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There are 6 ways to get from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  1 h 2 min

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

$30 - $45

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Train Hankyu Railways  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Kobe-Sannomiya(Hankyu) to Juso Hankyu Kobe Local / ...
  2. Take the train from Juso to Omiya(Kyoto) Hankyu Kyoto Semi-Exp / ...

$7 - $8

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Bus  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Kobe Sannomiya Station to Osaka Itami Airport
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Kyoto Station Hachijou gate

$19 - $25

Train Keihan Railways  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Sannomiya(Jr) to Kyobashi(Osaka) JR Gakkentoshi Local
  2. Take the train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Jingu-Marutamachi Keihan Main/Nakanoshima Local / ...

$10 - $13

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto 45.7 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto 45.7 miles

$7 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥800 - ¥1000 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto is to taxi which costs ¥23000 - ¥28000 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sannomiya-eki station to Kyoto station. However, there are services departing from Kobe Sannomiya Station and arriving at Kyoto Station Hachijou gate via Osaka Itami Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Kobe-Sannomiya(Hankyu) and arriving at Omiya(Kyoto) via Juso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Sannomiya-eki and Kyoto is 63 km. The road distance is 73.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs ¥3300 - ¥5500.

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It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to get from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, arrive at Kobe Sannomiya Station.

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Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto train services, operated by Hankyu Railways, depart from Kobe-Sannomiya(Hankyu) station.

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The best way to get from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs ¥3300 - ¥5500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥2100 - ¥2900 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 39.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

What companies run services between Sannomiya-eki, Japan and Kyoto, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto via Osaka Itami Airport in around 1 h 39 min.

Train operators
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Kobe-Sannomiya(Hankyu) to Juso
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Juso to Omiya(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sannomiya(Jr) to Kyobashi(Osaka)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keihan Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
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 Kobe Sannomiya Station to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Kobe Sogo Taxi
Phone
+81 78-451-0818
Website
kobesogo.co.jp
Kobe MK Taxi
Phone
+81 78-303-6001
Website
mk-group.co.jp

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Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, arrive at Kyoto Station Hachijou gate.

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Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto train services, operated by Hankyu Railways, arrive at Omiya(Kyoto) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto is 73 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Sannomiya-eki to Kyoto.

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