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There are 5 ways to get from Kyoto to Shikoku by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 11m

  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 Ryobi Express  •  5h 55m

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

$48 - $71

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Bus JR Shikoku Bus  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto to Harimayabashi

$72

Drive  •  4h 26m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kōchi 208.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  4h 44m

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

$116 - $466

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto station to Shikoku. However, there are services departing from Kyōto Station and arriving at Hayamaribashi via Tsudaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 55m.

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

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Shikoku without a car is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Kyoto to Shikoku, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Shikoku is to train which takes 5h 11m and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5000 - ¥8500 and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Kochi Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Shikoku.
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  • Distance: 157.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 11m

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kōchi via Kyoto, Kyoto, Okayama, Kochi(Kochi), and Kochiekimae in around 5h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Kōchi via Tsudaka in around 5h 55m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kochi
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Train operators
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Kyōto Station to Tsudaka
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Tsudaka to Hayamaribashi
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Kyōto to Harimayabashi
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Shikoku is 334 km. It takes approximately 4h 26m to drive from Kyoto to Shikoku.

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All Nippon Airways offers flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Kochi Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Shikoku. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Osaka Itami Airport is to bus which takes 50m and costs ¥1100 - ¥1600.

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