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There are 5 ways to get from Kyoto to Iiyama by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Thunderbird
  2. Take the train from Kanazawa to Iiyama Shinkansen Hakutaka

$106 - $130

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Bus  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station to Nagano

$66 - $69

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Night bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the night bus from Kyoto Station to Iiyama

$66

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Iiyama 279.4 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Iiyama

$146 - $418

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Iiyama is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥8000 and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Iiyama is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥8000 and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Iiyama. However, there are services departing from Horikawa Marutamachi and arriving at Iiyama via Kyoto Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 44m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Iiyama is 311 km. The road distance is 447 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Iiyama without a car is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs ¥12000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Kyoto to Iiyama, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Iiyama bus services, operated by Nagaden Bus, arrive at Kyoto Station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Iiyama is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs ¥12000 - ¥15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥7400 - ¥7800 and takes 8h 49m.

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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 Iiyama bus services, operated by Nagaden Bus, arrive at Iiyama station.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Iiyama.
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  • Distance: 194.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Kyoto, Japan and Iiyama, Nagano, Japan?

You can take a train from Kyoto to Iiyama via Kyoto, Kyoto, and Kanazawa in around 5h 11m. Alternatively, Access Shinshu operates a bus from Kyoto to Iiyama twice daily. Tickets cost $62 and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
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
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
Train operators
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$54 - $58
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Iiyama
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $70
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $100
Train from Tokyo to Iiyama
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$55 - $80
Reserved seat
$65 - $85
Green seat
$85 - $120
Bus operators
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Nagano
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Nagaden Bus
Website
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com
Night bus from Kyoto Station to Iiyama
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Iiyama is 447 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Kyoto to Iiyama.

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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 312+ hotels available in Iiyama. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Osaka Itami Airport is to bus which takes 50m and costs ¥1100 - ¥1600.

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