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There are 6 ways to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly from Osaka Kansai, bus  •  3h 14m

  1. Fly from Osaka Kansai (KIX) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) KIX - HND
  2. Take the bus from Ōji to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal

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Train, night bus  •  13h 40m

  1. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Namba(Nankai)
  2. Take the night bus from Namba to Takasaki Station East
  3. Take the train from Takasaki to Sano

4 alternative options

Fly from Kobe, train, bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Kobe (UKB) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) UKB - HND
  2. Take the train from Hamamatsucho to Oji
  3. Take the bus from Ōji to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal

Train  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Kansai Airport to Shinimamiya
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Oyama(Tochigi)

Bus  •  11h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Umeda to Basuta Shinjuku
  2. Take the bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal

Drive  •  6h 43m

  1. Drive from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano 618.2 km

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The cheapest way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano is to drive which costs ¥8000 - ¥12000 and takes 6h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano is to fly and bus which costs ¥13000 - ¥15000 and takes 3h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano. However, there are services departing from Kansai Airport Terminal 1 and arriving at Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal via Umeda and Basuta Shinjuku. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano. However, there are services departing from Kansai Airport and arriving at Sano via Dobutsuen-Mae, Shin-Osaka, Tokyo and Oyama(Tochigi). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 22m.

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The distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) and Sano is 446 km. The road distance is 618.2 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano without a car is to train which takes 5h 22m and costs ¥14000 - ¥24000.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano, including transfers.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano bus services, operated by Jam Jam Liner, depart from Umeda station.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano 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 Sano is to train which takes 5h 22m and costs ¥14000 - ¥24000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥7000 - ¥12000 and takes 11h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano.
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  • Distance: 445.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 14m

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

You can take a train from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano via Shinimamiya, Dobutsuen-Mae, Shin-Osaka, Shin-Osaka, Tokyo, and Oyama(Tochigi) in around 5h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano via Hotel New Hankyu, Umeda, and Basuta Shinjuku in around 11h 34m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥25000
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥10000 - ¥28000
Star Flyer
Website
starflyer.jp
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥25000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥25000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Kansai to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥26000
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda via Kochi
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥55000
Train operators
JR-East
Website
jreast.co.jp
Train from Hamamatsucho to Oji
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
¥270 - ¥400
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Train from Tokyo to Oyama
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1600
Website
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Hamamatsucho to Oji(Tokyo)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥260 - ¥380
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kansai Airport to Shinimamiya
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥1000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Tokyo to Oyama(Tochigi)
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1200 - ¥1800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Takasaki to Sano
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Nankai Railways
Website
howto-osaka.com
Train from Kansai Airport to Shinimamiya
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kansai Airport to Namba(Nankai)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥650 - ¥800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥17000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥12000 - ¥17000
Reserved seat
¥13000 - ¥17000
Green seat
¥17000 - ¥23000
Train from Tokyo to Oyama(Tochigi)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥5000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3300 - ¥4400
Reserved seat
¥4100 - ¥5000
Green seat
¥5000 - ¥6500
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Ōji to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1550
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥1550
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Jam Jam Liner
Phone
050-3802-1544
Website
jamjamliner.jp
Bus from Umeda to Basuta Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥4300 - ¥8000
Schedules at
jamjamliner.jp
Night bus from Namba to Takasaki Station East
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥4500 - ¥11000
Schedules at
jamjamliner.jp

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The quickest flight from Osaka Kansai Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Sano Shintoshi Bus Terminal station.

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Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Oyama(Tochigi) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano is 618 km. It takes approximately 6h 43m to drive from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Sano.

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Japan Airlines, Star Flyer and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Kansai Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Sano. Prices start at ¥12500 per night.

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The best way to get from Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) to Kobe Airport is to ferry which takes 30 min and costs ¥1880.

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