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.

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Train  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi

$100 - $140

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Tokyo

$54

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 45 min

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

$106 - $357

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4 h 13 min

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

$92 - $298

Fly Osaka to Tokyo Narita, train  •  4 h 40 min

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

$148 - $495

Train to Nagoya, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4 h 11 min

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

$110 - $301

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Tokyo is to night bus which costs ¥6000 and takes 7 h 45 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 17 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 train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2 h 17 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Kyōto and arriving at Tokyo. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kyoto and arriving at Tokyo. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Kyoto to Tokyo every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda via Izumo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 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
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
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 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 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-Osaka
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$21 - $29
Reserved seat
$27 - $35
Green seat
$30 - $45
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
34 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
Bus operators
JR East Group
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Night bus from Kyōto to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com

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