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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


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Accommodation in Kyoto Japan Accommodation in Kyoto Japan Accommodation in Kyoto Japan Accommodation in Kyoto Japan
There is only 1 direct train 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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Bullet Train Tokyo Nagano 1.5 hrs
Bus Nagano Hakuba 1 hr
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Express bus Tokyo Hakuba 5 hrs
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Japan
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. Bullet train to Nagano then bus.

2. Direct Express Bus

3. Train only

Accommodation in Kyoto Japan Accommodation in Kyoto Japan
Express bus Tokyo Hakuba 5 hrs
There is only 1 direct TRAIN 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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Bullet Train Tokyo Nagano 1.5 hrs
Bus Nagano Hakuba 1 hr
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