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There are 7 ways to get from Osaka to Shimonoseki by train, ferry, bus, night train, night bus 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.

Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Kokura Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$111 - $153

Cheapest option

Night bus, ferry  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the night bus from Umeda-eki to Kokura
  2. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$54 - $72

5 alternative options

Bus, night train, ferry  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Osaka BT to Hiroshima Shinkansenguchi
  2. Take the night train from Hiroshima to Kokura
  3. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$101 - $128

Fly Osaka Itami to Fukuoka, train, ferry  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Fukuoka (FUK) ITM - FUK
  2. Take the train from Hakata to Kokura
  3. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$101 - $369

Fly Osaka Itami to Oita, train, ferry  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Oita (OIT) ITM - OIT
  2. Take the train from Beppu to Kokura
  3. Take the train from Kokura to Mojiko
  4. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$135 - $337

Fly Osaka Itami to Kumamoto, train, ferry  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (ITM) to Kumamoto (KMJ) ITM - KMJ
  2. Take the train from Kumamoto to Kokura
  3. Take the train from Kokura to Mojiko
  4. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$130 - $312

Bus to Tokushima, fly to Fukuoka, train, ferry  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Sannomiya Bus Terminal to Kousoku Naruto
  2. Fly from Tokushima (TKS) to Fukuoka (FUK) TKS - FUK
  3. Take the train from Hakata to Kokura
  4. Take the ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima

$184 - $423

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Shimonoseki is to night bus and ferry which costs ¥6000 - ¥8500 and takes 9 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Shimonoseki is to train and ferry which costs ¥12000 - ¥18000 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The distance between Osaka and Shimonoseki is 426 km.

The best way to get from Osaka to Shimonoseki without a car is to train and ferry which takes 3 h 25 min and costs ¥12000 - ¥18000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Osaka to Shimonoseki, including transfers.

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

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Ibex Airlines, Oriental Air Bridge, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines offer flights from Osaka Itami Airport to Fukuoka Airport.

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There are 72+ hotels available in Shimonoseki. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Osaka to Shimonoseki.
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  • Distance: 266.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

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

There is no direct connection from Osaka to Shimonoseki. However, you can take the subway to Shin-Osaka, take the train to Kokura, take the train to Mojiko, then take the ferry to Ganryujima. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Osaka to Shimonoseki via Hiroshima Shinkansenguchi, Hiroshima, Kokura, and Mojiko in around 7 h 52 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka via Miyazaki
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Osaka Itami to Kumamoto
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Tokushima to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Osaka Itami to Oita
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Osaka to Kokura
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $140
Green seat
$140 - $200
Night train from Hiroshima to Kokura
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $65
Reserved seat
$55 - $70
Green seat
$70 - $95
Train from Kumamoto to Kokura
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$40 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $60
Green seat
$60 - $85
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 Hakata to Kokura
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Kokura to Mojiko
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Chugoku JR Bus Company
Website
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka BT to Hiroshima Shinkansenguchi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
chugoku-jrbus.co.jp
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Umeda-eki to Kokura
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Sannomiya Bus Terminal to Kousoku Naruto
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp
Ferry operators
Kanmon Line
Website
kanmon-kisen.co.jp
Ferry from Mojiko to Ganryujima
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
kanmon-kisen.co.jp

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