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There are 6 ways to get from Kyoto to Kochi by train, 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  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Okayama Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Kochi(Kochi) Ltd Exp Nanpu

$93 - $126

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Bus Ryobi Express  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto Station to Tsudaka
  2. Take the bus from Tsudaka to Hayamaribashi

$48 - $71

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Bus JR Shikoku Bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto to Harimayabashi

$72 - $87

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kōchi 208.9 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Osaka Itami, fly, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Kochi (KCZ) ITM - KCZ
  3. Take the train from Kochi(Kochi) to Noichi

$112 - $462

Train to Nagoya Airfield, fly, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya Airfield (NKM) to Kochi (KCZ) NKM - KCZ
  3. Take the train from Kochi(Kochi) to Noichi

$178 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kochi is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kochi is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto station to Kochi. However, there are services departing from Kyōto Station and arriving at Hayamaribashi via Tsudaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Kochi is 271 km. The road distance is 334.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kochi without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Kyoto to Kochi, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Kochi bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Kyōto Station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kochi is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5000 - ¥8500 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Kochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Kyoto to Kochi bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Hayamaribashi station.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Kochi.
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  • Distance: 169.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kōchi via Kyoto, Okayama, Kochi(Kochi), and Kochiekimae in around 5 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Kōchi via Tsudaka in around 5 h 55 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya Airfield to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $70
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $100
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Website
tosakuro.com
Train from Kochi(Kochi) to Noichi
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Kyōto Station to Tsudaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Tsudaka to Hayamaribashi
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Kyōto to Harimayabashi
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Tosaden Kotsu
Website
hyperdia.com
Bus from Kyōto to Harimayabashi
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
tosaden.co.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Kochi is 334 km. It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to drive from Kyoto to Kochi.

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All Nippon Airways offers flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Kochi Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Kochi. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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