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
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.