gates at Aso Kumamoto Airport. We are giving you both destinations and taxi fares below in this section.
· From Kumamoto Airport to Kumamoto city centre. Taxi services will take around 15 to 40 minutes—the distance between these 2 destinations changes from 9.5 kilometres to 21.8 kilometres.
The Kumamoto Airport taxi cost is between 2660 to 5700 Yin.
· From Kumamoto Airport to the Aso area. Your taxi journey will last around 50 minutes to 120 minutes. Between Kumamoto Airport and the Aso area is 35.5 to 83 kilometres.
Your taxi fee may change from 8340 to 19780 Yin.
· From Kumamoto Airport to Northern Kumamoto Prefecture. Airport taxi leaves from Kumamoto Airport to Kikuchi Onsen or Yamaga Onsen in the Kumamoto Prefecture. Your taxi journey will take 40 and 70 minutes, respectively.
Since it is 20 and 30 kilometres from each destination, your taxi fee will be 5300 and 7780 Yin.
· From Kumamoto Airport to Southern Kumamoto Prefecture, the Kuma area. Transfer from Kumamoto Airport to Central Yatsushiro City takes around 60 minutes.
There are 63.3 kilometres between these 2 points. Your taxi ride will take 15310 Yin.
5. By Car Rental
If you want to drive your car on your way to the final destination from Kumamoto Airport KMJ, you can rent a car after arriving there.
Several trusted car rental companies are working at the airport. However, you need to consider these points before renting a vehicle:
Be sure whether your driving license is valid in Japan.
Be sure you are familiar with the traffic rules in that foreign country.
If you want to rent a vehicle, you must visit the reception counter on the first floor of the domestic terminal.
You can check out all possible car rental companies from this web page: https://www.kumamoto-airport.co.jp/en/access/#bus-table.
Private Airport Transfer at Kumamoto Airport
Above, we see all possible transportation options at Kumamoto Airport. We aimed to give you all the necessary travel information regarding their destinations, ride fees, timetables, and useful links. While discussing each option, we also saw each option's upsides and downsides.
✔️ We will now discover the Private Transfer option, more specifically AirportTransfer.com, step by step.
✔️ Since private airport transfers offer personal drives, you will feel spoilt.
✔️ However, all these airport transfers do not have the same qualified service.
✔️ We suggest you take a highly recommended company to prevent unsatisfactory experiences.
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✔️ Let's see how to make a door-to-door transfer reservation.
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✔️ You need to choose your desired airport. In that case, it would be Aso Kumamoto Airport.
✔️ Then, you can see all available vehicles on your arrival date.
✔️ Of course, you can ask for additional services on board or before your ride.
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✔️ To make your journey safer and easier, you can ask for elderly assistance.
✔️ By doing so, you can be sure that elder members of your family will have a safe journey.
✔️ If you are planning a trip with your children, please do not forget to ask for a baby seat.
✔️ You can have additional supplies if you expect a more visible meet & greet.
✔️ Such as red-carpet service.
✔️ Sure, you can find an affordable ride with AirportTransfer.com.
✔️ As Private Airport Transfer has a wide range of vehicles, anyone can find a car according to their budget.
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Kumamoto Airport Services and Facilities
You can have a rest at Lounge ASO of Kumamoto Airport. Eating snacks, drinking something fresh, or even working to catch up to your colleagues is possible.
Lounge ASO is available until the last flight's departure time.
Children can take extra needs. That is so understandable. Thus, children and their parents may need a personal place for themselves.
So, you can take your kids to the Kids Corner at Kumamoto Airport. This satellite building is perfectly built for children to have a safe play.
In the domestic passenger terminal building, one nursing room is available. This area is sterilized hourly for the health of your child.
Both of the areas are usable until the last flight's departure time.
c. Transportation and travel
Of course, you will need a transportation option after or before arriving at the airport. You can use public and private Transportation at Kumamoto Airport to do so.
If you are travelling with a group or planning a group journey with a tour agency, here you are: you can go to Group Counter at the travel agency.
You can purchase public transportation tickets via Tokyo Monorail Ticket Vending Machine, Keihin Express Ticket Vending Machine, and bus ticket vending machine.
You can rent a car in the car rental area of the airport. You can find this area at the domestic passenger terminal building. You can fill the gas of the cars at the gas station of Kumamoto Airport.
d. Parcel delivery, deposit, and mail
You can send or receive any domestic and international delivery at Kumamoto Airport via a parcel delivery system. Thanks to their wide reach points, it is possible to deliver any items, even if it is overseas or ocean! 😉
Coin locker, delivery counter, and mailbox are available at Kumamoto Airport.
e. Money and currency exchange
It is highly predictable to need an exchange current in an international airport. To make it easier and faster for you, there are several ATMs for getting exchange money.
Since these machines are fully automatic, you will not need to wait for any worker to assist you. You can find an area for ATMs at the satellite building. Higo Bank and Kumamoto Bank work between 8 am to 9 pm. Seven Bank 6 works between 6 am to 10 pm. Also, there is another area in the international passenger terminal building.
f. In case of trouble
Unfortunately, we cannot predict troubles or unfortunate events. In any case, you can reach out to the General Information Center. They are working between 6.30 am to 9.30 pm.
However, there is no timetable for an Automatic external defibrillator (AED). This machine is located in the domestic, satellite, and international passenger terminal building.
You can have medical care in an emergency in the first aid room. It works between 6.30 am to 9.30 pm.