Nagano Access - How to get to Nagano including by Shinkansen from Tokyo, by train from Osaka and Kyoto or by bus from Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

From Tokyo By train
The Nagano Shinkansen runs from Tokyo, with the fastest trains taking around 90 minutes. Nagano is also about the same distance from Nagoya, and the "Shinano" limited express makes the run 13 times a day.

From Tokyo By bus
Highway buses depart from the terminal in Shinjuku. The trip takes around four hours, and the fare is Y7970 round trip, about half the cost of the Shinkansen.

From Osaka/Kyoto By Train
The Wide View Shinano limited express train runs hourly from Nagoya to Nagano. Taking about three hours, and at a cost of ¥7130 each way, this is the best method of reaching Nagano by train from Kyoto, Osaka, and elsewhere in western Japan; simply take the Shinkansen and change to the JR Chuo Honsen Line limited express (Shinano) in Nagoya.

From Osaka/Kyoto By Bus
Hankyu and Nankai buses also make a few daytime and night time runs from Osaka and Kyoto to Nagano. The day runs take about seven hours, and the night runs, nine hours. Expect to pay in the range of ¥6200 one-way, ¥10000 round trip from Osaka, and ¥5300 one-way, ¥9500 round-trip from Kyoto.

From Chubu Centrair International Airport
Centrair International Airport is located on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line operated by the Nagoya Railroad. The fastest "Rapid Limited Express" service connects the airport to Meitetsu Nagoya Station in 28 minutes. Meitetsu Nagoya is adjacent to JR Nagoya Station, Transfer to the JR Nagoya Station and catch the train on the JR Chuo Honsen Line limited express (Shinano).

Based on Wikitravel article by Wikitravel users  Jpatokal. Based on work by Paul N. Richter. Based on work by Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel. Article used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 1.0.)

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