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There are 12 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.

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Train  •  4h 13m

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

$133 - $205

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Night bus  •  10h 58m

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Karuizawa Station

$89

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Train via Kanazawa  •  5h 56m

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

$121 - $155

Train Japan Railways Limited Express  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Nagano
  3. Take the train from Nagano to Karuizawa

$106 - $143

Bus, train  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station to Nagano
  2. Take the train from Nagano to Saku-Daira Shinkansen Hakutaka / ...

$103 - $130

Drive  •  5h 15m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station 247.4 miles

$40 - $60

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5h 39m

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

$122 - $389

Fly Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita, train  •  6h 16m

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

$163 - $525

Train to Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  6h 11m

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

$129 - $362

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Niigata, train  •  6h 26m

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

$232 - $468

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5h 58m

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

$144 - $365

Train to Kobe, fly to Ibaraki, train  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  2. Fly from Kobe (UKB) to Ibaraki (IBR) UKB - IBR
  3. Take the train from Ishioka to Ueno
  4. Take the train from Ueno to Karuizawa

$174 - $384

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station is to drive which costs ¥4700 - ¥7000 and takes 5h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station is to train which costs ¥15000 - ¥24000 and takes 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station station. However, there are services departing from Horikawa Marutamachi and arriving at Karuizawa Station via Kyōto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 58m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Karuizawa Station is 299 km. The road distance is 395.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station without a car is to train which takes 4h 13m and costs ¥15000 - ¥24000.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Karuizawa Station bus services, operated by Kintetsu Bus, depart from Kyōto station.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Kyoto to Karuizawa Station bus services, operated by Kintetsu Bus, arrive at Karuizawa Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Karuizawa Station is 396 km. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station.

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  • Distance: 186.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 13m

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Karuizawa Station via Kyoto, Kyoto, Shinagawa, and Ueno in around 4h 13m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita via Niigata
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Osaka Itami to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Izumo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Osaka Itami to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Kobe to Ibaraki
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shinagawa
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$95 - $130
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Train from Ueno to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Train from Kanazawa to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$65 - $95
Reserved seat
$75 - $95
Green seat
$100 - $140
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35m
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 Nagano to Saku-Daira
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$24 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Train from Tokyo to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Niigata to Takasaki
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
Train from Takasaki to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$20 - $28
Reserved seat
$26 - $35
Green seat
$30 - $45
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$54 - $58
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Shinano Railway
Website
shinanorailway.co.jp
Train from Nagano to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Ishioka to Ueno
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Nagano
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Kyōto to Karuizawa Station
Ave. Duration
9h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$87
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp

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