From Ikebukuro Nerima Akabane to Karuizawa by Buses

Bus by Syoei Bus SY
07:30
Ikebukuro Nerima Akabane, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in Express
09:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Bus by Syoei Bus SY
07:30
Ikebukuro Nerima Akabane, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in Express
09:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Bus by Syoei Bus SY
08:30
Ikebukuro Nerima Akabane, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
10:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Bus by Syoei Bus SY
08:30
Ikebukuro Nerima Akabane, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
10:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Bus by Syoei Bus SY
13:00
Ikebukuro Nerima Akabane, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
15:10
Karuizawa, Nagano

From Shinjuku Shibuya to Karuizawa by Buses

Bus by Syoei Bus SY
08:00
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
10:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Bus by Syoei Bus SY
08:00
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
10:10
Karuizawa, Nagano

From Tokyo Akihabara to Karuizawa by Buses

Bus by Syoei Bus SY
09:00
Tokyo Akihabara
4h bus ride in Express
12:00
Karuizawa, Nagano
Bus by Syoei Bus SY
09:00
Tokyo Akihabara
4h bus ride in Express
12:00
Karuizawa, Nagano

From Tokyo to Karuizawa by Trains

Train by Shinkansen Train
00:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
01:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
00:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
02:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
01:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
02:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
01:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
03:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
02:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
03:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
02:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
04:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
03:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
04:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
03:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
05:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
04:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
05:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
04:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
06:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
05:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
06:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
05:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
07:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
06:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
06:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
06:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
07:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
06:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
06:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
06:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
08:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
07:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
07:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
07:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
08:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
07:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
07:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
07:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
09:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
08:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
08:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
08:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
09:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
08:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
08:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
08:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
10:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
09:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
09:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
09:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
10:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
09:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
09:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
09:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
11:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
10:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
10:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
10:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
11:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
10:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
10:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
10:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
12:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
11:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
11:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
11:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
12:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
11:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
11:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
11:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
13:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
12:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
12:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
12:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
13:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
12:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
12:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
12:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
14:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
13:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
13:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
13:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
14:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
13:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
13:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
13:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
15:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
14:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
14:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
14:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
15:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
14:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
16:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
15:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
15:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
15:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
16:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
15:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
15:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
15:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
17:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
16:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
16:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
16:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
17:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
16:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
16:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
16:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
18:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
17:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
17:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
17:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
18:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
17:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
17:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
17:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
19:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
18:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
18:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
18:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
19:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
18:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
18:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
18:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
20:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
19:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
19:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
19:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
20:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
19:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
19:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
19:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
21:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
20:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
20:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
20:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
21:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
20:30
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
20:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
20:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
22:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
21:00
Tokyo
10m ride in train, Standard Seat
21:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Train by Shinkansen Train
21:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
22:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
21:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
23:00
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
22:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
23:30
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
22:30
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
00:00
+1
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata
Train by Shinkansen Train
23:00
Tokyo
1h 30m ride in train, Standard Seat
00:30
+1
Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata

Tokyo to Karuizawa Schedule

Tokyo to Karuizawa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 00:00 - 01:30¥ 9,682
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 02:00 - 03:30¥ 9,682
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 04:00 - 05:30¥ 9,682
Syoei Bus SY Express 07:30 - 09:40¥ 1,796
Syoei Bus SY AC Seater 08:30 - 10:40¥ 1,796
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 10:00 - 10:10¥ 8,906
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 14:00 - 14:10¥ 8,906
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 16:00 - 16:10¥ 8,906
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 18:00 - 18:10¥ 8,906
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 20:00 - 20:10¥ 8,906
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 22:00 - 23:30¥ 9,682

Popular Routes in Japan

How to get from Tokyo to Karuizawa

Travelling between Tokyo and Karuizawa is possible by Bus and train. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you JPY 9,682 if you go by train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere JPY 1,996.

How long does it take to get from Tokyo to Karuizawa?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 4 hours to travel between Tokyo and Karuizawa depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Tokyo and Karuizawa. Train will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 4h to reach Karuizawa.

How much does it cost to get from Tokyo to Karuizawa?

Travelling between Tokyo and Karuizawa can be as cheap as JPY 1,996 if you opt for a Syoei Bus SY bus and as expensive as JPY 9,682 if you buy a Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train) train ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Tokyo and Karuizawa ?

  • 79 from Tokyo to Nagano starting from 00:00 Tokyo until 23:30 Tokyo
  • 2 from Tokyo to Nagano starting from 08:00 Shinjuku Shibuya until 09:00 Tokyo Akihabara

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Tokyo to Karuizawa.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Bus

Travelling from Tokyo to Nagano overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Tokyo and Nagano

Syoei Bus SY

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Tokyo to Karuizawa?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 1000 opted for a bus
  • took a train