Tokyo to Kanazawa

Tokyo to Kanazawa

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Tokyo to Kanazawa Schedule

Tokyo to Kanazawa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Hokuriku Shinkansen Unreserved seat 06:16 - 08:43¥ 15,027
Japan Airlines Economy #JL18509:20 - 10:20¥ 15,311
Hokuriku Shinkansen Standard Class 10:24 - 12:53¥ 15,309
Japan Airlines Economy #JL18713:05 - 14:10¥ 15,311
Hokuriku Shinkansen Green Car 14:24 - 17:18¥ 22,145
Hokuriku Shinkansen Unreserved seat 16:24 - 18:52¥ 15,237
Hokuriku Shinkansen Green Car 19:24 - 21:51¥ 21,139
Hokuriku Shinkansen Standard Class 21:04 - 23:33¥ 15,309
Chibamirai Kanko Bus KB4 Express 23:15 - 07:25¥ 3,850

Transportation from Tokyo to Kanazawa

Facts about the transport from Tokyo to Kanazawa

Cheapest Transport$42
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure6:16 AM
Latest Departure11:30 PM
Departures per day35
Distance490 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAll Nippon Airways, Heisei Enterprise HE0, Hokuriku Shinkansen, Hokuriku Shinkansen, Japan Airlines, Kirakira Bus, Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2

Tokyo to Kanazawa Destination Reviews

La politique bagage n'est pas du tout indiquée au moment de l'achat. C'est en recevant la confirmation qu'on apprend que seuls les bagages de moins de 150cm tout cumulé sont acceptés. Amenez vos coussins et couvertures, car la climatisation est assez forte et rien n'est fourni. Pour le reste vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés. Le bus part et arrive à l'heure précisément indiquée et à côté des gares, c'est très pratique d'être au centre ville.
Bus Express, Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2, Apr 3, 2023
2 customer reviews

How to get from Tokyo to Kanazawa

Travelling between Tokyo and Kanazawa is possible by Flight, bus and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 207.11 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 41.79.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 10 hours to travel between Tokyo and Kanazawa depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Tokyo and Kanazawa. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 9h 15m to reach Kanazawa.

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

Travelling between Tokyo and Kanazawa can be as cheap as USD 41.79 if you opt for a Kirakira Bus bus and as expensive as USD 207.11 if you buy a Hokuriku Shinkansen Train ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 32 from Tokyo to Kanazawa starting from 06:16 Tokyo until 21:04 Tokyo
  • 3 from Tokyo to Kanazawa starting from 21:45 Tokyo until 23:30 Tokyo

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Tokyo to Kanazawa.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Tokyo to Kanazawa, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 97.27.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Tokyo and Kanazawa

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines


Travelling from Tokyo to Kanazawa overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Tokyo and Kanazawa

Heisei Enterprise HE0 (株式会社平成エンタープライズ), Kirakira Bus, Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Tokyo to Kanazawa?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 71% took a train
  • 29% opted for a bus