International Access

International Access Gateways to Kyoto

Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Kansai International Airport (KIX) is the most popular way to arrive to Kyoto.

Osaka (Itami) Airport

Osaka (Itami) airport is the closest to Kyoto and offers many connecting flights from Tokyo.

Narita Airport and Haneda Airport (Tokyo)

There are two major choices to reach Kyoto from both Narita and Haneda airport.
Connecting fright to Osaka airport and bullet train from Tokyo station.
The bullet train will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes to Kyoto station.

Access from the airports to Kyoto

JR Haruka Express Train

75 minutes/3,080 JPY (approx. 30 USD)

The JR Haruka express train takes just a little over an hour to arrive at Kyoto Station from Kansai International Airport. The train is designed for travelers carrying luggage and has plenty of stowage space.

Shuttle Taxi

95 minutes – direct to your hotel door / 3,600 JPY (approx. 35 USD)

Travelers arriving off long-haul flights with heavy baggage are always happy to see the uniformed shuttle taxi driver who will take the weight off your shoulders and guide you to your hotel door. The taxi journey takes a little over an hour depending upon traffic conditions and the location of your hotel. Services run between Kansai International Airport and Osaka (Itami) Airport, and Kyoto.

Airport Limousine Bus

95 minutes / 2,550 JPY (approx. 25 USD)

Excellent limousine express bus services are available from both Kansai International Airport (KIX) and Osaka (Itami) Airport (ITM) to Kyoto Station. The journey to Kyoto Station from KIX takes about 105 minutes. The buses have ample luggage space.

Access to Ryukoku University

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