There are 3 ways to get from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Kanazawa to Kyoto Ltd Exp Thunderbird

$57 - $60

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Kanazawa to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$72 - $92

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto 143 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Kanazawa to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥2700 - ¥4000 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kanazawa to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥6300 - ¥6800 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Kanazawa and Kyoto is 192 km. The road distance is 228.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kanazawa to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs ¥6300 - ¥6800.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Kanazawa to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kanazawa to Kyoto is 229 km. It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto.

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There are 2111+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 120 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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

Japan Railways Thunderbird operates a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto hourly. Tickets cost $54 - $58 and the journey takes 2 h 19 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kanazawa to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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