There are 4 ways to get from Kyoto to Hikone by train, night train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Minamihikone Jr Biwako

$10 - $14

3 alternative options

Night train, train  •  49 min

  1. Take the night train from Kyoto to Maibara Shinkansen Hikari / ...
  2. Take the train from Maibara to Minamihikone Jr Biwako

$28 - $43

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kyoto to Hikone 49.6 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Hikone 49.6 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Hikone. However, there are services departing from Kyoto and arriving at Minamihikone via Maibara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Hikone is 52 km. The road distance is 79.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Hikone without a car is to train which takes 1 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Kyoto to Hikone, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Hikone train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Kyoto station.

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Kyoto to Hikone train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Minamihikone station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Hikone is 79 km. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Kyoto to Hikone.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Hikone. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Hikone.
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  • Distance: 32.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

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

Japan Railways (JR) operates a train from Kyoto to Hikone every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 3 min.

Train operators
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 Kyoto to Minamihikone
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Maibara to Minamihikone
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
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Other operators
Taxi from Kyoto to Hikone
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Ecolo Taxi
Phone
+8 75-803-2228
Website
ecolo21.com
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Miyako Taxi
Phone
+81 75-661-6611
Website
117385.com

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