There are 4 ways to get from Tokyo to Niigata by train, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

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

$70 - $96

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Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Niigata 197.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 24 min

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

$250 - $354

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly  •  3 h 57 min

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

$87 - $171

Questions & Answers

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 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Niigata is 255 km. The road distance is 316.2 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Niigata without a car is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min 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 2 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Niigata Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 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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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Niigata is 316 km. It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to drive from Tokyo to Niigata.

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

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Niigata.
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  • Distance: 159.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Niigata hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 8 min. Alternatively, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Ibex Airlines fly from Tokyo to Niigata every 30 minutes.

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All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,700
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Akita, Sapporo
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Sapporo
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,700
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Matsuyama, Osaka
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,700
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There are 46+ hotels available in Niigata. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Tokyo Haneda Airport is to Monorail which takes 23 min and costs .

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