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There are 5 ways to get from Kyoto to Wakayama by train, bus or car

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Train via Dobutsuen-Mae  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Umeda(Hankyu) Hankyu Kyoto Semi-Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Shinimamiya to Wakayamashi Ltd Exp Southern / ...

$14 - $31

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Train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka JR Special Rapid Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Wakayama Ltd Exp Kuroshio

$28 - $37

Bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Kyōto to Kansai Airport Terminal 1
  2. Take the bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Wakayama Station

$32 - $34

Train #2  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the train from Jingu-Marutamachi to Kyobashi(Osaka) Keihan Main Sub-Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Shinimamiya to Wakayamashi Ltd Exp Southern / ...

$15 - $33

Drive  •  1h 36m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Wakayama 77 miles

$13 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Wakayama is to drive which costs ¥1400 - ¥2200 and takes 1h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Wakayama is to drive which costs ¥1400 - ¥2200 and takes 1h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto to Wakayama station. However, there are services departing from Kyōto and arriving at Wakayama Station via Kansai Airport Terminal 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Wakayama. However, there are services departing from Jingu-Marutamachi and arriving at Wakayamashi via Kyobashi(Osaka) and Shinimamiya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 57m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Wakayama is 103 km. The road distance is 123.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Wakayama without a car is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs ¥1600 - ¥3500.

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It takes approximately 2h 21m to get from Kyoto to Wakayama, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Wakayama bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, depart from Kyōto station.

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

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Wakayama is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs ¥1600 - ¥3500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3600 - ¥3900 and takes 2h 35m.

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  • Distance: 64.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 21m

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Wakayama via Umeda(Hankyu), Umeda(Subway), Dobutsuen-Mae, and Shinimamiya in around 2h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Wakayama via Kansai Airport Terminal 1 in around 2h 35m.

Train operators
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Umeda(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinimamiya to Wakayamashi
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Wakayama
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Nankai Railways
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 Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keihan Railways
Website
keihan.co.jp
Train from Jingu-Marutamachi to Kyobashi(Osaka)
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kyōto to Kansai Airport Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $23
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Wakayama Bus
Phone
073-445-3131
Website
wakayamabus.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Wakayama Station
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
kate.co.jp

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Kyoto to Wakayama bus services, operated by Wakayama Bus, arrive at Wakayama Station.

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Kyoto to Wakayama train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Wakayamashi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Wakayama is 123 km. It takes approximately 1h 36m to drive from Kyoto to Wakayama.

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