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There are 4 ways to get from Takayama to Kyoto by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 11m

  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  •  4h 7m

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

$42

2 alternative options

Bus via Meitetsu Nagoya  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Bus Centre to Kyōto

$51

Drive  •  3h 20m

  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 ¥3100 - ¥4500 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Takayama to Kyoto is to train which costs ¥8500 - ¥12000 and takes 3h 11m.

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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 4h 7m.

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

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The best way to get from Takayama to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs ¥8500 - ¥12000.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from Takayama to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Takayama to Kyoto bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, depart from Takayama Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Takayama to Kyoto is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs ¥8500 - ¥12000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4700 and takes 4h 7m.

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Takayama to Kyoto bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Kyoto Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Takayama to Kyoto is 261 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Takayama to Kyoto.

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  • Distance: 114.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 11m

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

You can take a train from Takayama to Kyoto via Nagoya, Kyoto, and Kyoto in around 3h 11m. Alternatively, Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Takayama to Kyoto 4 times a day. Tickets cost $42 and the journey takes 4h 7m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Meitetsu Bus
Website
meitetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Bus Centre to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
meitetsu-bus.co.jp

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