There are 8 ways to get from Niigata to Kyoto by train, 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 via Tokyo  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Shinkansen Max Toki / ...
  2. Shinkansen Nozomi

$151 - $222

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 37 min

$94

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Ltd Exp Thunderbird

$99 - $104

Train  •  8 h 8 min

$133 - $169

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. 333.2 miles

$55 - $85

Train, fly to Osaka  •  4 h 17 min

  1. KIJ - ITM

$121 - $255

Train, fly to Nagoya  •  3 h 40 min

  1. KIJ - NKM

$135 - $351

Fly to Nagoya, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. KIJ - NGO

$111 - $354

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

You can take a train from Niigata to Kyoto via Niigata and Tokyo in around 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Niigata to Kyoto via Nagano in around 11 h 37 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Niigata to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Niigata to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Niigata to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Niigata to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Niigata to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Niigata to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Niigata to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Joetsumyoko to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
Japan Railways Limited Express
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Aoyama(Niigata) to Niigata
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
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
Bus operators
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Toppara to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp
Nagaden Bus
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Nagano to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Niigata and Kyoto is 431 km. The road distance is 533 km.

The cheapest way to get from Niigata to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥6000 - ¥9000 and takes 5 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Niigata to Kyoto is to train and fly which takes 3 h 40 min and costs ¥15000 - ¥39000.

No, there is no direct train from Niigata to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Aoyama(Niigata) and arriving at Kyoto via Niigata and Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Niigata to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Toppara and arriving at Kyoto Station via Nagano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 37 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Niigata to Kyoto, including transfers.