Japan Railways Limited Express operates a train from Takayama to Kyoto every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Japan Railways Shinkansen also services this route every 20 minutes. Alternatively, Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Takayama to Kyoto 4 times a day. Tickets cost $42 and the journey takes 4 h 7 min.