There are 5 ways to get from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan by train, bus, taxi or car

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  •  56 min

$9 - $13

Cheapest option

Train Keihan Railways  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Keihan Main Sub-Exp / ...

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 57 min

$17 - $23

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. 37.4 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  52 min

  1. 37.4 miles

$6 - $10

What companies run services between Kyoto, Japan and Universal Studios Japan?

You can take a train from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan via Osaka, Nishikujo, and Sakurajima in around 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan via Osaka Itami Airport and Universal Studios in around 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Osaka
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Nishikujo
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nishikujo to Sakurajima
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keihan Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Jingu-Marutamachi to Kyobashi(Osaka)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Universal Studios
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Miyako Taxi
Phone
+81 75-661-6611
Website
117385.com
Ecolo Taxi
Phone
+8 75-803-2228
Website
ecolo21.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kyoto and Universal Studios Japan is 49 km. The road distance is 60 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan is to drive which costs ¥650 - ¥1000 and takes 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan is to taxi which takes 52 min and costs ¥19000 - ¥24000.

No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan. However, there are services departing from Kyoto and arriving at Sakurajima via Osaka and Nishikujo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 56 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan. However, there are services departing from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate and arriving at Universal Studios via Osaka Itami Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

It takes approximately 56 min to get from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan, including transfers.