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Highway BusesThe KyotoTokyo Midnight Express

Connecting Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka (Hirakata)
Convenient Night Buses

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Buses travel from Tokyo, Shinjuku and Shibuya to Kyoto (one of the greatest tourist spots) and Hirakata (academic city), Osaka.
The route meets the diversified needs of sightseeing and business. We look forward to serving you.

Wi-Fi can be used for free on Kanto Bus.
You can check your email and use the Internet on your way with this very convenient service.

Route Information

For Keihan Bus Hirakata Shako For Shinjuku Expwy.Bus Terminal
(South Exit)
  • 22:10
Tokyo Otemachi
(Grand Cube)
  • 6:50
  • 22:20
Tokyo Station Marunouchi
(Mitsubishi Bldg.)
  • 6:43
  • 23:00
Shinjuku Expwy.Bus Terminal 4F(South Exit)
  • Extra buses depart and arrive at Shinjuku Station West Exit. (Number 26)
  • 6:13
  • 23:30
Shibuya Mark City 5F
  • 5:48
  • 5:32
Yamashina Station
  • 23:41
  • 5:45
Sanjo Keihan
  • 23:25
  • 6:04
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
  • 23:05
  • 6:44
Keihan Kuzuha Station
  • 22:25
  • 7:09
Keihan Hirakata Shi Station
  • 22:00
  • 7:25
Keihan Bus Hirakata Shako
  • 21:35

Information about Boarding Points

Basic information

From Route Distances Travel Times Drivers Optional passenger's insurance
For Hirakata 496km 9hrs. 15mins. 2 drivers No limit (individual)
For Tokyo 496km 9hrs. 15mins.


Fares for this route vary depending on boarding dates.
Season S A succession of holidays from the end of April to the beginning of May, middle August, year-end, and New Year's.
Season A Mostly Fridays and before national holidays
Season B / Season C Mostly Saturdays and holidays
Season D Mostly Mondays through Thursdays, except season S and holidays
  • Check the fares on this website.
Season S Season A Season B Season C Season D Season E
Adult ¥10,500 ¥9,600 ¥8,800 ¥7,800 ¥6,800 ¥5,980
Child ¥4,800 ¥4,800 ¥4,800 ¥4,800 ¥4,800 ¥4,800
Student Discount Ticket ¥10,000 ¥9,100 ¥8,300 ¥7,500 - -
  1. The above prices are one-way fares.
  2. Check the fare calendar and the fare before making a reservation.

Fare and Fare Calendar for the Kyoto - Tokyo Midnight Express


Online reservations/inquiries about seat availability/payments

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I make a reservation?
Reservations are required for all Highway Buses. Please make a reservation in advance to purchase tickets. Questions about seat availability, reservations, and payments can be made online!
Can I purchase tickets on the day of travel?
You can board the bus if seats are available on the day of travel. Please pay the fare on the bus. However, reservations are recommended to ensure seat availability.