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There are 6 ways to get from Kyoto to Shimane 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  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Okayama Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Matsue Ltd Exp Yakumo

$106 - $144

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Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto to Yonago

$58 - $61

4 alternative options

Train via Izumoshi  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Okayama Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Izumoshi Ltd Exp Yakumo

$102 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Matsue 207.3 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Osaka Itami, fly  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Izumo (IZO) ITM - IZO

$142 - $311

Train to Nagoya Airfield, fly  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya Airfield (NKM) to Izumo (IZO) NKM - IZO

$168 - $419

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Shimane is to drive which costs ¥3900 - ¥6000 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Shimane is to train and fly which costs ¥16000 - ¥35000 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Shimane is 291 km. The road distance is 331.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Shimane without a car is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Kyoto to Shimane, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Shimane is to train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6500 - ¥6900 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Izumo Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Shimane is 332 km. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Kyoto to Shimane.

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Japan Airlines offers flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Izumo Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Shimane. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Shimane.
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  • Distance: 181.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Matsue via Kyoto, Okayama, and Matsue in around 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, Keihan Bus operates a bus from Kyoto to Matsue 4 times a day. Tickets cost $44 and the journey takes 4 h 29 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Izumo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya Airfield to Izumo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
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 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 Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Matsue
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Okayama to Izumoshi
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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
Keihan Bus
Phone
077-531-2121
Website
keihanbus.jp
Bus from Kyōto to Yonago
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
keihanbus.jp

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