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There are 6 ways to get from Tokyo to Niigata by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Niigata Shinkansen Toki / ...

¥7908 - ¥11095

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Bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Kajibashi to Niigata Statio South gate

¥2650 - ¥6230

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Night bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the night bus from Shinjuku Station to Niigata

¥2985 - ¥7691

Drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Niigata 316.6 km

¥3500 - ¥5500

Fly from Tokyo Haneda  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Niigata (KIJ) HND - KIJ

¥16000 - ¥41414

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Niigata (KIJ) NRT - KIJ

¥13751 - ¥33247

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The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Niigata is to drive which costs ¥3500 - ¥5500 and takes 3h 58m.

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The fastest way to get from Tokyo to Niigata is to train. Taking this option will cost ¥7500 - ¥12000 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tokyo to Niigata. However, there are services departing from Tokyo and arriving at Aoyama(Niigata) via Niigata. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Tokyo and Niigata is 255 km. The road distance is 316.6 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Niigata without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs ¥7500 - ¥12000.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Tokyo to Niigata, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Niigata is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs ¥7500 - ¥12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥2600 - ¥6500 and takes 6h 23m, you could also fly, which costs ¥16000 - ¥42000 and takes 5h 56m.

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There is no direct flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Niigata Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Niigata.
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  • Distance: 254.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Niigata hourly. Tickets cost ¥7500 - ¥11000 and the journey takes 2h 7m. Alternatively, Jam Jam Liner operates a bus from Tokyo Station Kajibashi to Niigata Statio South gate once daily. Tickets cost ¥2500 - ¥6000 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥40000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥47000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥55000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥70000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Matsuyama, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥47000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥27000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥15000 - ¥55000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥60000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Niigata
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥7500 - ¥11000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥7500 - ¥11000
Reserved seat
¥9000 - ¥11000
Green seat
¥11000 - ¥15000
Keisei Skyliner
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3 Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥2600
Website
https://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/
Book at
https://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/e-ticket/en/
Bus operators
Jam Jam Liner
Phone
050-3802-1544
Website
jamjamliner.jp
Bus from Tokyo Station Kajibashi to Niigata Statio South gate
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥6000
Schedules at
jamjamliner.jp
Willer Express
Phone
+81(50)5805-0383
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Shinjuku Station to Niigata
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥7000
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Niigata is 317 km. It takes approximately 3h 58m to drive from Tokyo to Niigata.

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

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There are 43+ hotels available in Niigata. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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