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There are 8 ways to get from Kamakura to Kyoto by train, bus, 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  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the train from Odawara to Kyoto Shinkansen Kodama / ...

$93 - $132

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Night bus  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the night bus from Kamakura Station to Kyōto

$64

6 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Yokohama YCAT to Kintetsu Yokkaichi
  2. Take the bus from Kintetsu Yokkaichi to Gojo Keihan

$125 - $127

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from Kamakura to Kyoto 269.9 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka Itami  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Kamakura to Yokohama
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Itami (ITM) HND - ITM

$92 - $336

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Kobe, train  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Kamakura to Yokohama
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB
  3. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$95 - $305

Train, train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka Itami  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Kamakura to Tokyo
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  3. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka Itami (ITM) NRT - ITM

$140 - $481

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Kamakura to Yokohama
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) HND - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$110 - $308

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The cheapest way to get from Kamakura to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥7500 and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Kamakura to Kyoto is to train and fly which costs ¥10000 - ¥38000 and takes 4h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kamakura station to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Kamakura Station and arriving at Horikawa Marutamachi via Kyoto Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 38m.

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The distance between Kamakura and Kyoto is 347 km. The road distance is 431.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kamakura to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Kamakura to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Kamakura to Kyoto bus services, operated by Nankai Bus, arrive at Kamakura Station.

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The best way to get from Kamakura to Kyoto is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥14100 - ¥14400 and takes 9h 18m.

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

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Kamakura to Kyoto bus services, operated by Nankai Bus, arrive at Kyōto station.

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Map of how to get from Kamakura to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 216.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 47m

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kamakura to Kyoto hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 2h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kamakura to Kyoto via Yokohama, Yokohama YCAT, and Kintetsu Yokkaichi in around 9h 18m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Odawara to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$85 - $120
Reserved seat
$95 - $120
Green seat
$120 - $170
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kamakura to Yokohama
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kamakura to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Mie Kotsu
Website
sanco.co.jp
Bus from Yokohama YCAT to Kintetsu Yokkaichi
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
sanco.co.jp
Bus from Kintetsu Yokkaichi to Gojo Keihan
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
sanco.co.jp
Nankai Bus
Website
nankaibus.jp
Night bus from Kamakura Station to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kamakura to Kyoto is 432 km. It takes approximately 4h 48m to drive from Kamakura to Kyoto.

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

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