There are 6 ways to get from Saitama to Kyoto by train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi

$97 - $149

5 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Saitama to Kyoto 309.9 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka, train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka (ITM) HND - ITM
  3. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto

$122 - $378

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka Kobe, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB
  3. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$108 - $321

Train, train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Saitama-Shintoshin to Nippori
  2. Take the train from Nippori to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  3. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka (ITM) NRT - ITM
  4. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto

$151 - $493

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Nagoya, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Nagoya (NGO) HND - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$126 - $324

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saitama to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saitama to Kyoto is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥17000.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Saitama to Kyoto, including transfers.

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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 $90 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Saitama-Shintoshin to Nippori
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keisei Skyliner
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nippori to Narita Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
hyperdia.com

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