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There are 4 ways to get from Nara-shi to Echizen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the train from Yamatosaidaiji to Kyoto Kintetsu Ltd Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Takefu Ltd Exp Thunderbird

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Train, bus  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Shinomiya(Nara) to Takeda(Kyoto) Kintetsu Kyoto Exp
  2. Take the bus from Fukakusa to Takefu IC

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Train via Nara  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the train from Nara to Kyoto JR Nara Local / ...
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Takefu Ltd Exp Thunderbird

Drive  •  2h 9m

  1. Drive from Nara-shi to Echizen 195.1 km
Nara-shi → Echizen
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The cheapest way to get from Nara-shi to Echizen is to drive which costs ¥2600 - ¥3800 and takes 2h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Nara-shi to Echizen is to drive which takes 2h 9m and costs ¥2600 - ¥3800.

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No, there is no direct train from Nara-shi to Echizen. However, there are services departing from Yamatosaidaiji and arriving at Takefu via Kyoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 44m.

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The distance between Nara-shi and Echizen is 139 km. The road distance is 195.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nara-shi to Echizen without a car is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs ¥3900 - ¥6500.

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It takes approximately 2h 44m to get from Nara-shi to Echizen, including transfers.

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Nara-shi to Echizen train services, operated by Kintetsu Limited Express, depart from Yamatosaidaiji station.

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Nara-shi to Echizen train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Takefu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nara-shi to Echizen is 195 km. It takes approximately 2h 9m to drive from Nara-shi to Echizen.

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  • Distance: 139.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 44m

What companies run services between Nara-shi, Japan and Echizen, Japan?

You can take a train from Nara-shi to Echizen via Kyoto in around 2h 44m.

Train operators
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Yamatosaidaiji to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1100 - ¥1400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Kintetsu Railways
Website
kintetsu.co.jp
Train from Yamatosaidaiji to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥590 - ¥630
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinomiya(Nara) to Takeda(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥580 - ¥620
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Takefu
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥5000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3400 - ¥4800
Reserved Seat
¥3600 - ¥5000
Green Seat
¥4900 - ¥7000
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nara to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥1200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Keifuku Bus
Phone
0776-24-4890
Website
bus.keifuku.co.jp
Bus from Fukakusa to Takefu IC
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥2900 - ¥4200
Schedules at
bus.keifuku.co.jp

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