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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h

  1. Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$45 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 27 min

$36

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. 126.5 miles

$21 - $35

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 $45 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, Ryobi Express operates a bus from Kyoto to Okayama every 4 hours. Tickets cost $36 and the journey takes 3 h 27 min.

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kyoto and Okayama is 171 km. The road distance is 202 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Okayama is to drive which costs ¥2300 - ¥3500 and takes 2 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Okayama is to train which takes 1 h and costs ¥5000 - ¥7000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kyoto and arriving at Okayama. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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

The train from Kyoto to Okayama takes 1 h including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.