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Getting to Hakuba from Tokyo

Public transport or public transport....

If you have made your own way to Tokyo from the airport, then getting to Hakuba should hold no fear. It comes down to either an express bus or public trains, the quickest method (bullet train & bus combination) taking just 3 hrs, but a direct express bus will be the cheapest. Depending on how much other travel you will be doing in Japan you may want to consider getting a Japan Rail pass (need to get it before you arrive in Japan and you can get a discounted one here ).

1. Bus to Nagano then bullet train.

2. Direct Express Bus

3. Train only

Bullet Train Tokyo			 Nagano            1.5 hrs         Bus Nagano		   Hakuba            1 hr Timetables •	Costs ¥1,800 each way •	Every hour •	No need to book    Timetables Timetables •	Costs ¥8,200 each way •	No need to book •	Every 45 mins or so    Timetables •	Direct bus (leaves from Shinjuku) •	Costs ¥4,850 each way •	5 departures a day •	You need to book (can do from 7/11, Lawson or Happo Info centre)

Getting to Hakuba from

other places in Japan

From Narita airport From Haneda airport From Nagoya From Osaka From Kyoto

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There is only 1 direct bus to Hakuba a day, and that leaves at 07.30 am from Shinjuku station in Tokyo. If you can get that great, if not then you will need to change trains a number of times, and it will take you much longer than either the express bus or bullet train options. Make sure you get a Japan Rail pass before you come.
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Specialists in Hakuba Ski Holidays

Getting to Hakuba from Tokyo

Public transport or public transport....

If you have made your own way to Tokyo from the airport, then getting to Hakuba should hold no fear. It comes down to either an express bus or public trains, the quickest method (bullet train & bus combination) taking just 3 hrs, but a direct express bus will be the cheapest. Depending on how much other travel you will be doing in Japan you may want to consider getting a Japan Rail pass (need to get it before you arrive in Japan and you can get a discounted one here ).

1. Bus to Nagano then bullet train.

2. Direct Express Bus

3. Train only

Bullet Train Tokyo			 Nagano            1.5 hrs         Bus Nagano		   Hakuba            1 hr Timetables •	Costs ¥1,800 each way •	Every hour •	No need to book    Timetables Timetables •	Costs ¥8,200 each way •	No need to book •	Every 45 mins or so    Timetables •	Direct bus (leaves from Shinjuku) •	Costs ¥4,850 each way •	5 departures a day •	You need to book (can do from 7/11, Lawson or Happo Info centre) Accommodation in Kyoto Japan Accommodation in Kyoto Japan Accommodation in Kyoto Japan Accommodation in Kyoto Japan Express bus Tokyo			  Hakuba        5 hrs Timetables Timetables
There is only 1 direct bus to Hakuba a day, and that leaves at 07.30 am from Shinjuku station in Tokyo. If you can get that great, if not then you will need to change trains a number of times, and it will take you much longer than either the express bus or bullet train options. Make sure you get a Japan Rail pass before you come.
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