There are 10 ways to get from Tokyo to Osaka by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$100 - $150

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Bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Osaka Station Bus Terminal

$40 - $85

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Train, night bus  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Hachioji JR Chuo Rapid Service / ...
  2. Take the night bus from JR Hachioji Station to Ōsaka

$80 - $83

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Osaka 319.6 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka (ITM) HND - ITM

$81 - $321

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe, train  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) HND - UKB
  2. Take the train from Sannomiya(Jr) to Osaka

$71 - $269

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Narita Airport Terminal 2
  2. Fly from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Osaka (ITM) NRT - ITM

$123 - $458

Train to Ibaraki, fly to Osaka Kobe  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Tokyo to Ishioka
  2. Fly from Ibaraki (IBR) to Osaka Kobe (UKB) IBR - UKB

$118 - $288

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima, bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Tokushima (TKS) HND - TKS
  2. Take the bus from Kousoku Naruto to Sannomiya Bus Terminal

$154 - $480

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya, train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Nagoya (NGO) HND - NGO
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Shin-Osaka

$118 - $314

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit station and arriving at Osaka Station Bus Terminal station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tokyo and arriving at Shin-Osaka. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between Tokyo and Osaka is 403 km. The road distance is 511.4 km.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Osaka without a car is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs .

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The train from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka takes 2 h 33 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Tokyo to Osaka bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit.

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Tokyo to Osaka train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Tokyo station.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Osaka is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Tokyo to Osaka bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Osaka Station Bus Terminal.

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Map of how to get from Tokyo to Osaka.
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  • Distance: 251.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

What companies run services between Tokyo, Japan and Osaka, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Osaka every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Tokyo to Osaka 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Ibaraki to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$150 - $210
Train from Nagoya to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $90
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of the main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. There are several rail passes on offer for customers such as the Hokkaido Pass, the JR West Rail Pass, JR East Pass, Shikoku Pass, Kyushu Pass and Flex Japan Tourist Pass.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Hachioji
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Sannomiya(Jr) to Osaka
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Ishioka
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Osaka Station Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Bus from Tokyo Station to Osaka WBT Umeda
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Eagle Bus
Email
ops@new-wing.co.jp
Website
new-wing.co.jp
Bus from Tokyo to Umeda-eki
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Keisei bus
Website
keiseibus.co.jp
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu to Herbis Osaka
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
honyaku.j-server.com
Nankai Bus
Website
nankaibus.jp
Bus from Akihabara to Ōsaka
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Nishi Tokyo Bus
Phone
042-623-1365
Website
nisitokyobus.co.jp
Night bus from JR Hachioji Station to Ōsaka
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Sannomiya Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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Tokyo to Osaka train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Shin-Osaka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tokyo to Osaka is 511 km. It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to drive from Tokyo to Osaka.

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Osaka Airport.

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There are 2568+ hotels available in Osaka. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tokyo to Tokyo Haneda Airport is to Monorail which takes 23 min and costs .

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