Kyoto to Tokyo

Kyoto to Tokyo

  Sep 30, 2021, 38 trips (¥2,898 – ¥0)

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6h 15m First: 12:10 Last: 23:59

From ¥2,898
Kyoto city
7h 39m bus ride with Sakura Kanko Bus CJ
Tokyo city
From ¥4,778 per adult

Kyoto to Tokyo Schedule

Kyoto to Tokyo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sakura Kotsu SK6 Express 12:10 - 19:55¥ 4,253
Heisei Enterprise HE0 AC Seater 21:55 - 05:55¥ 5,030
Sakura Kanko Bus CJ AC Seater 22:15 - 05:54¥ 4,788
Heisei Enterprise HE0 Express 22:35 - 06:10¥ 3,581
Tokyo Fuji Kotsu NT3 Express 23:30 - 07:30¥ 4,830
Sakura Kotsu SK6 Express 23:55 - 07:48¥ 2,898
Sunshine Express SN6 Express 23:15 - 06:00¥ 3,381
Heisei Community Bus HC AC Seater 23:35 - 07:50¥ 4,253
Yutaka YT Express 22:45 - 06:25¥ 3,381
Nishi Tokyo Bus XNTK6 Intercity 22:28 - 06:34¥ 3,896

Transportation from Kyoto to Tokyo

Kyoto to Tokyo Destination Reviews

Train #NOZOMI 218 Standard, Shinkansen JR Central (Shinkansen JR Central), Sep 15, 2021
Booked the Shinkansen train from Kyoto to Tokyo. Comfortable and fast service. To board the train, you just need to scan the QR-code at the gate.
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?
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.
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.
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
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Sep 23, 2019
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Aug 14, 2019
Best of the best
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.
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Mar 19, 2019
Super service!
23 customer reviews

How to get from Kyoto to Tokyo

Travelling between Kyoto and Tokyo 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 20,043 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere JPY 2,159.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 9 hours to travel between Kyoto and Tokyo depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Kyoto and Tokyo. Train will bring you to your destination in 2h 15m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 8h 40m 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 2,159 if you opt for a Chibamirai Kanko Bus KB4 bus and as expensive as JPY 20,043 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 Tokyo ?

  • 2 by flight+Train from Kyoto to Tokyo starting from 08:17 Kansai Airport Station until 17:30 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?


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

Chibamirai Kanko Bus KB4, 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), Kintetsu Bus ZKN2, Nishi Tokyo Bus XNTK4, Nishi Tokyo Bus XNTK6, 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 SK4 (株式会社桜交通 SK4), Sakura Kotsu SK6, Sakura Syoei (株式会社桜交通、昌栄バス), Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2, Sunshine Express SN6, Tokyo Fuji Kotsu NT3 (東京富士交通株式会社), Tourist Bus TRB, Yutaka YT (株式会社ユタカコーポレーション)


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