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There are 7 ways to get from Kanazawa to Sano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Kanazawa to Takasaki
  2. Take the train from Takasaki to Sano

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from 金沢駅東口 to 新前橋駅
  2. Take the train from Shim-Maebashi to Sano

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kanazawa Station West Exit to Busta Shinjuku
  2. Take the bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal

Drive

  1. Drive from Kanazawa to Sano

Train to Komatsu, fly, train, bus

  1. Take the train from Kanazawa to Komatsu
  2. Fly from Komatsu (KMQ) to Tokyo Haneda (HND)
  3. Take the train from Hamamatsucho to Oji
  4. Take the bus from Ōji to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal

Bus to Noto, fly, bus

  1. Take the bus from Kanazawa Station to Noto Satoyama Airport
  2. Fly from Noto (NTQ) to Tokyo Haneda (HND)
  3. Take the bus from Ōji to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal

Train to Toyama, fly, train, bus

  1. Take the train from Kanazawa to Toyama
  2. Fly from Toyama (TOY) to Tokyo Haneda (HND)
  3. Take the train from Hamamatsucho to Oji
  4. Take the bus from Ōji to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal
Kanazawa → Sano
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The cheapest way to get from Kanazawa to Sano is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥8000 and takes 4h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Kanazawa to Sano is to train which costs ¥9500 - ¥14000 and takes 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kanazawa station to Sano. However, there are services departing from Kanazawa Station West Exit and arriving at Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal via Basuta Shinjuku. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kanazawa to Sano. However, there are services departing from Kanazawa and arriving at Sano via Takasaki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 13m.

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The distance between Kanazawa and Sano is 267 km. The road distance is 395.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kanazawa to Sano without a car is to train which takes 4h 13m and costs ¥9500 - ¥14000.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Kanazawa to Sano, including transfers.

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Kanazawa to Sano bus services, operated by MARUICHI KANKO Co.,Ltd, depart from Kanazawa Station West Exit.

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

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The best way to get from Kanazawa to Sano is to train which takes 4h 13m and costs ¥9500 - ¥14000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6500 - ¥9500 and takes 9h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Kanazawa to Sano.
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  • Distance: 267.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 13m

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

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Sano via Takasaki in around 4h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kanazawa to Sano via Busta Shinjuku and Basuta Shinjuku in around 9h 11m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Komatsu to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥19000
Flights from Noto to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥19000
Flights from Toyama to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥15000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Komatsu to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥19000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Takasaki
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥12000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥8500 - ¥12000
Reserved seat
¥9500 - ¥12000
Green seat
¥12000 - ¥17000
Train from Kanazawa to Toyama
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥2800 - ¥4500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥2800 - ¥3800
Reserved seat
¥3600 - ¥4500
Green seat
¥4300 - ¥6000
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Takasaki to Sano
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shim-Maebashi to Sano
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥490 - ¥700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hamamatsucho to Oji(Tokyo)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥260 - ¥380
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Toyama
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1200 - ¥1800
Reserved Seat
¥1200 - ¥1800
Green Seat
¥1500 - ¥2200
JR-East
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Hamamatsucho to Oji
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
¥270 - ¥400
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Bus operators
Nippon Chuo Bus Co
Phone
+81 27-287-4000
Website
ncb.jp
Bus from 金沢駅東口 to 新前橋駅
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥4800 - ¥7500
Schedules at
ncb.jp
Bus from 金沢駅東口 to バスタ新宿
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥8000
Schedules at
ncb.jp
MARUICHI KANKO Co.,Ltd
Phone
0767-53-6161
Website
maruichi-gp.co.jp
Bus from Kanazawa Station West Exit to Busta Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
maruichi-gp.co.jp
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1550
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Ōji to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1550
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Kanazawa Station to Noto Satoyama Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥2600
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp

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The quickest flight from Komatsu Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Kanazawa to Sano bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kanazawa to Sano is 395 km. It takes approximately 4h 55m to drive from Kanazawa to Sano.

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All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Komatsu Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Sano. Prices start at ¥12500 per night.

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