There are 10 ways to get from Yamagata to Kyoto by train, night bus, 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.

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Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Yamagata to Tokyo Shinkansen Tsubasa
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Kyoto Shinkansen Nozomi

$163 - $242

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Night bus  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the night bus from Yamagata to Kyoto

$95 - $130

8 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Nankomae to Tsuruoka S-MALL BT
  2. Take the night bus from Tsuruoka S-MALL BT to Kyoto Station

$164 - $165

Drive  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Yamagata to Kyoto 430.8 miles

$70 - $110

Bus to Sendai, fly to Osaka  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Sendai
  2. Fly from Sendai (SDJ) to Osaka (ITM) SDJ - ITM

$118 - $654

Fly Yamagata to Osaka, train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Yamagata (GAJ) to Osaka (ITM) GAJ - ITM
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kyoto

$123 - $544

Fly Yamagata to Nagoya, train  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Yamagata (GAJ) to Nagoya (NKM) GAJ - NKM
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Kyoto

$161 - $427

Bus to Sendai, fly to Osaka Kobe, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Sendai
  2. Fly from Sendai (SDJ) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) SDJ - UKB
  3. Take the train from Shin-Kobe to Kyoto

$139 - $407

Train to Fukushima, fly to Osaka  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Yamagata to Koriyama(Fukushima)
  2. Fly from Fukushima (FKS) to Osaka (ITM) FKS - ITM

$220 - $381

Bus, train to Morioka, fly to Osaka  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Sendai
  2. Take the train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Shin-Hanamaki
  3. Fly from Morioka (HNA) to Osaka (ITM) HNA - ITM

$185 - $731

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Yamagata to Kyoto is to drive which costs ¥8000 - ¥12000 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Yamagata to Kyoto is to fly and train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs ¥17000 - ¥47000.

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The distance between Yamagata and Kyoto is 545 km. The road distance is 689 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Yamagata to Kyoto, including transfers.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Yamagata and arriving at Kyoto. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 32 min.

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

You can take a train from Yamagata to Kyoto via Tokyo and Kyoto in around 5 h 23 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sendai to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Yamagata to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Yamagata to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Morioka to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Sendai to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Sendai to Osaka via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Fukushima to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Sendai to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $340
Flights from Fukushima to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $240
Fuji Dream
Website
fujidream.co.jp
Flights from Yamagata to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Sendai to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Yamagata to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$90 - $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 Nagoya to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 Yamagata to Koriyama(Fukushima)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) to Shin-Hanamaki
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Night bus from Yamagata to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
10 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Sendai
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Shonai Kotsu
Website
shonaikotsu.jp
Bus from Nankomae to Tsuruoka S-MALL BT
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
shonaikotsu.jp
Night bus from Tsuruoka S-MALL BT to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$137
Schedules at
shonaikotsu.jp

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