There are 3 ways to get from Nara to Shirahama 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Tennoji to Shirahama Ltd Exp Kuroshio

$46 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from JR Namba to Toretore-ichiba

$33 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Nara to Shirahama 106.3 miles

$17 - $26

What companies run services between Nara, Japan and Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan?

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Nara to Shirahama every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 3 min. Alternatively, Meiko Bus operates a bus from Nara to Shirahama every 3 hours. Tickets cost $28 and the journey takes 3 h 8 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Bus operators
Meiko Bus
Website
meikobus.jp
Bus from JR Namba to Toretore-ichiba
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
meikobus.jp

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Nara to Shirahama?

The distance between Nara and Shirahama is 119 km. The road distance is 170 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Nara to Shirahama is to drive which costs ¥1900 - ¥2800 and takes 1 h 58 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Nara to Shirahama is to drive which takes 1 h 58 min and costs ¥1900 - ¥2800.

Is there a direct train between Nara and Shirahama?

No, there is no direct train from Nara to Shirahama. However, there are services departing from Nara and arriving at Shirahama via Tennoji. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 36 min.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Nara to Shirahama, including transfers.