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There are 6 ways to get from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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, subway  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Sakurajima to Nishikujo
  2. Take the train from Nishikujo to Osaka
  3. Take the train from Osaka to Kyoto
  4. Take the subway from Kyoto to Marutamachi

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Jingu-Marutamachi Keihan Main/Nakanoshima Local / ...

$7 - $9

4 alternative options

Bus Keihan Bus  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Universal Studios Japan to Kyōto (Station)

$8

Bus OKK Airport Bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Universal Studios to Osaka Itami Airport
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Kyoto Station Hachijou gate

$17 - $24

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto 37.2 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto 37.2 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥700 - ¥1100 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto is to taxi which costs ¥19000 - ¥24000 and takes 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Universal Studios Japan and arriving at Kyōto (Station) station. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto. However, there are services departing from Sakurajima and arriving at Jingu-Marutamachi via Nishikujo and Kyobashi(Osaka). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Universal Studios Japan and Kyoto is 49 km. The road distance is 59.6 km.

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The best way to get from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto without a car is to train and subway which takes 1 h 4 min and costs ¥1100 - ¥1800.

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It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to get from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto bus services, operated by Keihan Bus, depart from Universal Studios Japan station.

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Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto train services, operated by Keihan Railways, depart from Kyobashi(Osaka) station.

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The best way to get from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto is to bus which takes 1 h 12 min and costs ¥900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥750 - ¥1100 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto.
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  • Distance: 30.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 4 min

What companies run services between Universal Studios Japan and Kyoto, Japan?

Keihan Bus operates a bus from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto once daily. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. Alternatively, Keihan Railways operates a train from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $6 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sakurajima to Nishikujo
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nishikujo to Osaka
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Kyoto Subway
Website
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Subway from Kyoto to Marutamachi
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keihan Railways
Website
keihan.co.jp
Train from Kyobashi(Osaka) to Jingu-Marutamachi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Keihan Bus
Phone
077-531-2121
Website
keihanbus.jp
Bus from Universal Studios Japan to Kyōto (Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Universal Studios to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Kyoto Station Hachijou gate
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Sakura Taxi
Phone
+81 6-6452-0055
Website
sakurataxi.co.jp
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Kokusai Kogyo
Phone
+81 120-5931-08
Website
kkg-osaka.jp

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Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto bus services, operated by Keihan Bus, arrive at Kyōto (Station).

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Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto train services, operated by Keihan Railways, arrive at Jingu-Marutamachi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto is 60 km. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Universal Studios Japan to Kyoto.

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