There are 8 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  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Yakushima (KUM) ITM - KUM

$205 - $547

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  15 h 58 min

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

$177 - $223

6 alternative options

Train, fly to Kagoshima, ferry  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Karasuma to Juso
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Kagoshima (KOJ) ITM - KOJ
  3. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$367 - $624

Train, ferry via Ibusuki  •  12 h 28 min

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

$426 - $545

Train, ferry  •  12 h 28 min

  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

$439 - $554

Train, ferry #2  •  12 h 47 min

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

$438 - $552

Train, bus, ferry  •  15 h 4 min

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

$411 - $516

Night bus, bus, ferry  •  26 h 17 min

  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

$398 - $438

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Yakushima is to drive and ferry which costs ¥19000 - ¥25000 and takes 15 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Yakushima is to train and fly which costs ¥23000 - ¥65000 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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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 12 h 28 min and costs ¥47000 - ¥65000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Kyoto to Yakushima, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Airport to Yakushima Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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There are 42+ hotels available in Yakushima. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Yakushima.
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  • Distance: 447 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 37 min

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 Juso, take the train to Hotarugaike, take the walk to Osaka airport, fly to Yakushima, then take the taxi to Yakushima. Alternatively, you can take the train to Juso, take the train to Hotarugaike, take the walk to Osaka 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 to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Japan Air Commuter
Website
jac.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from Osaka to Kagoshima via Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Train operators
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Karasuma to Juso
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$120 - $160
Reserved seat
$130 - $170
Green seat
$170 - $230
Train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$60 - $85
Reserved seat
$70 - $85
Green seat
$90 - $120
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$160 - $220
Reserved seat
$170 - $220
Green seat
$230 - $300
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.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Ibusuki
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima Airport (KOJ)
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
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Kagoshima Kotsu
Bus from Kagoshima Airport to Ibusuki Eki Mae
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
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
14 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$99
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp
Bus from Miyazaki City to Tenmonkan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp
Ferry operators
Toppy & Rocket
Website
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp

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