There are 8 ways to get from Saitama to Kyoto by train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi

$120 - $171

Cheapest option

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka Kobe, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB
  3. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$113 - $336

6 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Saitama to Kyoto 309.9 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka (ITM) HND - ITM
  3. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto

$126 - $392

Train, train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Ueno
  2. Take the train from Keisei-Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  3. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka (ITM) NRT - ITM
  4. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto

$168 - $525

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Nagoya, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Tokyo
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Nagoya (NGO) HND - NGO
  3. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$127 - $339

Train, train to Ibaraki, fly to Osaka Kobe  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Ueno
  2. Take the train from Ueno to Ishioka
  3. Fly from Ibaraki (IBR) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) IBR - UKB
  4. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$170 - $364

Train to Fukushima, fly to Osaka, train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Koriyama(Fukushima)
  2. Fly from Fukushima (FKS) to Osaka (ITM) FKS - ITM
  3. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto

$240 - $406

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saitama to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saitama to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥13000 - ¥20000 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Saitama and Kyoto is 367 km. The road distance is 495.8 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Saitama to Kyoto, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Saitama to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Omiya(Saitama) and arriving at Kyoto via Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Saitama to Kyoto every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Fukushima to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Ibaraki to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Fukushima to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $240
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$20 - $27
Reserved seat
$26 - $35
Green seat
$30 - $45
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$21 - $29
Reserved seat
$28 - $35
Green seat
$30 - $45
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Ueno
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$19 - $26
Reserved seat
$25 - $31
Green seat
$30 - $40
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Koriyama(Fukushima)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
Keisei Skyliner
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Keisei-Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
hyperdia.com

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