Fukushima to Aizu-Wakamatsu

Time taken (Approx.)Approx. cost p.p.
JR Tohoku Shinkansen & Local Train1 hour 40 min ¥2,800
Expressway Bus1 hour 40 min ¥1,800
Drive (National Roads)*1 hour 45 min
Drive (Expressways & National Roads)*1 hour 20 min ¥2,310 in tolls

* Price estimate doesn’t include price of gas.

By Shinkansen & Local Train:

By Expressway Bus:

  • An expressway bus runs between Fukushima Station and central Aizu-Wakamatsu. (Run by Fukushima Transportation & Aizu Bus)
  • Buses tend to run every 1-2.5 hours the hours of 6:30am and 19:00.
  • You don’t need to reserve the bus, and pay in cash when you get off the bus.

Location of bus stops:

By Car

  • Taking National Roads, it takes around 1 hour 45 minutes between Fukushima City and Aizu-Wakamatsu City.
  • You can shorten this to 1 hour 20 minutes by taking the Expressway. There is a toll for using this road.
  • Take the Tohoku Expressway from Fukushima Nishi I.C. (interchange). Change to the Ban’etsu Expressway via the Koriyama JCT (junction) and exit the expressway at Aizuwakamatsu I.C.

Koriyama to Aizu-Wakamatsu

Time taken (Approx.)Approx. cost p.p.
Local Train1 hour 15 min ¥1,140
Expressway Bus1 hour 25 min ¥1,200
Drive (National Roads)*1 hour 30 min
Drive (Expressways & National Roads)*1 hour 10 min ¥1,490 in tolls

* Price estimate doesn’t include price of gas.

By Local Train:

By Expressway Bus:

  • An expressway bus runs between Koriyama Station and Aizu-Wakamatsu Station.
  • Buses tend to run every 30-40 minutes between the hours of 6:30am and 21:00.
  • You don’t need to reserve the bus, and pay in cash when you get off the bus.

Location of bus stops:

By Car

  • Taking National Roads, it takes around 1 hour 30 minutes between Koriyama City and Aizu-Wakamatsu City.
  • You can shorten this to 1 hour 10 minutes by taking the Expressway. There is a toll for using this road.
  • Take the Tohoku Expressway from Koriyama I.C. (interchange). Change to the Ban’etsu Expressway via the Koriyama JCT (junction) and exit the expressway at Aizuwakamatsu I.C. ††

Iwaki to Aizu-Wakamatsu

Time taken (Approx.)Approx. cost p.p.
Local Train3 hour 15 min ¥2,590
Expressway Bus3 hour 15 min ¥2,600
Drive (National Roads)*2 hour 40 min

* Price estimate doesn’t include price of gas.

By Local Train:

By Expressway Bus:

  • An expressway bus runs between Iwaki Station and Aizu-Wakamatsu Station.
  • Buses tend to run every 1-1.5 hours between the hours of 6:00am and 20:00.
  • You don’t need to reserve the bus, and pay in cash when you get off the bus.

Location of bus stops:

By Car

Taking National Roads, it takes around 2 hours 40 minutes to drive between Iwaki City and Aizu-Wakamatsu City. Due to the location of Iwaki City, taking the expressways would not shorten this journey.

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