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

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Train  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Kokubunji [JC] Chūō Rapid Line / ...

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Bus  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi to Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal

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Night bus  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Tamagawa-Jōsui Station

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kodaira 450.2 km

Fly Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND
  2. Take the train from Shinagawa to Takadanobaba
  3. Take the train from Takadanobaba to Kodaira

Train to Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5h 5m

  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 Shinagawa to Takadanobaba
  4. Take the train from Takadanobaba to Kodaira

Fly Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita, train  •  5h 35m

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

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5h 13m

  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 Shinagawa to Takadanobaba
  4. Take the train from Takadanobaba to Kodaira

Kyoto to Kodaira by bus and train

The journey time between Kyoto and Kodaira is around 7h 54m and covers a distance of around 488 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2 min. Operated by JR Bus Kanto and JR-East, the Kyoto to Kodaira service departs from Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi and arrives in Kokubunji. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
7h 54m Average Duration
¥3700 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kodaira is to drive which costs ¥6500 - ¥9500 and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kodaira is to train which costs ¥11000 - ¥18000 and takes 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Kodaira. However, there are services departing from Marutamachi and arriving at Kokubunji via Kyoto and Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Kodaira is 346 km. The road distance is 450.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kodaira without a car is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs ¥11000 - ¥18000.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Kyoto to Kodaira, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kodaira is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs ¥11000 - ¥18000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3700 - ¥9000 and takes 7h 54m.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Kyoto to Kodaira train services, operated by JR-East, arrive at Kokubunji station.

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  • Distance: 346.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kodaira via Kyoto, Kyoto, and Tokyo in around 3h 15m. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi to Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal once daily. Tickets cost ¥3300 - ¥8000 and the journey takes 7h 21m.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥28000
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda via Kochi
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥40000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8000 - ¥33000
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6500 - ¥47000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥24000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥32000
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥29000
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥45000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥8500 - ¥22000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥16000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥11000 - ¥15000
Reserved seat
¥12000 - ¥16000
Green seat
¥16000 - ¥22000
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3900 - ¥4800
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4400 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Green seat
¥6500 - ¥9000
JR-East
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Tokyo to Kokubunji
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
¥550 - ¥750
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Train from Shinagawa to Takadanobaba
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
¥270 - ¥400
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Train from Higashi-Matsudo to Shin-Kodaira
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1200
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Kokubunji
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Takadanobaba to Kodaira
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
¥370 - ¥550
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Seibu Railways
Website
seiburailway.jp
Train from Takadanobaba to Kodaira
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥280 - ¥310
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keisei Railways
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Narita Airport Terminal 2-3 to Higashi-Matsudo
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥900
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi to Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥8000
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Nankai Bus
Website
nankaibus.jp
Night bus from Kyōto to Tamagawa-Jōsui Station
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥7000 - ¥9000
Schedules at
nankaibus.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Kodaira is 450 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Kyoto to Kodaira.

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All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 254+ hotels available in Kodaira. Prices start at ¥12500 per night.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Osaka Itami Airport is to bus which takes 55 min and costs ¥1200 - ¥1400.

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