There are 9 ways to get from Shinjuku to Osaka by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 9 min

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

$104 - $156

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Bus  •  8 h 10 min

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

$45

7 alternative options

Night bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Osaka WBT Umeda

$58

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Shinjuku to Osaka 318.7 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka  •  3 h 14 min

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

$83 - $324

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe, train  •  3 h 36 min

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

$73 - $272

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka  •  4 h 20 min

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

$126 - $459

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima, bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$156 - $483

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya, train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$120 - $317

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shinjuku to Osaka is to bus which costs ¥5000 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shinjuku to Osaka is to train which costs ¥11000 - ¥18000 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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

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The distance between Shinjuku and Osaka is 398 km. The road distance is 510 km.

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The best way to get from Shinjuku to Osaka without a car is to train which takes 3 h 9 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥18000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min 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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The best way to get from Shinjuku to Osaka is to train which takes 3 h 9 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥18000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥5000 and takes 8 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs ¥9000 - ¥37000 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Shinjuku to Osaka is 510 km. It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to drive from Shinjuku to Osaka.

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

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Map of how to get from Shinjuku to Osaka.
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  • Distance: 248.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Shinjuku to Osaka every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, JR Bus Kanto operates a bus from Shinjuku to Osaka 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Tokyo Narita to Osaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Tokushima
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shinagawa to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $150
Green seat
$150 - $200
Train from Nagoya to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$45 - $60
Reserved seat
$50 - $65
Green seat
$65 - $90
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 Sannomiya(Jr) to Osaka
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Keisei Skyliner
Website
keisei.co.jp
Train from Nippori to Narita Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Kanto
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Night bus from Basuta Shinjuku to Osaka WBT Umeda
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Honshi Bus
Phone
088-664-6030
Website
honshi-bus.co.jp
Bus from Kousoku Naruto to Sannomiya Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
honshi-bus.co.jp

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