There are 4 ways to get from Hakuba to Kanazawa by shuttle, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Shuttle, train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Shinkansen Kagayaki / ...

$50 - $75

Cheapest option

Drive, train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Shinkansen Hakutaka

$37 - $54

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. JR Oito
  2. Shinkansen Hakutaka

$37 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. 117.2 miles

$19 - $29

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 3 h 54 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Itoigawa to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kurobe-Unazukionsen to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Minami-Otari to Itoigawa
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nagano Snow Shuttle
Website
naganosnowshuttle.com
Shuttle from Hakuba Base Camp to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
naganosnowshuttle.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hakuba and Kanazawa is 110 km. The road distance is 187 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hakuba to Kanazawa is to drive which costs ¥2100 - ¥3200 and takes 2 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Hakuba to Kanazawa is to drive and train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs ¥4000 - ¥6000.

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 3 h 54 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Hakuba to Kanazawa, including transfers.