There are 5 ways to get from Kyoto to Osaka Castle by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from Sanjo(Kyoto) to Kyobashi(Osaka) Keihan Main Ltd Exp / ...

$6 - $10

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Line 101 bus, train  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Horikawa Marutamachi to Kyoto Station 101
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Osaka JR Special Rapid Service / ...

$9 - $13

Bus  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate to Osaka Itami Airport
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Kintetsu Uehommachi

$15 - $21

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kyoto to Osaka Castle 31.4 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Kyoto to Osaka Castle 31.4 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Kyoto to Osaka Castle is to drive which costs ¥550 - ¥900 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kyoto to Osaka Castle is to taxi which costs ¥16000 - ¥20000 and takes 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kyoto station to Osaka Castle. However, there are services departing from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate and arriving at Kintetsu Uehommachi via Osaka Itami Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kyoto to Osaka Castle. However, there are services departing from Sanjo(Kyoto) and arriving at Morinomiya via Kyobashi(Osaka). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 56 min.

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The distance between Kyoto and Osaka Castle is 43 km. The road distance is 50.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Osaka Castle without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs ¥650 - ¥1200.

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It takes approximately 56 min to get from Kyoto to Osaka Castle, including transfers.

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Kyoto to Osaka Castle bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, arrive at Kyoto Station Hachijou gate.

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Kyoto to Osaka Castle train services, operated by Keihan Railways, depart from Sanjo(Kyoto) station.

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The best way to get from Kyoto to Osaka Castle is to train which takes 56 min and costs ¥650 - ¥1200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥1700 - ¥2500 and takes 1 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Kyoto to Osaka Castle.
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  • Distance: 27 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

What companies run services between Kyoto, Japan and Osaka Castle, Japan?

Keihan Railways operates a train from Kyoto to Osaka Castle every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 45 min. Japan Railways (JR) also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kyoto to Osaka Castle via Osaka Itami Airport and Kintetsu Uehommachi in around 1 h 58 min.

Train operators
Keihan Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sanjo(Kyoto) to Kyobashi(Osaka)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sanjo(Kyoto) to Kyobashi(Osaka)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Osaka
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Raku bus
Website
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
Bus from Horikawa Marutamachi to Kyoto Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Kyoto Station Hachijou gate to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Kintetsu Uehommachi
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Kyoto to Osaka Castle
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Ecolo Taxi
Phone
+8 75-803-2228
Website
ecolo21.com
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Miyako Taxi
Phone
+81 75-661-6611
Website
117385.com

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Kyoto to Osaka Castle bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, arrive at Kintetsu Uehommachi station.

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Kyoto to Osaka Castle train services, operated by Keihan Railways, arrive at Kyobashi(Osaka) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kyoto to Osaka Castle is 50 km. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Kyoto to Osaka Castle.

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