There are 4 ways to get from Shinjuku to Utsunomiya by train, bus or car

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Train via Omiya(Saitama)  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the train from Ikebukuro to Omiya [JA] Saikyō/Kawagoe Line / ...
  2. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Utsunomiya Shinkansen Yamabiko / ...

¥1791 - ¥5638

Cheapest option

Train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the train from Akabane to Utsunomiya [JU] Utsunomiya Line

¥1701 - ¥2448

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the bus from のりば to 降車専用 池86
  2. Take the bus from Ikebukuro Station Higashiguchi to Akabane Eki Nishiguchi 赤51
  3. Take the train from Akabane to Utsunomiya

¥1830 - ¥2590

Drive  •  1h 29m

  1. Drive from Shinjuku to Utsunomiya 125.2 km

¥1400 - ¥2100

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shinjuku to Utsunomiya is to drive which costs ¥1400 - ¥2100 and takes 1h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Shinjuku to Utsunomiya is to train via Omiya(Saitama) which costs ¥1700 - ¥6000 and takes 1h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Shinjuku to Utsunomiya. However, there are services departing from Higashi-shinjuku and arriving at Utsunomiya via Ikebukuro and Omiya(Saitama). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 18m.

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The distance between Shinjuku and Utsunomiya is 98 km. The road distance is 125.2 km.

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The best way to get from Shinjuku to Utsunomiya without a car is to train via Omiya(Saitama) which takes 1h 18m and costs ¥1700 - ¥6000.

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It takes approximately 1h 18m to get from Shinjuku to Utsunomiya, including transfers.

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Shinjuku to Utsunomiya train services, operated by JR-East, depart from Ikebukuro station.

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Shinjuku to Utsunomiya train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Utsunomiya station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shinjuku to Utsunomiya is 125 km. It takes approximately 1h 29m to drive from Shinjuku to Utsunomiya.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Utsunomiya. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Shinjuku to Utsunomiya.
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  • Distance: 97.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 18m

What companies run services between Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan and Utsunomiya, Japan?

You can take a train from Shinjuku to Utsunomiya via Ikebukuro, Ikebukuro, Omiya, and Omiya(Saitama) in around 1h 18m.

Train operators
JR-East
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Ikebukuro to Omiya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥440 - ¥600
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Train from Omiya to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1600
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Train from Akabane to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥2000
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
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 Ikebukuro to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥420 - ¥650
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 Omiya(Saitama) to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥3200 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3200 - ¥4300
Reserved seat
¥3900 - ¥4800
Green seat
¥4900 - ¥6500
Bus operators
Toei Bus
Website
kotsu.metro.tokyo.jp
Bus from のりば to 降車専用
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥210
Website
https://www.kotsu.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/
Kokusai Kogyo Bus
Website
5931bus.com
Bus from Ikebukuro Station Higashiguchi to Akabane Eki Nishiguchi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥220 - ¥380
Schedules at
5931bus.com

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