There are 3 ways to get from Nagoya to Nagano by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Chikusa to Nagano Ltd Exp Shinano

$50 - $65

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Bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Nagano Bus Terminal

$36

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Nagoya to Nagano 157.1 miles

$26 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Meitetsu Nagoya and arriving at Nagano Bus Terminal. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chikusa and arriving at Nagano. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Nagoya and Nagano is 200 km. The road distance is 251.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nagoya to Nagano without a car is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs .

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The train from Chikusa to Nagano takes 2 h 50 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Nagoya to Nagano bus services, operated by Access Shinshu, depart from Meitetsu Nagoya station.

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Nagoya to Nagano train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Chikusa station.

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The best way to get from Nagoya to Nagano is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 37 min.

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Nagoya to Nagano bus services, operated by Access Shinshu, arrive at Nagano Bus Terminal station.

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Nagoya to Nagano train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Nagano station.

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  • Distance: 124.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Nagoya to Nagano every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, Access Shinshu operates a bus from Nagoya to Nagano 4 times a day. Tickets cost $36 and the journey takes 4 h 37 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Bus operators
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Nagano Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Nagoya to Nagano is 251 km. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Nagoya to Nagano.

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