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There are 9 ways to get from Chiba to Kyoto by train, night bus, 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.

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Train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Chiba to Tokyo JR Sobu Rapid Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$108 - $151

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Night bus Keisei bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Chiba station to Sanjō Keihan-eki

$62

7 alternative options

Night bus JR Bus Kanto  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo to Kyōto

$73 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Chiba to Kyoto 314.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka Itami (ITM) NRT - ITM
  2. Take the train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)

$111 - $446

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Itami (ITM) HND - ITM
  2. Take the train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)

$93 - $335

Fly Tokyo Narita to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) NRT - NGO
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$113 - $343

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kobe, train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$100 - $309

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) HND - NGO
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$115 - $312

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The cheapest way to get from Chiba to Kyoto is to night bus which costs ¥7000 and takes 9 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiba to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥12000 - ¥17000 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Chiba station station and arriving at Sanjō Keihan-eki. The journey takes approximately 9 h 40 min.

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The distance between Chiba and Kyoto is 401 km. The road distance is 503.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chiba to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Chiba to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Chiba to Kyoto bus services, operated by Keisei bus, arrive at Chiba station.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Narita Airport to Osaka Itami Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Chiba to Kyoto bus services, operated by Keisei bus, arrive at Sanjō Keihan-eki station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiba to Kyoto is 503 km. It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to drive from Chiba to Kyoto.

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  • Distance: 250.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Chiba to Kyoto via Tokyo, Kyoto, and Kyoto in around 3 h 18 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Chūbu Centrair via Niigata
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Chiba to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Keisei bus
Website
keiseibus.co.jp
Night bus from Chiba station to Sanjō Keihan-eki
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
chibachuobus.co.jp
Eagle Bus
Email
ops@new-wing.co.jp
Website
new-wing.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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Ibex Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Tokyo Narita Airport to Osaka Itami Airport.

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There are 2253+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiba to Tokyo Narita Airport is to train which takes 44 min and costs ¥600 - ¥850.

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