Tokyo to Kyoto

Tokyo to Kyoto

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09:00
Tokyo
2h 20m ride in train, Standard Seat
5
11:20
Kyoto
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07:00
Tokyo
2h 20m ride in train, Standard Seat
5
09:20
Kyoto
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21:30
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
8h 10m bus ride in Express
05:40
+1
Kyoto city

From Shinjuku Shibuya to Kyoto by Bus

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21:30
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
8h 10m bus ride in Express
05:40
+1
Kyoto city
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21:30
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
7h 50m bus ride in AC Seater
05:20
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Kyoto city
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21:40
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
7h 30m bus ride in Express
05:10
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Kyoto city
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21:50
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
8h 35m bus ride in Express
06:25
+1
Kyoto city
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22:00
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
8h 5m bus ride in Intercity
4.5
06:05
+1
Kyoto city
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22:15
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
7h 45m bus ride in Express
06:00
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Kyoto city
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22:15
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
6h 55m bus ride in Express
05:10
+1
Kyoto city
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22:20
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
7h 32m bus ride in AC Seater
05:52
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Kyoto city
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22:30
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
8h 25m bus ride in AC Seater
06:55
+1
Kyoto city
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22:35
Shinjuku Shibuya, Tokyo
7h 45m bus ride in Express
06:20
+1
Kyoto city

Tokyo to Kyoto Schedule

Tokyo to Kyoto Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 07:00 - 09:20¥ 15,619
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 08:00 - 10:20¥ 15,619
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 10:00 - 12:20¥ 15,619
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 12:00 - 14:20¥ 15,619
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 14:00 - 16:20¥ 15,619
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 16:00 - 18:20¥ 15,619
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 18:00 - 20:20¥ 15,619
Shinkansen Train Standard Seat 20:00 - 22:20¥ 15,619

Transportation from Tokyo to Kyoto

Tokyo to Kyoto destination reviews

ER
Bus Intercity, Heisei Enterprise HE0, Feb 14, 2020
Very comfortable, easy ride, they provide you with a pillow and blanket. Really nice driver too!
IT
train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train, Feb 10, 2020
Everything was perfect!
SW
Bus Express, Yutaka YT, Jan 10, 2020
Quite comfortable, similar to a normal economy seat on a short distance flight and only 6 hours from Shinjuku to Kyoto station at such a good price! The bus stopped for two short rest stops on the way where you can go to the bathroom, brush your teeth and buy drinks and snacks at vending machines or a convenience store. I would do it again.
LH
Bus Express, Yutaka YT, Jan 4, 2020
We were fast , had enough stops at rest stations and the bus was the expected comfortableness, plus we got extra blankets
AE
Bus Express, Osaka Sayama Kotsu WL02, Oct 22, 2019
Seats were reasonably comfortable, the bus stops every two hours at a place where you can get food. Every seat had an electrical outlet so you could charge your devices.
CD
Bus Express, Sanei Kotsu KB5, Oct 5, 2019
Long trip but we stopped every 3 hrs or so to use the restrooms and stretch which was good because we didn’t have a bathroom on the bus
4.3
22 customer reviews
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68%
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How to get from Tokyo to Kyoto

Travelling between Tokyo and Kyoto 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 16,959 if you go by train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere JPY 3,382.

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

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

Train is the fastest way to travel between Tokyo and Kyoto. Train will bring you to your destination in 2h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 9h 5m to reach Kyoto.

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

Travelling between Tokyo and Kyoto can be as cheap as JPY 3,382 if you opt for a Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2 bus and as expensive as JPY 16,959 if you buy a Shinkansen Train 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 Tokyo and Kyoto ?

  • 40 from Tokyo to Kyoto starting from 21:00 Tokyo Disney Resort until 23:50 Tokyo Akihabara
  • 24 from Tokyo to Kyoto starting from 07:00 Shinagawa until 21:00 Shinagawa

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

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

Bus

Travelling from Tokyo 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 Tokyo and Kyoto

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, Sakura Kanko Bus CJ (さくら観光バス株式会社), Sakura Kotsu (株式会社桜交通), Sakura Kotsu SK4 (株式会社桜交通 SK4), 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), 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 Tokyo to Kyoto?

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

  • 79% opted for a bus
  • 21% took a train