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

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Train  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the train from Hiroshima to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi

$78 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus Willer Travel  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Hiroshima to Kyōto

$36 - $48

2 alternative options

Bus Ryobi Express  •  6h 29m

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

$44 - $69

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Hiroshima to Kyoto 227 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Hiroshima to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥4300 - ¥6500 and takes 4h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Hiroshima to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥8500 - ¥12000 and takes 1h 54m.

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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 6h 29m.

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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 1h 54m and costs ¥8500 - ¥12000.

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It takes approximately 1h 54m 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 1h 54m and costs ¥8500 - ¥12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4900 - ¥8000 and takes 6h 29m.

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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 4h 17m to drive from Hiroshima to Kyoto.

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

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 1h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hiroshima to Kyoto via Okayama IC and Tsudaka in around 6h 29m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Hiroshima BC to Okayama IC
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Tsudaka to Kyōto Station
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Bus from Hiroshima to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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