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

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Train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Okayama Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Kochi(Kochi) Ltd Exp Nanpu

$177 - $234

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Fly to Kochi, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kochi (KCZ) HND - KCZ
  2. Take the train from Kochi(Kochi) to Noichi

$107 - $272

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Bus  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo to Harimayabashi

$116

Night bus, bus  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo to Osaka Minato-Machi Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from JR Namba to Harimayabashi

$150

Drive  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Kōchi 500.8 miles

$80 - $130

Fly to Okayama, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Okayama (OKJ) HND - OKJ
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Gomen

$135 - $396

Fly to Takamatsu, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Takamatsu (TAK) HND - TAK
  2. Take the train from Kotohira to Gomen

$139 - $422

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Shikoku is to drive which costs ¥9500 - ¥14000 and takes 9 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Shikoku is to fly and train which costs ¥12000 - ¥31000 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tokyo and arriving at Harimayabashi. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tokyo to Shikoku. However, there are services departing from Tokyo and arriving at Umenotsuji via Okayama and Kochiekimae. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Shikoku is 612 km. The road distance is 801.2 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Shikoku without a car is to train which takes 7 h 7 min and costs ¥19000 - ¥27000.

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It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Tokyo to Shikoku, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Shikoku is to train which takes 7 h 7 min and costs ¥19000 - ¥27000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥13000 and takes 11 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Shikoku.
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  • Distance: 382.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kōchi via Okayama, Kochi(Kochi), and Kochiekimae in around 7 h 7 min. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Tokyo to Kōchi once daily. Tickets cost $116 and the journey takes 11 h 42 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,100
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kochi via Osaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $1,100
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Takamatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Takamatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Okayama
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$130 - $180
Reserved seat
$150 - $180
Green seat
$190 - $260
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Kochi(Kochi)
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Gomen
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kotohira to Gomen
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Website
tosakuro.com
Train from Kochi(Kochi) to Noichi
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nankai Bus
Website
nankaibus.jp
Night bus from Tokyo to Osaka Minato-Machi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
nankaibus.jp
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from JR Namba to Harimayabashi
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Kochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Tokyo to Shikoku train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Kochi(Kochi) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Shikoku is 801 km. It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to drive from Tokyo to Shikoku.

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

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There are 34+ hotels available in Shikoku. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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