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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Matsumoto Ltd Exp Shinano

$77 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus Alpico Group  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto Station to Matsumoto Bus Terminal

$46

2 alternative options

Bus Access Shinshu  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto to Meitetsu Bus Centre
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Matsumoto Bus Terminal

$59

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Matsumoto 199.7 miles

$30 - $50

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Matsumoto. However, there are services departing from Kyōto and arriving at Matsumoto Bus Terminal via Meitetsu Nagoya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 59 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Matsumoto is 241 km. The road distance is 319.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Matsumoto without a car is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Kyoto to Matsumoto, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Matsumoto bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, depart from Kyōto station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Matsumoto is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 59 min.

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Kyoto to Matsumoto bus services, operated by Access Shinshu, arrive at Matsumoto Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Matsumoto is 320 km. It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to drive from Kyoto to Matsumoto.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Matsumoto. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Matsumoto.
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  • Distance: 150.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Matsumoto via Kyoto and Nagoya in around 3 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Matsumoto via Meitetsu Bus Centre and Meitetsu Nagoya in around 6 h 59 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kyōto to Meitetsu Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Alpico Group
Phone
+886-2-2501-8559
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Kyōto Station to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp

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