There are 5 ways to get from Nara to Kanazawa by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Thunderbird

$60 - $72

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Night bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyoutofukakusa to Ekinishi Gocho-mae

$37

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Kintetsu Nara Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kanazawa

$61

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Nara to Kanazawa 180.1 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Komatsu (KMQ) ITM - KMQ

$317 - $393

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No, there is no direct bus from Nara station to Kanazawa. However, there are services departing from Kintetsu Nara Station and arriving at Kanazawa via Meitetsu Nagoya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nara to Kanazawa. However, there are services departing from Kintetsunara and arriving at Kanazawa via Kyoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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The distance between Nara and Kanazawa is 225 km. The road distance is 288.2 km.

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The best way to get from Nara to Kanazawa without a car is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Nara to Kanazawa, including transfers.

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Nara to Kanazawa bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, arrive at Kintetsu Nara Station.

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Nara to Kanazawa train services, operated by Japan Railways Thunderbird, depart from Kyoto station.

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The best way to get from Nara to Kanazawa is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 3 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 28 min.

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There is no direct flight from Osaka Airport to Komatsu Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Nara to Kanazawa bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, arrive at Kanazawa station.

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Map of how to get from Nara to Kanazawa.
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  • Distance: 140.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

What companies run services between Nara, Japan and Kanazawa, Japan?

Japan Railways Thunderbird operates a train from Nara to Kanazawa hourly. Tickets cost $54 - $58 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nara to Kanazawa via Meitetsu Nagoya in around 7 h 3 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Osaka to Komatsu via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $370
Flights from Osaka to Komatsu via Sendai
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $370
Flights from Osaka to Komatsu via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Osaka to Komatsu via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,700
Flights from Osaka to Komatsu via Matsuyama, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Osaka to Komatsu via Oita, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,900
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Komatsu via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $370
Flights from Osaka to Komatsu via Sendai
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $370
Train operators
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$54 - $58
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kintetsu Nara Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Night bus from Kyoutofukakusa to Ekinishi Gocho-mae
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp

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Nara to Kanazawa train services, operated by Japan Railways Thunderbird, arrive at Kanazawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nara to Kanazawa is 288 km. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Nara to Kanazawa.

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Ibex Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Airport to Komatsu Airport.

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There are 170+ hotels available in Kanazawa. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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