There are 9 ways to get from Kyoto to Yamagata by train, night bus, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Yamagata Shinkansen Tsubasa

$175 - $244

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Night bus  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyoto to Yamagata

$90 - $120

7 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  13 h 24 min

  1. Take the night bus from Kyoto Station to Tsuruoka S-MALL BT
  2. Take the bus from Tsuruoka S-MALL BT to Nankomae

$158

Drive  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Yamagata 430 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Osaka, fly to Yamagata  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Yamagata (GAJ) ITM - GAJ

$154 - $697

Train to Osaka, fly to Sendai, bus  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka
  2. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Sendai (SDJ) ITM - SDJ
  3. Take the bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae

$119 - $658

Train to Nagoya, fly to Yamagata  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NKM) to Yamagata (GAJ) NKM - GAJ

$172 - $463

Train to Nagoya, fly to Sendai, bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Sendai (SDJ) NGO - SDJ
  3. Take the bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae

$258 - $482

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Sendai, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
  2. Fly from Osaka Kobe (UKB) to Sendai (SDJ) UKB - SDJ
  3. Take the bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae

$150 - $439

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Yamagata is to drive which costs ¥8000 - ¥12000 and takes 8 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Yamagata is to train and fly which costs ¥19000 - ¥55000 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Yamagata is 545 km. The road distance is 688.1 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Kyoto to Yamagata, including transfers.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Kyoto and arriving at Yamagata. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Yamagata. However, there are services departing from Kyoto and arriving at Yamagata via Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Yamagata via Tokyo in around 5 h 53 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Nagoya to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Osaka to Yamagata via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Osaka to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $410
Flights from Nagoya to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $400
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Train from Tokyo to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$75 - $100
Reserved seat
$85 - $110
Green seat
$110 - $150
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$21 - $29
Reserved seat
$27 - $35
Green seat
$30 - $45
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Night bus from Kyoto to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
10 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Yamagata Kencho-mae
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Shonai Kotsu
Website
shonaikotsu.jp
Night bus from Kyoto Station to Tsuruoka S-MALL BT
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$133
Schedules at
shonaikotsu.jp
Bus from Tsuruoka S-MALL BT to Nankomae
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
shonaikotsu.jp

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