How to move from Kansai airport to Kyoto city

Explore the Ancient Capital of Kyoto - a place not to be missed when you set foot in the "land of the rising sun". With over 1,000 years of history as the capital of Japan, this city is worth exploring for its variety of temples, pagodas and world heritage sites.

Jun 9, 2023 - 15:17
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How to move from Kansai airport to Kyoto city

When you arrive in Kyoto, you have many options to get from Kansai International Airport with different means, prices and travel times. Enjoy the journey and discover the beauty of Kyoto in your own way.

Here are a few ways you can get from Kansai Airport to Kyoto.

1. Haruka train: You can go directly from Kansai airport to Kyoto by Haruka train. Travel time is about 75 minutes and tickets cost 2,770 yen (3,080 yen if booked in advance). The Haruka train departs about 30 times a day. You can buy tickets at the station or on the official JR West website.

2. Train and transfer: Another option is to take the train from Kansai airport to Osaka, then transfer train from Osaka to Kyoto. Travel time is about 95 minutes and tickets cost 1,830 yen. Both lines are operated by JR.

3. Limousine bus: Limousine bus is another means of transportation from Kansai airport to Kyoto. This bus departs from the airport and stops at Kyoto Station before passing through several other locations in the city. Ticket prices are 2,550 yen for adults and 1,280 yen for children. Travel time is about 1 and a half hours.

4. Self-drive rental car: You can also rent a self-drive car at Kansai airport to move to Kyoto. However, to rent a car, you need a valid international driving license. Many car rental companies such as Nippon Rent-A-Car, Nissan Rent-A-Car and Toyota Rent-A-Car have airport counters.

5. Taxi: Although not recommended, you can also use a taxi service to get from Kansai airport to Kyoto. Taxi companies such as Yasaka Taxi and MK Taxi have shuttle services between these two locations. Taxi fares from the airport to Kyoto are around 3,000-4,000 yen, depending on traffic conditions.

6. JR Kansai Airport Rapid Service: You can use the JR Kansai Airport Rapid Service to get from Kansai Airport to Kyoto. This train passes through Osaka and Kobe stations along the way and takes about 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Kyoto. Train tickets cost around 1,600 yen and can be purchased at the train station.

Note that times and fares are subject to change over time and other factors. For detailed and up-to-date information, I recommend checking back on the official websites of the carriers or contacting the Kansai airport or train station directly for the best advice and support.

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