There are 9 ways to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kagoshima-Chuo Shinkansen Sakura / ...

¥20224 - ¥27755

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Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Miyazaki, train  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Miyazaki (KMI) ITM - KMI
  3. Take the train from Minamimiyazaki to Kagoshima-Chuo

¥11112 - ¥26847

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Train, bus  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Hakata Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima Chuo Station

¥17970 - ¥24026

Night bus, bus  •  17h 43m

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Kumamoto Kencho-mae
  2. Take the bus from Kumamoto Kencho-mae to Ebino IC
  3. Take the bus from Ebi no IC to Tenmonkan

¥14817 - ¥18817

Drive  •  10h 19m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kagoshima 908.2 km

¥10000 - ¥15000

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Kagoshima  •  3h 53m

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Kagoshima (KOJ) ITM - KOJ

¥11552 - ¥42197

Train to Kobe, fly to Kagoshima  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  2. Fly from Kobe (UKB) to Kagoshima (KOJ) UKB - KOJ

¥11964 - ¥37045

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Kagoshima  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Chūbu Centrair (NGO) to Kagoshima (KOJ) NGO - KOJ

¥11424 - ¥45805

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Kumamoto, train  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Kumamoto (KMJ) ITM - KMJ
  3. Take the train from Shinyatsushiro to Kagoshima-Chuo

¥14502 - ¥45447

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima is to drive which costs ¥10000 - ¥15000 and takes 10h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima is to train and fly which costs ¥11000 - ¥43000 and takes 3h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Kagoshima. However, there are services departing from Horikawa Marutamachi and arriving at Tenmonkan via Kyōto, Kumamoto Kencho-mae and Ebi no IC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Kagoshima. However, there are services departing from Marutamachi and arriving at Kagoshima-Chuo via Kyoto and Shin-Kobe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 2m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Kagoshima is 617 km. The road distance is 908.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima without a car is to train which takes 5h 2m and costs ¥20000 - ¥28000.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Kagoshima bus services, operated by Kintetsu Bus, depart from Kyōto station.

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Kyoto to Kagoshima train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Kyoto station.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima.
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  • Distance: 617.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kagoshima via Kyoto, Kyoto, and Shin-Kobe in around 5h 2m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥40000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥60000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥75000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥40000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥40000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥37000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥37000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥45000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Miyazaki via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥46000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥17000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥29000
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥37000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4000
Reserved seat
¥3700 - ¥4500
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6000
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥23000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥17000 - ¥23000
Reserved seat
¥19000 - ¥23000
Green seat
¥25000 - ¥33000
Train from Kyoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥18000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥13000 - ¥18000
Reserved seat
¥15000 - ¥18000
Green seat
¥19000 - ¥26000
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥4300 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4300 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Green seat
¥6500 - ¥8500
Train from Shinyatsushiro to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥6000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4200 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6000
Green seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Karasuma to Juso
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥410 - ¥480
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Minamimiyazaki to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥3200 - ¥4900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥3200 - ¥4600
Reserved Seat
¥3400 - ¥4900
Green Seat
¥4700 - ¥6500
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Phone
0570-00-1010
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima Chuo Station
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥6000
Schedules at
nishitetsu.jp
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Kyōto to Kumamoto Kencho-mae
Ave. Duration
12h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥12000
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Miyazaki Kotsu
Website
miyakoh.co.jp
Bus from Kumamoto Kencho-mae to Ebino IC
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4246
Schedules at
miyakoh.j-server.com
Bus from Ebi no IC to Tenmonkan
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2341
Schedules at
miyakoh.j-server.com

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Kagoshima Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Kyoto to Kagoshima bus services, operated by Miyazaki Kotsu, arrive at Tenmonkan station.

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Kyoto to Kagoshima train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kagoshima-Chuo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Kagoshima is 908 km. It takes approximately 10h 19m to drive from Kyoto to Kagoshima.

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All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Kagoshima Airport.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Kagoshima. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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