Directions from Kyoto to Himeji

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Recommended option

Train  •  44 min

  1. Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$30 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 40 min

$29 - $49

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. 79.1 miles

$13 - $20

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Himeji hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 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
Bus from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
Bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Himeji Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kyoto and Himeji is 99 km. The road distance is 127 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Himeji is to train which takes 44 min and costs ¥3600 - ¥5000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kyoto and arriving at Himeji. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Himeji. 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.

The train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.