JR Haruka now has competition.
Haruka, which runs from Kansai International Airport to Kyoto Station, now will have to compete against a much less expensive option that, with one change, takes visitors right into the center of downtown.
Haruka costs 3490 yen and takes 75 minutes to Kyoto Station, from which it is a subway or bus ride to the center of town.
A limousine bus costs 2500 yen and takes roughly 90 minutes.
The new service - Nankai Line from the airport, subway in Osaka, and then along Hankyu tracks to Kyoto - will cost just 1200 yen and take one hour and 37 minutes to Kawaramachi Station.
At Tengachaya Station, passengers will need to change trains.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011