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There are 3 ways to get from Gotemba to Shimada by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Gotemba to Numazu
  2. Take the train from Numazu to Shimada

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Tomei Gotemba to Tomei Kakegawa

Drive

  1. Drive from Gotemba to Shimada
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Shimada is 0120-565653.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Shimada is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Shimada is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Gotemba to Shimada is to drive which costs ¥1500 - ¥2200 and takes 1h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Gotemba to Shimada is to drive which takes 1h 20m and costs ¥1500 - ¥2200.

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No, there is no direct train from Gotemba to Shimada. However, there are services departing from Gotemba and arriving at Shimada via Numazu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 21m.

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The distance between Gotemba and Shimada is 89 km. The road distance is 113.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gotemba to Shimada without a car is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs ¥1600 - ¥2600.

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It takes approximately 2h 21m to get from Gotemba to Shimada, including transfers.

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Gotemba to Shimada train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Gotemba station.

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The best way to get from Gotemba to Shimada is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs ¥1600 - ¥2600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3300 - ¥3600 and takes 3h 8m.

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Gotemba to Shimada train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Shimada station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gotemba to Shimada is 113 km. It takes approximately 1h 20m to drive from Gotemba to Shimada.

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Map of how to get from Gotemba to Shimada.
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  • Distance: 88.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 21m

What companies run services between Gotemba, Japan and Shimada, Japan?

You can take a train from Gotemba to Shimada via Numazu in around 2h 21m. Alternatively, Entetsu Bus operates a bus from Tomei Gotemba to Tomei Kakegawa twice daily. Tickets cost ¥2968 and the journey takes 2h 23m.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Gotemba to Numazu
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥430 - ¥650
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Numazu to Shimada
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Entetsu Bus
Website
bus.entetsu.co.jp
Bus from Tomei Gotemba to Tomei Kakegawa
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥2968
Schedules at
e-liner.jp

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