There are 6 ways to get from Nagano to Kyoto by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train Japan Railways Limited Express  •  4 h 9 min

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

$92 - $127

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Night bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the night bus from Nagano to Kyoto Station

$55 - $71

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Train via Kanazawa  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Kanazawa Shinkansen Kagayaki / ...
  2. Take the train from Kanazawa to Kyoto Ltd Exp Thunderbird

$112 - $138

Bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Nagano Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station

$63

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Nagano to Kyoto 239.7 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka (ITM) HND - ITM
  3. Take the train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)

$141 - $404

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The cheapest way to get from Nagano to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥4500 - ¥7000 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nagano to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥10000 - ¥15000 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nagano Bus Terminal and arriving at Kyoto Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

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The distance between Nagano and Kyoto is 284 km. The road distance is 383.6 km.

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The best way to get from Nagano to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Nagano to Kyoto, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Nagano to Kyoto is to train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥7000 and takes 7 h 32 min.

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

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Nagano to Kyoto bus services, operated by Access Shinshu, arrive at Kyoto Station.

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Map of how to get from Nagano to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 177.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

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

You can take a train from Nagano to Kyoto via Nagoya, Kyoto, and Kyoto Station in around 4 h 9 min. Alternatively, Access Shinshu operates a bus from Nagano to Kyoto once daily. Tickets cost $63 and the journey takes 7 h 32 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $75
Train from Nagano to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$55 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $80
Green seat
$80 - $110
Train from Nagano to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $75
Reserved seat
$60 - $80
Green seat
$80 - $110
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$54 - $58
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Nagano Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Nagaden Bus
Website
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com
Night bus from Nagano to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$69
Schedules at
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Nagano to Kyoto is 384 km. It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to drive from Nagano to Kyoto.

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

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