There are 7 ways to get from Shinjuku to Osaka by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Okubo to Shinagawa JR Yamanote
  2. Take the train from Shinagawa to Shin-Osaka Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

¥12614 - ¥16791

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Bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Buster Shinjuku to Osaka Station Bus Terminal

¥4700 - ¥8500

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Drive  •  5h 20m

  1. Drive from Shinjuku to Osaka 510.5 km

¥5500 - ¥8500

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Osaka Itami  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Okubo to Hamamatsucho
  2. Fly from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Osaka Itami (ITM) HND - ITM

¥9338 - ¥35823

Train to Tokyo Haneda, fly to Kobe, train  •  4h 53m

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

¥8118 - ¥30183

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka Itami  •  4h 31m

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

¥12764 - ¥50531

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima, bus, train  •  6h 10m

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

¥17638 - ¥51723

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shinjuku to Osaka is to drive which costs ¥5500 - ¥8500 and takes 5h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Shinjuku to Osaka is to train which costs ¥12000 - ¥17000 and takes 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buster Shinjuku and arriving at Osaka Station Bus Terminal station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Shinjuku to Osaka. However, there are services departing from Shin-Okubo and arriving at Yodoyabashi via Shinagawa and Shin-Osaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 35m.

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The distance between Shinjuku and Osaka is 398 km. The road distance is 510.5 km.

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The best way to get from Shinjuku to Osaka without a car is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Shinjuku to Osaka, including transfers.

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Shinjuku to Osaka bus services, operated by JR Bus Kanto, depart from Buster Shinjuku station.

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Shinjuku to Osaka train services, operated by Japan Railways (JR), depart from Shin-Okubo station.

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The best way to get from Shinjuku to Osaka is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs ¥12000 - ¥17000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4700 - ¥8500 and takes 8h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Shinjuku to Osaka.
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  • Distance: 398.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

You can take a train from Shinjuku to Osaka via Shinagawa, Shin-Osaka, and Shin-Osaka in around 3h 35m. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Shinjuku to Osaka hourly. Tickets cost ¥4700 - ¥7500 and the journey takes 8h 10m. Nishi Tokyo Bus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥48000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥48000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥70000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami via Sendai
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥16000 - ¥65000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥46000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥55000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami via Izumo
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥55000
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥85000
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9500 - ¥70000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥6500 - ¥29000
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Okubo to Shinagawa
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥390 - ¥550
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Okubo to Hamamatsucho
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
¥330 - ¥480
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Sannomiya(Jr) to Osaka
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥500 - ¥750
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Keisei-Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1500
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Maiko to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥750 - ¥1200
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinagawa to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥16000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥12000 - ¥16000
Reserved seat
¥13000 - ¥16000
Green seat
¥17000 - ¥23000
Japan Railways Limited Express
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sannomiya(Jr) to Osaka
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
¥1400 - ¥1800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keisei Skyliner
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Keisei-Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥2470
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Book at
keisei.co.jp
Keisei Railways
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Keisei-Ueno to Narita Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
¥1000 - ¥1300
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Buster Shinjuku to Osaka Station Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4700 - ¥7500
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Nishi Tokyo Bus
Phone
042-623-1365
Website
nisitokyobus.co.jp
Bus from Basuta Shinjuku, Tokyo to Ōsaka
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥8200
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Kousoku Maiko
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3300
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp
JR Shikoku Bus
Website
jr-shikoku.co.jp
Bus from Kosoku Naruto to Kosoku Maiko
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥3164
Schedules at
jr-shikoku.co.jp

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

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

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Shinjuku to Osaka train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Shin-Osaka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shinjuku to Osaka is 511 km. It takes approximately 5h 20m to drive from Shinjuku to Osaka.

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

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There are 2283+ hotels available in Osaka. Prices start at ¥10000 per night.

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