Tokyo to Osaka

Tokyo to Osaka

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Tokyo to Osaka Schedule

Tokyo to Osaka Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Japan Airlines Economy #JL600506:50 - 08:35¥ 29,123
Shinkansen JR Central Green Car 09:30 - 12:00$ 159.18
Shinkansen JR Central Standard 10:30 - 13:00$ 120.84
Japan Airlines Economy #JL11913:30 - 14:35$ 99.68
Shinkansen JR Central Unreserved seat 14:30 - 17:00$ 113.86
Peach Airlines Economy #MM31617:10 - 18:50¥ 6,296
Japan Airlines Economy #JL13718:45 - 19:50$ 99.68
Nishi Tokyo Bus XNTK6 Intercity 21:10 - 06:37¥ 7,216
Kintetsu Bus ZKN12 Intercity 23:05 - 07:59$ 38.26

Transportation from Tokyo to Osaka

Tokyo to Osaka Destination Reviews

Surprised to learn you will confirm the ticket… if it was a shorter delay between buying and taking the train I will be very stressed. Then, very limited information to reach the right gate, because if the we code scan ( good solution but better with an app like adding it on a wallet) So, finding the right place in this huge station was a challenge. Getting a real ticke fat the gate should be clear too… So, selling a ticket is not enough.
Train #NOZOMI 33 Standard, Shinkansen JR Central (Shinkansen JR Central), Feb 23, 2023
Small place, not confortable and usb dont work ( 6A )
Bus Express, Tourist Bus TRB, Jan 11, 2023
Good travel
Bus AC Seater, Kintetsu Bus ZKN2, Nov 25, 2019
Superfast!!! This bullet train is more comfortable than a regular flight.
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Sep 23, 2019
24 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 Bus 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 USD 258.25. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 61.41.

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 11 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 Sakura Kotsu SK6: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 61.41 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 USD 258.25.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 61.41 to USD 112.63;
  • Plane tickets - USD 72.38 to USD 258.25;
  • Train tickets - USD 108.35 to USD 151.48;

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 54 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 51 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 08:40 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:55. There are 32 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 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 USD 72.38.

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, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Peach Airlines, Star Flyer


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:

  • 72% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 25% decided to go for a bus.
  • 3% users took a plane.