KANSAI AIRPORT TO OSAKA
Kansai Airport to Osaka - best options for getting from Kansai Airport
to Osaka including train, bus and taxi.
Kansai Airport to Osaka by train
The most practical means of getting to Osaka
and Kyoto is by train. All trains leave from the
Kansai Airport station across the road from the arrivals hall; there is a
clearly marked walkway on the 2nd floor. You have a choice of two
companies operating a total of four services:
The JR West Haruka limited expresses run from
Kansai Airport to Tennoji (29
min, ¥1,760), Shin-Osaka (45 min, ¥2,470) and Kyoto (73 min, ¥2,980). The
fares listed are for non-reserved ordinary seats. Trains run every 30
minutes, some services make additional stops and/or continue onward to Maibara.
The JR Haruka is the easiest and fastest way to reach
Kyoto, and you can connect to the Shinkansen (bullet train) at
JR Haruka timetable.
JR Rapid Service
The JR Rapid Service runs along the same tracks to Tennoji (43 min,
¥1,030), but then diverge along the Osaka Loop Line to
Osaka Station (63
min) and terminus Kyobashi (72 min, ¥1,160). All seats are non-reserved
and trains depart every 20 minutes; the trains can get crowded at rush
The Rapid Service is convenient for connections onward towards
change trains at Osaka Station. Some
trains from Osaka split with only some carriages
proceeding to Kansai, and the others proceeding on the main line.
The Nankai rapi:t trains run to Namba station in Osaka.
rapi:t α, taking 29 minutes from Kansai Airport to Namba, stops at Shin-Imamiya,
Tengachaya, Izumisano, and Rinku Town, while rapi:t β takes 34 minutes
with stops at Sakai and Kishiwada. Both trains cost ¥1,390 to Namba,
including a ¥500 reservation surcharge, and one or the other runs every 30
The rapi:t and Rapid Service are the recommended means of going to central
Airport Limousine buses leave for various destinations throughout Kansai
from the 1st floor directly outside the arrivals hall. The cost is
comparable to or slightly higher than the train, but the buses go directly
to some major hotels and can be faster than the train for some
destinations (eg. Kobe) in good traffic.
The bus is also the only practical option for connecting to domestic
flights from Osaka's Itami Airport.
After a prolonged hiatus, Kaijo Access restarted their high-speed ferry
service in 2006 and now run directly to Kobe's airport. Ferries run
roughly every 45 minutes and take 29 minutes one way (¥1500). Via the
ferry, shuttle bus and the Port Liner AGT line, Sannomiya (central
Kobe) can be reached in one hour.
Taxis are very expensive. Going to Osaka will cost you a minimum of
¥16,000, while reaching Kyoto will rack up closer to ¥32,000.
KANSAI AIRPORT HOTELS
GUARANTEED LOWEST RATES
Kansai Airport Hotels - Guaranteed Lowest Rates -
Save up to 75%.
There are three hotels located close to Kansai Airport. The most
popular we find is affordable Ramada Kansai International Airport
Hotel which is located a short drive from the airport.
The next most popular is the 5 star Nikko Kansai Airport Hotel
located right next to the terminal.
Kansai International Airport
by Wikitravel users Jpatokal. Based on work by Wikitravel user(s) Nils. Article used under
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 1.0.)