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

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Train  •  40 min

  1. Take the train from Shinomiya(Nara) to Tsuruhashi Kintetsu Nara Rapid Exp / ...

$5 - $6

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Train via Yamatosaidaiji  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Yamatosaidaiji to Tsuruhashi Kintetsu Nara Rapid Exp / ...

$4 - $5

3 alternative options

Train #2  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Shinomiya(Nara) to Tsuruhashi Kintetsu Nara Rapid Exp / ...

$4 - $5

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nara to Osaka Castle 17.7 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Nara to Osaka Castle 17.7 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Nara to Osaka Castle is to drive which costs ¥330 - ¥490 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nara to Osaka Castle is to taxi which costs ¥9500 - ¥12000 and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Yamatosaidaiji and arriving at Tsuruhashi. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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The distance between Nara and Osaka Castle is 25 km. The road distance is 28.4 km.

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The best way to get from Nara to Osaka Castle without a car is to train which takes 40 min and costs ¥590 - ¥650.

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It takes approximately 40 min to get from Nara to Osaka Castle, including transfers.

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Nara to Osaka Castle train services, operated by Kintetsu Railways, depart from Shinomiya(Nara) station.

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Nara to Osaka Castle train services, operated by Kintetsu Railways, arrive at Tsuruhashi station.

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Map of how to get from Nara to Osaka Castle.
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  • Distance: 15.5 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

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

Kintetsu Railways operates a train from Nara to Osaka Castle every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $5 and the journey takes 29 min.

Train operators
Kintetsu Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinomiya(Nara) to Tsuruhashi
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Yamatosaidaiji to Tsuruhashi
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Other operators
Taxi from Nara to Osaka Castle
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Sakura Taxi
Phone
+81 6-6452-0055
Website
sakurataxi.co.jp
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Kokusai Kogyo
Phone
+81 120-5931-08
Website
kkg-osaka.jp

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