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

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Train  •  4 h 20 min

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

$81 - $129

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Bus Alpico Group  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto Station to Matsumoto Bus Terminal

$49 - $50

3 alternative options

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

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Nara to Matsumoto 207.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  7 h 31 min

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

$142 - $394

Questions & Answers

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 Kintetsunara and arriving at Matsumoto via Kyoto and Nagoya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 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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The best way to get from Nara to Matsumoto without a car is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Nara to Matsumoto, including transfers.

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

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Nara to Matsumoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Kyoto station.

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The best way to get from Nara to Matsumoto is to train which takes 4 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Nara to Matsumoto bus services, operated by Access Shinshu, arrive at Matsumoto Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Nara to Matsumoto.
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  • Distance: 162.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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 20 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
5 times a day
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
Alpico Group
Phone
+886-2-2501-8559
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Kyōto Station to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp

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Nara to Matsumoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Matsumoto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nara to Matsumoto is 332 km. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Nara to Matsumoto.

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Matsumoto. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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