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

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Train  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Okayama Shinkansen Nozomi

$52 - $72

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Bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto Station to Okayama

$29 - $45

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Okayama 126.5 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Okayama is to drive which costs ¥2400 - ¥3500 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Okayama is to train which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kyōto Station station and arriving at Okayama. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Okayama is 171 km. The road distance is 202.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Okayama without a car is to train which takes 1 h 24 min and costs ¥5500 - ¥8500.

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It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to get from Kyoto to Okayama, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Okayama bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Kyōto Station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Okayama is to train which takes 1 h 24 min and costs ¥5500 - ¥8500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3200 - ¥4800 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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Kyoto to Okayama bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Okayama station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Okayama is 202 km. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Kyoto to Okayama.

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  • Distance: 107 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Okayama every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, Ryobi Express operates a bus from Kyoto to Okayama every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 27 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Kyōto Station to Okayama
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp

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