There are 5 ways to get from Nara to Universal Studios Japan by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Nara to Nishikujo JR Yamatoji Rapid Service / ...

$8 - $11

Cheapest option

Train Kintetsu Railways  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Shinomiya(Nara) to Osaka-Namba Kintetsu Nara Rapid Exp / ...

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Nara City Hall to Osaka Itami Airport
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Universal Studios

$20 - $29

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nara to Universal Studios Japan 26 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Nara to Universal Studios Japan 26 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Nara to Universal Studios Japan is to drive which costs ¥490 - ¥750 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nara to Universal Studios Japan is to taxi which costs ¥14000 - ¥17000 and takes 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nara to Universal Studios Japan. However, there are services departing from Nara City Hall and arriving at Universal Studios via Osaka Itami Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nara to Universal Studios Japan. However, there are services departing from Nara and arriving at Sakurajima via Nishikujo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 4 min.

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The distance between Nara and Universal Studios Japan is 34 km. The road distance is 41.5 km.

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The best way to get from Nara to Universal Studios Japan without a car is to train which takes 1 h 4 min and costs ¥850 - ¥1300.

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It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to get from Nara to Universal Studios Japan, including transfers.

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Nara to Universal Studios Japan bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, depart from Nara City Hall station.

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Map of how to get from Nara to Universal Studios Japan.
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  • Distance: 21.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 4 min

What companies run services between Nara, Japan and Universal Studios Japan?

Japan Railways (JR) operates a train from Nara to Universal Studios Japan every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nara to Universal Studios Japan via Osaka Itami Airport and Universal Studios in around 2 h 1 min.

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 Nara to Nishikujo
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Nara City Hall to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Itami Airport to Universal Studios
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Nara to Universal Studios Japan
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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