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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Wakayama Ltd Exp Kuroshio

$44 - $63

Cheapest option

Train via Dobutsuen-Mae  •  2 h 32 min

  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 - $32

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  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 via Sumiyoshitaisha  •  4 h 2 min

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

$15 - $19

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  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 - ¥2100 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Wakayama is to drive which costs ¥1400 - ¥2100 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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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 2 h 35 min.

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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 2 h 19 min and costs ¥4900 - ¥7500.

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min 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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The best way to get from Kyoto to Wakayama is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs ¥4900 - ¥7500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3600 - ¥3900 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Wakayama.
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  • Distance: 64.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

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

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Kyoto to Wakayama hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $26 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Wakayama via Kansai Airport Terminal 1 in around 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Wakayama
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinimamiya to Wakayamashi
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Umeda(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Nankai Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinimamiya to Wakayamashi
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Sumiyoshitaisha to Wakayamashi
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $9
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 Kyōto to Kansai Airport Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $24
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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
kate.co.jp

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