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How to get from Tokyo to Osaka
There are three ways to travel from Tokyo to Osaka: by plane, by train and by bus.
How far is Tokyo from Osaka?
The travel distance between Tokyo and Osaka is 500 km. There are three options to travel from Tokyo to Osaka: taking a flight, a train or a bus.
How long does it take to get from Tokyo to Osaka?
It takes 1-2 hours to get from Tokyo to Osaka by plane, 2-4 hours by train and 9-10 hours by bus.
What types of airlines operate the route Tokyo to Osaka?
There are four domestic airlines operating the route Tokyo to Osaka: two full-service carriers: Japan Airlines (JL) and All Nippon Airways (NH), and two low-cost carriers: Peach (MM) and Jetstar Japan (GK).
For more information about travelling by plane, please read our Flight Guide in Japan.
Where do flights from Tokyo to Osaka depart?
Flights from Tokyo to Osaka depart from Narita Airport (NRT) and Haneda Airport (HND).
Passengers are requested to arrive at the airport 2 hours before the scheduled departure time for check in. Check-in closes 50 minutes before departure time.
Where do flights from Tokyo to Osaka arrive?
Flights from Tokyo to Osaka arrive at Kansai Airport (KIX) and Itami Airport (ITM).
What types of trains operate the route Tokyo to Osaka?
There is one railway company operating trains on the route Tokyo to Osaka.
JR: Japan Railways operates the Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed train between Tokyo and Osaka.
There are three types of services on the Tokaido Shinkansen: Nozomi is the fast service stopping only at key stations, Hikari is the semi-fast service stopping at the major stations and Kodama is the local service stopping at all stations.
Shinkansen trains carry Green Cars with business class seats and Ordinary Cars with standard class seats distributed in Reserved and Non-reserved. In total, the Shinkansen trains offer three passengers classes: Reserved Seat (Green Car), Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) and Non-reserved Seat.
Travellers with Reserved Seat tickets are required to take their numbered seat in the Green Cars or the Ordinary Cars. Travellers with Non-reserved Seat tickets are allowed to take any seat available only in the Ordinary Cars designated as Non-reserved.
For more information about travelling by train, please read our Train Guide in Japan.
Where does the train from Tokyo to Osaka depart?
Trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen line depart from Tokyo Station located in Chiyoda, Tokyo and Shinagawa Station located in Minato, Tokyo.
Passengers are requested to arrive at the station 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time to complete the boarding procedures or risk missing the train.
Where does the train from Tokyo to Osaka arrive?
Trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen line arrive at Shin-Osaka Station located in Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
What types of buses operate the route Tokyo to Osaka?
There is one bus company running the route Tokyo to Osaka.
Willer Express operates single-deck coaches with seats for 30-40 passengers.
For more information about travelling by bus, please read our Bus Guide in Japan.
Where does the bus from Tokyo to Osaka depart?
Most buses from Tokyo to Osaka depart from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal located in Shinjuku, Tokyo and Ikebukuro Sunshine Bus Terminal located in Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo.
Passengers are requested to arrive at the point of departure at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Where does the bus from Tokyo to Osaka arrive?
Most buses from Tokyo to Osaka arrive at Willer Bus Terminal Osaka Umeda located in Kita-ku, Osaka.
Where to travel next from Osaka?
From Osaka, you can go by train to Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto on the Tokaido Shinkansen, or go to Kobe, Himeji, Hiroshima and Fukuoka on the Sanyo Shinkansen, or fly to Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Fukuoka and Naha in Okinawa.