Hi! Are there any express buses from Toyama to Nagano? I read that there is a 3.5 hours bus (3100 yen) but I cannot find the link to book it. Any website that I can book it? Thanks!
A few years ago Nagano Dentetsu ran a bus between Toyama and Nagano, but it has since been cancelled. Now, you would have to take several buses to get between the two. I recommend visiting Takayama or Kamikochi while traveling from Toyama to Nagano.
Bus options are:
Toyama-Takayama-Matsumoto (6,390 Yen)
1. Toyama/Shirakawa-go/Takayama line bus (Nohi)
Toyama-Hirayu Onsen-Matsumoto (4,430 Yen)
1. Toyama-Shinhotaka Ropeway / Hirayu line bus (Nohi)
If you are heading to Nagano City, you can take the Shinonoi line train or Limited Express Shinano from Matsumoto City to your destination.
Information for bus reservations can be found at the timetable links.
If you would like to spend more time exploring Takayama, Kamikochi, Shirakawa-go and other sightseeing areas along the way, there are several multi-day bus passes that can make your trip more economical: Alps 2-Day Free Passport and the Alps Wide Free Passport (4-day).
I hope that helps answer your question!