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【KansaiAirport→Osaka】Access Guide! Fee & Time

【KansaiAirport→Osaka】Access Guide! Fee & Time

I wanna go to Osaka from KIX…
Which way is Cheaper and Easier?

For such a person, this time…
I explain transportation 【Kansai Airport (KIX)→Osaka】!

If you look at this, you can see how to get to Osaka, the price, the required time, and the transfer!

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Let’s check it out!

KansaiAirport→Osaka
Access Guide

KansaiAirport→Osaka Access Guide

“Kansai Airport” has the second highest airport utilization rate in Japan! but…

You don’t know the location of the airport or Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe!

First, let’s grasp the positional relationship on the route map!

Kansai route map simplified version

Kansai Airport is quite far from central Osaka, about an hour by train and less than an hour by car.

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Want you to move Fast and Easy, right?

There are three transportation from Kansai Airport to Osaka!

【①Train】【②Bus】【③Taxi】!

Let’s check out the Access Comparison!

KansaiAirport → Osaka
Access Guide

KansaiAirport → Osaka Access Guide
★Point★
  • The Fastest transportation is ②Bus & ③Uber !
  • The Cheapest transportation is ①Train !

You can easily get from the airport to Osaka by any transportation without trancfer!

Details below!

KansaiAirport → Osaka
①Access by Train

KansaiAirport → Osaka ①Access by Train

There are two lines from Kansai Airport Station, 【JR Line】 and 【Nankai Line】!

Limited express trains are available from each line.

JR’s airport limited express is “Limited Express Haruka”, and Nankai Line’s one is “Nankai Limited Express Rapi:t”.

KansaiAirport → Osaka ①Access by Train2

JR is recommended for access to “Osaka Sta.” and “Tennoji Sta.”, and Nankai Line is recommended for access to “Namba Station”!

JR Line

関空快速
source:wikipedia
特急はるか
source:JR Haruka

The cheapest way to get from the Airport to Osaka Sta. is by using the “JR Kanku Rapid Service” without transfer!

This train is a local line, you cannot make reservations or select seats. but…

It’s inconvenience because “Limited Express Haruka” is only between Kansai Airport and Tennoji, and requires a transfer to Osaka.

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If you go to Osaka Station, the local line is recommended !

Nankai Line

Nankai line can go to “Namba Station” at the cheapest price without transfer!

“Rapi:t” is a limited express with all seats reserved, but the merit of shortening the time is not great compared to the local line.

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The car body and interior are cool, so if you are interested, you may try riding!

Kansai Airport Station

“Kansai Airport Station” is located in Terminal 1 Building.
*Terminal 1 is for international and domestic flights other than LCC, and Terminal 2 is for LCC main

You can move from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 by free shuttle bus.

Free shuttle bus

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If you want to go cheap, take the train!

Next is how to get there by bus!

Kansai Airport → Osaka
②Access by Bus

You can take a limousine bus from Kansai Airport to various parts of Osaka without transfer!

It’s convenient and not expensive, but it’s necessary to check in advance because many buses are currently suspended due to the covit-19.

★Limousine Bus
  • To Osaka ¥1,600
    Terminal 1→Terminal 2→ShinHankyuHotel(in front of Osaka Sta.)→Herbis Osaka(in front of Osaka Sta.)
    Details
  • To Shinsaibashi ¥1,600
    Terminal 1→Terminal 2→Kintetsu Uehonmachi(Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka)→Shinsaibashi(Hotel Nikko Osaka)
    Details
  • To USJ・Kaiyukan ¥1,600
    erminal 1→Terminal 2→Port Town East→Hyatt Regency Osaka→Kaiyukan→USJ
    Details

※Other destinations ★Details

How to buy a ticket

Tickets can be purchased at the 【Bus Ticket Counter】 at each terminal.

Tickets cannot be reserved, so ticket purchase → line up for boarding.

Bus stop

★Terminal 1

Terminal 1 busstop
source:Bus Stop
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★Terminal 2

Terminal 2 busstop
source:Bus Stop
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If you want to go comfortably, take a bus!

Kansai Airport → Osaka
③Access by Uber(Taxi)

Uber is a well-known ride-hailing service.

It is a system that you can know the price in advance because it will be the flow of dispatching after getting an estimate.

Credit information is registered in advance, it is convenient to get off without the hassle of paying after using a taxi!

uber

This time, I am writing the amount estimated below. Please note that prices may vary depending on the time of day.

Estimate with Uber

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Uber has a driver evaluation system, so they will drive you carefully!

The reason I didn’t choose is …

What’s “Fixed rate Taxi”?

タクシー

There is also a 【Fixed-rate Taxi】 between “Airport ⇔ Osaka”, and the flat rate is ¥ 16,000. BUT …

In addition, there is a highway charge. Some taxi companies needs pick-up charge ¥1000. Reservations must be made the day before.

It is up to the driver to decide which section to use the highway. 【Fixed-rate Taxi】 However, I don’t know how much it will cost.

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There is no doubt that it will be more expensive than Uber …

So if you want to take a taxi, Uber is recommended.

Use Uber

Summary

That’s how to get to 【Kansai Airport → Osaka】!

Did you find the perfect transportation?

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I wish you a pleasant trip to Osaka!