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 30 min

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

$77 - $104

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 28 min

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

$31 - $41

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 49 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

$50 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Akita to Yamagata 128.3 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Akita to Yamagata is to drive which costs ¥2400 - ¥3600 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Akita to Yamagata is to drive which costs ¥2400 - ¥3600 and takes 2 h 48 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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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Akita to Yamagata, including transfers.

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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 49 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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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 49 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)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Akita to Shinjo
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinjo to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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 30 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
Twice daily
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
shonaikotsu.jp

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