Kyoto to Hiroshima

Kyoto to Hiroshima

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Transportation from Kyoto to Hiroshima

How to get from Kyoto to Hiroshima

Travelling between Kyoto and Hiroshima is possible by Bus and train. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you JPY 12,201 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere JPY 5,093.

How long does it take to get from Kyoto to Hiroshima?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 8 hours to travel between Kyoto and Hiroshima depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Kyoto and Hiroshima. Train will bring you to your destination in 1h 41m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 7h 35m to reach Hiroshima.

How much does it cost to get from Kyoto to Hiroshima?

Travelling between Kyoto and Hiroshima can be as cheap as JPY 5,093 if you opt for a Willer Express WL12 bus and as expensive as JPY 12,201 if you buy a Shinkansen JR Central Train ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Kyoto and Hiroshima ?

  • 1 from Kyoto to Hiroshima starting from 22:10 Hiroshima until 22:10 Hiroshima
  • 1 from Kyoto to Hiroshima starting from 08:38 Hiroshima until 21:29 Hiroshima

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Kyoto to Hiroshima.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Travelling from Kyoto to Hiroshima overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Kyoto and Hiroshima

Willer Express WL12


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Kyoto to Hiroshima?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus