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There are 3 ways to get from Kyoto to Nagoya by train, bus or car

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Train  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$35 - $55

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Bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto to Meitetsu Bus Centre

$25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Nagoya 82.7 miles

$13 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Nagoya is to drive which costs ¥1500 - ¥2300 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Nagoya is to train which costs ¥4300 - ¥6500 and takes 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Nagoya. However, there are services departing from Horikawa Marutamachi and arriving at Meitetsu Bus Centre via Kyōto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kyoto and arriving at Nagoya. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Nagoya is 106 km. The road distance is 132.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Nagoya without a car is to train which takes 35 min and costs ¥4300 - ¥6500.

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The train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 35 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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Kyoto to Nagoya train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Kyoto station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Nagoya is to train which takes 35 min and costs ¥4300 - ¥6500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥2826 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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  • Distance: 66.5 miles
  • Duration: 35 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Nagoya every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 35 min. Alternatively, Meitetsu Bus operates a bus from Kyoto to Nagoya hourly. Tickets cost $23 and the journey takes 2 h 39 min.

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Kyoto to Nagoya bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, arrive at Meitetsu Bus Centre station.

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Kyoto to Nagoya train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Nagoya station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Nagoya is 132 km. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Kyoto to Nagoya.

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There are 264+ hotels available in Nagoya. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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