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There are 8 ways to get from Fukuoka 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  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi

$120 - $160

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Night bus  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the night bus from Hakata Station to Kyōto

$55 - $75

6 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Fukuoka to Kyoto 395.4 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Fukuoka to Osaka Itami, train  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Osaka Itami (ITM) FUK - ITM
  2. Take the train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)

$87 - $351

Fly Fukuoka to Nagoya Airfield, train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Nagoya Airfield (NKM) FUK - NKM
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$178 - $305

Fly Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) FUK - NGO
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$99 - $188

Train to Kumamoto, fly to Osaka Itami, train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Kumamoto
  2. Fly from Kumamoto (KMJ) to Osaka Itami (ITM) KMJ - ITM
  3. Take the train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)

$117 - $295

Train to Nagasaki, fly to Osaka Itami, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Hakata to Isahaya
  2. Fly from Nagasaki (NGS) to Osaka Itami (ITM) NGS - ITM
  3. Take the train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)

$144 - $413

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fukuoka to Kyoto is to night bus which costs ¥6000 - ¥8500 and takes 11 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fukuoka to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥13000 - ¥18000 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fukuoka station to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Hakata Station and arriving at Horikawa Marutamachi via Kyoto Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hakata and arriving at Kyoto. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between Fukuoka and Kyoto is 515 km. The road distance is 632.6 km.

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs ¥13000 - ¥18000.

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The train from Hakata to Kyoto takes 2 h 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Fukuoka to Kyoto bus services, operated by Willer Travel, arrive at Hakata Station.

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Fukuoka to Kyoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Hakata station.

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The quickest flight from Fukuoka Airport to Osaka Itami Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Fukuoka to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 321.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Fukuoka to Kyoto hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $160 and the journey takes 2 h 44 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Fukuoka to Osaka Itami via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Kumamoto to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Nagasaki to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Fukuoka to Osaka Itami via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Kumamoto to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Nagasaki to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Nagoya Airfield
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Star Flyer
Website
starflyer.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Chūbu Centrair via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $160
Reserved seat
$130 - $160
Green seat
$170 - $230
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 Hakata to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$30 - $45
Reserved seat
$35 - $50
Green seat
$45 - $65
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Hakata Station to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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Fukuoka to Kyoto bus services, operated by Willer Travel, arrive at Kyōto station.

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Fukuoka to Kyoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kyoto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fukuoka to Kyoto is 633 km. It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to drive from Fukuoka to Kyoto.

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Ibex Airlines, Oriental Air Bridge, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Fukuoka Airport to Osaka Itami Airport.

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There are 2279+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fukuoka to Fukuoka Airport is to subway which takes 5 min and costs ¥120 - ¥190.

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