There are 3 ways to get from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Matsumoto to Nagano JR Shinonoi / ...
  2. Take the train from Nagano to Karuizawa Shinkansen Hakutaka / ...

$37 - $57

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Taxi  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station 48.3 miles

$270 - $330

Drive  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station 48.3 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station is to drive which costs ¥900 - ¥1400 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station is to taxi which costs ¥30000 - ¥37000 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station. However, there are services departing from Matsumoto and arriving at Karuizawa via Nagano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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The distance between Matsumoto and Karuizawa Station is 61 km. The road distance is 77.3 km.

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The best way to get from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station without a car is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs ¥4100 - ¥6500.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station, including transfers.

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Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Matsumoto station.

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Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Karuizawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station is 77 km. It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to drive from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station.

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There are 87+ hotels available in Karuizawa Station. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station.
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  • Distance: 38.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station via Nagano in around 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
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 Matsumoto to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$28 - $40
Reserved seat
$35 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $60
Other operators
Taxi from Matsumoto to Karuizawa Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Alpico Taxi
Phone
+81 263-87-0555
Website
alpico.co.jp

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