There are 4 ways to get from Takayama to Nara by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Takayama to Nagoya Ltd Exp Hida
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$84 - $116

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kintetsu Nara Station

$49

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the train from Kintetsunagoya to Yamatoyagi Kintetsu Ltd Exp

$57 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Takayama to Nara 179.1 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Takayama to Nara is to drive which costs ¥3400 - ¥5000 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Takayama to Nara is to drive which costs ¥3400 - ¥5000 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Takayama to Nara station. However, there are services departing from Takayama Bus Terminal and arriving at Kintetsu Nara Station via Meitetsu Nagoya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Takayama to Nara. However, there are services departing from Takayama and arriving at Yamatosaidaiji via Nagoya and Kyoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Takayama and Nara is 208 km. The road distance is 286.6 km.

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The best way to get from Takayama to Nara without a car is to train which takes 3 h 46 min and costs ¥9500 - ¥14000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Takayama to Nara, including transfers.

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Takayama to Nara bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, depart from Takayama Bus Terminal station.

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Takayama to Nara train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Takayama station.

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The best way to get from Takayama to Nara is to train which takes 3 h 46 min and costs ¥9500 - ¥14000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5576 and takes 6 h.

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  • Distance: 129.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

What companies run services between Takayama, Japan and Nara, Japan?

You can take a train from Takayama to Nara via Nagoya and Kyoto in around 3 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Takayama to Nara via Meitetsu Nagoya in around 6 h.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kintetsunagoya to Yamatoyagi
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kintetsu Nara Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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Takayama to Nara bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, arrive at Kintetsu Nara Station.

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Takayama to Nara train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kyoto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Takayama to Nara is 287 km. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Takayama to Nara.

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