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

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Train  •  4h 44m

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

$92 - $127

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Bus Keihan Bus  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto to Yonago

$50 - $53

4 alternative options

Bus Chugoku JR Bus Company  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Shin-Osaka to Matsue Station

$62 - $64

Drive  •  3h 44m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Matsue 207.3 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Osaka Itami, fly, train  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Izumo (IZO) ITM - IZO
  3. Take the train from Shinji to Matsue

$136 - $305

Train to Nagoya Airfield, fly  •  3h 51m

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

$162 - $413

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

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

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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 4h 44m and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Kyoto to Matsue, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Matsue is to train which takes 4h 44m and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6900 - ¥7300 and takes 5h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Izumo Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Matsue is 332 km. It takes approximately 3h 44m to drive from Kyoto to Matsue.

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Izumo Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Matsue. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Matsue.
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  • Distance: 156.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Matsue via Kyoto, Kyoto, and Okayama in around 4h 44m. Alternatively, Chugoku JR Bus Company operates a bus from Kyoto to Matsue hourly. Tickets cost $56 and the journey takes 4h 51m.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Izumo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya Airfield to Izumo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1h
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
35m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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
21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Chugoku JR Bus Company
Website
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Bus from Shin-Osaka to Matsue Station
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$56
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp.e.aec.hp.transer.com
Keihan Bus
Phone
077-531-2121
Website
keihanbus.jp
Bus from Kyōto to Yonago
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
keihanbus.jp

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