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There are 7 ways to get from Sanjō to Echizen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Higashisanjo to Joetsumyoko
  2. Take the train from Jōetsumyōkō to Kanazawa
  3. Take the train from Kanazawa to Takefu

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Bus, train  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Sakae to Kanazawa Niigata
  2. Take the train from Kanazawa to Echizen-Takefu Tsurugi / ...

5 alternative options

Train via Nyūzen  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Sanjo(Niigata) to Naoetsu
  2. Take the train from Naoetsu to Tomari(Toyama)
  3. Take the train from Tomari(Toyama) to Toyama
  4. Take the train from Toyama to Echizen-Takefu

Drive  •  3h 54m

  1. Drive from Sanjō to Echizen 368.5 km

Fly Niigata to Osaka Itami, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Niigata (KIJ) to Osaka Itami (ITM) KIJ - ITM
  2. Take the train from Shin-Ōsaka Station to Takefu

Fly Niigata to Nagoya Airfield, train  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Niigata (KIJ) to Nagoya Airfield (NKM) KIJ - NKM
  2. Take the train from Nagoya Station to Maibara
  3. Take the train from Maibara to Takefu

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

  1. Take the train from Tsubamesanjō to Tōkyō Station
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Komatsu (KMQ) HND - KMQ
  3. Take the train from Komatsu to Takefu

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The cheapest way to get from Sanjō to Echizen is to drive which costs ¥6000 - ¥9000 and takes 3h 54m.

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The fastest way to get from Sanjō to Echizen is to drive which takes 3h 54m and costs ¥6000 - ¥9000.

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No, there is no direct train from Sanjō to Echizen. However, there are services departing from Higashisanjo and arriving at Takefu via Jōetsumyōkō and Kanazawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 48m.

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The distance between Sanjō and Echizen is 371 km. The road distance is 368.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sanjō to Echizen without a car is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs ¥9500 - ¥17000.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Sanjō to Echizen, including transfers.

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Sanjō to Echizen train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Higashisanjo station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sanjō to Echizen is 368 km. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Sanjō to Echizen.

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  • Distance: 370.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

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

You can take a train from Sanjō to Echizen via Jōetsumyōkō and Kanazawa in around 4h 48m.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Niigata to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥38000
Flights from Niigata to Nagoya Airfield
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥33000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥31000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Niigata to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥46000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥37000
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Niigata to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥44000
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Niigata to Nagoya Airfield
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥33000
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Phone
(050) 2016-1603
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Higashisanjo to Joetsumyoko
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥4600
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Unreserved Seat
¥3900 - ¥4400
Reserved Seat
¥3300 - ¥4600
Green Seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
Train from Kanazawa to Takefu
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4300
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Unreserved Seat
¥3700 - ¥4200
Reserved Seat
¥3000 - ¥4300
Green Seat
¥4200 - ¥6000
Train from Shin-Ōsaka Station to Takefu
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4700 - ¥6500
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Unreserved Seat
¥5000 - ¥6000
Reserved Seat
¥4700 - ¥6500
Green Seat
¥6500 - ¥9500
Train from Nagoya Station to Maibara
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥3500
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Unreserved Seat
¥3000 - ¥3500
Reserved Seat
¥2400 - ¥3300
Green Seat
¥3100 - ¥4200
Train from Maibara to Takefu
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2700 - ¥3800
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Unreserved Seat
¥3300 - ¥3800
Reserved Seat
¥2700 - ¥3800
Green Seat
¥3700 - ¥4900
Train from Komatsu to Takefu
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥3500
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Unreserved Seat
¥3000 - ¥3500
Reserved Seat
¥2400 - ¥3400
Green Seat
¥3200 - ¥4300
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
Phone
(050) 2016-1603
Train from Higashisanjo to Joetsumyoko
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥1900 - ¥2600
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/index.html
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Train from Sanjo(Niigata) to Naoetsu
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥1700 - ¥2300
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/index.html
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Train from Tomari(Toyama) to Toyama
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1200
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/index.html
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Train from Nagoya Station to Maibara
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1700
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/index.html
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
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
Phone
050-2016-1603
Train from Jōetsumyōkō to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥7500
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Unreserved seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Reserved seat
¥6000 - ¥7500
Green seat
¥7500 - ¥10000
Train from Kanazawa to Echizen-Takefu
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3800 - ¥6000
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Unreserved seat
¥3800 - ¥5500
Reserved seat
¥4700 - ¥6000
Green seat
¥5500 - ¥8000
Train from Toyama to Echizen-Takefu
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥7500
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Unreserved seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Reserved seat
¥6000 - ¥7500
Green seat
¥7500 - ¥10000
Train from Nagoya Station to Maibara
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4700
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3800 - ¥4700
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6000
Train from Tsubamesanjō to Tōkyō Station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥7000 - ¥10000
Schedules at
https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/route/
Website
https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/multi/en/
Website
https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/
Website
https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jr-shikoku.co.jp/global/en/
Website
https://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/
Unreserved seat
¥7000 - ¥9500
Reserved seat
¥8000 - ¥10000
Green seat
¥10000 - ¥14000
Echigo Tokimeki Railway
Website
echigo-tokimeki.co.jp
Train from Naoetsu to Tomari(Toyama)
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1400
Schedules at
echigo-tokimeki.co.jp
Bus operators
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
076-234-0123
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Sakae to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥4600 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp

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