There are 9 ways to get from Asakusa to Kyoto by train, night bus, car, subway 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  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi

$101 - $141

Cheapest option

Night bus Keisei bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the night bus from Asakusa-Kaminarimon to Sanjō Keihan-eki

$63

7 alternative options

Night bus Nankai Bus  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the night bus from Akihabara to Kyōto

$68

Drive  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Asakusa to Kyoto 293.9 miles

$45 - $75

Subway to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka, train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the subway from Asakusa(Tobu/Subway) to Daimon(Tokyo)
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka (ITM) HND - ITM
  3. Take the train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)

$88 - $329

Subway to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka Kobe, train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the subway from Asakusa(Tobu/Subway) to Daimon(Tokyo)
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB
  3. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$96 - $303

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Keisei-Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka (ITM) NRT - ITM
  3. Take the train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)

$129 - $463

Subway to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Nagoya, train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the subway from Asakusa(Tobu/Subway) to Daimon(Tokyo)
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Nagoya (NGO) HND - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$110 - $306

Train to Ibaraki, fly to Osaka Kobe, train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Ueno to Ishioka
  2. Fly from Ibaraki (IBR) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) IBR - UKB
  3. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$152 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Asakusa to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Asakusa to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥11000 - ¥16000 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Asakusa-Kaminarimon and arriving at Sanjō Keihan-eki. The journey takes approximately 8 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Asakusa to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Ueno and arriving at Kyoto via Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Asakusa and Kyoto is 375 km. The road distance is 470.2 km.

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The best way to get from Asakusa to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥16000.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Asakusa to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Asakusa to Kyoto bus services, operated by Keisei bus, depart from Asakusa-Kaminarimon station.

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Map of how to get from Asakusa to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 234.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Asakusa to Kyoto every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $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
Flights from Ibaraki to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
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
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keisei Skyliner
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Keisei-Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Keisei bus
Website
keiseibus.co.jp
Night bus from Asakusa-Kaminarimon to Sanjō Keihan-eki
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
chibachuobus.co.jp
Nankai Bus
Website
nankaibus.jp
Night bus from Akihabara to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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