Recommended Fastest
19:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
19:30
Kyoto
Recommended Fastest
07:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
07:30
Kyoto
Keihan bus ZKH4
eTicket Instant Recommended
09:35
Namba Tennoji, Osaka
1h 10m bus ride in Express
10:45
Kyoto

From Shin Osaka to Kyoto by Trains

Recommended Fastest
07:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
07:30
Kyoto
Fastest
09:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
09:30
Kyoto
Fastest
11:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
11:30
Kyoto
Fastest
12:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
12:30
Kyoto
Fastest
14:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
14:30
Kyoto
Fastest
16:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
16:30
Kyoto
Fastest
17:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
17:30
Kyoto
Fastest
18:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
18:30
Kyoto
Recommended Fastest
19:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
19:30
Kyoto
Fastest
20:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
20:30
Kyoto
Fastest
21:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
21:30
Kyoto
Fastest
23:00
Shin Osaka
30m ride in train, Standard Seat
23:30
Kyoto

From Namba Tennoji to Kyoto by Buses

Keihan bus ZKH4
eTicket Instant Recommended
09:35
Namba Tennoji, Osaka
1h 10m bus ride in Express
10:45
Kyoto
Keihan bus ZKH4
eTicket Instant
20:05
Namba Tennoji, Osaka
1h 55m bus ride in Express
22:00
Kyoto
Keihan bus ZKH4
eTicket Instant
21:10
Namba Tennoji, Osaka
1h 10m bus ride in Express
22:20
Kyoto

From Osaka Downtown to Kyoto by Taxis

BB Trip
Instant
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Osaka Downtown
1h 10m taxi ride in Comfort Plus
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Kyoto any hotel

Osaka to Kyoto Schedule

Osaka to Kyoto Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BB Trip Comfort Plus 00:00 - 01:10¥ 24,289
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 07:00 - 07:30¥ 4,777
Keihan bus ZKH4 Express 09:35 - 10:45¥ 904
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 09:00 - 09:30¥ 4,777
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 11:00 - 11:30¥ 4,777
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 12:00 - 12:30¥ 4,777
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 14:00 - 14:30¥ 4,777
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 16:00 - 16:30¥ 4,777
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 18:00 - 18:30¥ 4,777
Keihan bus ZKH4 Express 20:05 - 22:00¥ 904
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 20:00 - 20:30¥ 4,777
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 23:00 - 23:30¥ 4,777

Popular Routes in Japan

How to get from Osaka to Kyoto

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

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

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 taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about JPY 24,368. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as JPY 904.

How far is Osaka from Kyoto?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Osaka to Kyoto. Your trip will be a total of 31 miles (49 km). The flying distance is 27 miles (43 km).

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

The travel time from Osaka to Kyoto can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 2 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Osaka to Kyoto varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Keihan bus ZKH4: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as JPY 904 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as JPY 24,368.

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

  • Bus tickets - JPY 904 to JPY 904;
  • Train tickets - JPY 4,777 to JPY 4,777;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from JPY 24,368 to JPY 24,368.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 12 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 09:35 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:10. There are 3 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Osaka to Kyoto any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Osaka to Kyoto 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.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Osaka to Kyoto. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as JPY 24,368.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

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 Osaka to Kyoto

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Osaka to Kyoto? 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:

  • 778 decided to go for a bus.
  • 222 users enjoyed a train ride.