There are 8 ways to get from Shinjuku to Kyoto by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Shinagawa to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi

$104 - $146

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Buster Shinjuku to Kyoto Fukakusa

$47 - $48

6 alternative options

Night bus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the night bus from Buster Shinjuku, Tokyo to Kyoto Station

$76

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Shinjuku to Kyoto 287.4 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka, train  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka (ITM) HND - ITM
  2. Take the train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)

$88 - $330

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB
  2. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$96 - $309

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya, train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Nagoya (NGO) HND - NGO
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$110 - $312

Train, train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Ikebukuro to Nippori
  2. Take the train from Nippori to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  3. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka (ITM) NRT - ITM
  4. Take the train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)

$132 - $466

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shinjuku to Kyoto is to bus which costs ¥5200 - ¥5400 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shinjuku to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥11000 - ¥17000 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The distance between Shinjuku and Kyoto is 366 km. The road distance is 459.8 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Shinjuku to Kyoto, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shinjuku to Tokyo Haneda Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs ¥800 - ¥1300.

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Map of how to get from Shinjuku to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 229 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

What companies run services between Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan and Kyoto, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Shinjuku to Kyoto every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Shinjuku to Kyoto 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 7 h 12 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinagawa to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 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
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$27 - $40
Reserved seat
$30 - $45
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)
Keisei Skyliner
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Nippori to Narita Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Buster Shinjuku, Tokyo to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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