There are 8 ways to get from Osaka to Tokyo by train, 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 Japan Railways Shinkansen  •  2 h 53 min

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

$102 - $152

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 50 min

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

$50 - $85

6 alternative options

Train Japan Railways Limited Express  •  6 h 34 min

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

$110 - $140

Drive  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Osaka to Tokyo 315.3 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Osaka to Tokyo Haneda  •  3 h 26 min

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

$82 - $321

Fly Osaka to Tokyo Narita, train  •  4 h 20 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

Train to Osaka Kobe, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  4 h 14 min

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

$73 - $269

Train, bus to Tokushima, fly to Tokyo Haneda  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Umeda(Hanshin) to Maikokoen
  2. Take the bus from Kousoku Maiko to Kousoku Naruto
  3. Fly from Tokushima (TKS) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) TKS - HND

$180 - $505

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Tokyo is to bus which costs ¥6000 - ¥9000 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Tokyo is to train which costs ¥11000 - ¥17000 and takes 2 h 53 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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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Osaka to Tokyo, including transfers.

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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 every four hours, 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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What companies run services between Osaka, Japan and Tokyo, Japan?

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Osaka to Tokyo every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, JR East Group operates a bus from Osaka to Tokyo 5 times a day. Tickets cost $54 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Osaka to Tokyo Haneda via Izumo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 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 Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
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 to Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Osaka Kobe to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokushima to Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $150
Reserved seat
$120 - $150
Green seat
$150 - $210
Japan Railways Limited Express
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Sannomiya(Jr)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Hanshin Railways
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Umeda(Hanshin) to Maikokoen
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR East Group
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
$54
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
$54
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Nankai Bus
Website
nankaibus.jp
Bus from Osaka Minato-Machi Bus Terminal to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
nankaibus.jp
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Maiko to Kousoku Naruto
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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