Travel times between Tokyo and cities in Japan
| JR Hokkaido and JR East Area

Last updated on June 2016

Please use the information in this page just for reference. The fares may vary depending on conditions. For air tickets or bus fares, discounts would be available depending on when to travel or with whom to travel. For long distance buses and flights, reservations will be required.

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Hokkaido
- Hakodate
- Sapporo
- Asahikawa

Tohoku Region
- Aomori
- Morioka
- Hanamaki
- Akita
- Yamagata
- Sendai
- Fukushima
- Koriyama
- Niigata
- Nagaoka

Shinshu Region
- Matsumoto
- Nagano

Greater Tokyo
- Takasaki
- Utsunomiya
- Mito
- Chiba
- Odawara

Hokkaido 北海道

Travel time between Tokyo and Hakodate 東京 - 函館

By Air

From Haneda Airport 羽田空港 to Hakodate Airport 函館空港
Flight Time : 1 hour 20 min. (786km)
Fare : Range from 27,000 to 37,000 JP Yen

*It takes 20 minutes by shuttle bus from Hakodate Airport to JR Hakodate Station.
(8.8km Fare: 410 JP Yen)
Hakodate Airport
http://www.airport.ne.jp/hakodate/en/

By Train | From Tokyo to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Hokkaido Shinkansen HAYABUSA | 4 hours and 17 min.) - Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station 新函館北斗駅
Total Travel Time : 4 hours and 17 min. (862.5km)
Fare : 22,890 JP Yen

Travel time between Tokyo and Sapporo 東京 - 札幌

By Air

From Haneda Airport 羽田空港 to New-Chitose Airport (=Shin-Chitose Airport) 新千歳空港
Flight Time : 1 hour 30 min. (894km)
Fare : Range from 33,000 to 38,000 JP Yen

From Narita International Airport 成田国際空港 to New-Chitose Airport (=Shin-Chitose Airport)  新千歳空港
Flight Time : 1 hour 40 min.
Fare : Range from 25,000 to 40,000 JP Yen

*It takes about 1 hour by JR Chitose-sen train from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo downtown. (Fare: 1,070 JP Yen)
New-Chitose (=Shin-Chitose) Airport
http://www.new-chitose-airport.jp/en/

By Train | From Tokyo to Sapporo by way of Shin-Aomori and Hakodate

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen HAYABUSA | 3 hours) – Shin-Aomori Station - (JR Exp.Hakucho | 2 hours) - Hakodate Station – (JR Exp.Hokuto | 1 hour 30 min.) – Sapporo Station 札幌駅
Total Travel Time : 9 hours (1196km)
Fare : 23,820 JP Yen

Travel time between Tokyo and Asahikawa 東京 - 旭川

By Air

From Haneda Airport 羽田空港 to Asahikawa Airport 旭川空港
Flight Time : 1 hour 35 min. (1052km)
Fare : Range from 35,000 to 45,000 JP Yen

*It takes 30 to 40 minutes by bus from Asahikawa Airport to Asahikawa downtown. (Fare: 620 JP Yen)
Asahikawa Airport Passenger Terminal (Japanese website)
https://www.aapb.co.jp/

By Train | From "Sapporo" 札幌 to Asahikawa

JR Sapporo Station 札幌駅 - (JR Exp.SUPER KAMUI) - Asahikawa Station 旭川駅
Travel Time : 1 hour 30 min. (137km)
Fare : 4,290 JP Yen


Tohoku Region 東北

Travel time between Tokyo and Aomori 東京 - 青森

By Air

From Haneda Airport 羽田空港 to Aomori Airport 青森空港
Flight Time : 1 hour 15 min. (690km)
Fare : 34,090 JP Yen
*It takes about 35 minutes by bus from Aomori Airport to JR Aomori Station. (14 km Fare: 700 JP Yen)
Aomori Airport Terminal Building
http://www.aomori-airport.co.jp/en/

By Train | From Tokyo to Aomori by way of Shin-Aomori

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen HAYABUSA | 3 hours) – Shin-Aomori Station - (JR Exp.SUPER HAKUCHO | 7 min.) - Aomori Station 青森駅
Total Travel Time : 3 hours and 25 minutes on average (718km)
Fare : 17,350 JP Yen

By Bus

From JR Tokyo Station or Ueno Station to Aomori Station
Travel Time : 9 hours 30 min.
Fare : range from 5,000 to 10,500 JP Yen
Konan Bus (Japanese website)
http://konanbus.com/

Travel time between Tokyo and Morioka 東京 - 盛岡

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen HAYABUSA) – Morioka Station 盛岡駅
Travel Time : 2 hours and 15 min. (535km)
Fare : 14,740 JP Yen

By Bus

From Tokyo Station (by way of Ikebukuro) to Morioka Station
Travel Time : 7 hours 30 min.
Fare : Range from 6,500 to 9,000 JP Yen
Kokusai Kogyo Bus (Japanese website)
http://5931bus.com/highwaybus/dream-mori/

