There are 4 ways to get from Nara to Matsumoto by train, bus or car

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  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Matsumoto Ltd Exp Shinano

$85 - $123

Cheapest option

Bus Access Shinshu  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Kintetsu Nara Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Matsumoto Bus Terminal

$59

2 alternative options

Bus Nouhi Bus  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station to Takayama Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Matsumoto Bus Terminal

$81 - $84

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Nara to Matsumoto 207.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Nara to Matsumoto is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nara to Matsumoto is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Nara and Matsumoto is 261 km. The road distance is 332.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Nara to Matsumoto, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nara station to Matsumoto. However, there are services departing from Kintetsu Nara Station and arriving at Matsumoto Bus Terminal via Meitetsu Nagoya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nara to Matsumoto. However, there are services departing from Yamatosaidaiji and arriving at Matsumoto via Kyoto and Nagoya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

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

You can take a train from Nara to Matsumoto via Kyoto and Nagoya in around 4 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nara to Matsumoto via Meitetsu Nagoya in around 6 h 50 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kintetsu Nara Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp

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