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There are 9 ways to get from Kyoto to Shibuya by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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

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Train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shinagawa Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Shinagawa to Harajuku JR Yamanote

$101 - $148

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Bus  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Fukakusa to Buster Shinjuku

$47 - $48

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Nightbus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the nightbus from Kyōto (Station) to Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo

$75

Drive  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Shibuya 283.8 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND

$83 - $322

Train to Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  2. Fly from Kobe (UKB) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) UKB - HND

$90 - $295

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Chūbu Centrair (NGO) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) NGO - HND

$105 - $298

Fly Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) ITM - NRT
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Shibuya

$130 - $468

Train, bus to Tokushima, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  2. Take the bus from Shin-Kobe Station to Kousoku Naruto
  3. Fly from Tokushima (TKS) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) TKS - HND

$200 - $535

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Shibuya is to bus which costs ¥5340 - ¥5380 and takes 8 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Shibuya is to train which costs ¥11000 - ¥17000 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Shibuya. However, there are services departing from Horikawa Marutamachi and arriving at Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo via Kyōto (Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 41 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Shibuya is 365 km. The road distance is 454.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Shibuya without a car is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥17000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Kyoto to Shibuya, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Shibuya bus services, operated by Nishi Tokyo Bus, arrive at Kyōto (Station).

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Shibuya is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥17000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5340 - ¥5380 and takes 8 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Kyoto to Shibuya bus services, operated by Nishi Tokyo Bus, arrive at Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo station.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Shibuya.
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  • Distance: 228 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Shibuya via Kyoto and Shinagawa in around 3 h 18 min. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Kyoto to Shibuya 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 7 h 12 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Izumo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita via Niigata
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shinagawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$95 - $130
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinagawa to Harajuku
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishi Tokyo Bus
Phone
042-623-1365
Website
nisitokyobus.co.jp
Night bus from Kyōto (Station) to Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
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Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Shin-Kobe Station to Kousoku Naruto
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Shibuya is 454 km. It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to drive from Kyoto to Shibuya.

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 2449+ hotels available in Shibuya. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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