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How to get from Fukuoka to Kyoto

The easiest way to travel from Fukuoka to Kyoto is by train.

How far is Fukuoka from Kyoto?

The travel distance between Fukuoka and Kyoto is 650 km. There is no direct flight from Fukuoka to Kyoto, the only option to travel is by train.

How long does it take to get from Fukuoka to Kyoto?

It takes 2 hours 45 minutes to get from Fukuoka to Kyoto by train, depending on the train service.

What types of trains operate the route from Fukuoka to Kyoto?

The Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen high-speed train runs between Fukuoka and Tokyo, stopping in 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 Fukuoka to Kyoto by train?

The train ticket with JR costs 15,400 JPY for Non-reserved Seat on all Shinkansen trains, 15,930 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) on Hikari, Sakura and Kodama trains, 16,360 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) on Nozomi trains, 22,000 JPY for Reserved Seat (Green Car) on Hikari, Sakura and Kodama trains, and 22,430 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 Fukuoka to Kyoto depart?

Trains on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen line depart from Hakata Station, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka.

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 Fukuoka to Kyoto arrive?

Trains on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen line arrive at Kyoto Station, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto.

Where to travel next from Kyoto?

From Kyoto, you can go by train to Fukui, Kanazawa, Maizuru, Kinosakionsen and Tottori on Limited Express, or continue to Nagoya, Shizuoka, Yokohama and Tokyo on the Tokaido Shinkansen.