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

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Train  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Kanazawa Shinkansen Kagayaki / ...

$95 - $130

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Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo to Kanazawa

$35 - $80

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Drive  •  5h 27m

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Kanazawa 283.3 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu, train  •  3h 35m

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

$88 - $318

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Toyama, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Toyama (TOY) HND - TOY
  2. Take the train from Toyama to Kanazawa

$115 - $423

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Komatsu  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Komatsu (KMQ) NRT - KMQ

$104 - $484

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Noto, bus  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Noto (NTQ) HND - NTQ
  2. Take the bus from Noto Satoyama Airport to Kanazawa Station

$123 - $421

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The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Kanazawa is to bus which costs ¥4400 - ¥9000 and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Kanazawa is to train which costs ¥10000 - ¥15000 and takes 2h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tokyo and arriving at Kanazawa. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tokyo and arriving at Kanazawa. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between Tokyo and Kanazawa is 301 km. The road distance is 453.3 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Kanazawa without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

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The train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2h 31m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Tokyo to Kanazawa bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, depart from Tokyo station.

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

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Kanazawa is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4400 - ¥9000 and takes 8h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Kanazawa.
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  • Distance: 188 miles
  • Duration: 2h 31m

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa hourly. Tickets cost $95 - $130 and the journey takes 2h 31m. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Tokyo to Kanazawa once daily. Tickets cost $80 and the journey takes 8h 30m. Willer Travel also services this route once daily.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Toyama
Ave. Duration
58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $900
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Noto
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$95 - $130
Reserved seat
$100 - $130
Green seat
$130 - $180
Train from Toyama to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$25 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
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 Komatsu to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Bus from Tokyo to Kanazawa Station
Ave. Duration
10h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Noto Satoyama Airport to Kanazawa Station
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
experience-kanazawa.com

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

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Tokyo to Kanazawa bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Kanazawa station.

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Tokyo to Kanazawa train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kanazawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Kanazawa is 453 km. It takes approximately 5h 27m to drive from Tokyo to Kanazawa.

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

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There are 205+ hotels available in Kanazawa. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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