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There are 3 ways to get from Osaka to Tsuruga by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Osaka to Tsuruga Ltd Exp Thunderbird

$36 - $39

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Bus  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Osaka Umeda to Tsuruga IC

$30 - $70

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Osaka to Tsuruga 90.9 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Osaka to Tsuruga is to drive which costs ¥1700 - ¥2500 and takes 1 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Osaka to Tsuruga is to train which costs ¥4100 - ¥4400 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Osaka Umeda and arriving at Tsuruga IC. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Osaka and arriving at Tsuruga. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Osaka and Tsuruga is 117 km. The road distance is 145.5 km.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Tsuruga without a car is to train which takes 1 h 20 min and costs ¥4100 - ¥4400.

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The train from Osaka to Tsuruga takes 1 h 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Osaka to Tsuruga bus services, operated by Keifuku Bus, depart from Osaka Umeda station.

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Osaka to Tsuruga train services, operated by Japan Railways Thunderbird, depart from Osaka station.

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The best way to get from Osaka to Tsuruga is to train which takes 1 h 20 min and costs ¥4100 - ¥4400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥3600 - ¥7500 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Osaka to Tsuruga.
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  • Distance: 73.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

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

Japan Railways Thunderbird operates a train from Osaka to Tsuruga hourly. Tickets cost $36 - $39 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, Keifuku Bus operates a bus from Osaka to Tsuruga 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min.

Train operators
Japan Railways Thunderbird
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Osaka to Tsuruga
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$36 - $39
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
Keifuku Bus
Phone
0776-24-4890
Website
bus.keifuku.co.jp
Bus from Osaka Umeda to Tsuruga IC
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
bus.keifuku.co.jp

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Osaka to Tsuruga bus services, operated by Keifuku Bus, arrive at Tsuruga IC station.

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Osaka to Tsuruga train services, operated by Japan Railways Thunderbird, arrive at Tsuruga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Osaka to Tsuruga is 145 km. It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to drive from Osaka to Tsuruga.

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There are five+ hotels available in Tsuruga. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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