There are 7 ways to get from Nara to Okinawa by plane, bus, train, car ferry, car or night train

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

Recommended option

Fly from Osaka, line 77 bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Okinawa (OKA) ITM - OKA
  2. Take the line 77 bus from Naha bus terminal to Goya

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  34 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Nara to Kagoshima
  2. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu

$232 - $281

5 alternative options

Train, train to Osaka Kobe, fly, line 77 bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Shinomiya(Nara) to Osaka-Namba
  2. Take the train from Osaka to Sannomiya(Jr)
  3. Fly from Osaka Kobe (UKB) to Okinawa (OKA) UKB - OKA
  4. Take the line 77 bus from Naha bus terminal to Goya

Train, train to Nagoya, fly, line 77 bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Kintetsunara to Kyoto
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Nagoya
  3. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Okinawa (OKA) NGO - OKA
  4. Take the line 77 bus from Naha bus terminal to Goya

Train, train to Okayama, fly, line 77 bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Kintetsunara to Kyoto
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Okayama
  3. Fly from Okayama (OKJ) to Okinawa (OKA) OKJ - OKA
  4. Take the line 77 bus from Naha bus terminal to Goya

Train, car ferry, bus  •  32 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kagoshima-Chuo
  2. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu
  3. Take the bus from Motobu ko to Ikento

Night train, bus, car ferry  •  37 h 10 min

  1. Take the night train from Shin-Osaka to Hakata
  2. Take the bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima Honkou
  3. Take the car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu
  4. Take the bus from Motobu ko to Ikento

Questions & Answers

The distance between Nara and Okinawa is 1203 km.

The best way to get from Nara to Okinawa without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 32 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Nara to Okinawa, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Airport to Okinawa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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

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There are 666+ hotels available in Okinawa. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nara to Okinawa.
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  • Distance: 751.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between Nara, Japan and Okinawa, Japan?

There is no direct connection from Nara to Okinawa. However, you can take the train to Kintetsunippombashi, take the walk to Nanba Station, Osaka, take the bus to Osaka Itami Airport, take the walk to Osaka airport, fly to Okinawa, take the walk to Naha Airport Station, take the Monorail to Asahibashi, take the walk to Naha bus terminal, then take the line 77 bus to Okinawa. Alternatively, you can take the train to Osaka-Namba, take the walk to Namba(Subway), take the subway to Nishiumeda, take the walk to Osaka, take the train to Sannomiya(Jr), take the walk to Sannomiya(Port Liner), take the train to Kobe Airport, take the walk to Osaka Kobe airport, fly to Okinawa, take the walk to Naha Airport Station, take the Monorail to Asahibashi, take the walk to Naha bus terminal, then take the line 77 bus to Okinawa.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,100
Flights from Osaka to Okinawa via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,100
Flights from Osaka to Okinawa via Kagoshima
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,100
Flights from Osaka to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,100
Flights from Osaka to Okinawa via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,100
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $750
Flights from Nagoya to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Flights from Nagoya to Okinawa via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Flights from Nagoya to Okinawa via Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Flights from Nagoya to Okinawa via Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Flights from Okayama to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,200
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,100
Flights from Osaka to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,100
Flights from Nagoya to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Okayama to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,200
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Okinawa via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Nagoya to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $700
Japan Transocean Air
Website
jal.co.jp
Flights from Nagoya to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Okayama to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Solaseed Air
Website
solaseedair.jp
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
JetStar Japan
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Nagoya to Okinawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Train operators
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 Osaka to Sannomiya(Jr)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kintetsunara to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kyoto to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $55
Green seat
$55 - $75
Train from Kyoto to Okayama
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$50 - $70
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $100
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kagoshima-Chuo
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$160 - $210
Reserved seat
$170 - $220
Green seat
$220 - $300
Night train from Shin-Osaka to Hakata
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$110 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $160
Green seat
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Okinawa Bus
Phone
098-862-6737
Website
okinawabus.com
Bus from Naha bus terminal to Goya
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
okinawabus.com
やんばる急行バス
Website
yanbaru-expressbus.com
Bus from Motobu ko to Ikento
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
yanbaru-expressbus.com
Nishitetsu
Website
nishitetsu.jp
Bus from Hakata Bus Terminal to Kagoshima Honkou
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
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Ferry operators
Marix Line
Website
marixline.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$132
Schedules at
marixline.com
A Line
Website
aline-ferry.com
Car ferry from Kagoshima to Motobu
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$134
Schedules at
aline-ferry.com

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