There are 3 ways to get from Osaka to Kyoto by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  14 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$5 - $35

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Osaka to Kyoto 34.5 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Osaka to Kyoto 34.5 miles

$5 - $9

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥650 - ¥950 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥650 - ¥3800 and takes 14 min.

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The distance between Osaka and Kyoto is 43 km. The road distance is 55.1 km.

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The train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Shin-Osaka and arriving at Kyoto. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Osaka to Kyoto every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 14 min. Japan Railways (JR) also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Other operators
Taxi from Osaka to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Sakura Taxi
+81 6-6452-0055
Tokyo MK Taxi
+81 50-3786-6001
Kokusai Kogyo
+81 120-5931-08

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