Fukui Access Guide

Getting to Fukui is relatively easy, and there are two ways to get to the prefecture by train from the Tokyo Area. Depending on where you want to visit before or after your trip to Fukui, you may want to think about which route to take. You can also get to the prefecture via airplane, which is around an hour quicker than the train, but it will cost slightly more.

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Train
From Tokyo, you can either go through the north route from Kanazawa, or you can go around from Nagoya from the south. If you are planning to go from Kanazawa, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kanazawa Station, and from there, transfer to the Hokuriku rail line to Fukui. From Nagoya, you take the Tokaido Shinkansen to Maibara through Nagoya, and transfer to the Hokuriku rail line from there to Fukui. All in all, these ways take about 3 hours and 40 minutes one-way.
From Osaka, your trip is easier. Take the Hokuriku rail line through Kyoto and go to Fukui in one go. The whole trip takes 2 hours.
 
Plane
The main airport of Fukui is the Komatsu Airport. Going from Haneda Airport, it takes about an hour to get to Komatsu Airport, and from there you need to take an airport bus to Fukui, which is another hour. The whole trip should take about 2 hours, but it may not be worth the money since it doesn’t take much longer by train. 

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