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There are 7 ways to get from Kyoto to Nagaoka by train, night bus, car or plane

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

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Train via Tokyo  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Nagaoka Shinkansen Max Toki / ...

$157 - $222

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Night bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Nagaoka-eki

$40 - $65

5 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
  2. Take the train from Kanazawa to Itoigawa
  3. Take the train from Naoetsu to Nagaoka

$106 - $137

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Nagaoka 301.4 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Osaka Itami, fly, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Niigata (KIJ) ITM - KIJ
  3. Take the train from Niigata to Nagaoka

$176 - $376

Train to Nagoya Airfield, fly, train  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya Airfield (NKM) to Niigata (KIJ) NKM - KIJ
  3. Take the train from Niigata to Nagaoka

$157 - $424

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Chūbu Centrair (NGO) to Niigata (KIJ) NGO - KIJ
  3. Take the train from Niigata to Nagaoka

$163 - $562

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Nagaoka is to drive which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Nagaoka is to train which costs ¥17000 - ¥26000 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Kyōto and arriving at Nagaoka-eki. The journey takes approximately 8 h 38 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Nagaoka is 387 km. The road distance is 482.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Nagaoka without a car is to train which takes 4 h 53 min and costs ¥17000 - ¥26000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Kyoto to Nagaoka, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Nagaoka bus services, operated by Willer Travel, depart from Kyōto station.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Niigata Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Kyoto to Nagaoka bus services, operated by Willer Travel, arrive at Nagaoka-eki station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Nagaoka is 482 km. It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to drive from Kyoto to Nagaoka.

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  • Distance: 242.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between Kyoto, Japan and Nagaoka, Japan?

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagaoka via Kyoto and Tokyo in around 4 h 53 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya Airfield to Niigata
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Train from Tokyo to Nagaoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$55 - $80
Reserved seat
$65 - $80
Green seat
$85 - $110
Train from Kanazawa to Itoigawa
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $50
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$54 - $58
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 Naoetsu to Nagaoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Niigata to Nagaoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Kyōto to Nagaoka-eki
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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Ibex Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Niigata Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Nagaoka. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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