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There are 3 ways to get from Nagoya to Biwa-ko by train, car or taxi

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  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Nagoya to Maibara Shinkansen Kodama / ...
  2. Take the train from Maibara to Notogawa Jr Biwako / ...

$52 - $72

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Nagoya to Biwa-ko 58.4 miles

$9 - $15

Train, taxi  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Gifu-Hashima to Maibara Shinkansen Kodama / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Maibara to Biwa-ko

$105 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Nagoya to Biwa-ko is to drive which costs ¥1100 - ¥1600 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nagoya to Biwa-ko is to train which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 1 h 12 min.

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The distance between Nagoya and Biwa-ko is 75 km. The road distance is 93.5 km.

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The best way to get from Nagoya to Biwa-ko without a car is to train which takes 1 h 12 min and costs ¥5500 - ¥8500.

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It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from Nagoya to Biwa-ko, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nagoya to Biwa-ko is 93 km. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Nagoya to Biwa-ko.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Biwa-ko. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nagoya to Biwa-ko.
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  • Distance: 47 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 12 min

What companies run services between Nagoya, Japan and Biwa-ko, Japan?

You can take a train from Nagoya to Biwa-ko via Maibara and Notogawa in around 1 h 12 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Maibara
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Gifu-Hashima to Maibara
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$21 - $29
Reserved seat
$28 - $35
Green seat
$30 - $45
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 Maibara to Notogawa
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Other operators
Taxi from Maibara to Biwa-ko
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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