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There are 3 ways to get from Hakuba to Kanazawa by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Hakuba-Happo bus terminal to Nagano station
  2. Take the train from Nagano to Kanazawa Shinkansen Kagayaki / ...

$73 - $98

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from Minami-Otari to Itoigawa Jr Oito
  2. Take the train from Itoigawa to Kanazawa Shinkansen Hakutaka

$42 - $66

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 9m

  1. Drive from Hakuba to Kanazawa 117.2 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Hakuba to Kanazawa is to drive which costs ¥2200 - ¥3300 and takes 2h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Hakuba to Kanazawa is to drive which costs ¥2200 - ¥3300 and takes 2h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hakuba to Kanazawa. However, there are services departing from Hakuba and arriving at Kanazawa via Minami-Otari and Itoigawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 54m.

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The distance between Hakuba and Kanazawa is 110 km. The road distance is 187.5 km.

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The best way to get from Hakuba to Kanazawa without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 51m and costs ¥8000 - ¥11000.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Hakuba to Kanazawa, including transfers.

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Hakuba to Kanazawa train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Minami-Otari station.

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Hakuba to Kanazawa train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kanazawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hakuba to Kanazawa is 187 km. It takes approximately 2h 9m to drive from Hakuba to Kanazawa.

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There are 202+ hotels available in Kanazawa. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hakuba to Kanazawa.
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  • Distance: 68.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 51m

What companies run services between Hakuba, Japan and Kanazawa, Japan?

You can take a train from Hakuba to Kanazawa via Minami-Otari and Itoigawa in around 3h 54m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$55 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $80
Green seat
$80 - $110
Train from Itoigawa to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $50
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Minami-Otari to Itoigawa
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Alpico Group
Phone
+886-2-2501-8559
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Hakuba-Happo bus terminal to Nagano station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp

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