How to go to Nara from Kyoto by Kintetsu Railway

how to go to Nara from Kyoto by Kintetsu Railway Tips of transportation

Why don’t you visit Nara? Nara is a historical old city in Japan.If you are in Kyoto, Nara is a place you must visit. There are 2 ways to go there from Kyoto.

  1. Kintetsu Railway
  2. JR Nara Line

I’d like to tell you how to go to Nara by Kintetsu Railway on this page.

Taking Kintetsu Railway is the most convenient way to get to Nara and enjoy Nara Park and places.

※JR Pass isn’t accepted on Kintetsu Railway.
The note says how to go to Nara by JR is just around the corner.

Kintetsu Nara station and JR Nara station
Kintetsu Nara station is a starting place to Nara Park. Easy to start walking for the Nara Park and sightseeing places.

From Kintetsu Kyoto station to Kintetsu Nara station

How to go to Nara from Kyoto by Kintetsu Railway
▲Kintetsu Kyoto station of Kintetsu Railway

If you are near the Kyoto station area , find a Kintetsu Kyoto station.It is located on the south side of Kyoto station building (JR Kyoto station) Just in front of Shinkansen Central entrance.

Ticket window is right before ticket gate. Just on your left.

How to get to Nara from Kyoto

How to go to Nara from Kyoto by Kintetsu Railway

The easiest way is taking direct train to Kintetsu Nara station

Direct train for Nara from Kyoto runs approximately once an hour (Limited Express train)

Direct train for Nara from Kyoto runs approximately once an hour (Express train)

※Not applicable to the train early in the morning and late in the evening.
→ Check the time table (English)

You need to transfer

From Kyoto station, if you take a train bound for Tenri or Kashiharajingu-mae , please get off at Yamato-Saidaiji station to transfer.

From Kyoto to Yamato-Saidaji staton, take an Express or Limited Express train. Local train is slow.
※Not applicable to the train early in the morning and late in the evening.
→ Route Search (English)

Get a ticket for Nara

How to go to Nara from Kyoto by Kintetsu Railway

There is a sign board says how you get a train ticket to Nara. It is above the ticket machine.

Limited Express train for Nara

how to go to Nara from Kyoto
Limited Express is comfortable and fast and you can have a reserved seat. But make sure you need a Limited Express Ticket in addition to a regular ticket.

Check your train whether it goes Nara directly or not.
Check your train whether you need to transfer or not.

The affordable way to get to Nara

How to go to Nara from Kyoto by Kintetsu Railway

You can use Express train with a regular ticket. It is an affordable to go to Nara.

Check your train whether it goes Nara directly or not.
Check your train whether you need to transfer or not.

Kyoto is the starting station for the train and you might have seat if you are at the platform earlier than the departure time. But I can’t say for sure. It would change depending on the situation.

Spending your time in Nara

Cool Nara Guide

Nara is about 1 hour by train from Kyoto. So It’s easy to enjoy one day trip from Kyoto.

But I recommend you to stay overnights in Nara to explore amazing places in Nara.

Tips about Kintetsu Railway

Time table of Kintetsu Railway (English)

Route/Fare Search (English)

I hope you enjoy visiting Nara and have a great memories.

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