There are 5 ways to get from Kyoto to Nara by train, subway, taxi or car

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Train Kintetsu Limited Express  •  30 min

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

$10 - $14

Cheapest option

Subway, train  •  1 h 26 min

  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 Japan Railways (JR)  •  1 h 45 min

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

$8 - $11

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kyoto to Nara 26.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  35 min

  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 35 min.

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

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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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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 train which takes 30 min and costs ¥1100 - ¥1500.

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

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Kyoto to Nara train services, operated by Kintetsu Limited Express, depart from Kyoto station.

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Kyoto to Nara train services, operated by Kintetsu Limited Express, arrive at Yamatosaidaiji station.

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

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There are 181+ hotels available in Nara. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 23.5 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

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
Kyoto Subway
Website
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Subway from Marutamachi to Takeda(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
14 min
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
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 - $150
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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