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

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Train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Yamagata Shinkansen Tsubasa

$75 - $110

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Night bus Yamako Bus  •  6 h 10 min

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

$50 - $70

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 47 min

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

$81 - $110

Night bus JR Bus Tōhoku  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the night bus from Ikebukuro to Yamagata Kencho-mae

$60

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Yamagata 237.5 miles

$40 - $60

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Yamagata  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Hamamatsucho
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Yamagata (GAJ) HND - GAJ

$114 - $317

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Sendai, bus  •  5 h 6 min

  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 4 h 23 min.

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

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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 6 h 10 min.

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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 2 h 45 min.

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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 2 h 45 min and costs ¥8500 - ¥12000.

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

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Tokyo to Yamagata bus services, operated by Yamako Bus, depart from Tokyo Yaesu Exit station.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Yamagata.
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  • Distance: 180.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,100
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
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
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$70 - $100
Reserved seat
$80 - $100
Green seat
$100 - $140
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Hamamatsucho
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo Yaesu Exit to Yamagata Kencho-mae
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Night bus from Ikebukuro to Yamagata Kencho-mae
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp

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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 4 h 23 min 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 73+ hotels available in Yamagata. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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