There are 7 ways to get from Tokyo to Iwate by train, night bus, car, plane or bus

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

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Train  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Morioka Shinkansen Komachi / ...

$100 - $150

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo to Morioka

$77

5 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Morioka 338.3 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Akita, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Akita (AXT) HND - AXT
  2. Take the train from Akita to Morioka

$160 - $874

Fly to Misawa, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Misawa (MSJ) HND - MSJ
  2. Take the train from Hachinohe to Morioka

$224 - $504

Fly to Yamagata, bus, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Yamagata (GAJ) HND - GAJ
  2. Take the bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Sendai
  3. Take the train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Ichinoseki

$152 - $375

Fly to Aomori, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Aomori (AOJ) HND - AOJ
  2. Take the train from Shin-Aomori to Morioka

$214 - $684

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Iwate is to drive which costs ¥6000 - ¥9500 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Iwate is to train which costs ¥11000 - ¥16000 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Iwate is 458 km. The road distance is 541.2 km.

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The train from Tokyo to Morioka takes 2 h 16 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Tokyo and arriving at Morioka. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tokyo and arriving at Morioka. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Iwate.
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  • Distance: 286 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Morioka hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Akita
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Misawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Aomori
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Aomori via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Akita
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Aomori via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Morioka
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $150
Green seat
$150 - $200
Train from Akita to Morioka
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $50
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Train from Hachinohe to Morioka
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$35 - $50
Green seat
$45 - $65
Train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Ichinoseki
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$29 - $40
Reserved seat
$35 - $45
Green seat
$45 - $60
Train from Shin-Aomori to Morioka
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
Bus operators
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo to Morioka
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Sendai
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp

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