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There are 7 ways to get from Kyoto to Yakushima by train, plane, ferry, bus, night bus 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, fly to Yakushima  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Yakushima (KUM) ITM - KUM

$206 - $549

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  15h 58m

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Kagoshima
  2. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$177 - $223

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Fly to Kagoshima, ferry  •  11h 23m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Kagoshima (KOJ) ITM - KOJ
  2. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$358 - $626

Train, ferry via Hakata  •  12h 19m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Hakata
  2. Take the train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo
  3. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$429 - $544

Train, ferry  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kagoshima-Chuo Shinkansen Sakura / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$412 - $516

Train, bus, ferry  •  15h 4m

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Hakata
  2. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima Airport
  3. Take the bus from Kagoshima Airport to Ibusuki Eki Mae
  4. Take the ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima

$399 - $514

Night bus, bus, ferry  •  26h 17m

  1. Take the night bus from Kyoto to Miyazaki City
  2. Take the bus from Miyazaki City to Tenmonkan
  3. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$386 - $436

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Yakushima is to drive and ferry which costs ¥20000 - ¥26000 and takes 15h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Yakushima is to train and fly which costs ¥23000 - ¥65000 and takes 6h 47m.

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The distance between Kyoto and Yakushima is 715 km.

The best way to get from Kyoto to Yakushima without a car is to train and ferry which takes 12h 19m and costs ¥48000 - ¥65000.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Kyoto to Yakushima, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Itami Airport to Yakushima Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Japan Air Commuter offers flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Yakushima Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Yakushima. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Yakushima.
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  • Distance: 447 miles
  • Duration: 6h 47m

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

There is no direct connection from Kyoto to Yakushima. However, you can take the train to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu), take the walk to Minamiibaraki(Monorail), take the Monorail to Osaka Airport, take the walk to Osaka Itami airport, fly to Yakushima, then take the taxi to Yakushima. Alternatively, you can take the train to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu), take the walk to Minamiibaraki(Monorail), take the Monorail to Osaka Airport, take the walk to Osaka Itami airport, fly to Kagoshima, take the walk to Kagoshima Airport, take the bus to Jet Foil Terminal, take the walk to Kagoshima, take the ferry to Yakushima, then take the taxi to Yakushima.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kagoshima via Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Train operators
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Omiya(Kyoto) to Minamiibaraki(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $160
Reserved seat
$130 - $160
Green seat
$170 - $230
Train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$60 - $80
Reserved seat
$70 - $85
Green seat
$85 - $120
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $210
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$160 - $210
Reserved seat
$170 - $210
Green seat
$220 - $300
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
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Kagoshima Kotsu
Bus from Kagoshima Airport to Ibusuki Eki Mae
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
iwasaki-corp.com
Miyazaki Kotsu
Website
miyakoh.co.jp
Night bus from Kyoto to Miyazaki City
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$98
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp
Bus from Miyazaki City to Tenmonkan
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp
Ferry operators
Toppy & Rocket
Website
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp

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