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There are 7 ways to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki by train, ferry, 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  •  3 h 18 min

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

$119 - $158

Cheapest option

Night bus, ferry  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Kokura
  2. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$56 - $83

5 alternative options

Fly Osaka Itami to Fukuoka, train, ferry  •  6 h 15 min

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

$105 - $376

Train to Nagoya Airfield, fly to Kita Kyushu, train, ferry  •  4 h 54 min

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

$193 - $565

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Oita, train, ferry  •  7 h 5 min

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

$139 - $344

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Kumamoto, train, ferry  •  6 h 46 min

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

$134 - $319

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Fukuoka, train, ferry  •  6 h 56 min

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

$117 - $212

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki is to night bus and ferry which costs ¥6000 - ¥9500 and takes 11 h 42 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 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Shimonoseki is 456 km.

The best way to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki without a car is to train and ferry which takes 3 h 18 min and costs ¥13000 - ¥18000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Fukuoka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Ibex Airlines, Oriental Air Bridge, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Fukuoka Airport.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Shimonoseki. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Shimonoseki.
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  • Distance: 285 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 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, Kyōto, Kokura, and Mojiko in around 11 h 42 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Star Flyer
Website
starflyer.jp
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya Airfield to Kita Kyushu
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Fukuoka via Gimhae
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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
$110 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$110 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$150 - $210
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
Train from Kumamoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $60
Green seat
$60 - $85
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Mojiko
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
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
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Kyōto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Ferry operators
Kanmon Line
Website
kanmon-kisen.co.jp
Ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
kanmon-kisen.co.jp

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