Kyoto to Tokyo

Kyoto to Tokyo

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22:45
Kyoto city
7h 40m bus ride with Yutaka YT in Express
06:25
+1
Shinjuku, Tokyo
¥3,287 per adult
23:10
Kyoto city
8h 5m bus ride with Willer Express WL12
07:15
+1
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
From ¥13,167 per adult

From Kyoto city to Tokyo by bus

22:45
Kyoto city
7h 40m bus ride with Yutaka YT in Express
06:25
+1
Shinjuku, Tokyo
¥3,287 per adult
23:10
Kyoto city
8h 5m bus ride with Willer Express WL12
07:15
+1
Ikebukuro, Tokyo
From ¥13,167 per adult

Kyoto to Tokyo Schedule

Kyoto to Tokyo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sakura Kotsu SK6 Express 12:10 - 19:55¥ 4,830
Heisei Enterprise HE0 AC Seater 21:55 - 05:55¥ 5,630
Sakura Kanko Bus CJ AC Seater 22:15 - 05:54¥ 5,246
Heisei Enterprise HE0 Express 22:35 - 06:10¥ 4,652
Sakura Kotsu SK4 Express 23:35 - 06:48¥ 5,796
Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2 Express 22:30 - 06:48¥ 3,288
Tokyo Fuji Kotsu NT3 Express 23:30 - 07:30¥ 3,864
Sakura Kotsu SK6 Intercity 22:55 - 07:00¥ 4,830
Heisei Community Bus HC AC Seater 23:35 - 07:50¥ 5,342
Willer Express WL12 Express 23:10 - 08:00¥ 13,168
Nishi Tokyo Bus XNTK4 AC Seater 23:53 - 07:54¥ 7,488
Kintetsu Bus ZKN2 AC Seater 23:53 - 07:54¥ 7,488

Transportation from Kyoto to Tokyo

Kyoto to Tokyo destination reviews

MT
Bus Express, Sakura Kotsu SK4 (株式会社桜交通 SK4), Mar 24, 2020
I can’t seat on the bus. I came to place in the map on pdf ticket and bus didn’t arrive. I had to buy a new ticket that evening. Can you return money for this ticket?
JM
Bus Express, Yutaka Kotsu UR3, Mar 4, 2020
Lots of leg room, multiple stops on the journey and went by much quicker that I thought. Lights where off for almost the entire journey meaning sleep was easy.
GT
Bus Express, Sanei Kotsu KB5 (三栄交通(KBライナー), Jan 21, 2020
Everything was as expected. Great price. Very good for couples. Not so sure for individuals.
AD
Bus Intercity, Heisei Enterprise HE0 (株式会社平成エンタープライズ), Dec 24, 2019
On time. The bus is clean and spacious. Staff speaks very little English
AF
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Sep 23, 2019
super
NG
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Aug 14, 2019
Best of the best
WO
Bus Express, Sunshine Tour SN5 (サンシャインエクスプレス), Aug 7, 2019
Trip was good, but seats were to hard to spend a night of 6h. People was helpfull and kind.
4.4
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How to get from Kyoto to Tokyo

Travelling between Kyoto and Tokyo is possible by Flight, bus and train. Flight+train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you JPY 13,066 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere JPY 2,596.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 10 hours to travel between Kyoto and Tokyo depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight+train is the fastest way to travel between Kyoto and Tokyo. Flight+train will bring you to your destination in 2h 45m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 9h 10m to reach Tokyo.

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

Travelling between Kyoto and Tokyo can be as cheap as JPY 2,596 if you opt for a Sanei Kotsu KB5 (三栄交通(KBライナー) bus and as expensive as JPY 13,066 if you buy a Willer Express WL12 Bus 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 Tokyo ?

  • 2 by flight+Train from Kyoto to Tokyo starting from 15:30 Kansai Airport Station until 15:30 Kansai Airport Station
  • 1 from Kyoto to Tokyo starting from 12:10 Shinjuku until 23:59 Ikebukuro
  • 1 from Kyoto to Tokyo starting from 06:14 Tokyo until 21:38 Tokyo

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

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

Bus

Travelling from Kyoto to Tokyo 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 Tokyo

Grace Liner GR2 (グレース観光株式会社), Heisei Enterprise HE0 (株式会社平成エンタープライズ), Osaka Bus ZOS4 (大阪バス ZOS4), Sakura Kanko Bus CJ (さくら観光バス株式会社), Sakura Kotsu SK6, Sakura Syoei (株式会社桜交通、昌栄バス), Sanei Kotsu KB5 (三栄交通(KBライナー), Shinki Bus HT2 (神姫観光バス HT2), Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2, Tokyo Fuji Kotsu NT3 (東京富士交通株式会社), Willer Express WL12, Yutaka YT (株式会社ユタカコーポレーション)

Train

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 Tokyo?

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