There are 5 ways to get from Shiga to Kyoto by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  9 min

  1. Take the train from Otsu to Kyoto Jr Biwako / ...

$1 - $3

4 alternative options

Train, subway  •  21 min

  1. Take the train from Otsu to Kyoto Jr Biwako / ...
  2. Take the subway from Kyoto to Marutamachi Kyoto Subway Karasuma

$4 - $5

Train, line 101 bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Otsu to Kyoto Jr Biwako / ...
  2. Take the line 101 bus from Kyoto Station to Horikawa Marutamachi 101

$4

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ōtsu to Kyoto 8.9 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Ōtsu to Kyoto 8.9 miles

$1 - $3

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Otsu and arriving at Kyoto. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 min.

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The distance between Shiga and Kyoto is 41 km. The road distance is 14.2 km.

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The best way to get from Shiga to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 9 min and costs .

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The train from Otsu to Kyoto takes 9 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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Shiga to Kyoto train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Kyoto station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shiga to Kyoto is 14 km. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Shiga to Kyoto.

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There are 2163+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shiga to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 25.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 min

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

Japan Railways (JR) operates a train from Ōtsu to Kyoto every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 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 Otsu to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Kyoto Subway
Website
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Subway from Kyoto to Marutamachi
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Raku bus
Website
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Horikawa Marutamachi
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Ōtsu to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Ecolo Taxi
Phone
+8 75-803-2228
Website
ecolo21.com
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Miyako Taxi
Phone
+81 75-661-6611
Website
117385.com

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