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There are 4 ways to get from Tsukuba to Hitachi by train, bus or car

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Train Japan Railways Limited Express  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kenkyu-Gakuen to Nagareyama-Otakanomori
  2. Take the train from Kashiwa to Katsuta
  3. Take the train from Katsuta to Hitachi

$36 - $45

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Kenkyu-Gakuen to Moriya
  2. Take the train from Moriya to Toride
  3. Take the train from Toride to Mito(Ibaraki)
  4. Take the train from Mito(Ibaraki) to Hitachi

$20 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Tsukuba Hospital to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit
  2. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Hitachi

$32

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Tsukuba to Hitachi 55.3 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Tsukuba to Hitachi is to drive which costs ¥1000 - ¥1600 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tsukuba to Hitachi is to drive which costs ¥1000 - ¥1600 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tsukuba to Hitachi. However, there are services departing from University of Tsukuba Hospital and arriving at Hitachi via Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tsukuba to Hitachi. However, there are services departing from Kenkyu-Gakuen and arriving at Hitachi via Nagareyama-Otakanomori, Kashiwa and Katsuta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Tsukuba and Hitachi is 77 km. The road distance is 88.5 km.

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The best way to get from Tsukuba to Hitachi without a car is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs ¥4000 - ¥5500.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Tsukuba to Hitachi, including transfers.

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Tsukuba to Hitachi bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, depart from University of Tsukuba Hospital station.

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Tsukuba to Hitachi train services, operated by Tsukuba Express, depart from Kenkyu-Gakuen station.

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The best way to get from Tsukuba to Hitachi is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs ¥4000 - ¥5500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3663 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Tsukuba to Hitachi.
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  • Distance: 48.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

What companies run services between Tsukuba, Japan and Hitachi, Japan?

You can take a train from Tsukuba to Hitachi via Nagareyama-Otakanomori, Kashiwa, and Katsuta in around 2 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tsukuba to Hitachi via Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit in around 4 h 31 min.

Train operators
Tsukuba Express
Website
mir.co.jp
Train from Kenkyu-Gakuen to Nagareyama-Otakanomori
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kenkyu-Gakuen to Moriya
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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 Katsuta to Hitachi
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Moriya to Toride
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Toride to Mito(Ibaraki)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Mito(Ibaraki) to Hitachi
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from University of Tsukuba Hospital to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Hitachi
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com

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Tsukuba to Hitachi bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Hitachi station.

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Tsukuba to Hitachi train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Hitachi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tsukuba to Hitachi is 89 km. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Tsukuba to Hitachi.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Hitachi. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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