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How to get from Kyoto to Himeji
The easiest way to travel from Kyoto to Himeji is by train.
How far is Kyoto from Himeji?
The travel distance between Kyoto and Himeji is 130 km. There is no direct flight from Kyoto to Himeji, the only way to travel is by train.
How long does it take to get from Kyoto to Himeji?
It takes 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes to get from Kyoto to Himeji by train, depending on the type of train and the train service.
What types of trains operate the route from Kyoto to Himeji?
There are two types of trains connecting Kyoto to Himeji: Shinkansen trains and Limited Express trains.
The Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen high-speed train runs between Tokyo and Fukuoka, stopping in Kyoto and Himeji.
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.
Additionally, there are many Limited Express trains operated by JR West crossing from Kyoto to Himeji:
- - The Limited Express Hakuto runs between Kyoto and Tottori, stopping in Himeji.
For more information about travelling by train, please read our Train Guide in Japan.
How much does it cost to get from Kyoto to Himeji by train?
The train ticket with JR costs 4,840 JPY for Non-reserved Seat on all Shinkansen trains, 5,370 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) on Hikari, Sakura and Kodama trains, 5,690 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) on Nozomi trains, 7,640 JPY for Reserved Seat (Green Car) on Hikari, Sakura and Kodama trains, and 7,960 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 pick up the tickets at the station.
The train ticket with JR West costs 3,730 JPY for Non-reserved Seat, 4,260 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) and 6,530 JPY for Reserved Seat (Green Car) on all Limited Express trains. For trains operated by JR West, travellers can book the tickets directly at the station.
Where does the train from Kyoto to Himeji depart?
Trains on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen line and Limited Express trains depart from Kyoto Station, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto.
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 Kyoto to Himeji arrive?
Trains on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen line and Limited Express trains arrive at Himeji Station, Himeji, Hyogo.