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

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Subway, train  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the subway from Marutamachi to Kyoto
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Osaka
  3. Take the train from Osaka to Nishikujo
  4. Take the train from Nishikujo to Sakurajima

$10 - $15

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Train  •  2 h

  1. Take the train from Jingu-Marutamachi to Kyobashi(Osaka) Keihan Main Sub-Exp / ...

$7 - $10

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Bus  •  1 h 57 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 - $23

Train, bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) Hankyu Kyoto Semi-Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Universal Studios

$12 - $18

Taxi  •  52 min

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

$180 - $220

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 ¥650 - ¥1000 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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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto station 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.

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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.

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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 subway and train which takes 1 h 12 min and costs ¥1100 - ¥1700.

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It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, arrive at Kyoto Station Hachijou gate.

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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?

You can take a bus from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan via Osaka Itami Airport and Universal Studios in around 1 h 57 min. Alternatively, Keihan Railways operates a train from Kyoto to Universal Studios Japan every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $6 and the journey takes 1 h 24 min.

Train operators
Kyoto Subway
Website
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Subway from Marutamachi to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
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
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
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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