There are 3 ways to get from Nagano to Nikkō by train or car

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Train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Omiya(Saitama)
  2. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Utsunomiya
  3. Take the train from Utsunomiya to Nikko

$66 - $93

Cheapest option

Train via Takasaki  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Takasaki
  2. Take the train from Takasaki to Tochigi
  3. Take the train from Tochigi to Tobu-Nikko

$51 - $74

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Nagano to Nikkō 162.5 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Nagano to Nikkō. However, there are services departing from Nagano and arriving at Nikko via Omiya(Saitama) and Utsunomiya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Nagano and Nikkō is 128 km. The road distance is 260 km.

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The best way to get from Nagano to Nikkō without a car is to train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Nagano to Nikkō, including transfers.

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

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Nagano to Nikkō train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Nikko station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nagano to Nikkō is 260 km. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Nagano to Nikkō.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Nikkō. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nagano to Nikkō.
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  • Distance: 80.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Nagano to Nikkō via Omiya(Saitama) and Utsunomiya in around 3 h 40 min.

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 Nagano to Takasaki
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$40 - $50
Green seat
$50 - $70
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 Omiya(Saitama) to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Utsunomiya to Nikko
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Takasaki to Tochigi
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
hyperdia.com

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