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

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 Kansai, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Osaka Kansai (KIX) PVG - KIX
  2. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Kyoto

$126 - $323

7 alternative options

Fly to Osaka  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Osaka (ITM) PVG - ITM

$175 - $818

Fly to Nagoya, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Nagoya (NGO) PVG - NGO
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$127 - $625

Fly to Komatsu, train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Komatsu (KMQ) PVG - KMQ
  2. Take the train from Komatsu to Kyoto

$292 - $967

Fly to Okayama, train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Okayama (OKJ) PVG - OKJ
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Kyoto

$255 - $639

Fly to Takamatsu, train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Takamatsu (TAK) PVG - TAK
  2. Take the train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
  3. Take the train from Okayama to Kyoto

$218 - $523

Car ferry Xin Jian Zhen, train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
  2. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$262 - $336

Car ferry Shanghai Ferry Company, train  •  2 days 4 h

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

$186 - $235

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The cheapest way to get from Shanghai to Kyoto is to fly and train which costs ¥850 - ¥2300 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shanghai to Kyoto is to fly and train which costs ¥850 - ¥4300 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The distance between Shanghai and Kyoto is 1395 km.

The best way to get from Shanghai to Kyoto without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 2 days 0 h and costs ¥1800 - ¥2300.

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It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Shanghai to Kyoto, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Kyoto is 1 h ahead of Shanghai. It is currently 3:06 AM in Shanghai and 4:06 AM in Kyoto.

China Southern Airlines, Peach Aviation Limited, Shanghai Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Osaka Kansai Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Shanghai to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 872 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 33 min

What companies run services between Shanghai, China and Kyoto, Japan?

Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and four other airlines fly from Shanghai to Kyoto hourly.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Okinawa
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,700
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Nagasaki
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Niigata
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Okayama
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Takamatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka via Sendai
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Okayama
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Juneyao Airlines
Website
juneyaoair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Spring Airlines
Website
springairlines.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Takamatsu
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Peach Aviation Limited
Website
flypeach.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Shanghai Pudong to Nagoya via Seoul
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
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 Okayama to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $70
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $100
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
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
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 Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Okayama
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
Ferry operators
Xin Jian Zhen
Website
shinganjin.com
Car ferry from Shanghai to Kobe Port Terminal
Ave. Duration
47 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shinganjin.com
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$223
Special Class
$357
VIP
$891
Shanghai Ferry Company
Website
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
Car ferry from Shanghai to Osaka
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
shanghai-ferry.co.jp
2nd Class B
$178
1st Class
$223
Special Class
$357
VIP
$891

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