There are 8 ways to get from Nagano to Kyoto by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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 Japan Railways Limited Express  •  3 h 51 min

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

$94 - $121

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the night bus from Nagano to Kyoto Station

$57 - $73

6 alternative options

Train via Kanazawa  •  3 h 58 min

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

$106 - $130

Bus  •  7 h 32 min

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

$64

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Nagano to Kyoto 239.7 miles

$40 - $60

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka, train  •  5 h 30 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)

$137 - $398

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka Kobe, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB
  3. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$139 - $364

Train, train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Nagano to Ueno
  2. Take the train from Keisei-Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  3. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka (ITM) NRT - ITM

$178 - $530

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

You can take a train from Nagano to Kyoto via Nagoya and Kyoto in around 3 h 51 min. Alternatively, Access Shinshu operates a bus from Nagano to Kyoto once daily. Tickets cost $64 and the journey takes 7 h 32 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
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 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagano to Ueno
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $59
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keisei Skyliner
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Keisei-Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
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
$64
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
$71
Schedules at
nagadenbus.co.jp.e.aaf.hp.transer.com
JR East Group
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Night bus from Nagano to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nagano and Kyoto is 284 km. The road distance is 384 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nagano to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥4400 - ¥6500 and takes 4 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from Nagano to Kyoto is to train which takes 3 h 51 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥14000.

No, there is no direct train from Nagano to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Nagano and arriving at Kyoto via Kanazawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Nagano to Kyoto, including transfers.