There are 3 ways to get from Niigata to Akita by train, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Niigata to Akita Ltd Exp Inaho

$56 - $77

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Niigata to Akita 163.3 miles

$27 - $40

Fly  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Niigata (KIJ) to Akita (AXT) KIJ - AXT

$304 - $355

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The cheapest way to get from Niigata to Akita is to drive which costs ¥3100 - ¥4500 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Niigata to Akita is to drive which costs ¥3100 - ¥4500 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Niigata to Akita. However, there are services departing from Aoyama(Niigata) and arriving at Akita via Niigata. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Niigata and Akita is 225 km. The road distance is 261.4 km.

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The best way to get from Niigata to Akita without a car is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs ¥6000 - ¥9000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Niigata to Akita, including transfers.

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Niigata to Akita train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Niigata station.

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The best way to get from Niigata to Akita is to train which takes 4 h 52 min and costs ¥6000 - ¥9000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥34000 - ¥40000 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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There is no direct flight from Niigata Airport to Akita Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Niigata to Akita train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Akita station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Niigata to Akita is 261 km. It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to drive from Niigata to Akita.

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Ibex Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Niigata Airport to Akita Airport.

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  • Distance: 140.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Niigata, Japan and Akita, Japan?

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Niigata to Akita 3 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 41 min. Alternatively, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and two other airlines fly from Niigata to Akita hourly.

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All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Osaka
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Nagoya
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Osaka, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Sapporo, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Osaka
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Osaka, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,600
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Osaka, Sapporo
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
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