There are 3 ways to get from Kyoto to Kurashiki by subway, train, bus or car

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Subway, train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the subway from Marutamachi to Kyoto
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Okayama
  3. Take the train from Okayama to Kurashiki

$54 - $76

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Bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station to Kurashima

$30 - $50

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kurashiki 138.5 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kurashiki is to drive which costs ¥2600 - ¥3800 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kurashiki is to subway and train which costs ¥6000 - ¥9000 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kyoto Station station and arriving at Kurashima. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Kurashiki is 188 km. The road distance is 221.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kurashiki without a car is to subway and train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs ¥6000 - ¥9000.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Kyoto to Kurashiki, including transfers.

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

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Kyoto to Kurashiki bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Kurashima station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Kurashiki is 222 km. It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to drive from Kyoto to Kurashiki.

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There are 68+ hotels available in Kurashiki. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Kurashiki.
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  • Distance: 117.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

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

Ryobi Express operates a bus from Kyoto to Kurashiki every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h 7 min.

Train operators
Kyoto Subway
Website
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Subway from Marutamachi to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
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 Okayama to Kurashiki
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Kurashima
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp

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