There are 3 ways to get from Kyoto to Osaka by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  14 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$4 - $35

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kyoto to Osaka 35.1 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Osaka 35.1 miles

$5 - $9

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Osaka is to drive which costs ¥650 - ¥1000 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Osaka is to train which costs ¥480 - ¥3800 and takes 14 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Osaka is 43 km. The road distance is 56.2 km.

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The train from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kyoto and arriving at Shin-Osaka. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Osaka every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 14 min. Keihan Railways also services this route every 15 minutes.

Train operators
Other operators
Taxi from Kyoto to Osaka
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Ecolo Taxi
+8 75-803-2228
Tokyo MK Taxi
+81 50-3786-6001
Miyako Taxi
+81 75-661-6611

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