There are 8 ways to get from Tokyo to Nara-ken by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Shinomiya(Nara) Kintetsu Kyoto Exp

$106 - $141

Cheapest option

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe, train  •  4 h 23 min

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

$76 - $277

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Nagoya Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kintetsu Nara Station

$101 - $129

Night bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo to Nara

$143

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Nara 298.1 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka, train  •  3 h 48 min

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

$89 - $331

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka  •  4 h 16 min

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

$130 - $467

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Nagoya (NGO) HND - NGO
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto
  3. Take the train from Kyoto to Yamatosaidaiji

$118 - $323

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Nara-ken is to drive which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Nara-ken is to train which costs ¥11000 - ¥16000 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Tokyo and arriving at Nara. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tokyo to Nara-ken. However, there are services departing from Tokyo and arriving at Shinomiya(Nara) via Kyoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Nara-ken is 374 km. The road distance is 477 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Nara-ken without a car is to train which takes 3 h 47 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥16000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Tokyo to Nara-ken, including transfers.

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Tokyo to Nara-ken bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, depart from Tokyo station.

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Tokyo to Nara-ken train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Tokyo station.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Tokyo to Nara-ken bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Nara station.

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Tokyo to Nara-ken train services, operated by Kintetsu Railways, arrive at Shinomiya(Nara) station.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Nara-ken.
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  • Distance: 233.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

What companies run services between Tokyo, Japan and Nara-ken, Japan?

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nara via Kyoto in around 3 h 47 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
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 Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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 Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
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 Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $75
Kintetsu Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shinomiya(Nara)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kintetsunippombashi to Ikoma
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka-Namba to Ikoma
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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 Sannomiya(Jr) to Osaka
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Yamatosaidaiji
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kintetsu Nara Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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