There are 2 ways to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa by train or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Thunderbird

$56 - $60

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa 142.7 miles

$24 - $35

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

Japan Railways Thunderbird operates a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa hourly. Tickets cost $56 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$56 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kyoto to Kanazawa?

The distance between Kyoto and Kanazawa is 192 km. The road distance is 228 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa?

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa is to drive which costs ¥2600 - ¥3800 and takes 2 h 44 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa?

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs ¥6100 - ¥6500.

Is there a direct train between Kyoto and Kanazawa?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kyoto and arriving at Kanazawa. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

How long does it take to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa?

The train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2 h 16 min including transfers and departs hourly.