There are 3 ways to get from Niigata to Akita by train, 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 47 min

  1. Ltd Exp Inaho

$61 - $77

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. 163.3 miles

$27 - $40

Fly  •  6 h 20 min

  1. KIJ - AXT

$184 - $915

Questions & Answers

The distance between Niigata and Akita is 225 km. The road distance is 261 km.

The cheapest way to get from Niigata to Akita is to drive which costs ¥3000 - ¥4400 and takes 3 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Niigata to Akita is to drive which takes 3 h 48 min and costs ¥3000 - ¥4400.

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 47 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Niigata to Akita, including transfers.

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 $60 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 37 min. Alternatively, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and three other airlines fly from Niigata to Akita hourly.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Osaka
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
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
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Fukuoka, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Sapporo, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Fukuoka, Nagoya
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Niigata to Akita via Osaka
Ave. Duration
6 h
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
Train operators

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