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 52 min

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

$106 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Sannomiya BT to Shoko

$80 - $90

4 alternative options

Train via Izumoshi  •  7 h 15 min

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

$107 - $149

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Matsue 207.3 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Osaka, fly  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Izumo (IZO) ITM - IZO

$142 - $310

Train to Nagoya, fly  •  3 h 11 min

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

$169 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Shimane is to drive which costs ¥3800 - ¥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 ¥15000 - ¥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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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Kyoto to Shimane, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Shimane is Izumo (IZO) Airport which is 47.8 km away. Other nearby airports include Hiroshima (HIJ) (78 km), Okayama (OKJ) (122.9 km), Matsuyama (MYJ) (139.4 km) and Takamatsu (TAK) (164 km).

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Shimane.
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  • Distance: 181.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 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 52 min. Alternatively, Chugoku JR Bus Company operates a bus from Kyoto to Matsue twice daily. Tickets cost $47 and the journey takes 4 h 22 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Izumo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
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 Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $70
Reserved seat
$55 - $75
Green seat
$75 - $100
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
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
$50 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Karasuma to Juso
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
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
$47
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp

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