Buses from Kyoto to Osaka

Buses from Kyoto to Osaka

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Kyoto to Osaka Bus Schedule

Kyoto to Osaka Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BB Trip Comfort Plus Any time¥ 31,560
Haruka Express Standard Seat 05:45 - 07:05¥ 1,800
Haruka Express Standard Seat 06:21 - 07:41¥ 1,800
Japan Railways West 4 Day Pass 09:00 - 10:10¥ 6,819
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 10:45 - 10:59¥ 3,003
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 13:45 - 13:59¥ 3,003
Hankyu Railway 2 Day Pass 14:00 - 14:40¥ 1,177
Japan Railways West 3 Day Pass 17:00 - 17:35¥ 5,616
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 19:24 - 19:38¥ 1,512
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 20:24 - 20:38¥ 1,512
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 22:30 - 22:44¥ 3,003

Transportation from Kyoto to Osaka

Facts about the bus from Kyoto to Osaka

Cheapest Bus$7
Fastest Bus1h 10m
Earliest Bus6:30 AM
Latest Bus7:20 AM
Daily Bus Routes0
Distance48 kilometers
Bus CompaniesKeihan bus ZKH4, Syoei Bus SY

How to get from Kyoto to Osaka by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Kyoto to Osaka is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Kyoto to Osaka tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Kyoto to Osaka?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Kyoto to Osaka depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from Kyoto to Osaka by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Kyoto to Osaka is about 1h 10m. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Kyoto and Osaka may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from Kyoto to Osaka by Bus?

The ticket price from Kyoto to Osaka can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Kyoto to Osaka timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Kyoto to Osaka timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

Our service only partners with reliable and trustworthy bus companies. We do our best to provide your a choice of the best operators available on each route.