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There are 9 ways to get from Shinjuku to Kyoto by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or subway

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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Train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Shinagawa to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$99 - $146

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Bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Buster Shinjuku to Kyoto Fukakusa

$46 - $47

7 alternative options

Night bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the night bus from Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo to Kyōto

$79

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Shinjuku to Kyoto 287.4 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami, train  •  3 h 57 min

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

$88 - $330

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Kobe, train  •  4 h 39 min

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

$95 - $304

Metro, train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka Itami, train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$130 - $467

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair, train  •  4 h 15 min

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

$110 - $307

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima, bus, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Tokushima (TKS) HND - TKS
  2. Take the bus from Kousoku Naruto to Shin-Kobe Station
  3. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$180 - $519

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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 52 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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The best way to get from Shinjuku to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥17000.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Shinjuku to Kyoto, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shinjuku to Kyoto is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥17000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5200 - ¥5400 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Itami Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shinjuku to Kyoto is 460 km. It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to drive from Shinjuku to Kyoto.

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All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Itami Airport.

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There are 2173+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shinjuku to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 229 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Shinjuku to Kyoto every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 10 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
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 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 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$95 - $130
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $190
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 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$40 - $55
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Minamiibaraki(Hankyu) to Omiya(Kyoto)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Tokyo Metro
Website
tokyometro.jp
Subway from Shinjuku-Sanchome to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nishi Tokyo Bus
Phone
042-623-1365
Website
nisitokyobus.co.jp
Night bus from Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
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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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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