There are 8 ways to get from Osaka to Sendai by train, night bus, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr) Shinkansen Yamabiko / ...

$172 - $252

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Fly Osaka to Sendai  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Sendai (SDJ) ITM - SDJ

$88 - $610

6 alternative options

Night bus  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the night bus from Ōsaka to Sendai Station

$112

Night bus, bus  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the night bus from Osaka to Yamagata Yamako Bldg
  2. Take the bus from Yamagata Yamako Bldg to Hirose dori Ichiban-cho

$108 - $133

Drive  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Osaka to Sendai 541.2 miles

$90 - $140

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Sendai  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Osaka to Sannomiya(Jr)
  2. Fly from Osaka Kobe (UKB) to Sendai (SDJ) UKB - SDJ

$123 - $398

Fly Osaka to Yamagata, bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Yamagata (GAJ) ITM - GAJ
  2. Take the bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Hirose dori Ichiban-cho

$139 - $672

Train to Nagoya, fly to Sendai  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Sendai (SDJ) NGO - SDJ

$259 - $483

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Ōsaka and arriving at Sendai Station station. The journey takes approximately 12 h 2 min.

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The distance between Osaka and Sendai is 623 km. The road distance is 865.8 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Sendai without a car is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Osaka to Sendai, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Osaka to Sendai is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Airport to Sendai Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka to Sendai is 866 km. It takes approximately 9 h 26 min to drive from Osaka to Sendai.

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Ibex Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Osaka Airport to Sendai Airport.

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Map of how to get from Osaka to Sendai.
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  • Distance: 389.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Osaka, Japan and Sendai, Miyagi, Japan?

You can take a train from Osaka to Sendai via Shin-Osaka and Tokyo in around 5 h 6 min. Alternatively, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Ibex Airlines fly from Osaka to Sendai hourly.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Nagoya to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Osaka to Yamagata
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Osaka to Yamagata via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $410
Flights from Nagoya to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $400
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Sendai
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$150 - $210
Train from Tokyo to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$70 - $100
Reserved seat
$80 - $100
Green seat
$100 - $140
Train from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $90
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 Sannomiya(Jr)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Ōsaka to Sendai Station
Ave. Duration
12 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$112
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Yamako Bus
Website
yamakobus.co.jp
Night bus from Osaka to Yamagata Yamako Bldg
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Yamagata Yamako Bldg to Hirose dori Ichiban-cho
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp
Bus from Yamagata Kencho-mae to Hirose dori Ichiban-cho
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
yamakobus.co.jp

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The best way to get from Osaka to Osaka Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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