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

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Train  •  5h 6m

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

¥20224 - ¥29055

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Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Kagoshima  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Kagoshima (KOJ) ITM - KOJ

¥10546 - ¥20158

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Train, bus  •  7h 40m

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

¥18037 - ¥24576

Night bus, bus  •  17h 44m

  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

¥14812 - ¥18812

Drive  •  10h 36m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kagoshima 905 km

¥10000 - ¥15000

Train to Kobe, fly to Kagoshima  •  4h 26m

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

¥18094 - ¥24405

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Kagoshima  •  4h 42m

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

¥18574 - ¥27855

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Kumamoto, train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Kumamoto (KMJ) ITM - KMJ
  3. Take the train from Shinyatsushiro to Kagoshima-Chuo

¥20946 - ¥57358

Fly Osaka Itami to Miyazaki, train  •  6h 52m

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

¥18056 - ¥54858

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The most affordable way to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima is to drive, which costs ¥10000 - ¥15000 and takes 10h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima is to train and fly which costs ¥10000 - ¥21000 and takes 4h 8m.

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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 44m.

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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 6m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Kagoshima is 617 km. The road distance is 905 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs ¥20000 - ¥30000.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m 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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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Kagoshima Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima.
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  • Distance: 617.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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 6m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥35000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥34000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥34000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥34000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Miyazaki via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥37000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥35000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima via Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥35000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥35000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥35000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥48000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥48000
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥7000 - ¥37000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥7500 - ¥32000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥17000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥19000
Solaseed Air
Website
solaseedair.jp
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥42000
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 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3900 - ¥4800
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥24000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥17000 - ¥24000
Reserved seat
¥19000 - ¥24000
Green seat
¥25000 - ¥33000
Train from Kyoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥19000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥13000 - ¥18000
Reserved seat
¥15000 - ¥19000
Green seat
¥19000 - ¥26000
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4400 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Green seat
¥6500 - ¥9000
Train from Shinyatsushiro to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4200 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4200 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Green seat
¥6000 - ¥8500
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥320 - ¥380
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Minamimiyazaki to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
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 27m
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
¥4193
Schedules at
miyakoh.j-server.com
Bus from Ebi no IC to Tenmonkan
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2389
Schedules at
miyakoh.j-server.com

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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 905 km. It takes approximately 10h 36m to drive from Kyoto to Kagoshima.

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

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There are 91+ hotels available in Kagoshima. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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