How to get from Osaka to Takayama

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 30 min

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

$82 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 12 min

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


1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Osaka to Takayama 196.7 miles

$30 - $50

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 30 min. Alternatively, Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Osaka to Takayama 4 times a day. Tickets cost $43 and the journey takes 5 h 12 min.

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Osaka and Takayama is 225 km. The road distance is 315 km.

The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Takayama is to drive which costs ¥3600 - ¥5500 and takes 3 h 52 min.

The quickest way to get from Osaka to Takayama is to drive which takes 3 h 52 min and costs ¥3600 - ¥5500.

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.

It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Osaka to Takayama, including transfers.