Getting to Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

Getting to Hiroshima

Hiroshima is a modern city and a popular tourist attraction. It is easily accessible by trains, the Shinkansen and by bus as well as by air. If you are visiting Japan for 7-days or more, I would suggest that you look into the option of purchasing Japan Rail Pass for a period of 7-days, 14-days or 21-days, so you can have the freedom to travel around Japan.

Getting to Hiroshima from:

Osaka

Shinkansen – Shin-Osaka Station to Hiroshima Station

                       Mizuho or Nozomi (not covered by Japan Rail Pass)

                       9,710 Yen

                       Journey Time – 1hr 25 minutes

                       With Japan Rail Pass

                        Sakura – 1 hour 32 minutes

                        Hikari – 2 hours 13 minutes

Bus transportion – Daytime and Overnight service

                          All buses depart from Osaka Station’s JR Express Bus Terminal

                          Daytime journey is about 5 hours

                          Overnight journey: 2 services

  1. Departs at 23:00 arriving Hiroshima at 06:21
  2. Departs at 23:30 arriving Hiroshima at 05:55

For up-to-date information and fares and to make bookings directly at Japan Expressway Bus Net go to: https://www.kousokubus.net/JpnBus/en

Kyoto

Shinkansen – Shin-Kyoto to Hiroshima

                         JR Tokaido and Sanyo lines (Not covered by Japan Railway Pass)

                        (Tokaido and Sanyo are regular, quicker and direct service)

                        Nozomi trains

                        For unreserved seats, fare is 10,570 Yen

                        Reserved seats, fare is 11,500 Yen

                        Journey time is 1 hour 35 minutes

                        With Japan Rail Pass

                   Hikari and Kodama trains but you need to transfer onto a Sakura train at                              Shin-   Osaka or Shin-Kobe, adding 10 to 15 minutes to your journey.

                    Unreserved seats: 10,570 Yen

                    Reserved seats: 11,000 Yen

                    Journey time is 2 hours

Bus transportation – Kyoto to Hiroshima: Daytime and Overnight service

                                    Provided by JR Bus and Willer Express

                                    Daytime journey is 6 hours 20 minutes

                                    Overnight journey is 8 hours 40 minutes (6,100 Yen)

For up-to-date information and fares and to make bookings directly at Japan Expressway Bus Net go to: https://www.kousokubus.net/JpnBus/en

Tokyo

Shinkansen – Tokyo to Hiroshima

                       JR Tokaido and Sanyo lines (Not covered by Japan Rail Pass)

                       Nozomi

                       4 hours

                       19,000 Yen for a reserved seat

                      With Japan Railway Pass

                      Hikari and Sakura Lines

                      5 hours with transfer at Shin-Osaka station

                      Unreserved seats: 18,040 Yen

                      Reserved seats: 18,500 Yen

Bus transportation: Tokyo to Hiroshima-Overnight service

                                Journey time is 12 hours and fares are usually 11,900 Yen

                             Discounted fares are available on Willer Express and Japan Bus. You can make online bookings directly.

By Air: Tokyo to Hiroshima

  • There are several flights a day between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Hiroshima by JAL and ANA.
  • Flight duration is 90 minutes
  • One way fare is 35,000 Yen
  • Hiroshima Airport is 50 minutes away from City Centre
  • Bus fare from Hiroshima Airport City Bus Terminal is 1,340 Yen

 

Additionally, if you are considering purchasing a Japan Rail Pass, there are tailor-made tours to Kyoto, Nara and Mount Fuji which you may want to take advantage of.

 

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