Osaka to Tokyo

Osaka to Tokyo

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Osaka to Tokyo Schedule

Osaka to Tokyo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 06:00 - 08:30$ 112.26
All Nippon Airways Economy #NH09608:10 - 09:25$ 79.66
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 11:09 - 13:39$ 105.78
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 13:09 - 15:39$ 114.21
Jetstar Japan Economy #GK20414:30 - 16:00$ 58.51
All Nippon Airways Economy #NH03216:00 - 17:10$ 92.99
All Nippon Airways Economy #NH382819:00 - 20:15$ 85.13
Nishi Tokyo Bus XNTK6 Intercity 21:05 - 06:34$ 28.84
Sakura Kanko Bus CJ AC Seater 22:10 - 06:10$ 78.33

Transportation from Osaka to Tokyo

Osaka to Tokyo Destination Reviews

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
9 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 Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 149.67. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 29.74.

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 1 to 11 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 Tourist Bus TRB: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 29.74 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as USD 149.67.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 30.00 to USD 101.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 64.00 to USD 111.00;
  • Train tickets - USD 107.00 to USD 150.00;

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 09:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 179 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 50 trains per day.
  • Flights from Osaka to Tokyo depart during the day - there are approximately 28 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 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 64.00.

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 Tokyo
All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Peach Airlines


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:

  • 84% decided to go for a bus.
  • 9% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 7% users took a plane.