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From Akihabara to Kyoto by bus

22:50
Akihabara, Tokyo
06:20
Kyoto Yodobashi Main Entrance
7h 30m
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From Ikebukuro Sunshine Terminal to Kyoto by bus

21:30
Ikebukuro Sunshine Terminal, Tokyo
07:30
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
10h
 Instant
21:30
Ikebukuro Sunshine Terminal, Tokyo
07:30
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
10h
 Instant
21:45
Ikebukuro Sunshine Terminal, Tokyo
06:20
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
8h 35m
 Instant
21:50
Ikebukuro Sunshine Terminal, Tokyo
05:25
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
7h 35m
 Instant
21:50
Ikebukuro Sunshine Terminal, Tokyo
05:25
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
7h 35m
 Instant
21:50
Ikebukuro Sunshine Terminal, Tokyo
05:25
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
7h 35m
 Instant
23:00
Ikebukuro Sunshine Terminal, Tokyo
06:40
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 40m
 Instant
23:10
Ikebukuro Sunshine Terminal, Tokyo
06:20
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 10m
 Instant
23:20
Ikebukuro Sunshine Terminal, Tokyo
05:30
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
6h 10m
 Instant
23:30
Ikebukuro Sunshine Terminal, Tokyo
06:50
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 20m
 Instant

From JR Oji South Exit to Kyoto by bus

22:25
JR Oji South Exit, Tokyo
07:30
Kyoto VIP Lounge
9h 5m
 Instant
22:50
JR Oji South Exit, Tokyo
06:50
Kyoto VIP Lounge
8h
 Instant
23:00
JR Oji South Exit, Tokyo
06:40
Kyoto VIP Lounge
7h 40m
 Instant

From Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking to Kyoto by bus

00:00
Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking, Tokyo
08:20
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
8h 20m
 Instant
00:10
Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking, Tokyo
07:50
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 40m
 Instant
21:20
Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking, Tokyo
04:50
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
7h 30m
 Instant
22:10
Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking, Tokyo
05:40
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 30m
 Instant
22:40
Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking, Tokyo
06:30
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 50m
 Instant
23:20
Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking, Tokyo
07:30
Kyoto VIP Lounge
8h 10m
 Instant
23:30
Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking, Tokyo
06:40
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 10m
 Instant
23:40
Marunouchi Kajibashi Parking, Tokyo
06:00
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
6h 20m
 Instant

From Osaki Station West Gate to Kyoto by bus

22:05
Osaki Station West Gate, Tokyo
04:50
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
6h 45m
 Instant

From Shinjuku Expressway Terminal to Kyoto by bus

00:40
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
08:20
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 40m
 Instant
08:40
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
17:15
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
8h 35m
 Instant
09:10
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
18:45
Nagaokakyo Nishiyama Tennozan, Kyoto
9h 35m
 Instant
21:05
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
05:40
Kyoto Station Bus Stop No 4
8h 35m
 Instant
21:10
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
05:00
Kyoto Station Hachijo
7h 50m
 Instant
21:10
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
05:00
Kyoto Station Hachijo
7h 50m
 Instant
21:50
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:25
Kyoto VIP Lounge
8h 35m
 Instant
22:00
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:05
Kyoto VIP Lounge
8h 5m
 Instant
22:10
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:20
Kyoto Yodobashi Main Entrance
8h 10m
 Instant
22:15
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:00
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 45m
 Instant
22:20
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
05:55
Kyoto Station Hachijo
7h 35m
 Instant
22:20
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
05:55
Kyoto Station Hachijo
7h 35m
 Instant
22:30
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:55
Kyoto VIP Lounge
8h 25m
 Instant
22:35
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:55
Gion Shijo Station, Kyoto
8h 20m
 Instant
22:35
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:20
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 45m
 Instant
22:35
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:40
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
8h 5m
 Instant
22:40
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:00
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 20m
 Instant
22:45
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:40
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 55m
 Instant
23:05
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
07:05
Kyoto Station Bus Stop No 4
8h
 Instant
23:05
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:00
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
6h 55m
 Instant
23:05
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
07:05
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
8h
 Instant
23:05
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
07:05
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
8h
 Instant
23:25
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
05:30
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
6h 5m
 Instant
23:30
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:30
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h
 Instant
23:40
Shinjuku Expressway Terminal, Tokyo
06:40
Kyoto VIP Lounge
7h
 Instant

From Tokyo to Kyoto by bus

21:30
Tokyo
05:55
Kyoto VIP Lounge
8h 25m
 Instant
22:10
Tokyo
05:20
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 10m
 Instant
22:15
Tokyo
06:00
Kyoto VIP Lounge
7h 45m
 Instant
23:00
Tokyo
07:25
Kyoto VIP Lounge
8h 25m
 Instant
23:45
Tokyo
06:50
Kyoto VIP Lounge
7h 5m
 Instant

