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There are 5 ways to get from Hakuba to Takayama by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Hakuba-Happo bus terminal to Nagano station
  2. Take the train from Nagano to Toyama
  3. Take the train from Toyama to Takayama

$87 - $112

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Bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Omachi Onsen to Takayama Bus Terminal

$40 - $41

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Train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Minami-Otari to Itoigawa
  2. Take the train from Itoigawa to Toyama
  3. Take the train from Toyama to Takayama

$58 - $85

Bus via Nagano station  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Hakuba-Happo bus terminal to Nagano station
  2. Take the bus from Nagano to Omachi Onsen
  3. Take the bus from Omachi Onsen to Takayama Bus Terminal

$77

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Hakuba to Takayama 90 miles

$15 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Hakuba to Takayama is to drive which costs ¥1700 - ¥2500 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hakuba to Takayama is to drive which costs ¥1700 - ¥2500 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hakuba to Takayama. However, there are services departing from Hakuba-Happo bus terminal and arriving at Takayama Bus Terminal via Nagano and Omachi Onsen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hakuba to Takayama. However, there are services departing from Hakuba and arriving at Takayama via Minami-Otari, Itoigawa and Toyama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Hakuba and Takayama is 83 km. The road distance is 144 km.

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The best way to get from Hakuba to Takayama without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs ¥9500 - ¥13000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Hakuba to Takayama, including transfers.

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Hakuba to Takayama bus services, operated by Alpico Group, depart from Hakuba-Happo bus terminal station.

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

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The best way to get from Hakuba to Takayama is to bus which takes 5 h 42 min and costs ¥4400 - ¥4700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥6500 - ¥10000 and takes 5 h 59 min.

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  • Distance: 51.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Hakuba to Takayama once daily. Tickets cost $36 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hakuba to Takayama via Minami-Otari, Itoigawa, and Toyama in around 5 h 59 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Toyama
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $90
Train from Itoigawa to Toyama
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $55
Japan Railways Limited Express
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.

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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
Alpico Group
Phone
+886-2-2501-8559
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Hakuba-Happo bus terminal to Nagano station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Nagano to Omachi Onsen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Omachi Onsen to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp

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Hakuba to Takayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Takayama Bus Terminal station.

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Hakuba to Takayama train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Takayama station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hakuba to Takayama is 144 km. It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to drive from Hakuba to Takayama.

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