There are 7 ways to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki by train, ferry, bus, night bus 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, ferry  •  4 h 3 min

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

$122 - $161

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus, ferry  •  15 h 9 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

$114 - $116

5 alternative options

Train to Osaka, fly to Fukuoka, train, ferry  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Fukuoka (FUK) ITM - FUK
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kokura
  4. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$120 - $400

Train to Nagoya, fly to Kita Kyushu, train, ferry  •  5 h 41 min

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

$193 - $575

Train to Nagoya, fly to Fukuoka, train, ferry  •  6 h 13 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

$133 - $243

Train to Osaka, fly to Oita, train, ferry  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  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

$138 - $342

Train to Osaka, fly to Kumamoto, train, ferry  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  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

$133 - $322

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki is to bus and night bus and ferry which costs ¥12600 - ¥12900 and takes 15 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki is to train and ferry which costs ¥13000 - ¥18000 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Shimonoseki is 456 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki without a car is to train and ferry which takes 4 h 3 min and costs ¥13000 - ¥18000.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki.
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  • Distance: 285 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

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 Station, Kyoto Station, Kurashima, Kokura, and Mojiko in around 15 h 9 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 Nagoya to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Nagoya to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Osaka to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
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 Oita
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
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
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Osaka to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
Amakusa Airlines
Website
amx.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$110 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$160 - $210
Train from Hakata to Kokura
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$25 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
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
Train from Kumamoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$60 - $85
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
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Mojiko
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
$67
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

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