There are 4 ways to get from Matsumoto to Kyoto by train, 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  •  3 h 3 min

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

$81 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Matsumoto Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$71 - $86

2 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Matsumoto Bus Terminal to Takayama Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station

$74 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Matsumoto to Kyoto 200 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Matsumoto to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥3700 - ¥5500 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matsumoto to Kyoto is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs ¥8500 - ¥12000.

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

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

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

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Kyoto via Nagoya and Kyoto in around 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Matsumoto to Kyoto via Takayama Bus Terminal, Kyoto Station, and Kyoto in around 7 h 44 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Matsumoto Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Matsumoto Bus Terminal to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp

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