Osaka to Nagoya

Osaka to Nagoya

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Osaka to Nagoya Schedule

Osaka to Nagoya Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Japan Airlines Economy #JL230107:15 - 08:10$ 425.88
Osaka Bus ZOS5 Express 09:20 - 12:15$ 20.03
Shinkansen JR Central Green Car 10:45 - 11:35$ 70.22
Osaka Bus ZOS5 Express 13:25 - 16:20$ 20.03
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 14:45 - 15:35$ 47.67
Japan Airlines Economy #JL12817:05 - 18:15$ 244.19
Osaka Bus ZOS5 Express 19:55 - 22:50$ 20.88
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 20:45 - 21:35$ 47.67
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 22:30 - 23:20$ 53.61

Transportation from Osaka to Nagoya

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How to get from Osaka to Nagoya

When you want to get from Osaka to Nagoya, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 732.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 12.48.

How far is Osaka from Nagoya?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Osaka to Nagoya. Your trip will be a total of 127 miles (203 km). The flying distance is 92 miles (147 km).

How long does it take to get from Osaka to Nagoya?

The travel time from Osaka to Nagoya can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 16 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Osaka to Nagoya?

The cost of the trip from Osaka to Nagoya varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Willer Express WL12: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 12.48 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 732.00.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Osaka to Nagoya:

  • Bus tickets - USD 12.00 to USD 23.00;
  • Train tickets - USD 46.00 to USD 67.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 179.00 to USD 179.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 646.00 to USD 732.00.

How many trips per day are there between Osaka and Nagoya?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 54 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:40. There are 40 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Osaka to Nagoya depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Osaka to Nagoya. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 179.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Osaka to Nagoya
Japan Airlines


Taking a bus from Osaka to Nagoya is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Osaka to Nagoya. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 646.00.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Osaka to Nagoya

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Osaka to Nagoya? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.