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There are 10 ways to get from Nikkō to Echizen by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Nikko to Utsunomiya
  2. Take the train from Utsunomiya to Omiya(Saitama)
  3. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Kanazawa
  4. Take the train from Kanazawa to Takefu

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Bus  •  11h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Tobu-Nikko to Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit
  2. Take the bus from Tokyo to Takefu Interchange

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Train via Takasaki  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Tobu-Nikko to Tochigi
  2. Take the train from Tochigi to Takasaki
  3. Take the train from Takasaki to Kanazawa
  4. Take the train from Kanazawa to Takefu

Train, night bus, bus  •  12h 26m

  1. Take the train from Nikko to Utsunomiya
  2. Take the night bus from Utsunomiya Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
  3. Take the bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Takefu

Drive  •  6h 24m

  1. Drive from Nikkō to Echizen 492.6 km

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Komatsu, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Tobu-Nikko to Kita-Senju
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Komatsu (KMQ) HND - KMQ
  3. Take the train from Komatsu to Takefu

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka Itami, train  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the train from Tobu-Nikko to Kita-Senju
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Itami (ITM) HND - ITM
  3. Take the train from Kyoto to Takefu

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Toyama, train  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Tobu-Nikko to Kita-Senju
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Toyama (TOY) HND - TOY
  3. Take the train from Toyama to Kanazawa
  4. Take the train from Kanazawa to Takefu

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Tobu-Nikko to Kita-Senju
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) HND - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Maibara
  4. Take the train from Maibara to Takefu

Train, train to Fukushima, fly to Osaka Itami  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Nikko to Utsunomiya
  2. Take the train from Utsunomiya to Koriyama(Fukushima)
  3. Fly from Fukushima (FKS) to Osaka Itami (ITM) FKS - ITM
  4. Take the train from Kyoto to Takefu

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The cheapest way to get from Nikkō to Echizen is to drive which costs ¥6500 - ¥10000 and takes 6h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Nikkō to Echizen is to train which costs ¥14000 - ¥24000 and takes 5h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nikkō to Echizen. However, there are services departing from Tobu-Nikko and arriving at Takefu Interchange via Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nikkō to Echizen. However, there are services departing from Nikko and arriving at Takefu via Utsunomiya, Omiya(Saitama) and Kanazawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 18m.

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The distance between Nikkō and Echizen is 323 km. The road distance is 492.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nikkō to Echizen without a car is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs ¥14000 - ¥24000.

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It takes approximately 5h 18m to get from Nikkō to Echizen, including transfers.

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Nikkō to Echizen bus services, operated by Tohoku Kyuko Bus, depart from Tobu-Nikko station.

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Nikkō to Echizen train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Nikko station.

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The best way to get from Nikkō to Echizen is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs ¥14000 - ¥24000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥7500 - ¥11000 and takes 11h 37m.

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  • Distance: 322.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 18m

What companies run services between Nikkō, Japan and Echizen, Japan?

You can take a train from Nikkō to Echizen via Utsunomiya, Omiya(Saitama), and Kanazawa in around 5h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nikkō to Echizen via Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit and Tokyo in around 11h 37m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥31000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥31000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Toyama
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥25000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥24000
Flights from Fukushima to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥28000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥31000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥29000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami via Izumo
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥29000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥85000
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Fukushima to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥27000
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nikko to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥1000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Utsunomiya to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tochigi to Takasaki
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Toyama to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Maibara
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Utsunomiya to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥3200 - ¥5000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3200 - ¥4400
Reserved seat
¥4100 - ¥5000
Green seat
¥4900 - ¥6500
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥14000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥10000 - ¥14000
Reserved seat
¥11000 - ¥14000
Green seat
¥14000 - ¥20000
Train from Takasaki to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥12000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥8500 - ¥12000
Reserved seat
¥9500 - ¥12000
Green seat
¥12000 - ¥17000
Train from Toyama to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥2800 - ¥4500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥2800 - ¥3800
Reserved seat
¥3600 - ¥4500
Green seat
¥4300 - ¥6000
Train from Nagoya to Maibara
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3800 - ¥4700
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6000
Train from Utsunomiya to Koriyama(Fukushima)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥3800 - ¥6000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3800 - ¥5500
Reserved seat
¥4700 - ¥6000
Green seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Takefu
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥4000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2600 - ¥3800
Reserved Seat
¥2800 - ¥4000
Green Seat
¥3800 - ¥5500
Train from Komatsu to Takefu
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥3100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2000 - ¥2900
Reserved Seat
¥2100 - ¥3100
Green Seat
¥2800 - ¥3900
Train from Kyoto to Takefu
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥5000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3400 - ¥4800
Reserved Seat
¥3600 - ¥5000
Green Seat
¥4900 - ¥7000
Train from Nagoya to Maibara
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥2000 - ¥3000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2000 - ¥2900
Reserved Seat
¥2100 - ¥3000
Green Seat
¥2800 - ¥3900
Train from Maibara to Takefu
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥3500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2300 - ¥3300
Reserved Seat
¥2500 - ¥3500
Green Seat
¥3300 - ¥4500
Tobu Railway
Website
tobu.co.jp
Train from Tobu-Nikko to Tochigi
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥1200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tobu-Nikko to Kita-Senju
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥1800 - ¥2800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Tohoku Kyuko Bus
Website
tohoku-express.bus-japan.net
Bus from Tobu-Nikko to Tokyo Station Yaesu South Exit
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥2500
Schedules at
tohoku-express.bus-japan.net
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Tokyo to Takefu Interchange
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥8000
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Utsunomiya Station to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥12000
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Nagoya Meitetsu BC to Takefu
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥3300
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Komatsu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Nikkō to Echizen bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Takefu Interchange station.

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Nikkō to Echizen train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Takefu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nikkō to Echizen is 493 km. It takes approximately 6h 24m to drive from Nikkō to Echizen.

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All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Komatsu Airport.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Echizen. Prices start at ¥12500 per night.

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