Travel within Japan is: Fully open. See details.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Kyoto?

Book now

There are 8 ways to get from Tokyo station 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

Train

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo to Kyōto

Drive

  1. Drive from Tokyo station to Kyoto

Fly to Osaka Itami

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Itami (ITM)

Fly to Kobe, train

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Kobe (UKB)
  2. Take the train from Kobe-Sannomiya(Hankyu) to Juso
  3. Take the train from Juso to Karasuma

Fly to Chūbu Centrair, train

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

Fly to Tokushima, bus, train

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo station to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥8000 and takes 4h 58m.

More details

The fastest way to get from Tokyo station to Kyoto is to train which takes 2h 15m and costs ¥11000 - ¥16000.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit station and arriving at Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 37m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tokyo and arriving at Kyoto. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

More details

The distance between Tokyo station and Kyoto is 371 km. The road distance is 456.7 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Tokyo station to Kyoto without a car is to train which takes 2h 15m and costs ¥11000 - ¥16000.

More details

The train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2h 15m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

More details

Tokyo station to Kyoto bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, depart from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit.

More details

Tokyo station to Kyoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Tokyo station.

More details

The best way to get from Tokyo station to Kyoto is to train which takes 2h 15m and costs ¥11000 - ¥16000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3500 - ¥8000 and takes 7h 37m, you could also fly, which costs ¥11000 - ¥23000 and takes 3h 46m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Tokyo station to Kyoto.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 371.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 15m

What companies run services between Tokyo station, Japan and Kyoto, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Kyoto every 15 minutes. Tickets cost ¥11000 - ¥16000 and the journey takes 2h 15m. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi 3 times a day. Tickets cost ¥3500 - ¥8000 and the journey takes 7h 37m.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥27000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami via Izumo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥27000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥30000 - ¥65000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥21000 - ¥47000
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥30000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥42000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Chūbu Centrair
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥25000 - ¥65000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥18000 - ¥46000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥30000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥16000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥11000 - ¥15000
Reserved seat
¥12000 - ¥16000
Green seat
¥16000 - ¥22000
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥6500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4400 - ¥6000
Reserved seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Green seat
¥6500 - ¥9000
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3900 - ¥4800
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Kobe-Sannomiya(Hankyu) to Juso
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥320 - ¥380
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Juso to Karasuma
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥410 - ¥480
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥3500 - ¥8000
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Tokyo to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥6500 - ¥10000
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Shin-Kobe Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3600
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

Want to know more about travelling around Japan

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Itami Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

Search flights

Tokyo station to Kyoto bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi.

More details

Tokyo station to Kyoto train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Kyoto station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo station to Kyoto is 457 km. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Tokyo station to Kyoto.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 1402+ hotels available in Kyoto. Prices start at ¥11250 per night.

More details