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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 38 min

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

$100 - $137

Cheapest option

Bus Nihon Kotsu  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Osaka Airport to Yonago

$66 - $75

4 alternative options

Bus Chugoku JR Bus Company  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Sannomiya BT to Shoko

$82 - $92

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Matsue 207.3 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Osaka, fly  •  3 h 12 min

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

$143 - $314

Train to Nagoya, fly  •  2 h 54 min

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

$167 - $419

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Matsue via Okayama and Matsue in around 4 h 38 min. Alternatively, Nihon Kotsu operates a bus from Kyoto to Matsue 4 times a day. Tickets cost $42 and the journey takes 3 h 18 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Izumo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Nagoya to Izumo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Izumo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Hankyu Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
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
Nihon Kotsu
Phone
03-5755-2151
Website
nihon-kotsu.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Airport to Yonago
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nihonkotsu.co.jp
Chugoku JR Bus Company
Website
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Bus from Sannomiya BT to Shoko
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Florence to Rome, How to get from London to Edinburgh and Need to know: Jadrolinija - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kyoto to Shimane?

The distance between Kyoto and Shimane is 291 km. The road distance is 332 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Shimane?

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Shimane is to drive which costs ¥3800 - ¥5500 and takes 3 h 44 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kyoto to Shimane?

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Shimane is to train and fly which takes 2 h 54 min and costs ¥18000 - ¥46000.

How long does it take to get from Kyoto to Shimane?

It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Kyoto to Shimane, including transfers.