You can find on this page the Kyoto buses map to print and to download in PDF. The Kyoto bus system map and the Kyoto trolley map present the network, stations and lines of the buses and trolley of Kyoto in Kansai - Japan.

Kyoto bus map

Map of Kyoto buses

The Kyoto bus map shows all the stations and lines of the Kyoto bus system. This bus map of Kyoto will allow you to easily plan your routes in the buses of Kyoto in Kansai - Japan. The Kyoto bus system map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Kyoto municipal bus network is extensive. Private carriers also operate within the city as you can see in Kyoto bus map. Many tourists join commuters on the public buses, or take tour buses. Kyoto buses have announcements in English and electronic signs with stops written in the Latin alphabet. Most city buses have a fixed fare. A one-day bus pass and a combined unlimited train and bus pass are also available. These are especially useful for visiting many different points of interest within Kyoto. The bus information center just outside the central station handles tickets and passes. The municipal transport company publishes a very useful leaflet called "Bus Navi." It contains a route map for the bus lines to most sights and fare information. This too is available at the information center in front of the main station.

Kyoto is served by multiple bus companies. For central Kyoto, the green Kyoto City Bus buses are most numerous and useful as its shown in Kyoto bus map. The red buses by Kyoto Bus are second most prominent and tend to be convenient to access sights in more outlying areas of the city. Buses operating on routes within the city, the region, and the nation stop at Kyoto Station . In addition to Kyoto Station, bus transfer is available at the intersections of Shijō Kawaramachi and Sanjō Keihan . The intersection of Karasuma Kitaōji to the north of downtown has a major bus terminal serving passengers who take the Karasuma Line running beneath Karasuma Street , Kyoto main north-south street. Since buses are small and operate surprisingly infrequently even on some major routes, buses to major tourist sights can often get crowded, especially on weekends and during holidays.

Most buses are entered through the back door and left through the front door. The fare has to be paid when leaving the bus. Inside much of central Kyoto, there is a flat rate of 230 yen per ride. Outside the flat fare zone, the fare increases with the distance as its mentioned in Kyoto bus map. In addition, much time can be lost when buses get stuck or only proceed slowly in the busy street traffic. Consequently, it is recommended to use subways and trains as much as possible, and use buses only for medium and short distances, for example, from the closest subway station to the destination. The tourist offices provide a useful English network map for the Kyoto City Buses, which makes it quite easy for foreign visitors to access tourist attractions by bus. Despite the good map and English displays and announcements, however, getting off at the correct bus stop can still be stressful, especially in crowded buses.