There are 8 ways to get from Kyoto to Tokyo by train, night bus, car, plane or bus

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Train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi

$100 - $140

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Night bus  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Tokyo

$67 - $152

6 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 49 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 26 min

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

$95 - $302

Train to Osaka, fly to Tokyo Narita, train  •  4 h 45 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

$127 - $463

Train to Nagoya, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4 h 16 min

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

$109 - $305

Train, bus to Tokushima, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  2. Take the bus from Shin-Kobe Station to Kousoku Naruto
  3. Fly from Tokushima (TKS) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) TKS - HND

$205 - $542

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Tokyo is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥8000 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Tokyo is to train which costs ¥11000 - ¥16000 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Tokyo. However, there are services departing from Horikawa Marutamachi and arriving at Tokyo via Kyōto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 2 min.

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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.

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The distance between Kyoto and Tokyo is 371 km. The road distance is 460.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Tokyo without a car is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥16000.

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

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Kyoto to Tokyo bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, depart from Kyōto station.

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Kyoto to Tokyo train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Kyoto station.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Kyoto to Tokyo bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Tokyo station.

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Kyoto to Tokyo train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Tokyo station.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Tokyo.
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  • Distance: 232.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

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 $100 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min.

Airlines
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 Osaka to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Nagoya to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
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 Osaka to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Nagoya to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Karasuma to Juso
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Eagle Bus
Email
ops@new-wing.co.jp
Website
new-wing.co.jp
Night bus from Kyōto to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Shin-Kobe Station to Kousoku Naruto
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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