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There are 9 ways to get from Kyoto to Tsukuba by train, night bus, car, plane or subway

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  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Akihabara to Kenkyu-Gakuen Tsukuba Express Rapid / ...

$114 - $154

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Night bus, train  •  10h 59m

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Akihabara
  2. Take the train from Akihabara to Kenkyu-Gakuen Tsukuba Express Rapid / ...

$77

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Night bus  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the night bus from Kyōto to Tsukuba Center

$96

Drive  •  5h 41m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Tsukuba 328.3 miles

$55 - $80

Fly Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda, subway, train  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND
  2. Take the subway from Daimon(Tokyo) to Shin-Okachimachi
  3. Take the train from Shin-Okachimachi to Kenkyu-Gakuen

$102 - $344

Train to Kobe, fly to Ibaraki  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  2. Fly from Kobe (UKB) to Ibaraki (IBR) UKB - IBR

$198 - $402

Fly Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita, train  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) ITM - NRT
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Higashi-Matsudo
  3. Take the train from Minami-Nagareyama to Kenkyu-Gakuen

$126 - $464

Train to Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5h 42m

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

$105 - $313

Train to Chūbu Centrair, fly to Tokyo Narita, train  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Chūbu Centrair (NGO) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) NGO - NRT
  3. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Higashi-Matsudo

$124 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Tsukuba is to drive which costs ¥6000 - ¥9000 and takes 5h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Tsukuba is to train which costs ¥12000 - ¥18000 and takes 3h 49m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Kyōto and arriving at Tsukuba Center. The journey takes approximately 7h 9m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Tsukuba is 408 km. The road distance is 525.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Tsukuba without a car is to train which takes 3h 49m and costs ¥12000 - ¥18000.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Kyoto to Tsukuba, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Tsukuba bus services, operated by Kintetsu Bus, 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 1h 5m.

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Kyoto to Tsukuba bus services, operated by Kintetsu Bus, arrive at Tsukuba Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Tsukuba is 525 km. It takes approximately 5h 41m to drive from Kyoto to Tsukuba.

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  • Distance: 255.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tsukuba via Kyoto Station, Kyoto, Tokyo, and Akihabara in around 3h 49m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita via Niigata
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Izumo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Chūbu Centrair to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Ibaraki
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 15 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
27m
Frequency
Every 20 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
35m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Tsukuba Express
Website
mir.co.jp
Train from Akihabara to Kenkyu-Gakuen
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Okachimachi to Kenkyu-Gakuen
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Minami-Nagareyama to Kenkyu-Gakuen
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keisei Railways
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Higashi-Matsudo
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Kyōto to Tsukuba Center
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$96
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Nankai Bus
Website
nankaibus.jp
Night bus from Kyōto to Akihabara
Ave. Duration
8h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Tsukuba. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Osaka Itami Airport is to bus which takes 50m and costs ¥1100 - ¥1600.

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