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

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Train  •  3 h 42 min

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

$41 - $58

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Bus  •  4 h 52 min

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

$32

2 alternative options

Bus via Osaka Itami Airport  •  5 h 41 min

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

$47 - $56

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Nara to Shirahama 106.3 miles

$17 - $26

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No, there is no direct bus from Nara to Shirahama. However, there are services departing from Nara City Hall and arriving at Toretore-ichiba via Osaka Itami Airport and JR Namba (OCAT). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

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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 42 min.

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

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The best way to get from Nara to Shirahama without a car is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Nara to Shirahama, including transfers.

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Nara to Shirahama bus services, operated by Meiko Bus, depart from JR Namba (OCAT) station.

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Nara to Shirahama train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Tennoji station.

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The best way to get from Nara to Shirahama is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 52 min.

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Nara to Shirahama bus services, operated by Meiko Bus, arrive at Toretore-ichiba station.

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

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  • Distance: 74.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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 $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min. Alternatively, Meiko Bus operates a bus from Nara to Shirahama every 4 hours. Tickets cost $27 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 (OCAT) to Toretore-ichiba
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
meikobus.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Nara to Shirahama is 170 km. It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to drive from Nara to Shirahama.

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