Home Tokyo to Yokohama Trains

Tokyo to Yokohama Trains

From Tokyo to Yokohama, shinkansen is the way to go. There are numerous high-speed trains in service on Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo to Yokohama. The fastest train Nozomi takes only 18 minutes for the journey. A one-way ticket for a reserved seat is 3,210 yen; for a unreserved seat is 1,380 yen.

Basic Information

  • Length: 28.8 kilometers (17.9 miles)
  • Duration: around 18 minutes
  • Top speed: 285 kph (177 mph)
  • Terminals: Tokyo Train Station, Shin-Yokohama Train Station
  • Stops along the way: Tokyo, Shin-Yokohama

Tokyo to Yokohama Train Timetable and Ticket Fares


Time by Nozomi

Time by Hikari

Train Frequency

One-Way Fare

Tokyo to Yokohama

18 min

18 min

Every 15-30 minutes

3,210 yen

Train Types Running from Tokyo to Yokohama

There are three types of trains in service on Tokaido Shinkansen, with different running speeds and the number of intermediate stations. They are Nozomi, Hikari and Kodama.

1. Nozomi train: this is the fastest train running on Tokaido Shinkansen, with limited stops only at major stations along the way including Shinagawa, Shin-Yokohama, Nagoya and Kyoto. Most Nozami trains run from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka and further into Tohoku Shinkansen. Most services on Tokaido Shinkansen are Nozomi trains, with a maximum of 8 pairs of trains per hour. Japan Rail Pass cannot be used to take Nozomi trains.

2. Hikari train: this is the second fastest rail service on Tokaido Shinkansen. They have more intermediate stops than Nozami. Hikari runs two shifts per hour. Passengers holding Japan Rail Pass can take Hikari trains.

3. Kodama train: this is the slowest high-speed service on Tokaido Shinkansen. Kodama trains run two shifts per hour. They stop at every station along the Tokyo - Shin-Osaka route. Japan Rail Pass can be used to take Kodama trains.

You Might Like

tokyo station
Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station is one of the largest and busiest train stations in Japan. Over 3,000 trains stop at this station per day.

Read More
japanese seat class
Seat Classes on Japanese Train

Trains in Japan offer three classes of seat: ordinary seat, green car seat and gran class seat.

Read More
japan rail pass
Japan Rail Pass

If you plan to take trains in Japan, JR Pass is an incredibly good value for money and can save you a lot of hassle.

Read More