There are 11 ways to get from Tokyo to Himeji Castle by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Himeji Shinkansen Nozomi

$110 - $170

Cheapest option

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB
  2. Take the train from Sannomiya(Jr) to Himeji

$77 - $276

9 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Osaka Minato-machi Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Himeji Station

$79 - $103

Night bus, bus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo Station to Kyoto Station
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Himeji Station

$102 - $127

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Himeji Castle 360.9 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka (ITM) HND - ITM
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Himeji

$111 - $366

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Okayama, train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Okayama (OKJ) HND - OKJ
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Himeji

$127 - $382

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tottori, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Tottori (TTJ) HND - TTJ
  2. Take the train from Tottori to Himeji

$148 - $515

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka (ITM) NRT - ITM
  3. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Himeji

$153 - $502

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima, bus, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Tokushima (TKS) HND - TKS
  2. Take the bus from Kousoku Naruto to Kousoku Maiko
  3. Take the train from Maikokoen to Sanyohimeji

$131 - $442

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Takamatsu, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Takamatsu (TAK) HND - TAK
  2. Take the train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
  3. Take the train from Okayama to Himeji

$137 - $426

What companies run services between Tokyo, Japan and Himeji Castle, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Himeji Castle hourly. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tokyo to Himeji Castle via Osaka Minato-machi Bus Terminal, JR Namba Station, Osaka Itami Airport, and Himeji Station in around 12 h 7 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tottori
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Takamatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Takamatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Himeji
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Himeji
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Himeji
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sannomiya(Jr) to Himeji
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Hanshin Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Maikokoen to Sanyohimeji
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR East Group
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Osaka Minato-machi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Himeji Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Tokyo Station to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$74
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Kousoku Maiko
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tokyo and Himeji Castle is 470 km. The road distance is 577 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Himeji Castle is to drive which costs ¥6500 - ¥10000 and takes 6 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Himeji Castle is to train which takes 3 h 25 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥18000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tokyo and arriving at Himeji. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Tokyo to Himeji Castle. However, there are services departing from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit and arriving at Himeji Station via JR Namba Station and Osaka Itami Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 7 min.

The train from Tokyo to Himeji takes 3 h 4 min including transfers and departs hourly.