So, you’ve decided you want to visit Hiroshima. Now the hard part begins; how do I even get there? Well, luckily for you, we’re here to give you some advice and travel tips. You’ll find below what we believe to be the best ways to get to Hiroshima from Tokyo or Osaka.
If you’re looking for the best way to get to Hirioshima you’ve come to the right place. We’ve looked into all the different transport options to provide you with quality travel information so that you can spend more time planning your stay in Hirioshima rather than how to get to Hirioshima. We’ve singled out the quickest way, the easiest way, the cheapest way and our favourite way to get to Hirioshima, as well as listing up all the special offers that are available including the use of a JR Pass.

From Tokyo

Our Favourite way from Tokyo to Hirioshima

Tokyo to Hiroshima Shinkansen From 18,040 yen 4 hours 0 Transfer
read moreOur favourite way to get to Hirioshima from Tokyo is aboard the Nozomi Shinkansen. The Nozomi will take you from Tokyo Station to Hiroshima Station directly in 4 hours. The regular non-reserved seat costs 18,040 yen and you will have to pay more if you wish a reserved seat or a place in the green class (first class).Beware Japan Rail Pass holders, the JR Pass cannot be used on Nozomi bullet trains!
Tokyo Station to Hiroshima Station JR Tokaido Shinkansen line Nozomi Train From 18,040 yen 4 hours

The Quickest Way from Tokyo to Hirioshima

Tokyo to Hiroshima Train, Monorail, Flight (ANA/JAL), Bus From 36,880 yen 3.5 hours 3 Transfers
read moreThe quickest way to get to Hirioshima from Tokyo is either by air or by Shinkansen.By air there are a number of direct flights connecting Tokyo and Hiroshima every day. Fares vary a lot but as a rule of thumb the earlier you book the cheaper the tickets will be. Keep an eye out for discount tickets and Low-Cost Carriers and you may be in for a bargain! And don’t forget that, out of Tokyo’s two main airports, Haneda and Narita, Haneda is the closest to Tokyo centre. From Hiroshima Airport you will need to take a 45 minute bus ride into town. The bus ride will cost you 1,340 yen so keep that in mind when planning your trip. The flight only takes around 90 minutes but, when taking into consideration transport to and from the respective airports, the actual duration of the trip will be closer to 3 or 4 hours. By Shinkansen, you can go all the way to Hiroshima from Tokyo station without having to transfer. The Nozomi bullet train will take you from Tokyo station to Hiroshima station in 4 hours and will cost you 18,040 yen for a non-reserved seat. The airlines and the JR Shinkansen are competing against each other, and as a result you can often find special offers from one or both parties so check out our special deals section!
Tokyo Station to Hamamatsucho Station JR Yamanoteline or JR Keihin Tohoku line 160 yen 5minutes
Hamamatsucho Station to Haneda Airport Tokyo Monorail 490 yen 20 minutes
Haneda Airport to Hiroshima Airport Flight (ANA/JAL) 36,880 yen 80 minutes
Hiroshima Airport to Hiroshima Bus 1,340 yen 45 minutes

The Cheapest Way from Tokyo to Hiroshima

Tokyo to Hiroshima Busget Highway Bus From 5,000 yen 12 hours 0 Transfer
read moreThe cheapest way to get to Hirioshima from Tokyo is to go by bus. If you’re on a budget and you’re OK with the idea of 12-hour bus rides, the overnight bus may just be the best option for you. An overnight bus ride from Tokyo to Hiroshima may cost you as little as 5,000 yen if you’re lucky! Beware of the small leg room though – if you’re 6ft or more you may want to consider another option.

The Easiest Way from Tokyo to Hirioshima

Tokyo to Hiroshima Shinkansen From 18,040 yen 4 hours 0 Transfer
read moreThe easiest way to get to Hirioshima from Tokyo is by Shinkansen. If taking a ride on the Japanese bullet train is on your checklist, you might as well tick that one off by taking a Shinkansen from Tokyo to Hiroshima! The Nozomi bullet train will take you from Tokyo station to Hiroshima station in 4 hours and will cost you 18,040 yen for a non-reserved seat. Beware Japan Rail Pass holders, the JR Pass cannot be used on Nozomi bullet trains!
Tokyo Station to Hiroshima Station JR Tokaido Shinkansen line Nozomi Train From 18,040 yen 4 hours

JR Pass & Special Deals from Tokyo to Hirioshima

Japan Rail Pass
read moreIf you have a JR Pass then we recommend you take the Hikari Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka, then transfer onto Sakura Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima as your pass will not be accepted on the Nozomi Shinkansen.

