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There are 11 ways to get from Osaka to Karuizawa Station by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Osaka to Kanazawa Ltd Exp Thunderbird
  2. Take the train from Kanazawa to Karuizawa Shinkansen Hakutaka

$128 - $161

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Night bus, train  •  10h 8m

  1. Take the night bus from Osaka Station Bus Terminal to Ueda
  2. Take the train from Ueda(Nagano) to Karuizawa Shinano Railway Shinano / ...

$60 - $62

9 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Ōsaka to Nagoya
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Nagano
  3. Take the train from Nagano to Saku-Daira

$96 - $133

Night bus  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the night bus from Ōsaka to Karuizawa Station

$87

Drive  •  5h 42m

  1. Drive from Osaka to Karuizawa Station 273 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Karuizawa

$118 - $382

Train to Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Umeda(Hankyu) to Kobe-Sannomiya(Hankyu)
  2. Fly from Kobe (UKB) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) UKB - HND
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Karuizawa

$106 - $328

Fly Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita, train  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) ITM - NRT
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Tokyo
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Karuizawa

$159 - $518

Fly Osaka Itami to Niigata, train  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Niigata (KIJ) ITM - KIJ
  2. Take the train from Niigata to Takasaki

$228 - $461

Fly Kobe to Ibaraki, train  •  6h 28m

  1. Fly from Kobe (UKB) to Ibaraki (IBR) UKB - IBR
  2. Take the train from Ishioka to Ueno
  3. Take the train from Ueno to Karuizawa

$151 - $350

Bus to Tokushima, fly to Tokyo Haneda, train  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Sannomiya Bus Terminal to Kousoku Naruto
  2. Fly from Tokushima (TKS) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) TKS - HND
  3. Take the train from Tokyo to Karuizawa

$214 - $564

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Karuizawa Station is to drive which costs ¥5000 - ¥7500 and takes 5h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Karuizawa Station is to fly and train which costs ¥13000 - ¥44000 and takes 4h 54m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Ōsaka and arriving at Karuizawa Station station. The journey takes approximately 10h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Osaka to Karuizawa Station. However, there are services departing from Osaka and arriving at Karuizawa via Kanazawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 47m.

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The distance between Osaka and Karuizawa Station is 338 km. The road distance is 436.8 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Karuizawa Station without a car is to train which takes 5h 47m and costs ¥14000 - ¥19000.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from Osaka to Karuizawa Station, including transfers.

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Osaka to Karuizawa Station bus services, operated by Kintetsu Bus, depart from Ōsaka station.

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Osaka to Karuizawa Station train services, operated by Japan Railways Thunderbird, depart from Osaka station.

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

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Map of how to get from Osaka to Karuizawa Station.
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  • Distance: 211 miles
  • Duration: 5h 47m

What companies run services between Osaka, Japan and Karuizawa Station, Japan?

You can take a train from Osaka to Karuizawa Station via Kanazawa in around 5h 47m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita via Niigata
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Flights from Osaka Itami to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Izumo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Osaka Itami to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Kobe to Ibaraki
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Niigata
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Train operators
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$62 - $67
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Kanazawa to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$65 - $95
Reserved seat
$75 - $95
Green seat
$100 - $140
Train from Nagano to Saku-Daira
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$24 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $50
Train from Tokyo to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Train from Niigata to Takasaki
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
Train from Ueno to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$35 - $55
Reserved seat
$45 - $60
Green seat
$55 - $80
Shinano Railway
Website
shinanorailway.co.jp
Train from Ueda(Nagano) to Karuizawa
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Umeda(Hankyu) to Kobe-Sannomiya(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
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.

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Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Ishioka to Ueno
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Bus from Ōsaka to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Access Shinshu
Website
alpico.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Nagano
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
alpico.co.jp
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Ōsaka to Karuizawa Station
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$87
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Sannomiya Bus Terminal to Kousoku Naruto
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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Osaka to Karuizawa Station bus services, operated by Kintetsu Bus, arrive at Karuizawa Station.

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Osaka to Karuizawa Station train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Karuizawa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka to Karuizawa Station is 437 km. It takes approximately 5h 42m to drive from Osaka to Karuizawa Station.

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 93+ hotels available in Karuizawa Station. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Osaka Itami Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs ¥210 - ¥240.

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