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There are 6 ways to get from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus Keihan Bus  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto to Universal Studios Japan

$8

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Train via Kyoto  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Osaka JR Special Rapid Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Osaka to Nishikujo Osaka Loop / ...

$11 - $18

Train Keihan Railways  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Jingu-Marutamachi to Kyobashi(Osaka) Keihan Main/Nakanoshima Local / ...
  2. Take the train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Nishikujo Osaka Loop / ...

$8 - $12

Bus OKK Airport Bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate to Osaka Itami Airport
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Universal Studios

$17 - $25

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan 37.4 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan 37.4 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan is to drive which costs ¥700 - ¥1100 and takes 52 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kyōto and arriving at Universal Studios Japan. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan. However, there are services departing from Jingu-Marutamachi and arriving at Sakurajima via Kyobashi(Osaka) and Nishikujo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 12 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Universal Studios Japan is 49 km. The road distance is 59.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 12 min and costs ¥900.

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The bus from Kyōto to Universal Studios Japan takes 1 h 12 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan bus services, operated by Keihan Bus, depart from Kyōto station.

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Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan train services, operated by Keihan Railways, depart from Jingu-Marutamachi station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan is to bus which takes 1 h 12 min and costs ¥900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥1200 - ¥2100 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan.
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  • Distance: 30.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 12 min

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

Keihan Bus operates a bus from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan once daily. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan via Kyoto, Osaka, Nishikujo, and Sakurajima in around 1 h 36 min.

Train operators
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Osaka
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Nishikujo
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Nishikujo
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keihan Railways
Website
keihan.co.jp
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
Keihan Bus
Phone
077-531-2121
Website
keihanbus.jp
Bus from Kyōto to Universal Studios Japan
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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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
$5 - $9
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Ecolo Taxi
Phone
+8 75-803-2228
Website
ecolo21.com
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Miyako Taxi
Phone
+81 75-661-6611
Website
117385.com

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Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan bus services, operated by Keihan Bus, arrive at Universal Studios Japan station.

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Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Nishikujo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan is 60 km. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan.

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There are 2781+ hotels available in Universal Studios Japan. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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