From Ikebukuro Nerima Akabane to Karuizawa by Buses
From Shinjuku Shibuya to Karuizawa by Buses
From Tokyo Akihabara to Karuizawa by Buses
From Tokyo to Karuizawa by Trains
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?
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 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