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There are 8 ways to get from Tokyo to Kyoto University by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or subway

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Train, line 100 bus  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Kyoto Station to Ginkakuji-michi 100

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Bus  •  8h 36m

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

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Night bus  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the night bus from Tokyo to Kyōto

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Kyoto University 457 km

Fly to Osaka Itami  •  4h 28m

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

Fly to Kobe, train  •  4h 58m

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

Fly to Chūbu Centrair, train, subway  •  4h 57m

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

Fly to Tokushima, bus, train  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Tokushima (TKS) HND - TKS
  2. Take the bus from Kousoku Naruto to Shin-Kobe Station
  3. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto
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The cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Kyoto University is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥8000 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Kyoto University is to train and line 100 bus which costs ¥11000 - ¥16000 and takes 3h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tokyo station to Kyoto University. However, there are services departing from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit and arriving at Ginkakuji-michi via Kyoto Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 36m.

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The distance between Tokyo and Kyoto University is 369 km. The road distance is 457 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Kyoto University without a car is to train and line 100 bus which takes 3h 14m and costs ¥11000 - ¥16000.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from Tokyo to Kyoto University, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Kyoto University is to bus which takes 8h 36m and costs ¥3700 - ¥8500. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ¥11000 - ¥23000 and takes 4h 28m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Kyoto University.
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  • Distance: 368.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 14m

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

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. Alternatively, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways fly from Tokyo to Kyoto University hourly.

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 Kyoto-Kawaramachi
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥410 - ¥490
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Kyoto Subway
Website
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Subway from Kyoto to Imadegawa
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥230 - ¥270
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Raku bus
Website
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station to Ginkakuji-michi
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥230
Schedules at
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
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

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

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

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