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

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Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Kanazawa to Nagano Shinkansen Kagayaki / ...
  2. Take the train from Nagano to Matsumoto JR Shinonoi / ...

$64 - $90

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Kanazawa Station to Takayama Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Matsumoto Bus Terminal

$59

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Kanazawa to Matsumoto 122.1 miles

$20 - $30

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No, there is no direct bus from Kanazawa station to Matsumoto. However, there are services departing from Kanazawa Station and arriving at Matsumoto Bus Terminal via Takayama Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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

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The distance between Kanazawa and Matsumoto is 127 km. The road distance is 195.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kanazawa to Matsumoto without a car is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs .

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

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Kanazawa to Matsumoto bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Kanazawa Station.

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Kanazawa to Matsumoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Kanazawa station.

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The best way to get from Kanazawa to Matsumoto is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 40 min.

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Kanazawa to Matsumoto bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Matsumoto Bus Terminal station.

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Kanazawa to Matsumoto train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Matsumoto station.

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Map of how to get from Kanazawa to Matsumoto.
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  • Distance: 79.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Matsumoto via Nagano in around 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kanazawa to Matsumoto via Takayama Bus Terminal in around 5 h 40 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$55 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $80
Green seat
$80 - $110
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 Nagano to Matsumoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Kanazawa Station to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Kanazawa to Matsumoto is 195 km. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Kanazawa to Matsumoto.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Matsumoto. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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