There are 4 ways to get from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Hiroshima to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi

$79 - $107

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Bus Willer Travel  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Hiroshima (Station) to Kyōto (Station)

$37 - $50

2 alternative options

Bus Ryobi Express  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Hiroshima BC to Okayama IC
  2. Take the bus from Tsudaka to Kyōto Station

$45 - $69

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Hiroshima to Kyoto 227 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from Hiroshima to Kyoto station. However, there are services departing from Hiroshima BC and arriving at Kyōto Station via Tsudaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 29 min.

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The distance between Hiroshima and Kyoto is 310 km. The road distance is 363.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hiroshima to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 1 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Hiroshima to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Hiroshima to Kyoto bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, depart from Hiroshima BC station.

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The best way to get from Hiroshima to Kyoto is to train which takes 1 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 29 min.

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Hiroshima to Kyoto bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Kyōto Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hiroshima to Kyoto is 363 km. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Hiroshima to Kyoto.

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There are 2163+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 193.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 54 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hiroshima to Kyoto via Okayama IC and Tsudaka in around 6 h 29 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Hiroshima BC to Okayama IC
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Tsudaka to Kyōto Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Bus from Hiroshima (Station) to Kyōto (Station)
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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