There are 9 ways to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima by train, bus, night 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  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kagoshima-Chuo Shinkansen Sakura / ...

$183 - $257

Cheapest option

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Kagoshima  •  4 h 43 min

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

$81 - $349

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Hakata Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae

$177 - $218

Night bus, bus  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyoto to Miyazaki City
  2. Take the bus from Miyazaki City to Tenmonkan

$146

Drive  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kagoshima 566.3 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Osaka, fly to Kagoshima  •  4 h 7 min

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

$112 - $329

Train to Nagoya, fly to Kagoshima  •  4 h 48 min

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

$100 - $212

Train to Osaka, fly to Kumamoto, train  •  5 h 46 min

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

$124 - $311

Train to Osaka, fly to Miyazaki, train  •  6 h 48 min

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

$106 - $499

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima is to train and fly which costs ¥9000 - ¥39000 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima is to train and fly which costs ¥12000 - ¥37000 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Kagoshima is 617 km. The road distance is 906.1 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima.
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  • Distance: 385.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Kagoshima every 2 hours. Tickets cost $160 - $220 and the journey takes 4 h 1 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Nagoya to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Osaka to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Osaka to Miyazaki via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $360
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Nagoya to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Osaka to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Nagoya to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Nagoya to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Kagoshima via Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Amakusa Airlines
Website
amx.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$160 - $220
Reserved seat
$170 - $220
Green seat
$230 - $310
Train from Kyoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $160
Reserved seat
$130 - $170
Green seat
$170 - $230
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
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 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 Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $85
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Karasuma to Juso
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Bus operators
Nishi-Nippon Railroad (Nishitetsu)
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
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Miyazaki Kotsu
Website
miyakoh.co.jp
Night bus from Kyoto to Miyazaki City
Ave. Duration
14 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp
Bus from Miyazaki City to Tenmonkan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp

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