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There are 8 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto by train, plane, bus, car or car ferry

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Osaka Kansai, train  •  11h 48m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) KUL - KIX
  3. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Kyoto

¥24876 - ¥75650

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Osaka Itami  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Osaka Itami (ITM) KUL - ITM

¥12056 - ¥31790

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Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  13h 14m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) KUL - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

¥18226 - ¥41950

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Kobe, train  •  14h 51m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kobe (UKB) KUL - UKB
  3. Take the train from Osaka to Kyoto

¥15686 - ¥43200

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Okayama, train  •  14h

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Okayama (OKJ) KUL - OKJ
  3. Take the train from Okayama to Kyoto

¥30176 - ¥90950

Train to Kuala Lumpur, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  12h 51m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) KUL - HND
  3. Take the train from Shinagawa to Kyoto

¥26396 - ¥117950

Bus to Singapore Changi, fly to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  16h 17m

  1. Take the bus from KL Sentral to Bugis MRT Station
  2. Fly from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Chūbu Centrair (NGO) SIN - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

¥28812 - ¥75352

Drive, car ferry  •  4 days 14h

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai
  2. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka International Ferry Terminal
  3. Drive from Osaka International Ferry Terminal to Kyoto

¥69504 - ¥96522

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto is to train and fly which costs RM 470 - RM 1300 and takes 13h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto is to train and fly which costs RM 950 - RM 3000 and takes 11h 48m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Kyoto is 4988 km.

It takes approximately 11h 48m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport is the direct flight which takes 6h 30m.

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Kyoto is 1h ahead of Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 6:16 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 7:16 AM in Kyoto.

Malaysia Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Korean Air and three other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport.

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There are 1701+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 4987.9 km
  • Duration: 11h 48m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Kyoto, Japan?

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto. However, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Osaka Kansai, take the walk to Kansai Airport, take the train to Kyoto, take the walk to Kyoto, then take the subway to Kyoto. Alternatively, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Osaka Itami, take the walk to Osaka Airport, then take the bus to Kyoto.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥120000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥120000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥29000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥130000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥85000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥150000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Guangzhou Baiyun, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥32000 - ¥150000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Singapore Changi, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥32000 - ¥150000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥50000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥140000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥150000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥21000 - ¥65000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥130000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥80000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥75000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥100000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥90000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥33000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥32000 - ¥90000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥85000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥90000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥85000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥85000
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥70000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥29000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Noi Bai International, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥24000 - ¥60000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥70000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥65000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Chūbu Centrair via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥65000
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥70000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥70000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥80000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥21000 - ¥65000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥38000 - ¥90000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Incheon
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥38000 - ¥90000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Incheon
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥35000 - ¥90000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Chūbu Centrair via Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥37000 - ¥90000
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥22000 - ¥80000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
14h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥85000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Chūbu Centrair via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥65000
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥80000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥100000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥90000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥90000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥95000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥36000 - ¥110000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Chūbu Centrair via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥90000
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥32000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥32000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥21000 - ¥35000
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Manila
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥55000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Haneda via Manila
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥65000
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥85000
Flights from Singapore Changi to Chūbu Centrair via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥27000 - ¥80000
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
13h 12m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥85000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Taiwan Taoyuan, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥37000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Singapore Changi, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥80000
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Fukuoka, Matsumoto
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥40000
AIRDO
Website
airdo.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥50000
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Singapore Changi to Chūbu Centrair via Incheon
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥39000 - ¥75000
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1400
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kansai Airport to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2700 - ¥4000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2700 - ¥3800
Reserved Seat
¥2800 - ¥4000
Green Seat
¥3800 - ¥5500
Train from Osaka to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1500 - ¥2300
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1500 - ¥2200
Reserved Seat
¥1600 - ¥2300
Green Seat
¥2000 - ¥2800
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4400 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Green seat
¥6500 - ¥9000
Train from Okayama to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥8500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5500 - ¥7500
Reserved seat
¥6500 - ¥8500
Green seat
¥8000 - ¥11000
Train from Shinagawa to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥16000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥11000 - ¥15000
Reserved seat
¥12000 - ¥16000
Green seat
¥16000 - ¥22000
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥1100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
KKKL Travel & Tours
Email
enquiry@kkkl.com.sg
Website
kkkl.com.sg
Bus from KL Sentral to Bugis MRT Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥2392
Schedules at
kkkl.com.sg
Ferry operators
China-Japan International Ferry Co
Phone
06-6536-6541
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka International Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
46h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥25000
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
¥20000
1st Class
¥25000
Special Class
¥40000
VIP
¥100000
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka International Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
47h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥25000
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
2nd Class B
¥20000
1st Class
¥25000
Special Class
¥40000
VIP
¥100000

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