There are 3 ways to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 59 min

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

$57 - $61

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kanazawa

$77 - $94

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa 142.7 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa is to drive which costs ¥2600 - ¥3900 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa is to drive which costs ¥2600 - ¥3900 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Kanazawa is 192 km. The road distance is 228.3 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Kyoto to Kanazawa, including transfers.

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There are 164+ hotels available in Kanazawa. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 120 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

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

Japan Railways Thunderbird operates a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $59 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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