There are 6 ways to get from Kyoto to Matsue by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Okayama Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Matsue Ltd Exp Yakumo

$92 - $127

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto to Yonago

$45

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Juso Hankyu Kyoto Semi-Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sannomiya BT to Shoko

$53 - $55

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Matsue 207.3 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Osaka, fly, train  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Izumo (IZO) ITM - IZO
  3. Take the train from Shinji to Matsue

$135 - $303

Train to Nagoya, fly  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NKM) to Izumo (IZO) NKM - IZO

$162 - $423

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Matsue is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Matsue is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Matsue. However, there are services departing from Kyōto and arriving at Matsue Sta. via Yonago Sta.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Matsue is 251 km. The road distance is 331.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Matsue without a car is to train which takes 4 h 48 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Kyoto to Matsue, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Matsue bus services, operated by Keihan Bus, depart from Kyōto station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Matsue is to train which takes 4 h 48 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4940 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Matsue.
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  • Distance: 156.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Matsue via Kyoto and Okayama in around 4 h 48 min. Alternatively, Keihan Bus operates a bus from Kyoto to Matsue 4 times a day. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 4 h 29 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Izumo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Izumo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Juso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Karasuma to Juso
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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 Shinji to Matsue
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Keihan Bus
Phone
077-531-2121
Website
keihanbus.jp
Bus from Kyōto to Yonago
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
keihanbus.jp
Chugoku JR Bus Company
Website
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Bus from Sannomiya BT to Shoko
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp

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