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Kyoto station to KIX using Icoca & Haruka 2018/10/21 22:42
Hi, I'm very confused and hope to get your advise please.

Summary of my 10 days trip is like this:

Arrival at Kansai Airport - Rinku Premium Outlet - Osaka (5 days) - Kyoto (5 days) - Kansai Airport.

My concern is going back to kansai airport from kyoto.
My flight's departure time is 10.30am and i gotta take either the train or bus from kyoto station before 6.30am.

I have searched Google map and West JR website and got the recommended results like below:

1. By airport limousine bus = normal fare is 2550 yen.
2. By train + Haruka = normal fare is 2850 yen.

I have a Suica card and i was told i cannot buy the 1 way Haruka discount ticket from Kyoto station to airport at 1600 yen because i need to have ICOCA card.

What if i buy the 1 way ICOCA + HARUKA set at 3600 yen (preloaded 1500 yen in ICOCA + 500 yen deposit); this means my non reserved haruka ticket is 1600 yen as compared with normal train fare 2850 yen. Can i do it this way?

Sorry i got quite confused here and i am trying to see if i can save money on travelling back to kansai airport.
by jesskitkat  

Re: Kyoto station to KIX using Icoca & Haruka 2018/10/22 08:24
What you heard was correct - you can't get the Icoca & Haruka discount ticket without getting the Icoca Card. If you think you'll return to Japan you can always use the balance on the card - it is good for 10 years. There is no real need for both IC cards though.
by Ken (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto station to KIX using Icoca & Haruka 2018/10/22 10:20
Hi ken,

The Suica card actually belongs to my friend.

So, i guess i can keep or return the card for refund.
by jesskitkat rate this post as useful

Re: Kyoto station to KIX using Icoca & Haruka 2018/10/22 15:07
The other option is to take the airport expresses for a similar or slightly lower cost, and is about 20 minutes slower.
by hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

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