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There are 3 ways to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the train from Shibuya to Omiya(Saitama) JR Saikyo Local / ...
  2. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Karuizawa Shinkansen Hakutaka / ...

$35 - $57

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the bus from バスタ新宿(4Fのりば) to 軽井沢営業所 池袋~軽井沢

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Shibuya to Karuizawa 102.2 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa is to drive which costs ¥1900 - ¥2900 and takes 2h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa is to drive which costs ¥1900 - ¥2900 and takes 2h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from バスタ新宿(4Fのりば) and arriving at 軽井沢営業所. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 3h 37m.

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The distance between Shibuya and Karuizawa is 127 km. The road distance is 163.5 km.

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The best way to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa without a car is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs ¥3900 - ¥6500.

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It takes approximately 3h 12m to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa, including transfers.

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Shibuya to Karuizawa bus services, operated by Express bus - Gunma Prefecture, depart from バスタ新宿(4Fのりば) station.

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The best way to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs ¥3900 - ¥6500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 37m.

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Shibuya to Karuizawa bus services, operated by Express bus - Gunma Prefecture, arrive at 軽井沢営業所 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shibuya to Karuizawa is 164 km. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Shibuya to Karuizawa.

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Map of how to get from Shibuya to Karuizawa.
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  • Distance: 79.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 12m

What companies run services between Shibuya, Japan and Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan?

You can take a train from Shibuya to Karuizawa via Omiya(Saitama), Karuizawa, and 軽井沢駅 in around 3h 12m. Alternatively, Express bus - Gunma Prefecture operates a bus from Shibuya to Karuizawa 5 times a week, and the journey takes 3h 37m.

Train operators
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 Shibuya to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$40 - $50
Green seat
$50 - $70
Bus operators
Express bus - Gunma Prefecture
Website
visitgunma.jp
Bus from バスタ新宿(4Fのりば) to 軽井沢営業所
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
visitgunma.jp

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