There are 10 ways to get from Nagano to Akita by train, night train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Omiya(Saitama) Shinkansen Kagayaki / ...
  2. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Akita Shinkansen Komachi

$169 - $238

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Bus, train  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Gondo to Niigata-eki
  2. Take the train from Niigata to Akita Ltd Exp Inaho

$84 - $104

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Train, night train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Joetsumyoko
  2. Take the night train from Joetsumyoko to Niigata
  3. Take the train from Niigata to Akita

$115 - $158

Bus  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Nagano to Niigata City Bus Center
  2. Take the bus from Niigata Bandai City Bus Center to Sendai
  3. Take the bus from Sendai to Akita

$113

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Nagano to Akita 278.2 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Akita  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Akita (AXT) HND - AXT

$139 - $844

Train to Toyama, fly to Akita  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Toyama
  2. Fly from Toyama (TOY) to Akita (AXT) TOY - AXT

$278 - $1,176

Train to Nagoya, fly to Akita  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Akita (AXT) NGO - AXT

$240 - $932

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Odate Noshiro, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Odate Noshiro (ONJ) HND - ONJ
  3. Take the train from Takanosu(Jr) to Akita

$168 - $885

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Shonai, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Shonai (SYO) HND - SYO
  3. Take the train from Sakata(Yamagata) to Akita

$212 - $790

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Nagano to Akita. However, there are services departing from Nagano and arriving at Akita via Niigata Bandai City Bus Center and Sendai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nagano to Akita. However, there are services departing from Nagano and arriving at Akita via Omiya(Saitama). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Nagano and Akita is 381 km. The road distance is 445.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nagano to Akita without a car is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Nagano to Akita, including transfers.

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Nagano to Akita bus services, operated by Nagaden Bus, depart from Nagano station.

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Nagano to Akita train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Nagano station.

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The best way to get from Nagano to Akita is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Akita Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Nagano to Akita bus services, operated by JR Bus Tōhoku, arrive at Akita station.

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Map of how to get from Nagano to Akita.
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  • Distance: 237.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

What companies run services between Nagano, Japan and Akita, Japan?

You can take a train from Nagano to Akita via Omiya(Saitama) in around 5 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nagano to Akita via Niigata City Bus Center, Niigata Bandai City Bus Center, and Sendai in around 12 h 52 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Akita
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Toyama to Akita via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Toyama to Akita via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Toyama to Akita via Tokyo Haneda, Sapporo
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,900
Flights from Nagoya to Akita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Nagoya to Akita via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Odate Noshiro
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Shonai
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Akita
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Akita
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $160
Reserved seat
$130 - $170
Green seat
$170 - $230
Train from Nagano to Joetsumyoko
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$25 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $55
Train from Nagano to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $80
Green seat
$80 - $110
Train from Nagano to Toyama
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $90
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Night train from Joetsumyoko to Niigata
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Niigata to Akita
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Sakata(Yamagata) to Akita
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $35
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Takanosu(Jr) to Akita
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nagaden Bus
Website
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com
Bus from Gondo to Niigata-eki
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com
Bus from Nagano to Niigata City Bus Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Niigata Bandai City Bus Center to Sendai
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Akita
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp

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Nagano to Akita train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Akita station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nagano to Akita is 445 km. It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to drive from Nagano to Akita.

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Akita Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Akita. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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