How to Reach Kyoto - The Easiest Way to Reach Kyoto


  • By Air: The nearest airport to Kyoto is the Osaka International Airport. One can travel from Osaka to Kyoto in an airport limousine bus.
  • By Train: Kyoto is connected to Tokyo by the JR Tokaido Shinkansen (Kyoto to Tokyo bullet train).
  • By Road: Kyoto is connected by road to the rest of the country via the Meishin Expressway. If you are travelling by bus or rented car, this the road to take.


  • By Subway: Kyoto has two subway lines that travel north to south and east to west within the city.
  • By Bus: The bus system in Kyoto is extensive and well connected.
  • By Train: Travelling around Kyoto is easier due to its train network. The city is served by six train lines.
  • By Taxi: Taxis are available and are reasonably priced.
  • By Bicycle: Kyoto has been featured on the list of ‘World’s best bicycle cities’. Rent a bicycle and explore the city at your own pace.   

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Modes of Transportation in Kyoto

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Kyoto. The most preferred mode of transport in Kyoto is Walking.

Average distance: 6.67 km Average time: 24.33 min

  • Walking 66.67%
    Walking 15 min Train 7.5 min Waiting 5 min Overall average time for 5 kms 27.5 min
  • Train/Metro 33.33%
    Train 8 min Waiting 5 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 10 kms 18 min

How to Reach Kyoto from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Kusatsu to Kyoto 22.12 km 22 mins
Shijonawate to Kyoto 25.11 km 25 mins
Nara to Kyoto 39.42 km 45 mins
Osaka to Kyoto 44.03 km 27 mins
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