How to get from Okayama to Kyoto

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from Okayama to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi

$45 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Okayama to Kyoto Station

$36

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Okayama to Kyoto 126.4 miles

$21 - $35

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 $45 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, Ryobi Express operates a bus from Okayama to Kyoto every 4 hours. Tickets cost $36 and the journey takes 3 h 27 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Okayama to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Okayama and Kyoto is 171 km. The road distance is 202 km.

The cheapest way to get from Okayama to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥2300 - ¥3400 and takes 2 h 34 min.

The quickest way to get from Okayama to Kyoto is to train which takes 1 h and costs ¥5000 - ¥7000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Okayama and arriving at Kyoto. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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

The train from Okayama to Kyoto takes 1 h including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.