Directions from Kyoto to Yakushima

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Recommended option

Train, ferry via Ibusuki  •  11 h 47 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

$423 - $535

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  15 h 59 min

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

$185 - $231

9 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  11 h 59 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

$435 - $544

Train, ferry #2  •  12 h 45 min

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

$433 - $551

Train, bus, ferry  •  15 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kumamoto
  2. Take the bus from Kumamoto to Sakurajima Airport
  3. Take the bus from Kagoshima Airport to Ibusuki Eki Mae
  4. Take the ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima

$441 - $549

Night bus, bus, ferry  •  26 h 6 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

$409 - $449

Fly Osaka to Kagoshima, ferry  •  11 h 19 min

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

$376 - $634

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Kagoshima, ferry  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  2. Fly from Osaka Kobe (UKB) to Kagoshima (KOJ) UKB - KOJ
  3. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$339 - $638

Train to Nagoya, fly to Kagoshima, ferry  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Kagoshima (KOJ) NGO - KOJ
  3. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$361 - $502

Fly Osaka to Kumamoto, train, ferry  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Kumamoto (KMJ) ITM - KMJ
  2. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo
  3. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$385 - $608

Fly Osaka to Miyazaki, train, ferry  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Miyazaki (KMI) ITM - KMI
  2. Take the train from Minamimiyazaki to Kagoshima
  3. Take the ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima

$372 - $806

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 Hakata, take the train to Kagoshima-Chuo, take the train to Ibusuki, take the ferry to Yakushima, then take the taxi to Yakushima. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kyoto to Yakushima via Hakata, Kagoshima-Chuo, Kagoshimachuoekimae, Asahidori, Kagoshima, and Yakushima in around 11 h 59 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Nagoya to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Osaka to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Osaka to Miyazaki via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Nagoya to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Osaka to Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Nagoya to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Hakata to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kagoshima-Chuo to Ibusuki
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Bus operators
Kyushu Sanko Group
Website
kyusanko.co.jp
Bus from Kumamoto to Sakurajima Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
highwaybus.com
Kagoshima Kotsu
Bus from Kagoshima Airport to Ibusuki Eki Mae
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
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
$101
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp
Bus from Miyazaki City to Tenmonkan
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
miyakoh.co.jp
Ferry operators
Toppy & Rocket
Website
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$66
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp
Ferry from Kagoshima to Yakushima
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
tykousoku.jp

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kyoto and Yakushima is 715 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Yakushima is to drive and ferry which costs ¥20000 - ¥26000 and takes 15 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Yakushima is to fly and ferry which takes 11 h 19 min and costs ¥41000 - ¥70000.

It takes approximately 11 h 47 min to get from Kyoto to Yakushima, including transfers.