There are 7 ways to get from Kyoto to Tokyo by train, night bus, car 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  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi

$95 - $140

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyoto Station to Tokyo Station

$77

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Tokyo 287.9 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Osaka, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND

$86 - $327

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  2. Fly from Osaka Kobe (UKB) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) UKB - HND

$100 - $304

Train to Nagoya, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) NGO - HND

$108 - $298

Train to Osaka, fly to Tokyo Narita, train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) ITM - NRT
  3. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Tokyo

$128 - $464

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Tokyo every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Nagoya to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Nagoya to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Karasuma to Juso
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Kyoto Station to Tokyo Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kyoto to Tokyo?

The distance between Kyoto and Tokyo is 371 km. The road distance is 461 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Tokyo?

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Tokyo is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥7500 and takes 4 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kyoto to Tokyo?

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Tokyo is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

Is there a direct train between Kyoto and Tokyo?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kyoto and arriving at Tokyo. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

How long does it take to get from Kyoto to Tokyo?

The train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2 h 18 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.