There are 5 ways to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kintetsu Nara Station

$19

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Train  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Shinimamiya Nankai Airport Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Tennoji to Nara JR Yamatoji Rapid Service / ...

$11 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to JR Namba Station
  2. Take the train from Osaka-Namba to Shinomiya(Nara) Kintetsu Nara Rapid Exp / ...

$13 - $15

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara 48.8 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara 48.8 miles

$8 - $12

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 and arriving at Kintetsu Nara Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara. However, there are services departing from Kansai Airport and arriving at Nara via Tennoji. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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The distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) and Nara is 58 km. The road distance is 78 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 25 min and costs .

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The bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kintetsu Nara Station takes 1 h 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara bus services, operated by Nara Kotsu, depart from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 station.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara train services, operated by Nankai Railways, depart from Kansai Airport station.

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The best way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara is to bus which takes 1 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 26 min.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara bus services, operated by Nara Kotsu, arrive at Kintetsu Nara Station.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), arrive at Nara station.

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Map of how to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara.
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  • Distance: 36.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

What companies run services between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX), Japan and Nara, Japan?

Nara Kotsu operates a bus from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara hourly. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara via Tennoji in around 1 h 26 min.

Train operators
Nankai Railways
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 Kansai Airport to Tennoji
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tennoji to Nara
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nara Kotsu
Website
narakotsu.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to Kintetsu Nara Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
kate.co.jp
Nihon Kotsu
Phone
03-5755-2151
Website
nihon-kotsu.co.jp
Bus from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 to JR Namba Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
kate.co.jp
Other operators
Taxi from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Kobe Sogo Taxi
Phone
+81 78-451-0818
Website
kobesogo.co.jp
Kobe MK Taxi
Phone
+81 78-303-6001
Website
mk-group.co.jp

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara is 78 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Nara.

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