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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 18 min

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

$91 - $119

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

$62

3 alternative options

Bus Nouhi Bus  •  9 h 17 min

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

$80

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Nara to Matsumoto 207.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND
  2. Take the train from Shinjuku(Jr) to Matsumoto

$142 - $400

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 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nara to Matsumoto via Meitetsu Nagoya in around 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
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
$24
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
$38
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
$44
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
$30
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Nara to Matsumoto?

The distance between Nara and Matsumoto is 261 km. The road distance is 332 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Nara to Matsumoto?

The cheapest way to get from Nara to Matsumoto is to drive which costs ¥3700 - ¥5500 and takes 4 h 12 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Nara to Matsumoto?

The quickest way to get from Nara to Matsumoto is to drive which takes 4 h 12 min and costs ¥3700 - ¥5500.

Is there a direct train between Nara and Matsumoto?

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 18 min.

Is there a direct bus between Nara and Matsumoto?

No, there is no direct bus from Nara 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.

How long does it take to get from Nara to Matsumoto?

It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Nara to Matsumoto, including transfers.