There are 3 ways to get from Osaka to Nara by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  34 min

  1. Take the train from Kintetsunippombashi to Shinomiya(Nara) Kintetsu Nara Rapid Exp / ...

$4 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Osaka to Nara 19.5 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Osaka to Nara 19.5 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Nara is to drive which costs ¥360 - ¥550 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Nara is to taxi which costs ¥10000 - ¥13000 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kintetsunippombashi and arriving at Shinomiya(Nara). Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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The distance between Osaka and Nara is 28 km. The road distance is 31.1 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Nara without a car is to train which takes 34 min and costs ¥500 - ¥750.

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The train from Kintetsunippombashi to Shinomiya(Nara) takes 34 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Osaka to Nara train services, operated by Kintetsu Railways, depart from Kintetsunippombashi station.

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Osaka to Nara train services, operated by Kintetsu Railways, arrive at Shinomiya(Nara) station.

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  • Distance: 17.3 miles
  • Duration: 34 min

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

Kintetsu Railways operates a train from Osaka to Nara every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $5 and the journey takes 34 min. Japan Railways (JR) also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Kintetsu 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 Osaka to Nara
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Other operators
Taxi from Osaka to Nara
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Sakura Taxi
Phone
+81 6-6452-0055
Website
sakurataxi.co.jp
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Kokusai Kogyo
Phone
+81 120-5931-08
Website
kkg-osaka.jp

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