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There are 3 ways to get from Okayama to Kyoto by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Okayama to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$52 - $72

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Bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Okayama to Kyōto Station

$25 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Okayama to Kyoto 126.4 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Okayama to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥2400 - ¥3500 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Okayama to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Okayama and arriving at Kyōto Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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The distance between Okayama and Kyoto is 171 km. The road distance is 202.2 km.

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The best way to get from Okayama to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs ¥5500 - ¥8500.

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It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to get from Okayama to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Okayama to Kyoto bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, depart from Okayama station.

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The best way to get from Okayama to Kyoto is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs ¥5500 - ¥8500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥2800 - ¥4200 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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Okayama to Kyoto bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Kyōto Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Okayama to Kyoto is 202 km. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Okayama to Kyoto.

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  • Distance: 107 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Okayama to Kyoto every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min. Alternatively, Ryobi Express operates a bus from Okayama to Kyoto every 4 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 27 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Okayama to Kyōto Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp

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