There are 3 ways to get from Kyoto to Takayama by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Takayama Ltd Exp Hida

$74 - $105

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station to Takayama Bus Terminal

$42

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Takayama 163.2 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Takayama is to drive which costs ¥3000 - ¥4500 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Takayama is to drive which costs ¥3000 - ¥4500 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Takayama is 183 km. The road distance is 261.1 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Kyoto to Takayama, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kyoto Station station and arriving at Takayama Bus Terminal. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Takayama. However, there are services departing from Kyoto and arriving at Takayama via Nagoya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Takayama via Nagoya in around 3 h 47 min. Alternatively, Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Kyoto to Takayama 4 times a day. Tickets cost $42 and the journey takes 4 h 7 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp

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