Bus Guide between Kyoto and Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Navigating Your Way with the Limousine Bus between Kyoto and Kansai International Airport (KIX)

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One of the things people are most concerned about when traveling abroad has to do with transportation.

In Japan, while trains, buses, and taxis form the primary transportation backbone, it’s the trains that often steal the limelight with their world-famous efficiency. However, for travelers moving between Kansai International Airport (KIX) and the enchanting city of Kyoto, the limousine bus emerges as a compelling choice.

Not only does it come with a friendlier price tag than taxis, but it also offers a more laid-back travel experience compared to the hustle of train journeys. With the limousine bus, there’s no need to weave through crowded stations or juggle multiple train transfers, making it especially handy when you’re lugging around baggage. So, if you’re looking for a seamless, economical, and comfortable transit between KIX and Kyoto’s scenic avenues, the limousine bus is worth considering.

In this article, I will introduce to you how you can move between Kyoto and Kansai International Airport (KIX).

From KIX to Kyoto


You can take the Limousine bus from both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of KIX. You can board buses to Kyoto from the front bus stops on the first floor of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Bus tickets are available at the vending machines situated outside on the ground floor. While many buses starting from Terminal 2 will go via Terminal 1 en route to their final destinations, be aware that some buses only depart from Terminal 1 without stopping at Terminal 2, so be sure to ask when you purchase your ticket.

When you arrive at Kyoto Station, the bus stop where you get off is JR Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit Bus Rotary H3.

From KIX to Kyoto Station

  • First Bus: 9:47 (Terminal 2) / 6:20 (Terminal 1)
  • Last Bus: 22:52 (Terminal 2) / 23:05 (Terminal 1)
  • Terminal 2 Bus Stop № 2
  • Terminal 1 Bus Stop № 8
  • How long: 90 minutes from Terminal 1 / 100 minutes from Terminal 2
  • 2~3 buses per hour (depending on the time of the day)
  • How much: JPY 2,600(Adults) / JPY 1,300(Children)

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From Kyoto to KIX

Kansai Airport

Buses reach the international departure area on the 4th floor of KIX’s Terminal 1. For those headed to Terminal 2, the bus will first go through the 4th floor of Terminal 1 before arriving on the ground floor of Terminal 2.

From Kyoto Station to KIX

  • First Bus: 4:30
  • Last Bus: 21:10 (to Terminal 1) / 18:00 (to Terminal 2)
  • Bus Stop: JR Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit Bus Rotary H2
  • How long: 90 minutes to Terminal 1 / 100 minutes to Terminal 2
  • 2~3 buses per hour (depending on the time of the day)
  • How much: JPY 2,600(Adults) / JPY 1,300(Children)

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