Osaka Subway operates a train from Osaka to Takayama every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 9 min. 2 other operators also service this route. 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.
How to get from Osaka to Takayama
From Yodoyabashi subway to Shin-Osaka, train to Nagoya, then train to Takayama. 4 h 30 min ¥10729. From Osaka Higashi-umeda bus to Takayama Bus Terminal. 5 h 12 min ¥4699. From Osaka drive to Takayama. 3 h 52 min ¥4477.
Is there a direct bus between Osaka and Takayama?
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Osaka Higashi-umeda and arriving at Takayama Bus Terminal. Services depart 4 times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5¼ hours.