There are 2 ways to get from Osaka to Biwa-ko by train, taxi or car

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Train, taxi  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Maibara Shinkansen Kodama / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Maibara to Biwa-ko

$96 - $136

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Osaka to Biwa-ko 70.2 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Biwa-ko is to drive which costs ¥1300 - ¥2000 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Biwa-ko is to train and taxi which costs ¥10000 - ¥16000 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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The distance between Osaka and Biwa-ko is 81 km. The road distance is 112.3 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Biwa-ko without a car is to train and taxi which takes 1 h 38 min and costs ¥10000 - ¥16000.

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Osaka to Biwa-ko, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka to Biwa-ko is 112 km. It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to drive from Osaka to Biwa-ko.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Biwa-ko. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Osaka to Biwa-ko.
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  • Distance: 50.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min

What companies run services between Osaka, Japan and Biwa-ko, Japan?

There is no direct connection from Osaka to Biwa-ko. However, you can take the train to Shin-Osaka, take the train to Maibara, then take the taxi to Biwa-ko. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Biwa-ko.

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Taxi from Maibara to Biwa-ko
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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