Osaka to Kyoto

Osaka to Kyoto

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Osaka to Kyoto Schedule

Osaka to Kyoto Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BB Trip Van 10pax Any time¥ 41,334
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 06:55 - 07:09¥ 3,003
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 09:08 - 09:22¥ 1,512
Super Hakuto Express Unreserved seat 11:24 - 11:47¥ 1,292
Shinkansen JR Central Green Car 12:23 - 12:37¥ 3,822
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 14:54 - 15:10¥ 1,512
Shinkansen JR Central Green Car 16:23 - 16:37¥ 3,822
Super Hakuto Express Unreserved seat 19:26 - 19:49¥ 1,292
Syoei Bus SY AC Seater 21:40 - 22:30¥ 1,449
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 23:32 - 23:46¥ 3,003

Transportation from Osaka to Kyoto

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How to get from Osaka to Kyoto

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 210.67 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 9.49.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 2 hours to travel between Osaka and Kyoto depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Osaka and Kyoto. Train will bring you to your destination in 14m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 1h 30m to reach Kyoto.

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

Travelling between Osaka and Kyoto can be as cheap as USD 9.49 if you opt for a Super Hakuto Express train and as expensive as USD 210.67 if you buy a BB Trip (BB TRIP LTD) taxi 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 Osaka and Kyoto ?

  • 83 from Osaka to Kyoto starting from 06:55 Shin Osaka until 23:32 Shin Osaka
  • 2 from Osaka to Kyoto starting from 21:00 Sakurajima Universal Studios until 21:40 Namba Osaka

1 from Osaka to Kyoto starting from 00:00 Osaka Downtown until 00:00 Osaka Downtown

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

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

Bus

Travelling from Osaka to Kyoto 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 Osaka and Kyoto

Syoei Bus SY (昌栄バス)

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Osaka and Kyoto

BB Trip (BB TRIP LTD)

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 Osaka to Kyoto?

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% took a train
  • 1% Other