There are 10 ways to get from Osaka to Tokyo by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Tokyo Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$102 - $152

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Bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Osaka Station Bus Terminal to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit

$40 - $85

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Train Japan Railways Limited Express  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Osaka to Tokyo Ltd Exp Sunrise Seto

$110 - $140

Night bus, train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the night bus from Ōsaka to JR Hachioji Station
  2. Take the train from Hachioji to Tokyo JR Chuo Rapid Service / ...

$80 - $83

Drive  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Osaka to Tokyo 315.3 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Osaka to Tokyo Haneda  •  3 h

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) ITM - HND

$82 - $320

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Osaka to Sannomiya(Jr)
  2. Fly from Osaka Kobe (UKB) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) UKB - HND

$72 - $268

Fly Osaka to Tokyo Narita, train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Osaka (ITM) to Tokyo Narita (NRT) ITM - NRT
  2. Take the train from Narita Airport Terminal 2 to Tokyo

$124 - $458

Bus to Tokushima, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sannomiya Bus Terminal to Kousoku Naruto
  2. Fly from Tokushima (TKS) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) TKS - HND

$180 - $504

Train to Nagoya, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya
  2. Fly from Nagoya (NGO) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) NGO - HND

$118 - $313

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Osaka Station Bus Terminal station and arriving at Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Osaka and arriving at Tokyo. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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The distance between Osaka and Tokyo is 403 km. The road distance is 504.4 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Tokyo without a car is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Osaka to Tokyo, including transfers.

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Osaka to Tokyo bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Osaka Station Bus Terminal.

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Osaka to Tokyo train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, depart from Osaka station.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Tokyo is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h.

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The quickest flight from Osaka Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Osaka to Tokyo bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, arrive at Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit.

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Map of how to get from Osaka to Tokyo.
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  • Distance: 251.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Osaka to Tokyo every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Osaka to Tokyo 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Narita via Oita
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Nagoya to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Nagoya to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
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 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 Limited Express
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 Hachioji to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
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
JR Bus Kanto
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Osaka Station Bus Terminal to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Bus from Osaka WBT Umeda to Tokyo Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Eagle Bus
Email
ops@new-wing.co.jp
Website
new-wing.co.jp
Bus from Umeda-eki to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
9 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Keisei bus
Website
keiseibus.co.jp
Bus from Herbis Osaka to Tokyo Station Yaesu
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
honyaku.j-server.com
Nankai Bus
Website
nankaibus.jp
Bus from Ōsaka to Akihabara
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Nishi Tokyo Bus
Phone
042-623-1365
Website
nisitokyobus.co.jp
Night bus from Ōsaka to JR Hachioji Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
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

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Osaka to Tokyo train services, operated by Japan Railways Limited Express, arrive at Tokyo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka to Tokyo is 504 km. It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to drive from Osaka to Tokyo.

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Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways offer flights from Osaka Airport to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

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There are 2294+ hotels available in Tokyo. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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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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