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

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Train, bus  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Tsukuba Center

$112 - $145

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Night bus, train  •  10 h 59 min

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

$77

6 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Tsukuba 328.3 miles

$55 - $80

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

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

$97 - $338

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Ibaraki  •  4 h 36 min

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

$198 - $402

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$105 - $313

Train to Osaka, fly to Tokyo Narita, train  •  5 h 32 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 Higashi-Matsudo

$119 - $456

Train to Nagoya, fly to Tokyo Narita, train  •  5 h 54 min

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

$122 - $354

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

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Tsukuba is to train and bus which costs ¥12000 - ¥17000 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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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 and bus which takes 3 h 36 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Kyoto to Tsukuba, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 26+ hotels available in Tsukuba. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Tsukuba.
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  • Distance: 255.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

There is no direct connection from Kyoto to Tsukuba. However, you can take the train to Tokyo, take the walk to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit, then take the bus to Tsukuba Center. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kyoto to Tsukuba via Kyoto Station, Kyōto, and Akihabara in around 10 h 59 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 Osaka to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Nagoya to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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 Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Ibaraki
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
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
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $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
Tsukuba Express
Website
mir.co.jp
Train from Akihabara to Kenkyu-Gakuen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Higashi-Matsudo
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Nankai Bus
Website
nankaibus.jp
Night bus from Kyōto to Akihabara
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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