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There are 5 ways to get from Iiyama to Kyoto by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Iiyama to Kanazawa Shinkansen Hakutaka
  2. Take the train from Kanazawa to Kyoto Ltd Exp Thunderbird

$106 - $131

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Night bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the night bus from Iiyama to Kyoto Station

$66

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Nagano to Kyoto Station

$82 - $93

Drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Iiyama to Kyoto 279.3 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  5 h 52 min

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

$146 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Iiyama to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥8000 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iiyama to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥12000 - ¥15000 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iiyama to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Iiyama and arriving at Horikawa Marutamachi via Kyoto Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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The distance between Iiyama and Kyoto is 311 km. The road distance is 446.9 km.

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The best way to get from Iiyama to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 4 h 29 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Iiyama to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Iiyama to Kyoto bus services, operated by Nagaden Bus, depart from Iiyama station.

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The best way to get from Iiyama to Kyoto is to train which takes 4 h 29 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥9000 - ¥11000 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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

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Iiyama to Kyoto bus services, operated by Nagaden Bus, arrive at Kyoto Station.

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Map of how to get from Iiyama to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 194.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

What companies run services between Iiyama, Nagano, Japan and Kyoto, Japan?

You can take a train from Iiyama to Kyoto via Kanazawa and Kyoto in around 4 h 29 min. Alternatively, Access Shinshu operates a bus from Iiyama to Kyoto twice daily. Tickets cost $62 and the journey takes 7 h 34 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Iiyama to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $70
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $100
Train from Iiyama to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$55 - $80
Reserved seat
$65 - $85
Green seat
$85 - $120
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$54 - $58
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Nagano to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Nagaden Bus
Website
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com
Night bus from Iiyama to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Iiyama to Kyoto is 447 km. It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to drive from Iiyama to Kyoto.

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Itami Airport.

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There are 2192+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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