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There are 6 ways to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto by train, bus, car, plane, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Kyōto Haruka

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Bus  •  1h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kyoto Sta. Hachijoguchi Ky

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Drive  •  1h 16m

  1. Drive from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto station 101.8 km

Fly  •  4h 28m

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

Shuttle  •  1h 21m

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

Towncar  •  1h 21m

  1. Take a town car from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kyoto 105.2 km

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 Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise, the Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto bus service departs from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 and arrives in Kyoto Sta. Hachijoguchi. Typically 203 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

203 Weekly Buses
1h 28m Average Duration
¥2200 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥1500 - ¥2300 and takes 1h 16m.

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The fastest way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto is to drive which takes 1h 16m and costs ¥1500 - ¥2300.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kansai Airport and arriving at Kyōto. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 18m.

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The distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) and Kyoto is 80 km. The road distance is 101.8 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs ¥2700 - ¥4000.

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The train from Kansai Airport to Kyōto takes 1h 18m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs ¥2700 - ¥4000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥2200 - ¥3000 and takes 1h 28m, you could also fly, which costs ¥5500 - ¥41000 and takes 4h 28m.

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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 18m

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

Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Kansai Airport to Kyōto every 15 minutes. Tickets cost ¥2700 - ¥4000 and the journey takes 1h 18m. Alternatively, Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise operates a bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kyoto Sta. Hachijoguchi hourly. Tickets cost ¥2200 - ¥3000 and the journey takes 1h 28m.

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
¥11000 - ¥41000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via New Chitose
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥29000 - ¥100000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥31000 - ¥110000
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 - ¥42000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥100000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥41000
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Osaka Itami via Tokyo Haneda, Izumo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥60000
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Bus operators
Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise
Phone
072-461-1374
Website
kate.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kyoto Sta. Hachijoguchi
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2200 - ¥3000
Schedules at
kate.co.jp
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japanbusonline.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kyoto
Estimated price
¥33000 - ¥47000
Towncar from Osaka Kansai Airport to Kyoto
Estimated price
¥20000 - ¥40000

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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 Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise, arrive at Kyoto Sta. Hachijoguchi station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto is 102 km. It takes approximately 1h 16m to drive from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kyoto.

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

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