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There are 10 ways to get from Kyoto to Chiba 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  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Chiba JR Sobu Rapid Service / ...

$107 - $151

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Night bus Keisei bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the night bus from Sanjō Keihan-eki to Chiba station

$62

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Bus  •  9h 57m

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

$137 - $145

Night bus Kintetsu Bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Tokyo

$72 - $161

Drive  •  5h 24m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Chiba 313.6 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND

$93 - $336

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Tokyo Narita  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) ITM - NRT

$111 - $447

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

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

$100 - $309

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Tokyo Narita  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Chūbu Centrair (NGO) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) NGO - NRT

$113 - $343

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4h 50m

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

$115 - $312

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Chiba is to night bus which costs ¥7000 and takes 9h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Chiba is to train which costs ¥12000 - ¥18000 and takes 3h 20m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Sanjō Keihan-eki and arriving at Chiba station station. The journey takes approximately 9h 40m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Chiba is 401 km. The road distance is 501.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Chiba without a car is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs ¥12000 - ¥18000.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from Kyoto to Chiba, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Chiba bus services, operated by Mie Kotsu, depart from Gojo Keihan station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Chiba is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs ¥12000 - ¥18000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥15000 - ¥16500 and takes 9h 57m.

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

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Kyoto to Chiba bus services, operated by Mie Kotsu, arrive at Yokohama YCAT station.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Chiba.
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  • Distance: 250.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Chiba via Kyoto, Kyoto, and Tokyo in around 3h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Chiba via Kintetsu Yokkaichi, Yokohama Station, and Haneda Airport Terminal 1 in around 9h 57m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita via Niigata
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Izumo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27m
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 Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35m
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Chiba
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Mie Kotsu
Website
sanco.co.jp
Bus from Gojo Keihan to Kintetsu Yokkaichi
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
sanco.co.jp
Bus from Kintetsu Yokkaichi to Yokohama YCAT
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
sanco.co.jp
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Kyōto to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$67
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Eagle Bus
Email
ops@new-wing.co.jp
Website
new-wing.co.jp
Night bus from Kyōto to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Keisei bus
Website
keiseibus.co.jp
Night bus from Sanjō Keihan-eki to Chiba station
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
chibachuobus.co.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Chiba is 502 km. It takes approximately 5h 24m to drive from Kyoto to Chiba.

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

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There are 81+ hotels available in Chiba. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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