Shinjuku to Karuizawa

Shinjuku to Karuizawa

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Shinjuku to Karuizawa Schedule

Shinjuku to Karuizawa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Tokyu Transit XTKT2 Intercity 07:40 - 10:39¥ 3,872
Tokyu Transit XTKT2 Intercity 08:40 - 11:39¥ 3,872
Tokyu Transit XTKT2 Intercity 10:40 - 13:39¥ 3,762

Transportation from Shinjuku to Karuizawa

  • Buses
    $ 17.32
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable
  • Vans are not avaliable

How to get from Shinjuku to Karuizawa

When you want to get from Shinjuku 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 Bus. 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 Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 29.91. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 17.32.

How far is Shinjuku from Karuizawa?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Shinjuku to Karuizawa. Your trip will be a total of 94 miles (150 km). The flying distance is 94 miles (150 km).

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

The travel time from Shinjuku to Karuizawa can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 4 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Shinjuku to Karuizawa varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Syoei Bus SY (昌栄バス): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 17.32 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as USD 29.91.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 17.32 to USD 29.91;
  • Train tickets - USD 55.60 to USD 55.60;

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 7 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 08:40 - you can also take a bus as late as 10:40. There are 4 available bus trips every 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 Shinjuku to Karuizawa

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Shinjuku 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.