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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 57 min

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

$85 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station

$48 - $50

2 alternative options

Bus via Meitetsu Nagoya  •  6 h

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

$51

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Takayama to Nara 179.1 miles

$30 - $45

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 57 min. Alternatively, Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Takayama to Nara 4 times a day. Tickets cost $43 and the journey takes 4 h 7 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28
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
$24
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Takayama and Nara is 208 km. The road distance is 287 km.

The cheapest way to get from Takayama to Nara is to drive which costs ¥3300 - ¥4800 and takes 3 h 34 min.

The quickest way to get from Takayama to Nara is to drive which takes 3 h 34 min and costs ¥3300 - ¥4800.

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 57 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Takayama to Nara. 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.

It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Takayama to Nara, including transfers.