There are 4 ways to get from Osaka to Kurashiki by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Okayama Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Okayama to Kurashiki JR Sanyo / ...

$44 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Ōsaka to Takamatsu Station
  2. Take the train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Kojima Marine-Liner / ...

$26 - $29

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Osaka City Air Terminal to Kurashima

$28 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Osaka to Kurashiki 119.8 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Osaka City Air Terminal and arriving at Kurashima. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Osaka and Kurashiki is 159 km. The road distance is 191.7 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Kurashiki without a car is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to get from Osaka to Kurashiki, including transfers.

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Osaka to Kurashiki bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, depart from Osaka City Air Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Kurashiki is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 45 min.

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Osaka to Kurashiki bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Kurashima station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka to Kurashiki is 192 km. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Osaka to Kurashiki.

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There are 71+ hotels available in Kurashiki. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Osaka to Kurashiki.
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  • Distance: 99.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

What companies run services between Osaka, Japan and Kurashiki, Japan?

You can take a train from Osaka to Kurashiki via Shin-Osaka and Okayama in around 1 h 27 min. Alternatively, Ryobi Express operates a bus from Osaka to Kurashiki every 3 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 45 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 Okayama to Kurashiki
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Takamatsu(Kagawa) to Kojima
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Osaka City Air Terminal to Kurashima
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp
Takamatsu Express
Bus from Ōsaka to Takamatsu Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
willerexpress.com

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