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Train  •  33 min

  1. Kintetsu Nara Rapid Exp / ...

$4 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. 19.5 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  20 min

  1. 19.5 miles

$3 - $5

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

Kintetsu Railways operates a train from Osaka to Nara every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 33 min. Japan Railways (JR) also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Kintetsu Railways
Japan Railways (JR)
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
Tokyo MK Taxi
Phone
+81 50-3786-6001
Website
mktaxi-japan.com
Kokusai Kogyo
Phone
+81 120-5931-08
Website
kkg-osaka.jp
Sakura Taxi
Phone
+81 6-6452-0055
Website
sakurataxi.co.jp

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Osaka and Nara-ken is 30 km. The road distance is 31 km.

The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Nara-ken is to drive which costs ¥350 - ¥550 and takes 20 min.

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

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 33 min.

The train from Kintetsunippombashi to Shinomiya(Nara) takes 33 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.