From Tokyo DisneySea to Kyoto by bus

21:45
Tokyo DisneySea, Chiba
07:05
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
9h 20m
 Instant
22:00
Tokyo DisneySea, Chiba
07:05
Kyoto Station Bus Stop No 4
9h 5m
 Instant
22:00
Tokyo DisneySea, Chiba
06:10
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
8h 10m
 Instant
22:00
Tokyo DisneySea, Chiba
07:05
Kyoto Station Bus Stop No 4
9h 5m
 Instant
22:15
Tokyo DisneySea, Chiba
06:20
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
8h 5m
 Instant
22:30
Tokyo DisneySea, Chiba
06:50
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
8h 20m
 Instant

From Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal to Kyoto by bus

20:15
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
05:55
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
9h 40m
 Instant
20:15
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
05:55
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
9h 40m
 Instant
20:15
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
05:55
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
9h 40m
 Instant
21:00
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
05:25
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
8h 25m
 Instant
21:00
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
05:25
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
8h 25m
 Instant
21:00
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
05:25
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
8h 25m
 Instant
21:15
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
05:50
JR Kyoto Hachijo Exit
8h 35m
 Instant
21:30
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
06:55
Gion Shijo Station, Kyoto
9h 25m
 Instant
21:45
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
06:30
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
8h 45m
 Instant
21:45
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
08:10
Kyoto Station Bus Stop No 4
10h 25m
 Instant
21:45
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
06:10
Kyoto Station Bus Stop No 4
8h 25m
 Instant
21:45
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
08:10
Kyoto Station Bus Stop No 4
10h 25m
 Instant
22:30
Tokyo Disneyland Bus Terminal
06:10
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
7h 40m
 Instant

From Tokyo to Kyoto by train

06:00
Tokyo
08:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
06:30
Tokyo
08:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
07:00
Tokyo
09:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
07:30
Tokyo
09:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
08:00
Tokyo
10:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
08:30
Tokyo
10:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
09:00
Tokyo
11:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
09:30
Tokyo
11:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
10:00
Tokyo
12:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
10:30
Tokyo
12:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
11:00
Tokyo
13:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
11:30
Tokyo
13:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
12:00
Tokyo
14:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
12:30
Tokyo
14:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
13:00
Tokyo
15:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
13:30
Tokyo
15:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
14:00
Tokyo
16:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
14:30
Tokyo
16:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
15:00
Tokyo
17:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
15:30
Tokyo
17:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
16:00
Tokyo
18:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
16:30
Tokyo
18:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
17:00
Tokyo
19:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
17:30
Tokyo
19:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
18:00
Tokyo
20:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
18:30
Tokyo
20:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
19:00
Tokyo
21:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
19:30
Tokyo
21:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
20:00
Tokyo
22:20
Kyoto
2h 20m
20:30
Tokyo
22:50
Kyoto
2h 20m
21:00
Tokyo
23:20
Kyoto
2h 20m

From Shinagawa to Kyoto by train

07:00
Shinagawa, Tokyo
09:10
Kyoto
2h 10m
09:00
Shinagawa, Tokyo
11:10
Kyoto
2h 10m
11:00
Shinagawa, Tokyo
13:10
Kyoto
2h 10m
13:00
Shinagawa, Tokyo
15:10
Kyoto
2h 10m
15:00
Shinagawa, Tokyo
17:10
Kyoto
2h 10m
17:00
Shinagawa, Tokyo
19:10
Kyoto
2h 10m
19:00
Shinagawa, Tokyo
21:10
Kyoto
2h 10m
20:30
Shinagawa, Tokyo
22:40
Kyoto
2h 10m
21:00
Shinagawa, Tokyo
23:10
Kyoto
2h 10m

Popular Routes in Japan

How to get from Tokyo to Kyoto

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

  • 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 17,001. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as JPY 2,137.

How far is Tokyo from Kyoto?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Tokyo to Kyoto. Your trip will be a total of 324 miles (521 km). The flying distance is 281 miles (451 km).

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

The travel time from Tokyo to Kyoto can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 11 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Tokyo to Kyoto varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sanei Kotsu KB Liner KB5: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as JPY 2,137 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 17,001.

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

  • Bus tickets - JPY 2,137 to JPY 16,463;
  • Train tickets - JPY 17,001 to JPY 17,001;

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:45. There are 59 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 40 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Tokyo 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.

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 Tokyo to Kyoto

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Tokyo 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:

  • 618 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 382 decided to go for a bus.