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There are 4 ways to get from Aomori to Niigata by train, car or plane

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Train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Aomori to Omiya(Saitama) Shinkansen Hayabusa
  2. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Niigata Shinkansen Max Toki / ...

$192 - $265

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Train Japan Railways Limited Express  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Aomori to Akita Ltd Exp Tsugaru
  2. Take the train from Akita to Niigata Ltd Exp Inaho

$99 - $128

2 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 11m

  1. Drive from Aomori to Niigata 269.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Aomori (AOJ) to Niigata (KIJ) AOJ - KIJ

$188 - $1,312

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

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The quickest way to get from Aomori to Niigata is to train which costs ¥21000 - ¥30000 and takes 5h 24m.

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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 5h 24m.

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The distance between Aomori and Niigata is 358 km. The road distance is 431.8 km.

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The best way to get from Aomori to Niigata without a car is to train which takes 5h 24m and costs ¥21000 - ¥30000.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Aomori to Niigata, including transfers.

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Aomori to Niigata train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Shin-Aomori station.

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The best way to get from Aomori to Niigata is to train which takes 5h 24m and costs ¥21000 - ¥30000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥21000 - ¥150000 and takes 5h 45m.

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There is no direct flight from Aomori Airport to Niigata Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h and has one stopover.

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Aomori to Niigata train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Niigata station.

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Map of how to get from Aomori to Niigata.
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  • Distance: 223.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 24m

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 5h 24m. Alternatively, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Ibex Airlines fly from Aomori to Niigata hourly.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,100
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,400
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via Tokyo Haneda, New Chitose
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $3,200
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Aomori to Niigata via New Chitose, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Aomori to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$130 - $180
Reserved seat
$140 - $180
Green seat
$180 - $250
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$60 - $85
Reserved seat
$70 - $90
Green seat
$90 - $120
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Aomori to Akita
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Akita to Niigata
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Aomori to Niigata is 432 km. It takes approximately 6h 11m to drive from Aomori to Niigata.

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Ibex Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Aomori Airport to Niigata Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Niigata. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Aomori to Aomori Airport is to bus which takes 25m and costs ¥659.

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