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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Himeji Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$37 - $57

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate to Osaka Itami Airport
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Himeji Station

$29 - $49

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Himeji 79.1 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Himeji is to drive which costs ¥1400 - ¥2200 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Himeji is to train which costs ¥4100 - ¥6500 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Himeji is 99 km. The road distance is 126.5 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to get from Kyoto to Himeji, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto station to Himeji station. However, there are services departing from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate and arriving at Himeji Station via Osaka Itami Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Himeji.
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  • Distance: 61.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Himeji hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Himeji via Osaka Itami Airport in around 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Himeji Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp

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