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There are 4 ways to get from Shirakawa-go to Hakuba by bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Shirakawago, Gifu to Toyama
  2. Take the train from Toyama to Nagano
  3. Take the bus from Nagano station to Hakuba-Happo bus terminal

$91 - $111

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Itoigawa  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Shirakawago, Gifu to Toyama
  2. Take the train from Toyama to Itoigawa
  3. Take the train from Itoigawa to Minami-Otari

$61 - $84

2 alternative options

Bus, train #2  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Shirakawago, Gifu to Shin-Takaoka Station
  2. Take the train from Shin-Takaoka to Nagano
  3. Take the bus from Nagano station to Hakuba-Happo bus terminal

$79 - $104

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Shirakawa-go to Hakuba 128.6 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shirakawa-go to Hakuba is to drive which costs ¥2400 - ¥3600 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shirakawa-go to Hakuba is to drive which costs ¥2400 - ¥3600 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Shirakawa-go and Hakuba is 97 km. The road distance is 205.8 km.

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The best way to get from Shirakawa-go to Hakuba without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥13000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Shirakawa-go to Hakuba, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shirakawa-go to Hakuba is 206 km. It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to drive from Shirakawa-go to Hakuba.

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There are 315+ hotels available in Hakuba. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shirakawa-go to Hakuba.
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  • Distance: 60.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Shirakawa-go, Japan and Hakuba, Japan?

There is no direct connection from Shirakawa-go to Hakuba. However, you can take the walk to Shirakawago, Gifu, take the bus to Toyama, take the walk to Toyama, take the train to Nagano, take the walk to Nagano station, then take the bus to Hakuba-Happo bus terminal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Shirakawa-go to Hakuba via Shirakawago, Gifu, Toyama, Toyama, Itoigawa, and Minami-Otari in around 6 h 9 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Toyama to Nagano
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $90
Train from Toyama to Itoigawa
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Shin-Takaoka to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Itoigawa to Minami-Otari
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Shirakawago, Gifu to Toyama
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Alpico Group
Phone
+886-2-2501-8559
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Nagano station to Hakuba-Happo bus terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Kaetsuno Bus
Website
kaetsunou.co.jp
Bus from Shirakawago, Gifu to Shin-Takaoka Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
kaetsunou.co.jp

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