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There are 6 ways to get from Sakai to Kyoto by subway, train, bus, tram, taxi or car

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

Subway, train  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the subway from Dobutsuen-Mae to Shin-Osaka OsakaMetro Midosuji
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto JR Special Rapid Service / ...

$11 - $25

Cheapest option

Tram, train  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the tram from Ōshōji to Shin-Imamiya-Ekimae Uemachi
  2. Take the train from Umeda(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto) Hankyu Kyoto Semi-Exp / ...

$8 - $10

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Sakai to Namba(Nankai)
  2. Take the bus from Nanba Station, Osaka to Osaka Itami Airport
  3. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Kyoto Station Hachijou gate

$17 - $33

Train  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Shinimamiya to Kyobashi(Osaka) Osaka Loop / ...
  2. Take the train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Jingu-Marutamachi Keihan Main/Nakanoshima Local / ...

$9 - $20

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sakai to Kyoto 42.6 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Sakai to Kyoto 42.6 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Sakai to Kyoto is to tram and train which costs ¥850 - ¥1100 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sakai to Kyoto is to taxi which costs ¥22000 - ¥27000 and takes 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sakai to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Sakai and arriving at Jingu-Marutamachi via Shinimamiya and Kyobashi(Osaka). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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The distance between Sakai and Kyoto is 55 km. The road distance is 68.2 km.

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The best way to get from Sakai to Kyoto without a car is to subway and train which takes 1 h 8 min and costs ¥1200 - ¥2900.

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from Sakai to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Sakai to Kyoto train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Shinimamiya station.

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Sakai to Kyoto train services, operated by Keihan Railways, arrive at Jingu-Marutamachi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sakai to Kyoto is 68 km. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Sakai to Kyoto.

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There are 2173+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sakai to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 34.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

What companies run services between Sakai, Ōsaka, Japan and Kyoto, Japan?

You can take a train from Sakai to Kyoto via Shinimamiya and Kyobashi(Osaka) in around 2 h 9 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinimamiya to Kyobashi(Osaka)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankai Tramway
Phone
81666715170
Email
haninfo@hankai.co.jp
Website
hankai.co.jp
Tram from Ōshōji to Shin-Imamiya-Ekimae
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
hankai.co.jp
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Umeda(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keihan Railways
Website
keihan.co.jp
Train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Jingu-Marutamachi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Nanba Station, Osaka to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Kyoto Station Hachijou gate
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Sakai to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Sakura Taxi
Phone
+81 6-6452-0055
Website
sakurataxi.co.jp
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Kokusai Kogyo
Phone
+81 120-5931-08
Website
kkg-osaka.jp

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