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There are 3 ways to get from Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Shirakawago, Gifu to Toyama
  2. Take the train from Toyama to Nagano
  3. Take the train from Nagano to Matsumoto

$81 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Shirakawago to Takayama Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Matsumoto Bus Terminal

$59

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto 88.1 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto is to drive which costs ¥1600 - ¥2500 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto is to drive which costs ¥1600 - ¥2500 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto. However, there are services departing from Shirakawago and arriving at Matsumoto Bus Terminal via Takayama Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Shirakawa-go and Matsumoto is 95 km. The road distance is 141 km.

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The best way to get from Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs ¥9000 - ¥12000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto, including transfers.

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Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, depart from Shirakawago station.

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Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Matsumoto Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto is 141 km. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto.

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There are 81+ hotels available in Matsumoto. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto.
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  • Distance: 59.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

You can take a bus from Shirakawa-go to Matsumoto via Shirakawago and Takayama Bus Terminal in around 4 h 41 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
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 Nagano to Matsumoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
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
Bus from Shirakawago to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp

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