Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam for 65 year olds
  2. 2 Booking a train and pulling out my hair doing it!
  3. 3 First time to India
  4. 4 Help with itinerary please, 10 days Japan
  5. 5 where to stay in Busan
  6. 6 Sri Lanka planning - advice sought.
  7. 7 Surgery at Bumrungrad?
  8. 8 Trip Report A week exploring Hong Kong & Shanghai
  9. 9 Trip Report Thai Jungle Experience
  10. 10 Trip Report K2 Trek - stunning! But be careful of irresponsible agency
  11. 11 Bali & Flores or Sulawesi for first trip to Indonesia!
  12. 12 5 days in Davao or Osaka
  13. 13 First time getting out of the country
  14. 14 Trip Report Three days in Siem Reap, Two in Phnom Penh
  15. 15 To see the Himalayas in 10 days?
  16. 16 Start in Tokyo or Kyoto?
  17. 17 Will 3.5 hours be enough for int’l to domestic transfer in Beijing?
  18. 18 Travelling in Japan for 3 weeks - advice.
  19. 19 Connection time in Bangkok on separate tickets
  20. 20 Trip Report Trekking & Camping at Nagalapuram
  21. 21 Trip Report Travelling the Silk Road - Trip Report
  22. 22 Trip Report Across Uzbekistan with MIR
  23. 23 Kyoto airbnb/vrbo reco?
  24. 24 Trip Report A hungry mouse's (very sweaty) adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
  25. 25 Trip Report The Best of Bagan - Travel Report
View next 25 » Back to the top

Kyoto to Tokyo airport - Train or Fly

Jump to last reply

I am planning a trip to Japan with my family (2 adults, 2 children ages 6 and 8). We are planning on arriving in Tokyo and then making our way through the country via train over two weeks, ending up in Kyoto.

On our final day we are debating whether to fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in the morning to connect to an afternoon departure flight back to the U.S., or take the train from Kyoto to Tokyo in the morning to catch the departure flight back to the U.S.

A connecting flight from Kyoto adds about $200 to the return flight. I believe the train from Kyoto to Tokyo would be included in our Japan Rail Pass.

In addition to cost, though, a primary concern is ease of travel given the two children. I believe the train would take us to central Tokyo and we'd need to then catch another train to the Tokyo airport. However, the connection from the Kyoto flight is also a bit tight (1.5 hours). We definitely don't want to miss the connection!

Any advice? Thanks in advance!

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement