There are 3 ways to get from Kanazawa to Kusatsu by train or car

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Recommended option

Train Japan Railways Thunderbird  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Kanazawa to Kyoto Ltd Exp Thunderbird

$60 - $65

Cheapest option

Train Japan Railways Limited Express  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Kanazawa to Maibara Ltd Exp Shirasagi
  2. Take the train from Maibara to Kusatsu(Shiga) JR Biwako / ...

$50 - $62

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Kanazawa to Kusatsu 148 miles

$24 - $40

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

Japan Railways Thunderbird operates a train from Kanazawa to Kusatsu hourly. Tickets cost $56 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 19 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$56 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Maibara to Kusatsu(Shiga)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kanazawa to Kusatsu?

The distance between Kanazawa and Kusatsu is 186 km. The road distance is 237 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kanazawa to Kusatsu?

The cheapest way to get from Kanazawa to Kusatsu is to drive which costs ¥2600 - ¥3900 and takes 2 h 26 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kanazawa to Kusatsu?

The quickest way to get from Kanazawa to Kusatsu is to drive which takes 2 h 26 min and costs ¥2600 - ¥3900.

Is there a direct train between Kanazawa and Kusatsu?

No, there is no direct train from Kanazawa to Kusatsu. However, there are services departing from Kanazawa and arriving at Kusatsu(Shiga) via Kyoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

How long does it take to get from Kanazawa to Kusatsu?

It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Kanazawa to Kusatsu, including transfers.