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There are 9 ways to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto by bus, train, car, plane, towncar or shuttle

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kyōto

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Train

  1. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Kyobashi(Osaka)
  2. Take the train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Jingu-Marutamachi

Bus, train via Osaka

  1. Take the bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Hotel New Hankyu
  2. Take the train from Osaka-Umeda(Hankyu) to Karasuma

Train via Kyoto

  1. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Osaka
  2. Take the train from Osaka to Kyoto

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Temmabashi Station
  2. Take the train from Temmabashi to Jingu-Marutamachi

Drive

  1. Drive from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto

Fly

  1. Fly from Osaka Kansai (KIX) to Osaka Itami (ITM)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kyoto

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kyoto

Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto by bus

The bus journey time between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) and Kyoto is around 1h 28m and covers a distance of around 100 km. Operated by Osaka Airport Transport, the Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto bus service departs from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 and arrives in Kyōto. Typically 105 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

105 Weekly Buses
1h 28m Average Duration
¥2300 Cheapest Price
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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) → Kyoto
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Last updated: 19 Jan 2023
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto is to train, which costs ¥1400 - ¥2000 and takes 2h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥1400 - ¥2200 and takes 1h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 and arriving at Kyōto. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Kansai Airport and arriving at Marutamachi via Osaka and Kyoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 1m.

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The distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) and Kyoto is 80 km. The road distance is 105.2 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto without a car is to bus which takes 1h 28m and costs ¥2300 - ¥2600.

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The bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kyōto takes 1h 28m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto bus services, operated by Osaka Airport Transport, depart from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 station.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Kansai Airport station.

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The best way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto is to bus which takes 1h 28m and costs ¥2300 - ¥2600. Alternatively, you can train via Kyoto, which costs ¥1800 - ¥3900 and takes 2h 1m, you could also fly, which costs ¥6500 - ¥45000 and takes 4h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 80.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 28m

What companies run services between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX), Japan and Kyoto, Japan?

Osaka Airport Transport operates a bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kyōto hourly. Tickets cost ¥2300 - ¥2600 and the journey takes 1h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto via Osaka, Kyoto, and Kyoto in around 2h 1m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥44000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥60000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥23000 - ¥60000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥49000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥45000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥14000 - ¥65000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥44000
Train operators
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Osaka-Umeda(Hankyu) to Karasuma
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥420 - ¥500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kansai Airport to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥900 - ¥1400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥700 - ¥1100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kansai Airport to Kyobashi(Osaka)
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥950 - ¥1400
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1500 - ¥2300
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved Seat
¥1500 - ¥2200
Reserved Seat
¥1600 - ¥2300
Green Seat
¥2000 - ¥2800
Keihan Railways
Website
keihan.co.jp
Train from Temmabashi to Jingu-Marutamachi
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥430 - ¥600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Jingu-Marutamachi
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥420 - ¥600
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Osaka Airport Transport
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2300 - ¥2600
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Hotel New Hankyu
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1500 - ¥1700
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise
Phone
087-881-8419
Website
kate.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Temmabashi Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1900
Schedules at
kate.co.jp
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kyoto
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥40000
Shuttle from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kyoto
Estimated price
¥33000 - ¥47000

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There is no direct flight from Osaka Kansai Airport to Osaka Itami Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto bus services, operated by Osaka Airport Transport, arrive at Kyōto station.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Kyoto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto is 105 km. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto.

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JetStar Japan, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Kansai Airport to Osaka Itami Airport.

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