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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. JR Sanyo / ...

$48 - $68

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 7 min


1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. 138.5 miles

$23 - $35

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kurashiki via Okayama in around 1 h 23 min. Alternatively, Ryobi Express operates a bus from Kyoto to Kurashiki every 4 hours. Tickets cost $36 and the journey takes 4 h 7 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Bus from Kyoto Station to Kurashima
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Schedules at

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kyoto and Kurashiki is 188 km. The road distance is 222 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kurashiki is to drive which costs ¥2500 - ¥3700 and takes 2 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kurashiki is to train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs ¥5000 - ¥7500.

No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Kurashiki. However, there are services departing from Kyoto and arriving at Kurashiki via Okayama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

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

It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Kyoto to Kurashiki, including transfers.