Osaka to Kyoto

Osaka to Kyoto

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21:12
Shin Osaka
23m ride in train #14 with Super Hakuto Express in Standard Class
21:35
Kyoto
¥2,156 per adult
19:26
Shin Osaka
23m ride in train #12 with Super Hakuto Express in Standard Class
19:49
Kyoto
¥2,156 per adult
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Osaka Downtown
1h 10m taxi ride with BB Trip in Comfort Plus
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Kyoto any hotel
¥24,600 vehicle, all incl

From Shin Osaka to Kyoto by train

19:26
Shin Osaka
23m ride in train #12 with Super Hakuto Express in Standard Class
19:49
Kyoto
¥2,156 per adult
21:12
Shin Osaka
23m ride in train #14 with Super Hakuto Express in Standard Class
21:35
Kyoto
¥2,156 per adult

From Osaka Downtown to Kyoto by taxi

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Osaka Downtown
1h 10m taxi ride with BB Trip in Comfort Plus
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Kyoto any hotel
¥24,600 vehicle, all incl

Osaka to Kyoto Schedule

Osaka to Kyoto Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BB Trip Comfort Plus Any time¥ 24,600
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 06:55 - 07:09¥ 3,004
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 08:00 - 08:14¥ 3,004
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 10:07 - 10:21¥ 3,004
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 12:23 - 12:37¥ 3,004
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 14:23 - 14:37¥ 3,004
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 16:23 - 16:37¥ 3,004
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 18:23 - 18:37¥ 3,004
Super Hakuto Express Standard Class 19:26 - 19:49¥ 2,156
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 20:23 - 20:37¥ 3,004
Super Hakuto Express Standard Class 21:12 - 21:35¥ 2,156
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 22:23 - 22:37¥ 3,004

Transportation from Osaka to Kyoto

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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 24,615. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as JPY 860.

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 32 miles (51 km). The flying distance is 28 miles (44 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 860 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 24,615.

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

  • Bus tickets - JPY 860 to JPY 1,900;
  • Train tickets - JPY 2,156 to JPY 3,004;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from JPY 24,615 to JPY 24,615.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 09:35 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:40. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per 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 24,615.

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:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.