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

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Train  •  2h 32m

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

$69 - $95

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Drive  •  3h 59m

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Niigata 197.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Tokyo Haneda  •  5h 33m

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

$318 - $455

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly  •  3h 56m

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

$84 - $171

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The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Niigata is to drive which costs ¥3700 - ¥5500 and takes 3h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Niigata is to train which costs ¥7500 - ¥11000 and takes 2h 32m.

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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 32m.

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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 2h 32m and costs ¥7500 - ¥11000.

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It takes approximately 2h 32m 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 32m and costs ¥7500 - ¥11000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥35000 - ¥55000 and takes 5h 33m.

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There is no direct flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Niigata Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 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: 159.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 32m

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 2h 8m. Alternatively, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and two other 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 Itami
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Akita, New Chitose
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Matsuyama, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Kagoshima, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $140
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,700
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Niigata via Miyazaki, Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,200
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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Niigata is 316 km. It takes approximately 3h 59m 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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There are 49+ hotels available in Niigata. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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