Limited Express Shinano Line Timetable
The Limited Express Shinano operates daily services from Nagano Station and Nagoya Station. As such, it connects two of Central Japan’s major cities and travel hubs. On this page you will find the following information:
— Timetable from Nagano to Nagoya
— Timetable from Nagoya to Nagano
— Limited Express Shinano Line Map
Also stopping at Matsumoto, Kiso-Fukushima and Nakatsugawa, the line transports visitors to some of the region’s most enjoyable destinations including Matsumoto Castle and the Nakasendo Trail. For more information, see our ‘Limited Express Shinano’ main page.
TIMETABLE FROM NAGANO TO NAGOYA
Multiple services run from Nagano to Nagoya every day. The earliest service departs Nagano Station at 06:09 and stops at Matsumoto at 07:04, Kiso-Fukushima at 07:43, Nakatsugawa at 08:22 and other stations before arriving at Nagoya Station at 09:18.
The latest service departs Nagano Station at 19:40 and stops at Matsumoto at 20:32, Kiso-Fukushima at 21:11, Nakatsugawa at 21:49 and other stations before arriving at Nagoya Station at 22:42.
TIMETABLE FROM NAGOYA TO NAGANO
The earliest service departs Nagoya Station at 07:00 and stops at Nakatsugawa at 07:49, Kiso-Fukushima at 08:29, Matsumoto at 09:09 and other stations before arriving at Nagano Station at 10:03.
The latest service departs Nagoya Station at 19:40 and stops at Nakatsugawa at 20:32, Kiso-Fukushima at 21:10, Matsumoto at 21:50 and other stations before arriving at Nagano Station at 22:39.
LIMITED EXPRESS SHINANO LINE MAP
The Limited Express Shinano stops at the following stations*:
Nagano – Shinonoi – Hijiri-Kogen – Akashina – Matsumoto – Shiojiri – Kiso-Fukushima – Agematsu – Nagiso – Nakatsugawa – Ena – Taijimi – Chikusa – Kanayama – Nagoya
*Please note, stations marked in bold / red on the map are stops on all services. Those not marked in bold are only serviced by certain services throughout the day.
The train takes its name for the large-windowed carriages which afford fantastic views of the passing landscape – particularly beautiful as the line follows the Kiso Valley. Taking approximately 3 hours to run between Nagano and Nagoya, the journey is very enjoyable in its own right.The schedules below operate daily however please note, if you are intending to use another service on the Shinano Line i.e. non-express or local services, schedules vary from weekdays to weekends and are notably slower. All services on the Shinano Line are covered by the Japan Rail (JR) Pass.
PLAN YOUR VISIT TO JAPAN
The Limited Express Shinano is just one part of Japan’s fantastic rail network. Unfathomable in its size and efficiency, moving around the country by train is easy and comfortable opening-up all regions of Japan for exploration. Our ‘Plan Your Visit’ page has everything you need to know about visiting Japan – from tips on the best time to travel, times to avoid, entering and exiting the country, money matters, staying connected, accommodation, staying safe and healthy and plenty more to ensure that you get the most out of your time here.