There are 8 ways to get from Kyoto to Kitakyushu by train, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Kokura Shinkansen Nozomi

$110 - $150

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Night bus  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Kokura

$58 - $59

6 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kitakyushu 358 miles

$60 - $90

Train to Osaka, fly to Fukuoka, train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Fukuoka (FUK) ITM - FUK
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kokura

$110 - $389

Train to Nagoya, fly to Fukuoka, train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Fukuoka (FUK) NGO - FUK
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kokura

$123 - $227

Train to Nagoya, fly to Kita Kyushu  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NKM) to Kita Kyushu (KKJ) NKM - KKJ

$184 - $554

Train to Osaka, fly to Oita, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Oita (OIT) ITM - OIT
  3. Take the train from Beppu to Kokura

$129 - $331

Train to Osaka, fly to Kumamoto, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Kumamoto (KMJ) ITM - KMJ
  3. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kokura

$124 - $306

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kitakyushu is to night bus which costs ¥6500 - ¥6700 and takes 11 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kitakyushu is to train which costs ¥12000 - ¥17000 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kyoto and arriving at Kokura. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Kitakyushu is 468 km. The road distance is 572.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kitakyushu without a car is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000.

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The train from Kyoto to Kokura takes 2 h 27 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Kyoto to Kitakyushu train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Kyoto station.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Airport to Fukuoka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Kyoto to Kitakyushu train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kokura station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Kitakyushu is 573 km. It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to drive from Kyoto to Kitakyushu.

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  • Distance: 292.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Kitakyushu hourly. Tickets cost $110 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 27 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Osaka to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka via Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Osaka to Oita
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Star Flyer
Website
starflyer.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Osaka to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka via Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Amakusa Airlines
Website
amx.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$110 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$150 - $210
Train from Hakata to Kokura
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$24 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 Kokura
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $60
Green seat
$60 - $85
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Karasuma to Juso
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Kyōto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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Ibex Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Osaka Airport to Fukuoka Airport.

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