There are 7 ways to get from Tokyo to Kyoto by train, 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 option

Train  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi

$95 - $140

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo to Kyōto

$57 - $58

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Kyoto 288.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka, train  •  3 h 51 min

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

$105 - $355

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe, train  •  4 h 37 min

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

$91 - $298

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka (ITM) NRT - ITM

$147 - $491

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya, train  •  4 h 20 min

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

$109 - $301

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Kyoto is to night bus which costs ¥6200 - ¥6400 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Kyoto is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥15000.

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The distance between Tokyo and Kyoto is 371 km. The road distance is 461 km.

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The train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2 h 17 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tokyo and arriving at Kyoto. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Kyoto every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR East Group
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Night bus from Tokyo to Kyōto
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com

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