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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Kintetsu Limited Express  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Yamatosaidaiji Kintetsu Ltd Exp

$10 - $14

Cheapest option

Train Japan Railways (JR)  •  1 h 35 min

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

$8 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kyoto to Nara 26.4 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Nara 26.4 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Nara is to drive which costs ¥480 - ¥750 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Nara is to train which takes 30 min and costs ¥1100 - ¥1500.

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The distance between Kyoto and Nara is 38 km. The road distance is 42 km.

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The train from Kyoto to Yamatosaidaiji takes 30 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kyoto and arriving at Yamatosaidaiji. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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

Kintetsu Limited Express operates a train from Kyoto to Nara every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 30 min.

Train operators
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Yamatosaidaiji
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Nara
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kyoto to Nara
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Ecolo Taxi
Phone
+8 75-803-2228
Website
ecolo21.com
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Miyako Taxi
Phone
+81 75-661-6611
Website
117385.com

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