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There are 4 ways to get from Kyoto to Kusatsu by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Kusatsu(Shiga) Jr Biwako / ...

$3 - $5

3 alternative options

Line 101 bus, train  •  48 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Horikawa Marutamachi to Kyoto Station 101
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Kusatsu(Shiga) Jr Biwako / ...

$5 - $7

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kyoto to Kusatsu 16.7 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kusatsu 16.7 miles

$2 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Kusatsu is to drive which costs ¥310 - ¥460 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Kusatsu is to train which costs ¥380 - ¥550 and takes 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kyoto and arriving at Kusatsu(Shiga). Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Kusatsu is 19 km. The road distance is 26.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Kusatsu without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs ¥380 - ¥550.

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The train from Kyoto to Kusatsu(Shiga) takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Kyoto to Kusatsu train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Kyoto station.

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Kyoto to Kusatsu train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Kusatsu(Shiga) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Kusatsu is 27 km. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Kyoto to Kusatsu.

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There are 2180+ hotels available in Kusatsu. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Kusatsu.
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  • Distance: 12.1 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

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

Japan Railways (JR) operates a train from Kyoto to Kusatsu every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 24 min.

Train operators
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kusatsu(Shiga)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Raku bus
Website
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Bus from Horikawa Marutamachi to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Kyoto to Kusatsu
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Ecolo Taxi
Phone
+8 75-803-2228
Website
ecolo21.com
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Miyako Taxi
Phone
+81 75-661-6611
Website
117385.com

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