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There are 8 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Honshū Island by train, plane, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  13h 52m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) KUL - HND
  3. Take the train from Shinjuku(Jr) to Chino

¥20027 - ¥79180

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Chūbu Centrair  •  17h 29m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) KUL - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Shiojiri

¥17617 - ¥46690

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Train, fly to Matsumoto  •  11h 48m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Matsumoto (MMJ) KUL - MMJ

¥19857 - ¥39390

Train, fly to Toyama  •  16h 25m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Toyama (TOY) KUL - TOY
  3. Take the train from Toyama to Nagano
  4. Take the train from Nagano to Matsumoto

¥21327 - ¥46490

Train, fly to Tokyo Narita  •  15h 19m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) KUL - NRT
  3. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station to Shinjuku Station
  4. Take the train from Shinjuku(Jr) to Chino

¥21657 - ¥42890

Train, fly to Komatsu  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Komatsu (KMQ) KUL - KMQ
  3. Take the train from Kanazawa to Nagano
  4. Take the train from Nagano to Matsumoto

¥22697 - ¥47390

Train, fly to Osaka Kansai  •  16h 32m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) KUL - KIX
  3. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Shinimamiya
  4. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya
  5. Take the train from Nagoya to Shiojiri

¥25877 - ¥61680

Drive, car ferry  •  4 days 17h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai
  2. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka International Ferry Terminal
  3. Drive from Osaka International Ferry Terminal to Matsumoto

¥72439 - ¥100967

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Frequently Asked Questions


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The COVID-19 helpline number in Honshū Island is 0120-565653.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Honshū Island is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Honshū Island is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Honshū Island is to train and fly which costs RM 650 - RM 1900 and takes 17h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Honshū Island is to train and fly which costs RM 750 - RM 1600 and takes 11h 48m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Honshū Island is 5216 km.

It takes approximately 13h 52m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Honshū Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 7h.

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Honshū Island is 1h ahead of Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 6:31 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 7:31 AM in Honshū Island.

All Nippon Airways, AirAsia X, Malaysia Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Honshū Island. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Honshū Island.
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  • Distance: 5216 km
  • Duration: 13h 52m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Honshū Island, Japan?

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Honshū Island. However, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Tokyo Haneda, take the walk to Haneda Airport Terminal 1, take the Monorail to Hamamatsucho, take the walk to Daimon, take the subway to Shinjuku, take the walk to Shinjuku(Jr), then take the train to Chino. Alternatively, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Matsumoto, then take the taxi to Shiojiri.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥150000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Toyama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥24000 - ¥85000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥75000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Komatsu via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥85000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥24000 - ¥90000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Komatsu via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥32000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥33000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥40000 - ¥49000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥35000 - ¥80000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Toyama via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥33000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥70000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Komatsu via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥38000 - ¥85000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥40000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥30000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥41000 - ¥45000
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Matsumoto via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥32000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Matsumoto via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥36000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Matsumoto via Incheon, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥36000 - ¥95000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Matsumoto via Singapore Changi, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥70000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Matsumoto via Noi Bai International, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥70000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Matsumoto via Tokyo Narita, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥85000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Matsumoto via Osaka Kansai, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥41000 - ¥90000
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥90000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Toyama via Singapore Changi, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥29000 - ¥70000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥65000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥38000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥36000 - ¥41000
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥31000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥29000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥28000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥28000
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda via Manila
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥95000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita via Manila
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥48000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Manila
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥23300 - ¥23700
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Toyama via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
11h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥43000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Komatsu via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥45000 - ¥55000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥118400 - ¥118700
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥70000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥40000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥41000 - ¥45000
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥21000 - ¥60000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥14210 - ¥14270
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥14210 - ¥14270
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥25000
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥85000 - ¥280000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥48000 - ¥100000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥85500 - ¥86500
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥85000 - ¥280000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥48000 - ¥100000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥85500 - ¥86500
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥95000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥95000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥85000
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Toyama via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥32000 - ¥70000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥55000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Komatsu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥32000 - ¥100000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Incheon
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥61000 - ¥67000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥90000
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Komatsu via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥32000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 12m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥40000 - ¥49000
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Toyama via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
11h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥43000
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita via Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥24000 - ¥55000
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Komatsu via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥32000
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥32000 - ¥55000
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1400
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinjuku(Jr) to Chino
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥7000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥4400 - ¥6500
Reserved Seat
¥4700 - ¥7000
Green Seat
¥6500 - ¥9000
Train from Nagano to Matsumoto
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥2900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1900 - ¥2800
Reserved Seat
¥2000 - ¥2900
Green Seat
¥2600 - ¥3600
Train from Nagoya to Shiojiri
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4300 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥4300 - ¥6000
Reserved Seat
¥4500 - ¥6500
Green Seat
¥6000 - ¥9000
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 Toyama to Nagano
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥7500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Reserved seat
¥6000 - ¥7500
Green seat
¥7500 - ¥10000
Train from Kanazawa to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥6000 - ¥9000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Reserved seat
¥7000 - ¥9000
Green seat
¥9000 - ¥13000
Train from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥7500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Reserved seat
¥6000 - ¥7500
Green seat
¥7500 - ¥10000
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 Nagano to Matsumoto
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kansai Airport to Shinimamiya
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥1000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Narita Express (N'EX)
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station to Shinjuku Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥5500
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/
Reserved Seat
¥3300 - ¥3800
Green Seat (First Class)
¥4600 - ¥5200
Nankai Railways
Website
howto-osaka.com
Train from Kansai Airport to Shinimamiya
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Ferry operators
China-Japan International Ferry Co
Phone
06-6536-6541
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka International Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
46h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥25000
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
¥20000
1st Class
¥25000
Special Class
¥40000
VIP
¥100000
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka International Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
47h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥25000
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
2nd Class B
¥20000
1st Class
¥25000
Special Class
¥40000
VIP
¥100000

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