There are 6 ways to get from Kyoto to Izumo by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Okayama Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Izumoshi Ltd Exp Yakumo

$97 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus Chugoku JR Bus Company  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Sannomiya BT to Izumoshi

$68 - $74

4 alternative options

Bus Ryobi Express  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station to Tsudaka
  2. Take the bus from Okayama IC to Izumoshi

$77

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Izumo 223 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Osaka, fly, train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Izumo (IZO) ITM - IZO
  3. Take the train from Shinji to Izumoshi

$136 - $304

Train, taxi to Nagoya, fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Take a taxi from Nagoya to Nagoya
  3. Fly from Nagoya (NKM) to Izumo (IZO) NKM - IZO
  4. Take the train from Shinji to Izumoshi

$162 - $412

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Izumo via Okayama in around 5 h 3 min. Alternatively, Chugoku JR Bus Company operates a bus from Kyoto to Izumo twice daily. Tickets cost $48 and the journey takes 5 h 17 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Izumo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Nagoya to Izumo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Izumo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Hankyu Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Karasuma to Juso
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinji to Izumoshi
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Chugoku JR Bus Company
Website
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Bus from Sannomiya BT to Izumoshi
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Tsudaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Okayama IC to Izumoshi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Nagoya to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
MK Taxi Nagoya
Phone
+81 50 3385 8132
Website
mktaxi-japan.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kyoto to Izumo?

The distance between Kyoto and Izumo is 274 km. The road distance is 357 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Izumo?

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Izumo is to drive which costs ¥4000 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kyoto to Izumo?

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Izumo is to train and taxi and fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs ¥17000 - ¥45000.

Is there a direct train between Kyoto and Izumo?

No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Izumo. However, there are services departing from Kyoto and arriving at Izumoshi via Okayama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 3 min.

Is there a direct bus between Kyoto and Izumo?

No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Izumo. However, there are services departing from Kyoto Station and arriving at Izumoshi via Osaka Itami Airport and Sannomiya BT. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

How long does it take to get from Kyoto to Izumo?

It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Kyoto to Izumo, including transfers.