There are 5 ways to get from Tokyo to Biwa-ko by train, night bus, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Nagoya  •  3 h 11 min

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

$167 - $228

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo Station to Hikone Station

$103 - $118

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Maibara Shinkansen Hikari

$114 - $151

Drive  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Biwa-ko 276 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train, taxi  •  6 h 3 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Biwa-ko is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥8000 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Biwa-ko is to train which costs ¥18000 - ¥26000 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Biwa-ko is 337 km. The road distance is 441.6 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Tokyo to Biwa-ko, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Tokyo to Biwa-ko via Nagoya and Maibara in around 3 h 11 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$75 - $100
Reserved seat
$85 - $110
Green seat
$110 - $150
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
Train from Tokyo to Maibara
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$85 - $120
Reserved seat
$95 - $120
Green seat
$120 - $170
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Maibara to Notogawa
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
$54
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Notogawa to Biwa-ko
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$23 - $28

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