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

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Train  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Hiroshima Shinkansen Nozomi

$77 - $112

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Bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto Station to Tsudaka
  2. Take the bus from Okayama IC to Hiroshima BC

$47 - $70

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Drive  •  4h 16m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Hiroshima 227.3 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Hiroshima is to drive which costs ¥4300 - ¥6500 and takes 4h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Hiroshima is to train which costs ¥8500 - ¥13000 and takes 2h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto station to Hiroshima. However, there are services departing from Kyōto Station and arriving at Hiroshima BC via Okayama IC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 59m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Hiroshima is 310 km. The road distance is 363.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Hiroshima without a car is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs ¥8500 - ¥13000.

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It takes approximately 2h 3m to get from Kyoto to Hiroshima, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Hiroshima bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Kyōto Station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Hiroshima is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs ¥8500 - ¥13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5000 - ¥8000 and takes 5h 59m.

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Kyoto to Hiroshima bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Hiroshima BC station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Hiroshima is 364 km. It takes approximately 4h 16m to drive from Kyoto to Hiroshima.

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  • Distance: 193.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 3m

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 1h 41m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Hiroshima via Tsudaka and Okayama IC in around 5h 59m.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Kyōto Station to Tsudaka
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Okayama IC to Hiroshima BC
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp

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