Kansai International Airport to Kyoto: Easy Access by Airport Shuttle - Adventures of Anette

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Kansai International Airport to Kyoto: Easy Access by Airport Shuttle

Are you planning to visit Kyoto and worry about getting to the city from Kansai International Airport?
The definitely easiest way to get to Kyoto from the airport is to reserve a seat on the shared ride shuttle service called the Yasaka Kansai Airport Shuffle. I used their bus 3-4 times during the time I lived in Kyoto, and it always saves me the stress of getting to my destination in Kyoto (or finding lost family members who have arrived for a visit).
All you have to do is reserving a seat through their internet page. By providing the address you'll be staying at in Kyoto, the driver will take you all the way to your destination. You have to share the bus with other travelers as well (the limousine bus takes max 8 passengers), and might thus have to wait for a little while until the other passengers arrive at the designated area.

Note: The shuttle bus is only available to passengers on flights 
scheduled to arrive before 9:00 pm.

When you arrive at KIX, go to the Yasaka Information Desk on the 1st floor of Terminal 1.
Once the bus arrives in Kyoto the passengers get dropped off according to their destination. It might thus take some additional time if the other passengers are bound for a closer address.

The price for one person is 3500* yen (1750/children under 12), and you can also receive some handy discounts if you:
  • Reserve online (200 yen off)
  • Order a roundtrip (200 yen off)
  • Group - 3 or more people (200 yen off)
  • Family - One parent + up to two children (Half price for children up to elementary school age)
  • Student - Middle school and up (500 yen off. Remember to bring student ID)
  • Seniors - 70 and up (500 yen off)

*You can bring one large suitcase for free, but have to pay 1000 for each additional bag.

Note also that reservation online has to be done before 6:00 pm Japanese time the day before your flight.

For more information about the shuttle bus and reservation, click here.






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Anette came to Japan as an exchange student in 2010, met the love of her life and got stuck. From her base in Tokyo she writes about her experiences as a full-time worker in Tokyo and about her travels in Japan and abroad. She's a free-spirited adventurer who'd gladly trade a trip to the shoppingmall for a hike in the forest any day.

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