Ikebukuro to Karuizawa

Ikebukuro to Karuizawa

  Sep 29, 2021, 11 trips (¥3,098 – ¥0)

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Ikebukuro to Karuizawa Schedule

Ikebukuro to Karuizawa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Hokuriku Shinkansen Standard Class 06:28 - 07:33¥ 6,531
Tokyu Transit XTKT2 Intercity 07:20 - 10:07¥ 3,098
Hokuriku Shinkansen Standard Class 08:44 - 09:49¥ 6,531
Tokyu Transit XTKT2 Intercity 08:20 - 11:02¥ 3,591
Hokuriku Shinkansen Standard Class 10:32 - 11:37¥ 6,531
Tokyu Transit XTKT2 Intercity 10:20 - 13:02¥ 3,896
Hokuriku Shinkansen Standard Class 16:32 - 17:37¥ 6,531
Hokuriku Shinkansen Standard Class 19:04 - 20:09¥ 6,531
Hokuriku Shinkansen Standard Class 20:12 - 21:17¥ 6,531

Transportation from Ikebukuro to Karuizawa

How to get from Ikebukuro to Karuizawa

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

  • 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 Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about JPY 6,531. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as JPY 2,730.

How far is Ikebukuro from Karuizawa?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Ikebukuro to Karuizawa. Your trip will be a total of 102 miles (164 km). The flying distance is 79 miles (126 km).

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

The travel time from Ikebukuro to Karuizawa can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 4 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Ikebukuro to Karuizawa varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as JPY 2,730 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as JPY 6,531.

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

  • Bus tickets - JPY 2,730 to JPY 3,896;
  • Train tickets - JPY 6,531 to JPY 6,531;

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 07:20 - you can also take a bus as late as 10:20. 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?


Taking a bus from Tokyo to Karuizawa 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 Ikebukuro to Karuizawa

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Ikebukuro to Karuizawa? 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.