Tokyo to Osaka

Tokyo to Osaka

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Shinjuku, Tokyo
7h 20m bus ride with Yutaka YT in Express
Umeda, Osaka
¥3,770 per adult

From Shinjuku to Osaka by bus

Shinjuku, Tokyo
7h 20m bus ride with Yutaka YT in Express
Umeda, Osaka
¥3,770 per adult

Tokyo to Osaka Schedule

Tokyo to Osaka Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 06:00 - 08:30¥ 15,456
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 08:09 - 10:39¥ 15,456
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 10:30 - 13:00¥ 15,456
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 12:30 - 15:00¥ 15,456
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 14:30 - 17:00¥ 15,456
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 16:30 - 19:00¥ 15,456
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 18:30 - 21:00¥ 15,456
Sakura Kotsu Liner Standard 20:50 - 06:00¥ 6,550
Heisei Enterprise HE0 Express 22:15 - 07:15¥ 4,348
Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2 Express 22:10 - 07:35¥ 3,864
Willer Express WL12 Express 22:50 - 07:00¥ 7,288
Yutaka YT Express 23:25 - 06:45¥ 3,770

Transportation from Tokyo to Osaka

Tokyo to Osaka destination reviews

Bus AC Seater, Kintetsu Bus ZKN2, Nov 25, 2019
Good travel
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Sep 23, 2019
Superfast!!! This bullet train is more comfortable than a regular flight.
12 customer reviews

How to get from Tokyo to Osaka

When you want to get from Tokyo to Osaka, 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 Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about JPY 175,717. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as JPY 3,073.

How far is Tokyo from Osaka?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Tokyo to Osaka. Your trip will be a total of 310 miles (498 km). The flying distance is 306 miles (492 km).

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

The travel time from Tokyo to Osaka can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 22 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Tokyo to Osaka varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as JPY 3,073 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as JPY 175,717.

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

  • Bus tickets - JPY 3,075 to JPY 14,053;
  • Plane tickets - JPY 5,955 to JPY 175,718;
  • Train tickets - JPY 15,337 to JPY 15,337;

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

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

  • Flights from Tokyo to Osaka depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 08:40 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:50. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Tokyo to Osaka. 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 JPY 5,955.

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 Tokyo to Osaka
All Nippon Airways, China Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Star Flyer, United Airlines


Taking a bus from Tokyo to Osaka 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 Tokyo to Osaka

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