There are 9 ways to get from Kyoto to Tsukuba by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 31 min

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

$106 - $144

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Fukakusa to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit
  2. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Tsukuba Center

$68 - $69

7 alternative options

Night bus, train  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyoto Gion-Shijo Station to Basuta Shinjuku
  2. Take the train from Shin-Okachimachi to Kenkyu-Gakuen Tsukuba Express Rapid / ...

$69 - $70

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Tsukuba 328.3 miles

$55 - $80

Train to Osaka, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5 h

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

$98 - $341

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Ibaraki  •  4 h 17 min

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

$204 - $393

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5 h 14 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

$101 - $305

Train to Osaka, fly to Tokyo Narita, train  •  5 h 38 min

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

$120 - $458

Train to Nagoya, fly to Tokyo Narita, train  •  5 h 42 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
  4. Take the train from Minami-Nagareyama to Kenkyu-Gakuen

$120 - $346

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tsukuba via Shinagawa and Akihabara in around 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Tsukuba via Takeda(Kyoto), Kyoto Fukakusa, and Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit in around 10 h 39 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 Shinagawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Tsukuba Express
Website
mir.co.jp
Train from Akihabara to Kenkyu-Gakuen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Okachimachi to Kenkyu-Gakuen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Minami-Nagareyama to Kenkyu-Gakuen
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
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
JR East Group
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Kyoto Fukakusa to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
JR Bus Kanto
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Kyoto Gion-Shijo Station to Basuta Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kyoto and Tsukuba is 408 km. The road distance is 525 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Tsukuba is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥16000.

No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Tsukuba. However, there are services departing from Kyoto and arriving at Kenkyu-Gakuen via Shinagawa and Akihabara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Kyoto to Tsukuba, including transfers.