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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$102 - $142

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Night bus  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Tokyo Station Kajibashi

$42 - $72

6 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Tokyo 287.9 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Osaka Itami, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND

$86 - $327

Train to Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4 h 18 min

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

$93 - $300

Fly Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita, train  •  4 h 44 min

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

$128 - $465

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4 h 6 min

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

$108 - $303

Train, bus to Tokushima, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 49 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

$203 - $540

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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 - ¥17000 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Tokyo station. However, there are services departing from Horikawa Marutamachi and arriving at Tokyo Station Kajibashi via Kyōto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 56 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 33 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥17000.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Kyoto to Tokyo, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Tokyo bus services, operated by Willer Travel, depart from Kyōto station.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami 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 Willer Travel, arrive at Tokyo Station Kajibashi.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Tokyo is 461 km. It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to drive from Kyoto to Tokyo.

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  • Distance: 232.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 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 Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Izumo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita via Niigata
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Flights from Chūbu Centrair 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Kyōto to Tokyo Station Kajibashi
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
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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