There are 4 ways to get from Kyoto to Shirahama by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto to Toretore-ichiba

$31

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Shirahama Ltd Exp Kuroshio

$63 - $87

Train, bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Umeda(Hankyu) Hankyu Kyoto Semi-Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Osaka to Toretore-ichiba

$31 - $32

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Shirahama 123.7 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Shirahama is to drive which costs ¥2300 - ¥3400 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Shirahama is to drive which costs ¥2300 - ¥3400 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kyoto and arriving at Toretore-ichiba. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Shirahama is 154 km. The road distance is 197.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Shirahama without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs ¥3400.

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The bus from Kyoto to Toretore-ichiba takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Kyoto to Shirahama bus services, operated by Meiko Bus, depart from Kyoto station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Shirahama is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs ¥3400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥7000 - ¥10000 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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Kyoto to Shirahama bus services, operated by Meiko Bus, arrive at Toretore-ichiba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Shirahama is 198 km. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Kyoto to Shirahama.

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  • Distance: 95.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Kyoto, Japan and Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan?

Meiko Bus operates a bus from Kyoto to Shirahama twice daily. Tickets cost $31 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Kyoto to Shirahama every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Umeda(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Meiko Bus
Website
meikobus.jp
Bus from Kyoto to Toretore-ichiba
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
meikobus.jp
Bus from Osaka to Toretore-ichiba
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
meikobus.jp

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