Late arrival at KIX, how to get to Kyoto, Omiya Station?
We will arrive at 9.40 pm at Kansai airport on 14 Mar 19, and I don't know which transportation is suitable and easy to use to go to Kyoto (Omiya Station) in the middle of the night, planning to rent a car for half a day but afraid will miss the pick up time as the car rental counter closed at 11 pm at KIX. Is there any other transport option as we do not want to spend a night at KIX? Is there any place at Kansai Airport that we can buy the Kansai Amazing Pass or JR Pass during that wee hour.
Hi Alicia. The JR Pass ticket counter in KIX, unfortunately, closes at 23:00 (11PM). There is information in the KIX airport official website which I believe will be useful for you for your transfer from KIX to Kyoto. For airport shuttle and limo bus, most tickets need to be booked in advance and maybe slightly more expensive for early morning/late night trips.
Should you be able to make it to the JR ticket counter before 11PM, you may purchase a pass and take the train to Omiya Station in Kyoto.