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

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Train  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the train from Matsumoto to Nagoya Ltd Exp Shinano
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$80 - $109

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Bus Alpico Group  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Matsumoto Bus Terminal to Kyōto Station

$45

3 alternative options

Bus Access Shinshu  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Matsumoto Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Bus Centre to Kyōto

$58

Drive  •  4h 4m

  1. Drive from Matsumoto to Kyoto 200 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Matsumoto to Shinjuku(Jr)
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Itami (ITM) HND - ITM

$142 - $394

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Matsumoto to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥3800 - ¥5500 and takes 4h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Matsumoto to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥9000 - ¥13000 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Matsumoto to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Matsumoto Bus Terminal and arriving at Kyōto via Meitetsu Bus Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between Matsumoto and Kyoto is 241 km. The road distance is 320 km.

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The best way to get from Matsumoto to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs ¥9000 - ¥13000.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Matsumoto to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Matsumoto to Kyoto bus services, operated by Access Shinshu, depart from Matsumoto Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Matsumoto to Kyoto is to train which takes 3h 1m and costs ¥9000 - ¥13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥6596 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Itami Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Matsumoto to Kyoto bus services, operated by Meitetsu Bus, arrive at Kyōto station.

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Map of how to get from Matsumoto to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 150.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 1m

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

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Kyoto via Nagoya, Kyoto, and Kyoto in around 3h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Matsumoto to Kyoto via Meitetsu Nagoya and Meitetsu Bus Centre in around 6h 30m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Train operators
Bus operators
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Matsumoto Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Bus Centre to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Alpico Group
Phone
+886-2-2501-8559
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Matsumoto Bus Terminal to Kyōto Station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Matsumoto to Kyoto is 320 km. It takes approximately 4h 4m to drive from Matsumoto to Kyoto.

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All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Itami Airport.

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There are 2409+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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