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

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Train  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Yamagata Shinkansen Tsubasa

$75 - $110

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Night bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo Yaesu Exit to Yamagata Kencho-mae

$50 - $65

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) Shinkansen Yamabiko / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae

$81 - $110

Bus  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo to Sendai Station
  2. Take the bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae

$57 - $60

Drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Yamagata 237.5 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Yamagata  •  3h 34m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Yamagata (GAJ) HND - GAJ

$114 - $317

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Sendai, bus  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Sendai (SDJ) NRT - SDJ
  3. Take the bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae

$100 - $594

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The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Yamagata is to drive which costs ¥4500 - ¥6500 and takes 4h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Yamagata is to train which costs ¥8500 - ¥12000 and takes 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Tokyo Yaesu Exit and arriving at Yamagata Kencho-mae. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tokyo and arriving at Yamagata. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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The distance between Tokyo and Yamagata is 289 km. The road distance is 380 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Yamagata without a car is to train which takes 2h 45m and costs ¥8500 - ¥12000.

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The train from Tokyo to Yamagata takes 2h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Tokyo to Yamagata bus services, operated by JR Bus Tōhoku, depart from Tokyo station.

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

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Yamagata is to train which takes 2h 45m and costs ¥8500 - ¥12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6400 - ¥6800 and takes 6h 44m, you could also fly, which costs ¥12000 - ¥36000 and takes 3h 34m.

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  • Distance: 180.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Yamagata hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tokyo to Yamagata via Sendai Station and Sendai in around 6h 44m.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,100
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$75 - $100
Reserved seat
$85 - $110
Green seat
$110 - $150
Train from Tokyo to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$70 - $100
Reserved seat
$80 - $100
Green seat
$100 - $140
Bus operators
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo Yaesu Exit to Yamagata Kencho-mae
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Tokyo to Sendai Station
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp

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

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Tokyo to Yamagata bus services, operated by Yamako Bus, arrive at Yamagata Kencho-mae station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Yamagata is 380 km. It takes approximately 4h 23m to drive from Tokyo to Yamagata.

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Yamagata Airport.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Yamagata. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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