There are 3 ways to get from Takayama to Kyoto by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Takayama to Nagoya Ltd Exp Hida
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$76 - $105

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Bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station


1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Takayama to Kyoto 163 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Takayama to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥3000 - ¥4500 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Takayama to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥8500 - ¥12000 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Takayama and Kyoto is 183 km. The road distance is 260.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Takayama to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Takayama Bus Terminal and arriving at Kyoto Station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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

You can take a train from Takayama to Kyoto via Nagoya and Kyoto in around 3 h 12 min. 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.

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Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station
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4 h 7 min
4 times a day
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