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

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Iwakuni to Hiroshima JR Sanyo
  2. Take the train from Hiroshima to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi

$83 - $122

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Bus  •  8 h 16 min

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

$51 - $77

3 alternative options

Night bus  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the night bus from Iwakuni Station to Kyōto

$93

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Iwakuni to Kyoto 257 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Iwakuni to Hiroshima
  2. Take the train from Hiroshima to Hakata
  3. Fly from Fukuoka (FUK) to Osaka (ITM) FUK - ITM

$148 - $445

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Iwakuni to Kyoto station. However, there are services departing from Iwakuni Shiyakusho and arriving at Kyōto Station via Hiroshima BC and Tsudaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 16 min.

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The distance between Iwakuni and Kyoto is 337 km. The road distance is 411.2 km.

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The best way to get from Iwakuni to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Iwakuni to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Iwakuni to Kyoto bus services, operated by Iwakuni Bus, depart from Iwakuni Shiyakusho station.

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The best way to get from Iwakuni to Kyoto is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 16 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Iwakuni to Kyoto is 411 km. It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to drive from Iwakuni to Kyoto.

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

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Map of how to get from Iwakuni to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 210.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Iwakuni to Kyoto via Hiroshima and Kyoto in around 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iwakuni to Kyoto via Hiroshima BC, Okayama IC, and Tsudaka in around 8 h 16 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Fukuoka to Osaka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Fukuoka to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Fukuoka to Osaka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Fukuoka to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Iwakuni to Hiroshima
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hiroshima to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$75 - $100
Reserved seat
$85 - $110
Green seat
$110 - $150
Train from Hiroshima to Hakata
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$55 - $80
Reserved seat
$65 - $85
Green seat
$85 - $120
Bus operators
Iwakuni Bus
Website
iwakuni-bus.com
Bus from Iwakuni Shiyakusho to Hiroshima BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
iwakuni-bus.com
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
$24 - $40
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Iwakuni Station to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp

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