Buses from Tokyo to Karuizawa

Buses from Tokyo to Karuizawa

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Tokyo to Karuizawa Bus Schedule

Tokyo to Karuizawa Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1 Intercity 06:45 - 10:22¥ 2,750
Syoei Bus SY Intercity 09:40 - 13:00¥ 3,135
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1 Intercity 11:10 - 13:49¥ 2,541
Hokuriku Shinkansen Green Car 13:04 - 14:15¥ 8,849
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1 Intercity 14:50 - 18:01¥ 2,541
Hokuriku Shinkansen Green Car 16:32 - 17:35¥ 8,849
Hokuriku Shinkansen Unreserved seat 18:04 - 19:07¥ 6,005
Hokuriku Shinkansen Standard Class 20:17 - 21:17¥ 6,311

Transportation from Tokyo to Karuizawa

Facts about the bus from Tokyo to Karuizawa

Cheapest Bus$16
Fastest Bus2h 29m
Earliest Bus6:45 AM
Latest Bus7:20 PM
Daily Bus Routes0
Distance175 kilometers
Bus CompaniesGoryo Bus, Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1, Tokyu Transit XTKT2

How to get from Tokyo to Karuizawa by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Tokyo to Karuizawa is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Tokyo to Karuizawa tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Tokyo to Karuizawa?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Tokyo to Karuizawa depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

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

The estimate travel time from Tokyo to Karuizawa is about 2h 29m. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Tokyo and Karuizawa may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

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

The ticket price from Tokyo to Karuizawa can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Tokyo to Karuizawa timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Tokyo to Karuizawa timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

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