There are 5 ways to get from Akita to Yamagata by train, bus or car

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Train Japan Railways Shinkansen, bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Akita to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) Shinkansen Komachi
  2. Take the bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae

$76 - $104

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Train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Akita to Shinjo Jr Yamagata
  2. Take the train from Shinjo to Yamagata Jr Yamagata / ...

$29 - $43

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Bus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Akita to Sendai
  2. Take the bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae

$44 - $47

Train, bus Shonai Kotsu  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Akita to Sakata(Yamagata) Ltd Exp Inaho / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sakata Shoko BT to Nankomae

$52 - $57

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Akita to Yamagata 128.3 miles

$21 - $35

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No, there is no direct bus from Akita to Yamagata. However, there are services departing from Akita and arriving at Yamagata Kencho-mae via Sendai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Akita to Yamagata. However, there are services departing from Akita and arriving at Yamagata via Shinjo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 28 min.

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The distance between Akita and Yamagata is 166 km. The road distance is 205.3 km.

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The best way to get from Akita to Yamagata without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Akita to Yamagata, including transfers.

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Akita to Yamagata bus services, operated by JR Bus Tōhoku, depart from Akita station.

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Akita to Yamagata train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Akita station.

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The best way to get from Akita to Yamagata is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 39 min.

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Akita to Yamagata bus services, operated by Yamako Bus, arrive at Yamagata Kencho-mae station.

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Akita to Yamagata train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Yamagata station.

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Map of how to get from Akita to Yamagata.
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  • Distance: 104 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Akita, Japan and Yamagata, Japan?

You can take a train from Akita to Yamagata via Shinjo in around 4 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Akita to Yamagata via Sendai in around 4 h 39 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Akita to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$65 - $90
Reserved seat
$75 - $95
Green seat
$100 - $130
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Akita to Shinjo
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinjo to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Akita to Sendai
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Shonai Kotsu
Website
shonaikotsu.jp
Bus from Sakata Shoko BT to Nankomae
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
shonaikotsu.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Akita to Yamagata is 205 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Akita to Yamagata.

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