There are 3 ways to get from Sendai to Nikkō by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Utsunomiya Shinkansen Yamabiko
  2. Take the train from Utsunomiya to Nikko JR Nikko

$60 - $84

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Bus, train  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Hirosedori to Fukushima
  2. Take the train from Fukushima(Fukushima) to Utsunomiya
  3. Take the train from Utsunomiya to Nikko

$56 - $79

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Sendai to Nikkō 164.7 miles

$27 - $40

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No, there is no direct train from Sendai to Nikkō. However, there are services departing from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) and arriving at Nikko via Utsunomiya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Sendai and Nikkō is 201 km. The road distance is 263.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sendai to Nikkō without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Sendai to Nikkō, including transfers.

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Sendai to Nikkō train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) station.

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Sendai to Nikkō train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Nikko station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sendai to Nikkō is 264 km. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to drive from Sendai to Nikkō.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Nikkō. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sendai to Nikkō.
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  • Distance: 125.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Sendai to Nikkō via Utsunomiya in around 2 h 28 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $75
Green seat
$75 - $110
Train from Fukushima(Fukushima) to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$60 - $80
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Utsunomiya to Nikko
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Hirosedori to Fukushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp

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