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There are 8 ways to get from Saitama to Kyoto by train, night bus, car or plane

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Map of how to get from Saitama to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 229.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

What companies run services between Saitama, Japan and Kyoto, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Saitama to Kyoto every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 2 hours 17 minutes.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Avg. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Avg. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Avg. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Avg. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Komatsu
Avg. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Avg. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Kyoto
Avg. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Avg. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Juso to Karasuma
Avg. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keisei Skyliner
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nippori to Narita Airport Terminal 2
Avg. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Komatsu to Kyoto
Avg. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$51 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Kyoto Gion-Shijo Station
Avg. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

How far is it from Saitama to Kyoto?

The distance between Saitama and Kyoto is 367 km. The road distance is 496 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Saitama to Kyoto?

The cheapest way to get from Saitama to Kyoto is to night bus which costs ¥6600 and takes 9 hours 58 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Saitama to Kyoto?

The quickest way to get from Saitama to Kyoto is to train which takes 3 hours 12 minutes and costs ¥14000.

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

It takes approximately 3 hours 12 minutes to get from Saitama to Kyoto, including transfers.