There are 4 ways to get from Niigata to Sendai by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Niigata to Omiya(Saitama) Shinkansen Toki / ...
  2. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) Shinkansen Hayabusa / ...

$126 - $187

Cheapest option

Bus Yamako Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Niigata to Yamagata Yamako Bldg
  2. Take the bus from Yamagata Yamako Bldg to Hirose dori Ichiban-cho

$32 - $49

2 alternative options

Bus JR Bus Tōhoku  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Shin-Niigata to Hirosedori

$48

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Niigata to Sendai 135.7 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Niigata to Sendai is to drive which costs ¥2500 - ¥3800 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Niigata to Sendai is to drive which costs ¥2500 - ¥3800 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Niigata to Sendai. However, there are services departing from Aoyama(Niigata) and arriving at Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) via Niigata and Omiya(Saitama). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Niigata and Sendai is 168 km. The road distance is 217.1 km.

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The best way to get from Niigata to Sendai without a car is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs ¥14000 - ¥21000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Niigata to Sendai, including transfers.

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Niigata to Sendai train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Niigata station.

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The best way to get from Niigata to Sendai is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs ¥14000 - ¥21000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5390 - ¥5440 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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Niigata to Sendai train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Niigata to Sendai is 217 km. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Niigata to Sendai.

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  • Distance: 105.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

What companies run services between Niigata, Japan and Sendai, Miyagi, Japan?

You can take a train from Niigata to Sendai via Niigata and Omiya(Saitama) in around 4 h 7 min. Alternatively, JR Bus Tōhoku operates a bus from Niigata to Sendai every 4 hours. Tickets cost $47 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Niigata to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$60 - $85
Reserved seat
$70 - $90
Green seat
$90 - $120
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$65 - $90
Reserved seat
$75 - $95
Green seat
$95 - $130
Bus operators
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Shin-Niigata to Hirosedori
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Niigata to Yamagata Yamako Bldg
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Yamagata Yamako Bldg to Hirose dori Ichiban-cho
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp

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