There are 10 ways to get from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station 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  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shinagawa Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Ueno to Karuizawa Shinkansen Hakutaka / ...

$129 - $182

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Sakudaira

$71 - $78

8 alternative options

Train via Kanazawa  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Thunderbird
  2. Take the train from Kanazawa to Karuizawa Shinkansen Hakutaka

$117 - $151

Bus, train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station to Nagano
  2. Take the train from Nagano to Karuizawa Shinkansen Hakutaka / ...

$87 - $98

Drive  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station 247.4 miles

$40 - $60

Train to Osaka, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Karuizawa

$122 - $379

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  2. Fly from Osaka Kobe (UKB) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) UKB - HND
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Karuizawa

$124 - $342

Train to Nagoya, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) NGO - HND
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Karuizawa

$142 - $346

Fly Osaka to Tokyo Narita, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) ITM - NRT
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Keisei-Ueno
  3. Take the train from Ueno to Karuizawa

$164 - $512

Train to Osaka, fly to Niigata, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Niigata (KIJ) ITM - KIJ
  3. Take the train from Niigata to Takasaki
  4. Take the train from Takasaki to Karuizawa

$232 - $453

What companies run services between Kyoto, Japan and Karuizawa Station, Japan?

You can take a train from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station via Shinagawa and Ueno in around 4 h 1 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Nagoya to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Osaka to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Nagoya to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Osaka to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shinagawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Ueno to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Niigata to Takasaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Takasaki to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $59
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keisei Skyliner
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Keisei-Ueno
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Nagano
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
JR East Group
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Night bus from Kyōto to Sakudaira
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kyoto and Karuizawa Station is 299 km. The road distance is 396 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station is to drive which costs ¥4600 - ¥7000 and takes 5 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station is to train which takes 4 h 1 min and costs ¥14000 - ¥21000.

No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station. However, there are services departing from Kyoto and arriving at Karuizawa via Shinagawa and Ueno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 1 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station, including transfers.