There are 6 ways to get from Tokyo to Biwa-ko by train, night bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Maibara Shinkansen Kodama / ...

$114 - $152

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Nightbus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the nightbus from Tokyo Station to Hikone Station

$88 - $118

4 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Biwa-ko 275.4 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya, train, taxi  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Nagoya (NGO) HND - NGO
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Maibara
  3. Take the train from Maibara to Notogawa
  4. Take a taxi from Notogawa to Biwa-ko

$123 - $319

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Nagoya, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Nagoya (NGO) NRT - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Maibara

$145 - $376

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Komatsu (KMQ) HND - KMQ
  2. Take the train from Komatsu to Maibara

$144 - $389

Questions & Answers

The distance between Tokyo and Biwa-ko is 337 km. The road distance is 440.6 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Biwa-ko without a car is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Tokyo to Biwa-ko, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Nagoya Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Biwa-ko is 441 km. It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to drive from Tokyo to Biwa-ko.

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All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Nagoya Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Biwa-ko. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Tokyo Haneda Airport is to Monorail which takes 23 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Biwa-ko.
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  • Distance: 210.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Tokyo, Japan and Biwa-ko, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Biwa-ko hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 16 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Maibara
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$85 - $120
Reserved seat
$95 - $120
Green seat
$120 - $170
Train from Nagoya to Maibara
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
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 Maibara to Notogawa
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Tokyo Station to Hikone Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Notogawa to Biwa-ko
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$23 - $28

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