How to Get to Fukui from Tokyo? Traveling from Tokyo to Fukui

What are my travel options from Tokyo to Fukui and how much will it cost? In this article, we’ll provide details on travel options from Tokyo to Fukui.

Overview: Traveling from Tokyo to Fukui

Overview: Traveling from Tokyo to Fukui

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There are many ways to get from Tokyo to Fukui – one is the shinkansen. There are actually two shinkansen routes that will take you to Fukui: Tokaido Shinkansen and Hokuriku Shinkansen.

・Tokaido Shinkansen (via Maibara)

Ride the Tokaido Shinkansen 2 hours and 20 minutes to Maibara in Shiga prefecture, before transferring onto the Shirasagi Limited Express, which will take you to Fukui. One-way and round-trip tickets cost 14,260 yen and 28,520 yen, respectively. Total travel time is around 3.5 hours.

・Tokaido Shinkansen (via Kyoto)

Ride the Tokaido Shinkansen (Nozomi) 2 hours and 20 minutes to Kyoto. At Kyoto, catch the Thunderbird Limited Express to Fukui; this leg is about 1.5 hours. One-way and round-trip tickets cost 15,610 yen and 31,220 yen, respectively. Total travel time is around 4 hours.

If you’re willing to put in a little extra work to save money, take the Tokaido Shinkansen to Nagoya (approximately 1 hour 41 minutes); take another shinkansen from Nagoya to Maibara (28 minutes); and finally ride a JR train from Maibara to Nagahama (9 minutes), Nagahama to Tsuruga (37 minutes) and Tsuruga to Fukui (58 minutes from Maibara). The transfers are cumbersome, but your one-way fare is only 13,540 yen with this route.

Next, we’ll explore travel options via the Hokuriku Shinkansen.

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