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There are 8 ways to get from Kyoto to Kitakyushu by train, 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  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Kokura Shinkansen Nozomi

$110 - $150

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Night bus  •  11h 9m

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Kokura

$49 - $75

6 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 36m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kitakyushu 358 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Osaka Itami to Fukuoka, train  •  5h 24m

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

$96 - $365

Train to Nagoya Airfield, fly to Kita Kyushu  •  4h 16m

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

$184 - $554

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Oita, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Oita (OIT) ITM - OIT
  3. Take the train from Beppu to Kokura

$130 - $333

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Kumamoto, train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Kumamoto (KMJ) ITM - KMJ
  3. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kokura

$125 - $308

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Fukuoka, train  •  6h 3m

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

$108 - $201

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kitakyushu is to night bus which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 11h 9m.

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

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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 2h 27m.

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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 2h 27m and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000.

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The train from Kyoto to Kokura takes 2h 27m 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 Itami Airport to Fukuoka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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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 6h 36m to drive from Kyoto to Kitakyushu.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Kitakyushu.
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  • Distance: 292.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 27m

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 2h 27m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Star Flyer
Website
starflyer.jp
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya Airfield to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$110 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$150 - $210
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 Kumamoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $60
Green seat
$60 - $85
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Kyōto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
9h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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

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