Kyoto to Tokyo

Kyoto to Tokyo

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22:45
Kyoto city
7h 40m bus ride with Yutaka YT in Express
06:25
+1
Shinjuku, Tokyo
¥2,321 per adult
16:24
Kyoto
2h 15m ride in train #NOZOMI 34 with Shinkansen JR Central in Standard
18:39
Tokyo
¥14,879 per adult

From Kyoto city to Tokyo by bus

22:45
Kyoto city
7h 40m bus ride with Yutaka YT in Express
06:25
+1
Shinjuku, Tokyo
¥2,321 per adult

From Kyoto to Tokyo by train

16:24
Kyoto
2h 15m ride in train #NOZOMI 34 with Shinkansen JR Central in Standard
18:39
Tokyo
¥14,879 per adult

Kyoto to Tokyo Schedule

Kyoto to Tokyo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 06:14 - 08:29¥ 14,880
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 08:30 - 10:45¥ 14,880
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 10:30 - 12:45¥ 14,880
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 12:24 - 14:39¥ 14,880
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 14:24 - 16:39¥ 14,880
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 16:24 - 18:39¥ 14,880
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 18:30 - 20:45¥ 14,880
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 20:24 - 22:39¥ 14,880
Heisei Enterprise HE0 Express 22:35 - 06:10¥ 3,486
Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2 Express 22:30 - 06:48¥ 2,322
Tokyo Fuji Kotsu NT3 Express 23:30 - 07:30¥ 2,416
Yutaka YT Express 22:45 - 06:25¥ 2,322

Transportation from Kyoto to Tokyo

Kyoto to Tokyo destination reviews

MT
Bus Express, Sakura Kotsu SK4 (株式会社桜交通 SK4), Mar 24, 2020
I can’t seat on the bus. I came to place in the map on pdf ticket and bus didn’t arrive. I had to buy a new ticket that evening. Can you return money for this ticket?
JM
Bus Express, Yutaka Kotsu UR3, Mar 4, 2020
Lots of leg room, multiple stops on the journey and went by much quicker that I thought. Lights where off for almost the entire journey meaning sleep was easy.
GT
Bus Express, Sanei Kotsu KB5 (三栄交通(KBライナー), Jan 21, 2020
Everything was as expected. Great price. Very good for couples. Not so sure for individuals.
AD
Bus Intercity, Heisei Enterprise HE0 (株式会社平成エンタープライズ), Dec 24, 2019
On time. The bus is clean and spacious. Staff speaks very little English
AF
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Sep 23, 2019
super
NG
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Aug 14, 2019
Best of the best
WO
Bus Express, Sunshine Tour SN5 (サンシャインエクスプレス), Aug 7, 2019
Trip was good, but seats were to hard to spend a night of 6h. People was helpfull and kind.
4.4
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How to get from Kyoto to Tokyo

When you want to get from Kyoto to Tokyo, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about JPY 14,879. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as JPY 2,321.

How far is Kyoto from Tokyo?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kyoto to Tokyo. Your trip will be a total of 287 miles (461 km). The flying distance is 281 miles (451 km).

How long does it take to get from Kyoto to Tokyo?

The travel time from Kyoto to Tokyo can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 10 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Kyoto to Tokyo?

The cost of the trip from Kyoto to Tokyo varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as JPY 2,321 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as JPY 14,879.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Kyoto to Tokyo:

  • Bus tickets - JPY 2,321 to JPY 11,477;
  • flight+Train price: JPY 3,300 - JPY 3,300. From Kyoto to Tokyo starting from 08:17 Kansai Airport Station until 17:30 Kansai Airport Station
  • Train tickets - JPY 14,879 to JPY 14,879;

How many trips per day are there between Kyoto and Tokyo?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • 2 by flight+Train from Kyoto to Tokyo starting from 08:17 Kansai Airport Station until 17:30 Kansai Airport Station
  • Buses start plying the route from 12:10 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Kyoto to Tokyo is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Kyoto to Tokyo

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Kyoto to Tokyo? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.