Osaka to Kyoto

Osaka to Kyoto

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Osaka to Kyoto Schedule

Osaka to Kyoto Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BB Trip Van 10pax Any time¥ 41,334
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 06:55 - 07:09¥ 3,003
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 09:08 - 09:22¥ 1,512
Super Hakuto Express Unreserved seat 11:24 - 11:47¥ 1,292
Shinkansen JR Central Green Car 12:23 - 12:37¥ 3,822
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 14:54 - 15:10¥ 1,512
Shinkansen JR Central Green Car 16:23 - 16:37¥ 3,822
Super Hakuto Express Unreserved seat 19:26 - 19:49¥ 1,292
Syoei Bus SY AC Seater 21:40 - 22:30¥ 1,449
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 23:32 - 23:46¥ 3,003

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 USD 213.40. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 9.61.

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 Super Hakuto Express: travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 9.61 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 USD 213.40.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 9.62 to USD 28.45;
  • Bus tickets - USD 10.78 to USD 10.78;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 213.40 to USD 213.40.

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 83 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 21:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:40. There are 2 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?


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.


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 USD 213.40.

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


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% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% Other