Getting to Osaka

Accessing Osaka is easy, with Kansai International Airport (KIX) acting as a door to the rest of the world and with both direct flight and train connections from major cities such as Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Okinawa.

*Information provided here is current as of September 1, 2019.

Accessing Osaka from Hokkaido

Via airplane

Travel time:Approx. 1 h 50 min~2 h 15min
Fare:One-way Approx. 50,000~55,000 yen/LCC approx.5,000 yen~10,000 yen (may differ by season/airline)
Advantages:If you know the dates of your trip, it is recommended to get reservations early. You may be able to cut down on travel costs.
Important Note:Fares and times are estimates. Airports are usually a distance away from the city center.

Accessing Osaka from Sendai

Via airplane

Travel time:Approx. 1 h 25min~1 h 40 min
Fare:One-way Approx. 50,000~55,000 yen/LCC Approx. 5,000 yen~20,000 yen (may differ by season/airline)
Advantages:If you know the dates of your trip, it is recommended to get reservations early. You may be able to cut down on travel costs.
Important Note:Fares and times are estimates. Airports are usually a distance away from the city center.

Via Shinkansen

Travel time:Approx. 4 h 15 min (Hayabusa/Nozomi)
Fare:One-way Approx. 21,000~31,000 yen (differs by seat type)
Advantages:Can be accessed from the city center.
Important Note:Fares and times are estimates. You will need to transfer from the Tohoku Shinkansen to the Tokaido Shinkansen at Tokyo Station.

Accessing Osaka from Tokyo

Via airplane

Travel time:Approx. 1 h 25 min~1 h 40 min
Fare:One-way Approx. 25,000~30,000 yen/LCC Approx. 5,000 yen~20,000 yen (may differ by season/airline)
Advantages:If you know the dates of your trip, it is recommended to get reservations early. You may be able to cut down on travel costs.
Important Note:Fares and times are estimates. Airports are usually a distance away from the city center.

Via Shinkansen

Travel time:Approx. 2 h 30 min (Nozomi)
Fare:One-way Approx. 13,500~19,000 yen (differs by seat type)
Advantages:Can be accessed from the city center.
Important Note:Fares and times are estimates.

Accessing Osaka from Nagoya

Via Shinkansen

Travel time:Approx. 50 min (Nozomi)
Fare:One-way Approx. 6,000 yen~8,800 yen (differs by seat type)
Advantages:Can be accessed from the city center.
Important Note:Fares and times are estimates.

Accessing Osaka from Kanazawa

Via Thunderbird

Travel time: Approx. 2 h 45 min (Thunderbird)
Fare:One-way Approx. 8,000 yen~11,200 yen (differs by seat type)
Advantages:Can be accessed from the city center.
Important Note:Fares and times are estimates. Both a regular train ticket AND a limited express ticket are required on Thunderbird.

Accessing Osaka from Hiroshima

Via Shinkansen

Travel time:Approx. 1 h 25 min (Nozomi)
Fare:One-way Approx. 11,000 yen~14,000 yen (differs by seat type)
Advantages:Can be accessed from the city center.
Important Note:Fares and times are estimates. Duration and the stops between stations differ by the type of Shinkansen.

Accessing Osaka from Fukuoka

Via airplane

Travel time:Approx. 1 h 10 min
Fare:One-way Approx. 26,000~30,000 yen/LCC Approx. 4,000 yen~14,000 yen (may differ by season/airline)
Advantages:If you know the dates of your trip, it is recommended to get reservations early. You may be able to cut down on travel costs.
Important Note:Fares and times are estimates. Airports are usually a distance away from the city center.

Via Shinkansen

Travel time:Approx. 2 h 30 min (Nozomi)
Fare:One-way Approx. 14,500 yen~21,000 yen (differs by seat type)
Advantages:Can be accessed from the city center.
Important Note:Fares and times are estimates.

Accessing Osaka from Okinawa

Via airplane

Travel time:Approx. 1 h 50 min
Fare:One-way Approx. 30,000~41,000 yen/LCC Approx. 5,000 yen~30,000 yen (may differ by season/airline)
Advantages:If you know the dates of your trip, it is recommended to get reservations early. You may be able to cut down on travel costs.
Important Note:Fares and times are estimates.

Passes and Discount Tickets from Kansai International Airport

Kanku Tokuwari Rapi:t Ticket

This convenient and special-deal ticket provides access via Kanku Limited Express Rapi:t on the Nankai Electric Railway between Kansai International Airport and Namba Station.

Kanku Chikatoku Ticket (Osaka Subway to Kansai International Airport)

The one-way ticket allows you to go from Kansai Airport Station (Nankai Electric Railway) to any station on Osaka Metro (Transfer at Namba Station from the Nankai Electric Railway to Osaka Metro).

Yokoso! Osaka Ticket

This one-day pass includes a regular seat on the Limited Express rapi:t on the Nankai Line and unlimited rides on all Osaka Metro lines and Osaka City Bus routes (some routes excluded) for one day.

Osaka Amazing Pass (Nankai-Kansai International Airport edition)

This 1-day pass allows unlimited rides on all Osaka Metro lines and the Nankai trains between Kansai International Airport Station and Namba Station. You can also receive various benefits including free entry at over 40 tourist attractions.