From Hirosedori bus to Niigata then train to Sekiya(Niigata). 4 h 25 min ¥4612. From Hirose dori Ichiban-cho bus to Yamagata Yamako Bldg, bus to Niigata, then train to Aoyama(Niigata). 6 h 7 min ¥5123. From Sendai drive to Niigata. 3 h 12 min ¥3148.
Bus from Sendai to Niigata
JR Bus Tōhoku operates a bus from Sendai to Niigata 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Japan Railways (JR) also services this route every 30 minutes.