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Recommended option

Train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Shinkansen Hayabusa
  2. Shinkansen Max Toki / ...

$180 - $259

Cheapest option

Train Japan Railways Limited Express  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Ltd Exp Tsugaru
  2. Ltd Exp Inaho

$105 - $129

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Shinkansen Hayabusa

$115 - $144

Drive  •  6 h 11 min

  1. 269.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  5 h 14 min

  1. AOJ - KIJ

$191 - $1,312

What companies run services between Aomori, Japan and Niigata, Japan?

You can take a train from Aomori to Niigata via Omiya(Saitama) and Niigata in around 5 h 27 min. Alternatively, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways fly from Aomori to Niigata every 3 hours.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via Osaka
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,100
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,400
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via Osaka
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Aomori to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Aomori to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Aomori to Akita
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Akita to Niigata
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Shin-Niigata
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Aomori and Niigata is 358 km. The road distance is 432 km.

The cheapest way to get from Aomori to Niigata is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥7500 and takes 6 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Aomori to Niigata is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs ¥21000 - ¥150000.

No, there is no direct train from Aomori to Niigata. However, there are services departing from Shin-Aomori and arriving at Aoyama(Niigata) via Omiya(Saitama) and Niigata. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Aomori to Niigata, including transfers.