Recommended Fastest
06:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
07:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Recommended Fastest
15:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
16:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant Recommended
09:00
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 5m bus ride in Intercity
12:05
Karuizawa, Nagano

From Tokyo to Karuizawa by Trains

Recommended Fastest
06:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
07:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
07:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
08:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
08:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
09:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
09:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
10:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
10:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
11:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
11:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
12:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
12:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
13:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
13:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
14:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
14:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
15:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Recommended Fastest
15:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
16:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
16:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
17:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
17:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
18:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
18:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
19:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
19:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
20:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
20:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
21:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Fastest
21:00
Tokyo
1h 10m ride in train, Standard Seat
22:10
Karuizawa, Nagano

From Shinjuku Shibuya to Karuizawa by Buses

Tokyu Transit XTKT2
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06:35
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 50m bus ride in Intercity
10:25
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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06:45
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 22m bus ride in Intercity
10:07
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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06:45
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 22m bus ride in Intercity
10:07
Karuizawa, Nagano
Syoei Bus SY
eTicket Instant
08:00
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
11:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Syoei Bus SY
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08:00
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
11:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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08:10
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 20m bus ride in Intercity
11:30
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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08:10
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 16m bus ride in Intercity
11:26
Karuizawa, Nagano
Tokyu Transit XTKT2
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08:20
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
4h 30m bus ride in Intercity
12:50
Karuizawa, Nagano
Tokyu Transit XTKT2
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08:30
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
5h 20m bus ride in Intercity
13:50
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant Recommended
09:00
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 5m bus ride in Intercity
12:05
Karuizawa, Nagano
Syoei Bus SY
eTicket Instant
09:00
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
4h bus ride in Express
13:00
Karuizawa, Nagano
Syoei Bus SY
eTicket Instant
09:00
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
4h bus ride in Express
13:00
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
09:00
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 2m bus ride in Intercity
12:02
Karuizawa, Nagano
Tokyu Transit XTKT2
eTicket Instant
09:05
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
5h 45m bus ride in Intercity
14:50
Karuizawa, Nagano
Tokyu Transit XTKT2
eTicket Instant
09:20
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
4h 30m bus ride in Intercity
13:50
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
09:30
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 50m bus ride in Intercity
13:20
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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09:30
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 47m bus ride in Intercity
13:17
Karuizawa, Nagano
Tokyu Transit XTKT2
eTicket Instant
09:35
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
5h 15m bus ride in Intercity
14:50
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
10:00
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 17m bus ride in Intercity
13:17
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
12:10
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in Intercity
15:20
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
12:10
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 7m bus ride in Intercity
15:17
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
13:10
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
2h 55m bus ride in Intercity
16:05
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
18:50
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 20m bus ride in Intercity
22:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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18:50
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
3h 20m bus ride in Intercity
22:10
Karuizawa, Nagano

From Tokyo Akihabara to Karuizawa by Buses

Syoei Bus SY
eTicket Instant
09:00
Tokyo Akihabara
4h bus ride in Express
13:00
Karuizawa, Nagano
Syoei Bus SY
eTicket Instant
09:00
Tokyo Akihabara
4h bus ride in Express
13:00
Karuizawa, Nagano

From Tokyo Tower to Karuizawa by Buses

Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
09:30
Tokyo Tower
3h 47m bus ride in Intercity
13:17
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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09:30
Tokyo Tower
3h 47m bus ride in Intercity
13:17
Karuizawa, Nagano

From Ikebukuro to Karuizawa by Buses

Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
06:45
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 40m bus ride in Intercity
10:25
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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06:45
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 22m bus ride in Intercity
10:07
Karuizawa, Nagano
Syoei Bus SY
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07:30
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in Express
10:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Syoei Bus SY
eTicket Instant
07:30
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in Express
10:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
08:10
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 20m bus ride in Intercity
11:30
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
08:10
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 16m bus ride in Intercity
11:26
Karuizawa, Nagano
Syoei Bus SY
eTicket Instant
08:30
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
11:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Syoei Bus SY
eTicket Instant
08:30
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
11:40
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
09:00
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 2m bus ride in Intercity
12:02
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
09:00
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 2m bus ride in Intercity
12:02
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
09:30
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 50m bus ride in Intercity
13:20
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
09:30
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 47m bus ride in Intercity
13:17
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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10:00
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 17m bus ride in Intercity
13:17
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
eTicket Instant
12:10
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 7m bus ride in Intercity
15:17
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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12:10
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 7m bus ride in Intercity
15:17
Karuizawa, Nagano
Syoei Bus SY
eTicket Instant
13:00
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
16:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Syoei Bus SY
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13:00
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
16:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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13:10
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
2h 52m bus ride in Intercity
16:02
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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18:50
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 20m bus ride in Intercity
22:10
Karuizawa, Nagano
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1
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18:50
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
3h 20m bus ride in Intercity
22:10
Karuizawa, Nagano

From Tokyo International Airport to Karuizawa by Taxis

BB Trip
Instant
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Tokyo International Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in Comfort Plus
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Karuizawa
BB Trip
Instant
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Tokyo International Airport
3h 30m taxi ride in Van 10pax
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Karuizawa

Tokyo to Karuizawa Schedule

Tokyo to Karuizawa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BB Trip Comfort Plus 00:00 - 03:30¥ 45,825
Tokyu Transit XTKT2 Intercity 06:35 - 10:25¥ 3,098
Syoei Bus SY AC Seater 08:00 - 11:10¥ 2,794
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1 Intercity 08:10 - 11:30¥ 2,226
Tokyu Transit XTKT2 Intercity 08:20 - 12:50¥ 3,592
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 08:00 - 09:10¥ 8,594
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1 Intercity 12:10 - 15:20¥ 2,226
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 14:00 - 15:10¥ 8,594
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 16:00 - 17:10¥ 8,594
Seibu Tourist Bus ZSBG1 Intercity 18:50 - 22:10¥ 2,226
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 20:00 - 21:10¥ 8,594

Popular Routes in Japan

How to get from Tokyo to Karuizawa

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

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

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 taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about JPY 55,337. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as JPY 1,796.

How far is Tokyo from Karuizawa?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Tokyo to Karuizawa. Your trip will be a total of 109 miles (175 km). The flying distance is 91 miles (146 km).

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

The travel time from Tokyo to Karuizawa can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 6 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Tokyo to Karuizawa varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Syoei Bus SY: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as JPY 1,796 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as JPY 55,337.

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

  • Bus tickets - JPY 1,796 to JPY 3,896;
  • Train tickets - JPY 8,594 to JPY 8,594;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from JPY 45,974 to JPY 55,337.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 06:35 - you can also take a bus as late as 18:50. There are 19 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 16 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Tokyo to Nagano any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Tokyo to Nagano 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.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Tokyo to Nagano. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as JPY 45,974.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Trains

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 Tokyo to Karuizawa

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Tokyo 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:

  • 1000 decided to go for a bus.