There are 4 ways to get from Matsumoto to Kyoto by train, bus or car

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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 / ...

$80 - $109

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 53 min

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

$45

2 alternative options

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 - $91

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Matsumoto to Kyoto 200 miles

$30 - $50

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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 costs ¥9000 - ¥13000 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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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 Horikawa Marutamachi via Kyoto Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

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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 3 h 3 min and costs ¥9000 - ¥13000.

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

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Matsumoto to Kyoto bus services, operated by Alpico Group, depart from Matsumoto Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Matsumoto to Kyoto is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs ¥9000 - ¥13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5086 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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Matsumoto to Kyoto bus services, operated by Alpico Group, arrive at Kyōto Station.

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

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  • Distance: 150.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

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, Alpico Group operates a bus from Matsumoto to Kyoto 3 times a day. Tickets cost $44 and the journey takes 7 h 15 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
$36
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Alpico Group
Phone
+886-2-2501-8559
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Matsumoto Bus Terminal to Kyōto Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp

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