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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.

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Train  •  5 h 24 min

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

$178 - $252

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Train to Kobe, fly to Kagoshima  •  4 h 41 min

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

$80 - $344

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

$155 - $215

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

$143

Drive  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kagoshima 566.3 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Kagoshima  •  4 h 14 min

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

$113 - $331

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Kagoshima  •  4 h 54 min

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

$100 - $207

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Kumamoto, train  •  5 h 54 min

  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 Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo

$125 - $313

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

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

$107 - $501

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima is to train and fly which costs ¥9000 - ¥39000 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima is to train and fly which costs ¥12000 - ¥38000 and takes 4 h 14 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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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima without a car is to train which takes 5 h 24 min and costs ¥20000 - ¥29000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Kagoshima Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Kagoshima is 906 km. It takes approximately 10 h 21 min to drive from Kyoto to Kagoshima.

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

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There are 59+ hotels available in Kagoshima. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Kagoshima.
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  • Distance: 385.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kagoshima via Kyoto and Shin-Kobe in around 5 h 24 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Osaka Itami to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Osaka Itami to Miyazaki via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Osaka Itami to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima via Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$150 - $210
Reserved seat
$170 - $210
Green seat
$220 - $290
Train from Kyoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $160
Reserved seat
$130 - $160
Green seat
$170 - $230
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
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
$60 - $85
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima-chūō-eki-mae
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $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
$98
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp
Bus from Miyazaki City to Tenmonkan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp

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