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How to get from Hiroshima to Kyoto
The easiest way to travel from Hiroshima to Kyoto is by train.
How far is Hiroshima from Kyoto?
The travel distance between Hiroshima and Kyoto is 350 km. There is no direct flight from Hiroshima to Kyoto, the only way to travel is by train.
How long does it take to get from Hiroshima to Kyoto?
It takes 1 hour 35 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes to get from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train, depending on the train service.
What types of trains operate the route from Hiroshima to Kyoto?
The Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen high-speed train runs between Fukuoka and Tokyo, stopping in Hiroshima and Kyoto.
There are three types of services on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen: Nozomi is the fast service stopping only at key stations, Hikari and Sakura are the semi-fast services stopping at the major stations and Kodama is the local service stopping at all stations.
Shinkansen trains can carry up to 16 cars per train, arranged in Green Cars with business class seats and Ordinary Cars with standard class seats distributed in Reserved and Non-reserved. In total, the Shinkansen trains offer three passengers classes: Reserved Seat (Green Car), Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) and Non-reserved Seat.
Travellers with Reserved Seat tickets are required to take their numbered seat in the Green Cars or the Ordinary Cars. Travellers with Non-reserved Seat tickets are allowed to take any seat available only in the Ordinary cars designated as Non-reserved. On these cars, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. When all the seats are full, passengers must travel standing.
For more information about travelling by train, please read our Train Guide in Japan.
How much does it cost to get from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train?
The train ticket with JR costs 10,770 JPY for Non-reserved Seat on all Shinkansen trains, 11,300 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) on Hikari, Sakura and Kodama trains, 11,620 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) on Nozomi trains, 14,960 JPY for Reserved Seat (Green Car) on Hikari, Sakura and Kodama trains, and 15,280 JPY for Reserved Seat (Green Car) on Nozomi trains.
For trains operated by JR, travellers can book online and pick up the tickets at the station by scanning the QR code included in the electronic ticket at the ticket vending machines. For more information, please read the instructions to use the train e-ticket.
Where does the train from Hiroshima to Kyoto depart?
Trains on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen line depart from Hiroshima Station, Minami-ku, Hiroshima.
Please arrive to the station 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time to complete the boarding procedures or risk missing the train.
Where does the train from Hiroshima to Kyoto arrive?
Trains on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen line arrive at Kyoto Station, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto.