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

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Bus  •  2 h 15 min

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

$31

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Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Kanazawa to Toyama Shinkansen Tsurugi / ...
  2. Take the train from Toyama to Takayama Ltd Exp Hida

$49 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Kanazawa to Takayama 71.6 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Kanazawa to Takayama is to drive which costs ¥1300 - ¥2000 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kanazawa to Takayama is to drive which costs ¥1300 - ¥2000 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kanazawa Station station and arriving at Takayama Bus Terminal. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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

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The distance between Kanazawa and Takayama is 77 km. The road distance is 114.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kanazawa to Takayama without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs ¥3390.

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The bus from Kanazawa Station to Takayama Bus Terminal takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kanazawa to Takayama is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs ¥3390. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥5500 - ¥8000 and takes 2 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Kanazawa to Takayama.
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  • Distance: 48 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Kanazawa to Takayama 4 times a day. Tickets cost $31 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kanazawa to Takayama via Toyama in around 2 h 49 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Toyama
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$25 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Japan Railways Limited Express
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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kanazawa to Takayama is 115 km. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Kanazawa to Takayama.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Takayama. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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