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

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Train  •  3 h 37 min

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

$79 - $111

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station to Takayama Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Matsumoto Bus Terminal

$71

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Matsumoto Bus Terminal

$75 - $92

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Matsumoto 199.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Matsumoto is to drive which costs ¥3700 - ¥5500 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Matsumoto is to train which costs ¥8500 - ¥13000 and takes 3 h 37 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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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Kyoto to Matsumoto, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto station to Matsumoto. However, there are services departing from Kyoto Station and arriving at Matsumoto Bus Terminal via Takayama Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Matsumoto. However, there are services departing from Kyoto and arriving at Matsumoto via Nagoya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Matsumoto via Nagoya in around 3 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Matsumoto via Takayama Bus Terminal in around 7 h 32 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Matsumoto Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp

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