There are 8 ways to get from Kyoto to Kōfu by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shizuoka Shinkansen Hikari
  2. Take the train from Shizuoka to Kofu Ltd Exp Fujikawa

$101 - $137

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto Station to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Matsumoto to Kofu JR Chuo / ...

$58 - $64

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Bus Centre to Kawaguchiko

$86 - $107

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kōfu 241.8 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Osaka to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND
  2. Take the train from Shinjuku(Jr) to Kofu

$138 - $400

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  2. Fly from Osaka Kobe (UKB) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) UKB - HND
  3. Take the train from Shinjuku(Jr) to Kofu

$124 - $341

Train to Nagoya, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) NGO - HND
  3. Take the train from Shinjuku(Jr) to Kofu

$142 - $345

Fly Osaka to Tokyo Narita, train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) ITM - NRT
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Tokyo
  3. Take the train from Shinjuku(Jr) to Kofu

$179 - $538

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kōfu is to drive which costs ¥4500 - ¥7000 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kōfu is to drive which costs ¥4500 - ¥7000 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Kōfu is 265 km. The road distance is 386.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Kyoto to Kōfu, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Kōfu. However, there are services departing from Kyoto and arriving at Kofu via Shizuoka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kōfu via Shizuoka in around 4 h 56 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda via Izumo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Nagoya to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Nagoya to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shizuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$70 - $95
Reserved seat
$80 - $100
Green seat
$100 - $140
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $55
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shizuoka to Kofu
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinjuku(Jr) to Kofu
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Matsumoto to Kofu
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Fujikyu Bus
Website
bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Bus Centre to Kawaguchiko
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp
Alpico Group
Phone
+886-2-2501-8559
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Kyōto Station to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp

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