How to Reach Sendai-shi - The Easiest Way to Reach Sendai-shi


  • By Air: Sendai Airport (SDJ) receives mostly domestic flights but also connects to Honululu, South Korea, Taiwan and China. A train runs to JR Sendai Station from the airport.
  • By Train: Sendai Station receives the Tohoku Shinkansen which is the most popular way into the city. Common cities from which to arrive here are Akita, Tokyo, and Aomori.
  • By Bus: JR Bus Tohoku,Tohoku Kyuko, Kintetsu, Willer Express and the Meitetsu are all various bus services that, among them, connect to major cities such as Yokohama, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya. Exploring other cities in the Tohoku region of Japan will have to be based from Sendai itself.
  • By Ferry: Taiheiyo Ferry connects to Nagoya, and also Tomakomai in Hokkaido.


  • By Subway: There is only one subway line going from north to south, connecting the major shopping districts.
  • By Bus: The Loople Sendai bus makes a stop at each major attraction in the city, so if you know your attraction’s Loople number, it’s easy to identify the stops. Tourists may find the other bus services difficult to navigate, so look up the travel guide.
  • By Car: This is probably the best option. Rent a car, learn the road rules, and drive yourself around the city. This is especially convenient if you’re looking to head to the attractions just outside the city.
  • By Taxi: Taxis can be expensive, but useful in a pinch.

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Modes of Transportation in Sendai-shi

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Sendai-shi. The most preferred mode of transport in Sendai-shi is Car.

Average distance: 35 km Average time: 65 min

  • Car 100%
    Driving 65 min Overall average time for 35 kms 65 min

How to Reach Sendai-shi from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Akita to Sendai-shi 150.75 km 2 hours 30 mins
Narita to Sendai-shi 222.53 km 3 hours 42 mins
Goshogawara to Sendai-shi 223.42 km 3 hours 43 mins
Kumagaya to Sendai-shi 244.53 km 4 hours 4 mins
Tokyo to Sendai-shi 252.69 km 4 hours 12 mins
Yokohama-shi to Sendai-shi 277.34 km 4 hours 37 mins
Oshamanbe to Sendai-shi 368.7 km 6 hours 8 mins
Iwata to Sendai-shi 449.5 km 7 hours 29 mins
Nagoya-shi to Sendai-shi 510.57 km 8 hours 30 mins
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