There are 7 ways to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki by train, ferry, bus, night bus, plane or taxi

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, ferry  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Kokura Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$114 - $157

6 alternative options

Bus, night bus, ferry  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station to Kurashima
  2. Take the night bus from Kurashima to Kokura
  3. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$115 - $117

Train to Osaka, fly to Fukuoka, train, ferry  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Fukuoka (FUK) ITM - FUK
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kokura
  4. Take the train from Kokura to Mojiko
  5. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$117 - $392

Train, taxi to Nagoya, fly to Kita Kyushu, ferry  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Take a taxi from Nagoya to Nagoya
  3. Fly from Nagoya (NKM) to Kita Kyushu (KKJ) NKM - KKJ
  4. Take the train from Kokura to Mojiko
  5. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$191 - $562

Train to Osaka, fly to Oita, train, ferry  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Oita (OIT) ITM - OIT
  3. Take the train from Beppu to Kokura
  4. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$140 - $345

Train to Nagoya, fly to Fukuoka, train, ferry  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Fukuoka (FUK) NGO - FUK
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kokura
  4. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$127 - $220

Train to Osaka, fly to Kumamoto, train, ferry  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Kumamoto (KMJ) ITM - KMJ
  3. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kokura
  4. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$129 - $314

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

There is no direct connection from Kyoto to Shimonoseki. However, you can take the train to Kokura, take the train to Mojiko, then take the ferry to Ganryujima. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kyoto to Shimonoseki via Kyoto, Kyoto Station, Kurashima, Kokura, and Mojiko in around 14 h 55 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Osaka to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Nagoya to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Osaka to Oita
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka via Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Osaka to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Star Flyer
Website
starflyer.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka via Busan
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kokura
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kumamoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Mojiko
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Kurashima
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Night bus from Kurashima to Kokura
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Ferry operators
Kanmon Line
Website
kanmon-kisen.co.jp
Ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
kanmon-kisen.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Nagoya to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
MK Taxi Nagoya
Phone
+81 50 3385 8132
Website
mktaxi-japan.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kyoto to Shimonoseki?

The distance between Kyoto and Shimonoseki is 456 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki is to bus and night bus and ferry which costs ¥12500 - ¥12800 and takes 14 h 55 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki is to train and ferry which takes 4 h 1 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥18000.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki, including transfers.