There are 5 ways to get from Kyoto to Shikoku by train, 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  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Okayama Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Kochi(Kochi) Ltd Exp Nanpu

$93 - $126

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Bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station to Tsudaka
  2. Take the bus from Tsudaka to Hayamaribashi

$63

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kōchi 208.9 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Osaka, fly, train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Kochi (KCZ) ITM - KCZ
  3. Take the train from Kochi(Kochi) to Noichi

$133 - $496

Train to Nagoya, fly, train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NKM) to Kochi (KCZ) NKM - KCZ
  3. Take the train from Kochi(Kochi) to Noichi

$178 - $500

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Shikoku is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Shikoku is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Shikoku is 251 km. The road distance is 334.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Kyoto to Shikoku, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto station to Shikoku. However, there are services departing from Kyoto Station and arriving at Hayamaribashi via Tsudaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kōchi via Kyoto, Okayama, Kochi(Kochi), and Kochiekimae in around 5 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Kōchi via Tsudaka in around 6 h 25 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $70
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $100
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$21 - $29
Reserved seat
$27 - $35
Green seat
$30 - $45
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Website
tosakuro.com
Train from Kochi(Kochi) to Noichi
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Tsudaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Tsudaka to Hayamaribashi
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp

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