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There are 3 ways to get from Hiroshima to Nara-ken by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Hiroshima to Shin-Osaka Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Osaka-Namba to Shinomiya(Nara) Kintetsu Nara Rapid Exp / ...

$75 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Hiroshima BC to Osaka OCAT

$51 - $53

1 alternative option

Drive  •  4h 7m

  1. Drive from Hiroshima to Nara 227.7 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Hiroshima to Nara-ken is to drive which costs ¥4300 - ¥6500 and takes 4h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Hiroshima to Nara-ken is to train which costs ¥8000 - ¥12000 and takes 2h 30m.

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The distance between Hiroshima and Nara-ken is 311 km. The road distance is 364.4 km.

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The best way to get from Hiroshima to Nara-ken without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs ¥8000 - ¥12000.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Hiroshima to Nara-ken, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Hiroshima to Nara-ken is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs ¥8000 - ¥12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5700 - ¥6000 and takes 6h 7m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hiroshima to Nara-ken is 364 km. It takes approximately 4h 7m to drive from Hiroshima to Nara-ken.

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There are 208+ hotels available in Nara-ken. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hiroshima to Nara-ken.
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  • Distance: 194.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between Hiroshima, Japan and Nara-ken, Japan?

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nara via Shin-Osaka, Shin-Osaka, Namba(Subway), and Osaka-Namba in around 2h 30m. Alternatively, Chugoku JR Bus Company operates a bus from Hiroshima to Nara 3 times a day. Tickets cost $47 and the journey takes 5h 13m.

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