There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Kyoto by plane, train or bus

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

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Fly to Osaka  •  17 h 19 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Osaka (ITM) SFO - ITM

$712 - $2,117

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Fly to Nagoya, train  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Nagoya (NGO) SFO - NGO
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$409 - $1,274

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Fly to Osaka Kansai, train  •  16 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) SFO - KIX
  2. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Kyoto

$443 - $1,242

Fly to Osaka Kobe, train  •  17 h 22 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) SFO - UKB
  2. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$884 - $2,151

Fly to Tokushima, bus, train  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Tokushima (TKS) SFO - TKS
  2. Take the bus from Kousoku Naruto to Shin-Kobe Station
  3. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$594 - $1,926

Fly to Komatsu, train  •  20 h 56 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Komatsu (KMQ) SFO - KMQ
  2. Take the train from Komatsu to Kyoto

$709 - $2,066

Fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  16 h 27 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) SFO - HND
  2. Take the train from Shinagawa to Kyoto

$465 - $2,954

Fly to Tokyo Narita, train  •  17 h 33 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) SFO - NRT
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Tokyo
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto

$520 - $2,977

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Kyoto is to fly and train which costs $440 - $1,300 and takes 16 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Kyoto is to fly and train which costs $460 - $3,000 and takes 16 h 27 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Kyoto is 5376 miles.

It takes approximately 17 h 19 min to get from San Francisco to Kyoto, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Osaka Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Kyoto is 17 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 12:21 AM in San Francisco and 4:21 PM in Kyoto.

Japan Airlines, United Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Osaka Airport.

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There are 2111+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 5376.1 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 19 min

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Kyoto, Japan?

All Nippon Airways, United Airlines and five other airlines fly from San Francisco to Kyoto every 30 minutes.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,100
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda, Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,100
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda, Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,100
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda, Sapporo
Ave. Duration
17 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,100
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda, Kochi
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,100
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,800
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kansai via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,800
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kobe via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kobe via Tokyo Haneda, Sapporo
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kobe via Vancouver, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kobe via Los Angeles, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kobe via Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kobe via Tokyo Haneda, Okinawa
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,000
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Tokyo Narita, Niigata
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Flights from San Francisco to Tokushima via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Tokushima via Vancouver, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Tokushima via Los Angeles, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from San Francisco to Komatsu via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Komatsu via Vancouver, Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $15,000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $14,000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $15,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,800
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Flights from San Francisco to Komatsu via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Komatsu via Los Angeles, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Komatsu via Honolulu, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
18 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $15,000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $15,000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $14,000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $15,000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kansai via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $3,500
Flights from San Francisco to Tokushima via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
23 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from San Francisco to Tokushima via Tokyo Haneda, Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
26 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
24 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $15,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kansai via Seoul
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Seoul
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Komatsu via Seoul
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $6,500
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita via Seattle
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $6,500
Korean Air
Website
koreanair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kansai via Seoul
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,700
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Seoul
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,300
Flights from San Francisco to Komatsu via Seoul
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda via Seoul
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $4,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $15,000
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $4,400
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $4,400
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kansai via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,100
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $6,500
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita via Calgary
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $6,500
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kansai via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo Haneda via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $4,400
Hawaiian Airlines
Website
hawaiianairlines.com
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,700
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kobe via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
13 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,300 - $5,500
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Seoul
Ave. Duration
16 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,200
EVA Air
Website
evaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Osaka Kansai via Taipei
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
China Airlines
Website
china-airlines.com
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Taipei
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,200
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from San Francisco to Nagoya via Beijing
Ave. Duration
18 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$26 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Train from Shinagawa to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$95 - $130
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
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
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Komatsu to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$48 - $52
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Shin-Kobe Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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