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

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Train  •  2h 50m

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

$102 - $152

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Bus  •  8h 50m

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

$40 - $85

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Night train  •  6h 34m

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

$100 - $140

Night bus, bus  •  12h 47m

  1. Take the night bus from Ōsaka Station to Kawaguchiko
  2. Take the bus from Kawaguchiko to Tokyo Station

$67 - $99

Drive  •  5h 18m

  1. Drive from Osaka to Tokyo 315.3 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda  •  3h

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

$82 - $320

Train to Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  3h 22m

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

$70 - $266

Fly Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita, train  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Osaka Itami (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  •  5h 21m

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

$178 - $502

Fly Kobe to Ibaraki, train  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Kobe (UKB) to Ibaraki (IBR) UKB - IBR
  2. Take the train from Ishioka to Tokyo

$128 - $302

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Tokyo is to bus which costs ¥5000 - ¥9500 and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Tokyo is to train which costs ¥11000 - ¥18000 and takes 2h 50m.

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

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Osaka and arriving at Tokyo. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 34m.

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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 2h 50m and costs ¥11000 - ¥18000.

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It takes approximately 2h 50m 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 2h 50m and costs ¥11000 - ¥18000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5000 - ¥9500 and takes 8h 50m, you could also fly, which costs ¥9000 - ¥37000 and takes 3h.

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

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Osaka to Tokyo every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 2h 33m. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Osaka to Tokyo 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 8h 50m. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Izumo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Haneda via Matsuyama
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Osaka Itami to Tokyo Narita via Niigata
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $280
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Kobe to Ibaraki
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Night train from Osaka to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Ishioka to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hankyu Railways
Website
hankyu.co.jp
Train from Umeda(Hankyu) to Kobe-Sannomiya(Hankyu)
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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
8h 50m
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
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Bus from Ōsaka to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Eagle Bus
Email
ops@new-wing.co.jp
Website
new-wing.co.jp
Bus from Umeda-eki to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
9h 54m
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
9h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
honyaku.j-server.com
Nankai Bus
Website
nankaibus.jp
Bus from Ōsaka to Akihabara
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$69
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Fujikyu Bus
Website
bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp
Night bus from Ōsaka Station to Kawaguchiko
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp
Bus from Kawaguchiko to Tokyo Station
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Sannomiya Bus Terminal to Kousoku Naruto
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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

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

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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 5h 18m to drive from Osaka to Tokyo.

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

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There are 3144+ hotels available in Tokyo. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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

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