Travel time between Tokyo and Hanamaki 東京 - 花巻

By Air

No flights available between Tokyo and Hanamaki. Flight service is available between Hanamaki and Osaka(Itami), Nagoya, Fukuoka or Sapporo
Iwate Hanamaki Airport
http://www.hna-terminal.co.jp/en/

By Train | from "Hanamaki 花巻" to Morioka 盛岡

JR Hanamaki Station 花巻駅- (JR Tohoku-honsen Line) - Morioka Station 盛岡駅
Travel Time : Approx. 45 minutes (35km)
Fare : 670 JP Yen

By Bus

From Ikebukuro Station (West Exit) to Hanamaki Station
Travel Time : 8 hours
Fare : 7,860 JP Yen
Iwate Kotsu Bus Service (Japanese website)
http://www.iwatekenkotsu.co.jp/ihatobu.html

Travel time between Tokyo and Akita 東京 - 秋田

By Air

From Haneda Airport 羽田空港 to Akita Airport 秋田空港
Flight Time : 1 hour 5 min. (555km)
Fare :27,890 JP Yen

*It takes about 35 minutes by bus from Akita Airport to Akita Station (West Exit) (Fare: 930 JP Yen)
Akita Airport
http://www.akita-airport.com/en/

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen KOMACHI ) – Akita Station 秋田駅
Travel Time : Approx. 3 hours and 50 min. (662km)
Fare : 17,800 JP Yen

By Bus

From Shinjuku Station to Akita Station (East Exit)
Travel Time : 8 hours
Fare : 9,700 JP Yen
Akita Chuokoutsu (Japanese website)
http://www.akita-chuoukotsu.co.jp/

Travel time between Tokyo and Yamagata 東京 - 山形

By Air

From Haneda Airport 羽田空港 to Yamagata Airport 山形空港
Flight Time : 1 hour (441km)
Fare : 18,990 JP Yen

*It takes about 25 minutes by bus from Yamagata Airport to Yamagata downtown. (Fare: 980 JP Yen)
Yamagata Airport
http://www.yamagata-airport.co.jp/en/

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen TSUBASA) – Yamagata Station 山形駅
Travel Time : Approx. 3 hours (360km)
Fare : 10,450 JP Yen

By Bus

From Shinjuku Station to Yamagata##Akita Station
Travel Time : 6 hours 20 min.
Fare : Range from 4,000 to 6,500 JP Yen
JR Tohoku Bus (Japanese website)
http://www.jrbustohoku.co.jp/express/

Travel time between Tokyo and Sendai 東京 - 仙台

By Air

From Narita International Airport 成田国際空港 to Sendai Airport 仙台空港
Flight Time : 1 hour 5 min. (435km)
Fare : 20,740 JP Yen

*It takes about 25 minutes by bus (by way of JR Natori Station) to JR Sendai Station (Fare: 650 JP Yen)
Sendai Airport Terminal Building (Japanese website)
http://www.sendai-airport.co.jp/

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen HAYABUSA ) - Sendai Station 仙台駅
Travel Time : 1 hour 34min. (352km)
Fare : 11,200 JP Yen

By Bus

From Shinjuku Sta. or Tokyo Sta. or Shinagawa Sta. to Sendai Station
Travel Time : 6 hours
Fare : Range from 4,800 to 6,500 JP Yen
JR Tohoku Bus (Japanese website)
http://www.jrbustohoku.co.jp/express/

Travel time between Tokyo and Fukushima 東京 - 福島

By Air

No flights available between Tokyo and Fukushima
Flights service is available between Fukushima and Osaka(Itami) or Hokkaido(Sapporo)

Fukushima Airport
http://www.fks-ab.co.jp/en/

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen YAMABIKO - Fukushima Station 福島駅
Travel Time : 1 hour 40 min. (273km)
Fare : 8,430 JP Yen

By Bus

From Shinjuku Sta. or Ikebukuro Sta. or Tokyo Sta. to Fukushima Station
Travel Time : Approx. 5 hours
Fare : 4,900 or 5,000 JP Yen
JR Tohoku Bus (Japanese website)
http://www.jrbustohoku.co.jp/express/

Travel time between Tokyo and Koriyama 東京 - 郡山

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen YAMABIKO - Koriyama Station 郡山駅
Travel Time : 1 hour 30 min. (227km)
Fare : 7,680 JP Yen

By Bus

From Shinjuku Sta. or Ikebukuro Sta. or Tokyo Sta. to Koriyama Station
Travel Time : Approx. 5 hours
Fare : 4,200 JP Yen
JR Tohoku Bus (Japanese website)
http://www.jrbustohoku.co.jp/express/

