There are 4 ways to get from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Utsunomiya (Station)
  2. Take the train from Utsunomiya to Nikko JR Nikko

$23 - $45

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Train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Tokyo
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Utsunomiya
  3. Take the train from Utsunomiya to Nikko

$43 - $56

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Narita to Haneda Airport
  2. Take the bus from Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station to Tobu-Nikko Station

$55 - $74

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō 102.6 miles

$17 - $25

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No, there is no direct bus from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō station. However, there are services departing from Tokyo Narita and arriving at Tobu-Nikko Station via Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō. However, there are services departing from Narita Airport Terminal 2 and arriving at Nikko via Tokyo and Utsunomiya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

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The distance between Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) and Nikkō is 129 km. The road distance is 164.2 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō, including transfers.

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Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō bus services, operated by Airport Limousine, depart from Tokyo Narita station.

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Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō train services, operated by Narita Express (N'EX), depart from Narita Airport Terminal 2 station.

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The best way to get from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō is to train which takes 4 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 35 min.

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Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō bus services, operated by Keikyu Limousine, arrive at Tobu-Nikko Station.

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Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Nikko station.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō.
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  • Distance: 80.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT), Japan and Nikkō, Japan?

You can take a train from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō via Tokyo and Utsunomiya in around 4 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō via Haneda Airport and Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station in around 5 h 35 min.

Train operators
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 Utsunomiya to Nikko
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Utsunomiya
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Bus from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Utsunomiya (Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Airport Limousine
Keikyu Limousine
Website
hnd-bus.com
Bus from Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station to Tobu-Nikko Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
hnd-bus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō is 164 km. It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to drive from Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) to Nikkō.

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