Special offers from JR Shinkansen lines and Airlines
read moreThe airlines and the JR Shinkansen are competing against each other for this particular travel segment, so you can often find special offers from either one of them. For example you can get a return Shinkansen ticket for just 28,450 yen!






From Osaka

Our Favourite way from Osaka to Hirioshima

Osaka to Hiroshima Shinkansen From 9,710 yen 85 minutes 0 Transfer
read moreOur favourite way to get to Hirioshima from Osaka is on board the Shinkansen. If you’re in love with Japanese bullet trains then why not jump onto a Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka station to Hiroshima station! The ride will take around 85 minutes and costs 9,710 yen for a non-reserved regular seat. If you’re a JR Pass holder make sure you only get on the Sakura trains as the others will not accept your pass!
Shin-Osaka Station to Hiroshima Station JR Tokaido Shinkansen line Nozomi train From 9,710 yen 85 minutes

The Quickest Way from Osaka to Hirioshima

Osaka to Hiroshima Shinkansen From 9,710 yen 85 minutes 0 Transfer
read moreThe quickest way to get to Hirioshima from Osaka is on board the Shinkansen. If you’re in love with Japanese bullet trains then why not jump onto a Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka station to Hiroshima station! The ride will take around 85 minutes and costs 9,710 yen for a non-reserved regular seat. If you’re a JR Pass holder make sure you only get on the Sakura trains as the others will not accept your pass!
Shin-Osaka Station to Hiroshima Station JR Tokaido Shinkansen line Nozomi train From 9,710 yen 85 minutes

The Cheapest Way from Osaka to Hirioshima

Osaka to Hiroshima Budget Highway Bus From 2,100 yen About 6 hours 0 Transfer
read moreThe cheapest way to get to Hirioshima from Osaka If you’re on a tight budget or if you just like the idea of hopping onto a bus and waking up in a different town, we recommend you take an overnight bus. The overnight bus from Osaka to Hiroshima will typically take 6 hours and tickets can be found for as cheap as 2,100 yen! We wouldn’t recommend this particular travelling method for the tallest of you though, as legroom is generally on the tighter side!

The Easiest Way from Osaka to Hirioshima

Osaka to Hiroshima Shinkansen From 9,710 yen 85 minutes 0 Transfer
read moreThe easiest way to get to Hirioshima from Osaka is also the quickest way: on board the Shinkansen. If you’re in love with Japanese bullet trains then why not jump onto a Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka station to Hiroshima station! The ride will take around 85 minutes and costs 9,710 yen for a non-reserved regular seat. If you’re a JR Pass holder make sure you only get on the Sakura trains as the others will not accept your pass!
Shin-Osaka Station to Hiroshima Station JR Tokaido Shinkansen line Nozomi train From 9,710 yen 85 minutes

JR Pass & Special Deals from Osaka to Hirioshima

Japan Rail Pass
read moreJapan Rail Pass holders can use their passes to board the Hikari or Kodama Shinkansens from Shin-Osaka to Hiroshima. However, the pass will not be accepted on the Nozomi Shinkansen.

Puratto Kodama Economy Shinkansen deal
read moreThere is a Kodama Shinkansen special deal for more than 2 passengers who wish to purchase round-trip tickets. This special offer will cost each passenger 12,680 yen for the return ticket, and gets them a seat on board the Kodama bullet train. The Kodama bullet train takes between 2h45min and 3 hours to complete the journey.

Seishun 18 ticket
read moreAlso, if you want to go to Hiroshima using local train services, the 5 and a half hour journey will set you back 5,620 yen. We would only recommend this route to JR Pass holders and Seishun 18 ticket holders.

by Yoji     7 months ago

Get your Hiroshima itinerary from the experts!

Select your favorite spots and Book a knowledgeable guide to make your itinerary and take you to a fun Hiroshima experience!

Get Your Itinerary Now!

Tours & Activities

 

Hire a guide for your Hiroshima Trip

Select your favorite spots and choose a knowledgeable guide to help you have the best and safest Hiroshima experience!

Hire a Guide Now!
Yuji
Hiroshima - English
264 USD / Group
Yuji
Hiroshima - English
220 USD / Group
Yuji
Hiroshima - English
264 USD / Group
Yuji
Hiroshima - English
176 USD / Group