Fukushima Prefecture
http://www.tif.ne.jp/lang/en/

Travel time between Tokyo and Niigata 東京 - 新潟

By Air

From Narita International Airport 成田国際空港 to Niigata Airport 新潟空港
Flight Time : 1 hour 5 min. (358km)
Fare : 19,440 JP Yen

*It takes about 25 minutes by bus from Niigata Airport to JR Niigata Station. (Fare: 410 JP Yen)
Niigata Airport
http://www.niigata-airport.gr.jp/

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen MAX TOKI) - Niigata Station 新潟駅
Travel Time : 2 hours and 5 min. (334km)
Fare : 10,050 JP Yen

By Bus

From Shinjuku Sta. or Ikebukuro Sta. to Niigata Station
Travel Time : 5 hours 10 min.
Fare : Range from 3,100 to 6,200 JP Yen
Niigata Kotsu Bus Service (Japanese website)
http://www.niigata-kotsu.co.jp/kengaikousoku/

Niigata Prefecture Tourism Guide
http://enjoyniigata.com/english

Travel time between Tokyo and Nagaoka 東京 - 長岡

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen MAX TOKI) - Nagaoka 長岡駅
Travel Time : 1 hours and 50 min. (271km)
Fare : 8,430 JP Yen

Niigata Prefecture Tourism Guide
http://enjoyniigata.com/english


Shinshu Region

Travel time between Tokyo and Matsumoto 東京 - 松本

By Air

No flights available between Tokyo and Matsumoto. Flight service is available between Matsumoto and Osaka(Itami), Fukuoka or Sapporo.
Shinshu Matsumoto Airport (Japanese website)
http://www.matsumoto-airport.co.jp/

By Train

JR Shinjuku Station 新宿駅 - (JR Tokkyu Exp. AZUSA - Matsumoto Station 松本駅
Travel Time : 2 hours 53 min. (225km)
Fare : 6,376 JP Yen

By Bus

From Shinjuku Station to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Travel Time : 3 hours 10 min.
Fare : 3,500 JP Yen
Alpico Bus Service
https://www.alpico.co.jp/access/express/

Travel time between Tokyo and Nagano 東京 - 長野

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen ASAMA - Nagano Station 長野駅
Travel Time : 1 hour 40 min. (222km)
Fare : 7,680 JP Yen

By Bus

From Shinjuku Station to Nagano Bus Terminal
Travel Time : 3 hours 10 min.
Fare : Range from 2,900 to 4,800 JP Yen
Alpico Bus Service

https://www.alpico.co.jp/access/express/

Go Nagano Tourism Guide
http://www.go-nagano.net/


Greater Tokyo

Travel time between Tokyo and Takasaki 東京 - 高崎

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen ASAMA - Takasaki Station 高崎駅
Travel Time : 55 min. (105km)
Fare : 4,410 JP Yen

By Bus

From Ikebukuro Sta. to Takasaki Station
Travel Time : 1 hour 45 min.
Fare : 1,550 JP Yen
Nippon Chuo Bus Service (Japanese website)
http://www.ncbbus.co.jp/hbus/time3.htm

Travel time between Tokyo and Utsunomiya 東京 - 宇都宮

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen MAX YAMABIKO - Utsunomiya Station 宇都宮
Travel Time : 50 minutes (110km)
Fare : 4,410 JP Yen

Travel time between Tokyo and Mito 東京 - 水戸

By Air

No flights available between Tokyo and Mito (Ibaraki Airport). Flight service is available between Mito (Ibaraki) and Sapporo, Kobe, Fukuoka or Naha
Ibaraki Airport
http://www.ibaraki-airport.net/en/index2.html

By Train

JR Ueno Station 上野駅- (JR Joban-sen bound for Katsuta) - Mito Station 水戸駅
Travel Time : 2 hours (116km)
Fare : 2,268 JP Yen
OR
JR Ueno Station 上野駅 - (JR Tokkyu Exp. HITACHI 1hr.18min. 3,818 JP Yen) - Mito Station

By Bus

From Tokyo Station to Mito Station
Travel Time : 2 hours
Fare : 2,080 JP Yen
Ibaraki Koutsu Bus (Japanese website)
http://www.ibako.co.jp/highway/mito-tokyo/from_tokyo_highway.html

Travel time between Tokyo and Chiba 東京 - 千葉

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Sobu-sen Kaisoku Exp.) - Chiba Station 千葉駅
Travel Time : 40 minutes on average (39km)
Fare : 637 JP Yen

Travel time between Tokyo and Odawara 東京 - 小田原

By Train

JR Tokyo Station - (JR Tokaido-honsen) - Odawara Station 小田原駅
Travel Time : 1 hour 20 min. (84km)
Fare : 1,490 JP Yen
OR
JR Tokyo Station - (JR Shinkansen KODAMA 35min. 3,220 JP Yen) - Odawara Station

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