There are 6 ways to get from Tokyo to Hakuba by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Nagano Shinkansen Kagayaki / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nagano station to Hakuba-Happo bus terminal

$72 - $93

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Bus Jam Jam Liner  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Kajibashi to Lawson Shinshu

$41

4 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Itoigawa Shinkansen Hakutaka
  2. Take the train from Itoigawa to Minami-Otari Jr Oito

$77 - $108

Bus Access Shinshu  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo to Hakuba Happo

$46 - $47

Bus Keikyu Limousine  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Haneda Airport International Terminal Station to Hakuba Happo

$58 - $91

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Hakuba 166.7 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Hakuba is to drive which costs ¥3100 - ¥4600 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Hakuba is to drive which costs ¥3100 - ¥4600 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tokyo Kajibashi and arriving at Lawson Shinshu. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tokyo to Hakuba. However, there are services departing from Tokyo and arriving at Hakuba via Itoigawa and Minami-Otari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Hakuba is 207 km. The road distance is 266.7 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Hakuba without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 38 min and costs ¥8000 - ¥11000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Tokyo to Hakuba, including transfers.

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Tokyo to Hakuba bus services, operated by Jam Jam Liner, depart from Tokyo Kajibashi station.

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Tokyo to Hakuba train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Tokyo station.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Hakuba is to train which takes 5 h 36 min and costs ¥8500 - ¥13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5100 - ¥5250 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Hakuba.
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  • Distance: 129.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

What companies run services between Tokyo, Japan and Hakuba, Japan?

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hakuba via Itoigawa and Minami-Otari in around 5 h 36 min. Alternatively, Access Shinshu operates a bus from Tokyo to Hakuba 5 times a day. Tickets cost $44 and the journey takes 5 h 13 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Nagano
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $80
Green seat
$80 - $110
Train from Tokyo to Itoigawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$70 - $95
Reserved seat
$80 - $100
Green seat
$100 - $140
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 Itoigawa to Minami-Otari
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Alpico Group
Phone
+886-2-2501-8559
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Nagano station to Hakuba-Happo bus terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Bus terminal Shinjuku, Tokyo to Hakuba Happo
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Jam Jam Liner
Phone
050-3802-1544
Website
jamjamliner.jp
Bus from Tokyo Kajibashi to Lawson Shinshu
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Keikyu Limousine
Website
hnd-bus.com
Bus from Haneda Airport International Terminal Station to Hakuba Happo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
hnd-bus.com

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Tokyo to Hakuba bus services, operated by Jam Jam Liner, arrive at Lawson Shinshu station.

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Tokyo to Hakuba train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Minami-Otari station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Hakuba is 267 km. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Tokyo to Hakuba.

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There are 244+ hotels available in Hakuba. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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