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

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Train  •  4 h 2 min

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

$72 - $112

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Bus  •  4 h 7 min

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

$42

2 alternative options

Bus via Meitetsu Nagoya  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto to Meitetsu Bus Centre
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Takayama Bus Terminal

$52

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Takayama 163.2 miles

$27 - $40

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

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Takayama without a car is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Kyoto to Takayama, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Takayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Kyoto Station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Takayama is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 7 min.

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Kyoto to Takayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Takayama Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Takayama is 261 km. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Kyoto to Takayama.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Takayama. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Takayama.
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  • Distance: 114.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Takayama via Kyoto and Nagoya in around 4 h 2 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
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kyōto to Meitetsu Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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