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How To Get From Osaka Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on October 18th, 2022 at 09:09 pm

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We will write how to get from Osaka airport to city center. The distance from Kansai International Airport to the city center is 50 kilometers. Click here to book online Osaka activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Osaka airport to Osaka city center is 40 minutes and the taxi fare will cost around $120 USD.

The cheapest way from Osaka airport to city center is by train for $9 USD and the fastest way is only 40 minutes by Nankai Airport Express.

There are also buses leaving from Osaka airport to city for $14 USD if you go to one of the bus stops for your accommodation

SIM CARD AT OSAKA AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Osaka airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Osaka. Read here best Japan sim card for tourist and best Japan eSim

You can find the cheapest Japan eSim with Ubigi Japan eSim for $4 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days. For $8 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days and for $16 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Airalo Japan eSim prepaid for $6 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $14 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. Nomad Japan eSim for $6 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. And for $17 USD with 5 GB data.

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Read here how to get from Haneda airport to city center and Narita airport to city center

WHERE TO STAY IN OSAKA

A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Osaka. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from $20-30 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $50-70 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $200 USD.

Book your accommodations in Osaka through Agoda or Booking.

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OSAKA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

TRAIN OSAKA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (FASTEST WAY)

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The fastest way from Osaka airport to city center is by train. The train Nankai Airport Express and Limited Express Rapi:t. The trains are leaving from Terminal 1 at Osaka airport and there is a free shuttle from Terminal 2.

Nankai Airport Express Osaka Airport To City

The Nankai Airport Express travel time from Kansai International Airport to the city getting to Namba is around 35-40 minutes. The Nankai Airport Express train fare from Osaka airport to Osaka is 920 JPY which is $9 USD.

You can also get the train from Kansai Airport to Osaka Station in 1 hour and the train fare is 1190 JPY which is $11 USD. From Kansai Airport to Tennoji Station travel time is 50 and the train fare is 1060 JPY which is $10 USD.

Route Nankai Airport Express

Kansai Airport – Rinku Town – Izumisano – Kaizuka – Kishiwada – Haruki – Izumiotsu – Hagoromo – Sakai – Tengachaya -Shin-Imamiya – Namba

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The Limited Express Rapi:t Osaka Airport To City (Cheapest Way)

The cheapest way from Osaka airport to city center is by train. The Limited Express Rapi:t from Osaka airport to city center total travel time is 40 minutes.

The Limited Express Rapi:t from Osaka airport to city center fare is 920 JPY which is $9 USD.

Express Rapi:t Osaka Airport Route

Kansai Airport – Rinku Town- Izumisano – Tengachaya – Shin-Imamiya – Namba

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BUS FROM OSAKA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

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The bus from Osaka airport to Osaka Bus Terminal is a great option if you stay around this area. There are a few buses running from Kansai Airport to city center are running every hour starting from 5 am to midnight. The bus fare is 1550 JPY for adults (half of the price for kids) which is $14 USD and the travel time is around 60-70 minutes.

The buses leaving from Osaka airport to city are leaving from Terminals 1 and 2. You can buy tickets from the vending machines at the airport and online with Klook. Click here to get a discount in your bus ticket from Osaka airport to city center with Klook!

Bus Route from Osaka International airport

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TAXI FROM OSAKA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Osaka airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 45 minutes and the taxi fare from Osaka airport to city center is around $120 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER FROM OSAKA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you are ordering Uber in Osaka you should know that prices are similar than taxi. You can pre book with the app from your phone and going to the pick up point in the airport. Expect to pay around $80-120 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Osaka airport.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM OSAKA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Osaka. The price for a private transfer from Osaka airport is around $130 USD up to 5 people. It will be around $25 USD per person.

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RENTING A CAR AT OSAKA AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Osaka’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Osaka or planning to move around. It will take you 45 minutes to get from Osaka airport to city center with private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around $30-40 USD per day.

BEST WAY FROM OSAKA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The best way from Osaka airport to city center in my opinion if you are traveling alone by train if your destination is one of those stops and the train fare is around $9-12 USD. If not I would go for the bus from Osaka airport to Osaka Bus Terminal around $8 USD which is more comfortable since you don’t have to commute.

If you are traveling in a group I would check Uber and private transfer from Osaka airport since sometimes you can get affordable prices and it’s more comfortable to get to your hotel or Airbnb in Osaka.

WHERE TO STAY IN OSAKA

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A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Osaka. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from $20-30 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $50-70 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $200 USD.

If you are traveling in Japan outside the peak season prices will be much cheaper. Places like Tokyo will be the most expensive and you will find great deals in not-so-touristic cities.  There are AirBnB options in Japan where you can have budget accommodation and a local experience at the same time.

Book your accommodations in Osaka through Agoda or Booking.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL JAPAN

For food budget travel in Japan we have to say that’s affordable if we compare with prices for transportation and accommodation. For decent meals expect to pay $7-10 USD per person in a local restaurant. If you visit fine dining restaurants prices are starting from $20 USD.

You can always get meals and snacks in 7-Eleven that you can find everywhere. It costs $3-5 USD and you will not have to be worried of cooking!

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ATMS AND CASH IN JAPAN

There are few ATMs in the airport that they don’t charge commission. Outside the airport you will be able to exchange money in banks and exchange office and also ATMs around the city.

The exchange rate $1 USD= 104 JPYClick here to know more about the current exchange rate in Japan!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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