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There are 4 ways to get from Hakone to Sano by bus, train or car

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Kowaki-en to Odawara Station
  2. Take the train from Odawara to Shin-Yokohama
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Oyama(Tochigi)

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Odawara to Shinjuku(Jr)
  2. Take the bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal

2 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Senkyorou-Mae to Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal

Drive

  1. Drive from Hakone to Sano

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The cheapest way to get from Hakone to Sano is to drive which costs ¥2400 - ¥3500 and takes 2h 16m.

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The fastest way to get from Hakone to Sano is to drive which takes 2h 16m and costs ¥2400 - ¥3500.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hakone to Sano. However, there are services departing from Senkyorou-Mae and arriving at Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal via Basuta Shinjuku. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 13m.

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The distance between Hakone and Sano is 130 km. The road distance is 180 km.

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The best way to get from Hakone to Sano without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 10m and costs ¥7000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m to get from Hakone to Sano, including transfers.

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Hakone to Sano bus services, operated by Odakyu Highway Bus, depart from Senkyorou-Mae station.

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Hakone to Sano bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hakone to Sano is 180 km. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Hakone to Sano.

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Map of how to get from Hakone to Sano.
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  • Distance: 130.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 10m

What companies run services between Hakone, Japan and Sano, Japan?

You can take a bus from Hakone to Sano via Basuta Shinjuku in around 4h 13m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Odawara to Shin-Yokohama
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥2700 - ¥4300
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥2700 - ¥3600
Reserved seat
¥3500 - ¥4300
Green seat
¥4100 - ¥5500
Train from Tokyo to Oyama(Tochigi)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥5000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3300 - ¥4400
Reserved seat
¥4100 - ¥5000
Green seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Oyama(Tochigi)
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Odawara to Shinjuku(Jr)
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1300 - ¥1900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Odawara to Shinjuku(Jr)
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥3600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2400 - ¥3400
Reserved Seat
¥2500 - ¥3600
Green Seat
¥3400 - ¥4600
Bus operators
Izu Hakone bus
Phone
055-977-1212
Website
izuhakone.co.jp
Bus from Kowaki-en to Odawara Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥1400
Schedules at
izu-hakone.com
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1550
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Odakyu Highway Bus
Website
odakyu-highway.jp
Bus from Senkyorou-Mae to Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2250
Schedules at
odakyu-highway.jp

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