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There are 4 ways to get from Kyoto to Nara by subway, train, taxi or car

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Subway, train  •  1h 26m

  1. Take the subway from Marutamachi to Takeda(Kyoto) Kyoto Subway Karasuma
  2. Take the train from Takeda(Kyoto) to Shinomiya(Nara) Kintetsu Kyoto Exp

$7 - $9

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nara JR Nara Local / ...

$8 - $11

Taxi  •  35m

  1. Take a taxi from Kyoto to Nara 26.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  35m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Nara 26.4 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Nara is to drive which costs ¥500 - ¥750 and takes 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Nara is to taxi which costs ¥14000 - ¥17000 and takes 35m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Nara is 38 km. The road distance is 42.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Nara without a car is to subway and train which takes 1h 26m and costs ¥800 - ¥1000.

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It takes approximately 1h 26m to get from Kyoto to Nara, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Nara is 42 km. It takes approximately 35m to drive from Kyoto to Nara.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Nara. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 23.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 26m

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

Japan Railways (JR) operates a train from Kyoto to Nara every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1h 15m.

Train operators
Kyoto Subway
Website
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Subway from Marutamachi to Takeda(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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 Kyoto to Nara
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kyoto to Nara
Ave. Duration
35m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Miyako Taxi
Phone
+81 75-661-6611
Website
117385.com
Ecolo Taxi
Phone
+8 75-803-2228
Website
ecolo21.com

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