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Kumamoto to Beppu Bus

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Kumamoto to Beppu Bus

Does anyone have a link to the up to date Kyusanko bus schedule for Kumamoto to Beppu and return?

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1. Re: Kumamoto to Beppu Bus

bus from Kumamoto station 熊本駅 to Beppu station 別府駅:

kyusanko.co.jp/sankobus/…tt1.html

bus from Beppu to Kumamoto:

kyusanko.co.jp/sankobus/…tt2.html

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2. Re: Kumamoto to Beppu Bus

Thanks William. Do you know anything about the disruption to the JR Hohi Line between Aso and Beppu? I understand there is a bus to link both ends of the disrupted line. Is the train schedule the same but ending at the wash out and then picking up passengers on the bus and transporting them to another train at the other side?

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3. Re: Kumamoto to Beppu Bus

What I read about the disrupted Hohi rail line may not be any different from what you already know. The heavily damaged section between Miyaji and Bungo-Taketa won’t reopen till next summer and during this period there is a shuttle bus in service.

http://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1108.html

www.japan-guide.com/e/e4551.html…

jprail.com/travel-informations/basic-informa…

jprail.com/trains/sort-by-type/limited-expre…

jrkyushu.co.jp/english/news/news20120827.html

As for the train schedule there is no difference when I do a route search on Hyperdia or Jorudan, so I presume trains are running on regular schedules. BTW, both sites suggest going through Kokura if travelling from Kumamoto to Oita/Beppu.

http://www.hyperdia.com/en/

http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/

For update information perhaps you can make enquiry through the following email addresses.

sizai@jrkyushu.co.jp (JR Kyushu; not really for tourist enquiry but no harm trying)

qtp@welcomekyushu.jp (Kyushu Tourism Information)

beppu@city.beppu.oita.jp (Beppu Municipal Govt.)

kankou@pref.kumamoto.lg.jp (Kumamoto Prefectural Tourist Federation)

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