Travelling between Tokyo and Karuizawa is possible by Bus, train and taxi. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 525.72 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 20.29.
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 4 hours to travel between Tokyo and Karuizawa depending on the means of transport you choose.
Train is the fastest way to travel between Tokyo and Karuizawa. Train will bring you to your destination in 1h 5m. Taxi does a much slower job and take about 3h 30m to reach Karuizawa.
Travelling between Tokyo and Karuizawa can be as cheap as USD 20.29 if you opt for a Syoei Bus SY (昌栄バス) bus and as expensive as USD 525.72 if you buy a BB Trip (BB TRIP LTD) taxi ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Tokyo to Karuizawa.
Travelling from Tokyo to Karuizawa 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.
Syoei Bus SY (昌栄バス), Tokyu Transit XTKT2
Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.
Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.
BB Trip (BB TRIP LTD)
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.
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with taxi remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route