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

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Train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya Shinkansen Nozomi / ...
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Takayama Ltd Exp Hida

$82 - $117

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Bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Osaka Higashi-umeda to Takayama Bus Terminal

$42

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Osaka-Namba to Kintetsunagoya Kintetsu Ltd Exp
  2. Take the bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Takayama Bus Terminal

$64 - $79

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Osaka to Takayama 196.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Takayama is to drive which costs ¥3700 - ¥5500 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Takayama is to drive which costs ¥3700 - ¥5500 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Osaka Higashi-umeda and arriving at Takayama Bus Terminal. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

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The distance between Osaka and Takayama is 225 km. The road distance is 314.8 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Takayama without a car is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs ¥9000 - ¥14000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Osaka to Takayama, including transfers.

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Osaka to Takayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, depart from Osaka Higashi-umeda station.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Takayama is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs ¥9000 - ¥14000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4700 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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Osaka to Takayama bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Takayama Bus Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka to Takayama is 315 km. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Osaka to Takayama.

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  • Distance: 140.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

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

You can take a train from Osaka to Takayama via Shin-Osaka and Nagoya in around 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Osaka to Takayama 4 times a day. Tickets cost $42 and the journey takes 5 h 12 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Kintetsu Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka-Namba to Kintetsunagoya
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Higashi-umeda to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Meitetsu Nagoya to Takayama Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp

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