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There are 4 ways to get from Karuizawa Station to Hakuba by train, bus or car

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Train, bus via Saku-Daira  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Saku-Daira to Nagano Shinkansen Hakutaka / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nagano station to Hakuba-Happo bus terminal

$60 - $86

Cheapest option

Train Shinano Railway, bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Karuizawa to Nagano Shinano Railway Shinano / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nagano station to Hakuba-Happo bus terminal

$32 - $33

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Karuizawa to Itoigawa Shinkansen Hakutaka
  2. Take the train from Itoigawa to Minami-Otari Jr Oito

$51 - $75

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Karuizawa Station to Hakuba 67.6 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Karuizawa Station to Hakuba is to drive which costs ¥1200 - ¥1900 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Karuizawa Station to Hakuba is to drive which costs ¥1200 - ¥1900 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Karuizawa Station to Hakuba. However, there are services departing from Karuizawa and arriving at Hakuba via Itoigawa and Minami-Otari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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The distance between Karuizawa Station and Hakuba is 81 km. The road distance is 108.1 km.

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The best way to get from Karuizawa Station to Hakuba without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs ¥6500 - ¥10000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Karuizawa Station to Hakuba, including transfers.

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Karuizawa Station to Hakuba train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Karuizawa station.

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Karuizawa Station to Hakuba train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Minami-Otari station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karuizawa Station to Hakuba is 108 km. It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to drive from Karuizawa Station to Hakuba.

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There are 305+ hotels available in Hakuba. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Karuizawa Station to Hakuba.
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  • Distance: 50.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Karuizawa Station, Japan and Hakuba, Japan?

You can take a train from Karuizawa Station to Hakuba via Itoigawa and Minami-Otari in around 4 h 29 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Saku-Daira to Nagano
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$24 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Train from Karuizawa to Itoigawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $90
Shinano Railway
Website
shinanorailway.co.jp
Train from Karuizawa to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Itoigawa to Minami-Otari
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Alpico Group
Phone
+886-2-2501-8559
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Nagano station to Hakuba-Happo bus terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp

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