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There are 6 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto (State) by train, plane, car or car ferry

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Recommended option

Train, fly to Osaka Kansai  •  12h 12m

  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 Kyobashi(Osaka)

¥16457 - ¥46640

Cheapest option

Train, fly to Osaka Itami  •  14h 42m

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

¥15787 - ¥36420

4 alternative options

Train, fly to Kobe  •  15h 37m

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

¥21207 - ¥49250

Train, fly to Chūbu Centrair  •  15h 44m

  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

¥17757 - ¥45820

Train, fly to Okayama  •  15h 54m

  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
  4. Take the train from Kyoto to Fukuchiyama

¥54507 - ¥64440

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

¥69139 - ¥96067

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto (State) is to train and fly which costs RM 650 - RM 1900 and takes 12h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto (State) is to train and fly which costs RM 650 - RM 1900 and takes 12h 12m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Kyoto (State) is 4981 km.

It takes approximately 12h 12m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto (State), 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 (State) is 1h ahead of Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 7:21 AM in Kuala Lumpur and 8:21 AM in Kyoto (State).

Malaysia Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Kyoto (State). Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto (State).
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  • Distance: 4980.5 km
  • Duration: 12h 12m

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

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto (State). 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 Kyobashi(Osaka), then take the train to Kyōtanabe. Alternatively, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Kobe, take the walk to Kobe Airport, take the train to Sannomiya(Jr), take the train to Osaka, take the train to Kyobashi(Osaka), then take the train to Yawata.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥34000 - ¥130000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Guangzhou Baiyun, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥35000 - ¥130000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Singapore Changi, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥35000 - ¥130000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥55000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥95000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥95000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥34000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥33000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥40000 - ¥49000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥24000 - ¥90000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥41000 - ¥45000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥42000 - ¥90000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥90000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥40000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥30000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥40000 - ¥85000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥34000 - ¥80000
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥41000 - ¥45000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥26000 - ¥90000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥40000
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Incheon
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥28000 - ¥90000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Incheon
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥61000 - ¥67000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Incheon
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥34000 - ¥90000
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
¥14000 - ¥25000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥14210 - ¥14270
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥14210 - ¥14270
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥36000 - ¥41000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥38000
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
¥118400 - ¥118700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Okayama via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
14h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥40000 - ¥65000
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥28000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Taiwan Taoyuan
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥28000
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥48000 - ¥100000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥85500 - ¥86500
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Xiamen
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥48000 - ¥100000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Kansai via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥85500 - ¥86500
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
¥27000 - ¥85000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥95000
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
¥19000 - ¥45000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kobe via Singapore Changi, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥41000 - ¥100000
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka Itami via Manila, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥60000
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Manila
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥23300 - ¥23700
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
¥40000 - ¥49000
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
¥21000 - ¥47000
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
¥25000 - ¥55000
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chūbu Centrair via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥32000 - ¥55000
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 (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 Kansai Airport to Kyobashi(Osaka)
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Fukuchiyama
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2500 - ¥3700
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥2500 - ¥3600
Reserved Seat
¥2600 - ¥3700
Green Seat
¥3500 - ¥4800
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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