Osaka to Tokyo

Osaka to Tokyo

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Osaka to Tokyo Schedule

Osaka to Tokyo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Peach Airlines Economy #MM31107:35 - 09:05$ 52.04
All Nippon Airways Economy #NH1608:00 - 09:10¥ 13,492
Sakura Kotsu SK6 Express 11:00 - 19:55¥ 6,281
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 13:06 - 15:36¥ 14,286
All Nippon Airways Economy #NH99215:45 - 17:00¥ 12,476
Star Flyer Economy #7G2617:35 - 18:50¥ 28,919
All Nippon Airways Economy #NH3819:00 - 20:10¥ 16,579
Grace Liner GR2 Express 21:00 - 05:48$ 58.80
Osaka Bus ZOS4 AC Seater 23:59 - 07:30$ 46.24

Transportation from Osaka to Tokyo

Facts about the transport from Osaka to Tokyo

Cheapest Transport$20
Fastest Transport1h 5m
Earliest Departure6:00 午前
Latest Departure11:30 午後
Departures per day19
Distance509 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAll Nippon Airways, Chibamirai Kanko Bus KB4, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Kintetsu Bus ZKN12, Koei Kotsu BL5, Osaka Bus ZOS4, Peach Airlines, Sakura Kanko Bus CJ, Sakura Kotsu SK4, Shinkansen JR Central, Star Flyer, Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2, Sunshine Express SN6, Tokyo Fuji Kotsu NT3, Yamaichi Service AF5

Osaka to Tokyo Destination Reviews

We arrived a little after the expected time but the bus was on time at the departure. Also, the driver makes several stops so don't worry about buying some food/drinks or going to the restroom. Maybe the seats are quite little, even for a thin person, but everything is done in order to have a safe and good trip.
Bus Express, Sunshine Express SN6, Apr 7, 2023
Good service, on time and nice people.
Bus Express, Heisei Enterprise HE0 (株式会社平成エンタープライズ), Mar 23, 2020
Very convenient and easy to use! Delivered on time as it was handed to me right away after checking in our hotel.
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Jan 9, 2020
30 customer reviews

How to get from Osaka to Tokyo

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

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

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 47.20. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 19.66.

How far is Osaka from Tokyo?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Osaka to Tokyo. Your trip will be a total of 317 miles (509 km). The flying distance is 302 miles (485 km).

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

The travel time from Osaka to Tokyo can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 10 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Osaka to Tokyo varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sakura Kotsu SK4 (株式会社桜交通 SK4): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 19.66 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as USD 47.20.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 19.66 to USD 47.20;
  • Plane tickets - USD 57.10 to USD 195.90;
  • Train tickets - USD 95.64 to USD 133.70;

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 21:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:30. There are 19 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Osaka to Tokyo. 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 57.10.

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 Tokyo

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Peach Airlines, Star Flyer


Taking a bus from Osaka to Tokyo 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.


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 Tokyo

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Osaka to Tokyo? 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:

  • 73% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 24% decided to go for a bus.
  • 3% users took a plane.