From Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit to Tokyo by Buses
From Kyoto to Tokyo by Buses
From Highway Nagaokakyo to Tokyo by Buses
From Kyoto Station Hachijo to Tokyo by Buses
From Kyoto to Tokyo by Trains
Kyoto to Tokyo destination 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 16,959 if you go by train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere JPY 2,520.
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 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 8h 50m 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 2,520 if you opt for a Yutaka Kotsu UR3 bus and as expensive as JPY 16,959 if you buy a Shinkansen Train (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 Kyoto and Tokyo ?
- 42 from Kyoto to Tokyo starting from 06:00 Kyoto until 21:00 Kyoto
- 5 from Kyoto to Tokyo starting from 22:00 Kyoto until 23:53 Kyoto Station Hachijo
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
Chuo Kotsu Bus LR3, Nishi Tokyo Bus XNTK4, Nishi Tokyo Bus XNTK6, Yutaka Kotsu UR3
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
- 900 opted for a bus
- 100 took a train