Akihabara to Niigata

Akihabara to Niigata

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5h 7m

From ¥5,954


2h 10m First: 9:00 Last: 11:00

From ¥13,644

Akihabara to Niigata Schedule

Akihabara to Niigata Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 06:00 - 08:10¥ 13,644
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 08:00 - 10:10¥ 13,644
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 10:00 - 12:10¥ 13,644
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 12:00 - 14:10¥ 13,644
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 14:00 - 16:10¥ 13,644
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 16:00 - 18:10¥ 13,644
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 18:00 - 20:10¥ 13,644
Seibubus ZSB3 AC Seater 18:00 - 22:52¥ 4,746
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 20:00 - 22:10¥ 13,644
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 22:00 - 00:10¥ 13,644
Seibubus ZSB3 AC Seater 23:30 - 04:37¥ 5,954
Willer Express WL12 Express 22:50 - 05:00¥ 4,894

Transportation from Akihabara to Niigata

How to get from Akihabara to Niigata

When you want to get from Akihabara to Niigata, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about JPY 35,319. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as JPY 4,614.

How far is Akihabara from Niigata?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Akihabara to Niigata. Your trip will be a total of 222 miles (357 km). The flying distance is 171 miles (274 km).

How long does it take to get from Akihabara to Niigata?

The travel time from Akihabara to Niigata can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 27 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Akihabara to Niigata?

The cost of the trip from Akihabara to Niigata varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Seibubus ZSB3: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as JPY 4,614 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as JPY 35,319.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Akihabara to Niigata:

  • Bus tickets - JPY 4,614 to JPY 7,043;
  • Train tickets - JPY 13,263 to JPY 13,263;
  • Plane tickets - JPY 21,646 to JPY 35,319;

How many trips per day are there between Akihabara and Niigata?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Tokyo to Niigata depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Tokyo to Niigata. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is JPY 21,646.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Tokyo to Niigata
Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Spring Airlines Japan


Taking a bus from Tokyo to Niigata is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Akihabara to Niigata

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Akihabara to Niigata? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.