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There are 4 ways to get from Takayama to Osaka by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the train from Takayama to Nagoya Ltd Exp Hida
  2. Take the train from Nagoya to Shin-Osaka Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$86 - $115

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Bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Osaka Higashi-umeda

$42

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
  2. Take the train from Kintetsunagoya to Osaka-Namba Kintetsu Ltd Exp

$62 - $78

Drive  •  3h 53m

  1. Drive from Takayama to Osaka 200.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Takayama to Osaka is to drive which costs ¥3800 - ¥5500 and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Takayama to Osaka is to train which costs ¥9500 - ¥13000 and takes 3h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Takayama Bus Terminal and arriving at Osaka Higashi-umeda. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 12m.

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The distance between Takayama and Osaka is 225 km. The road distance is 321 km.

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The best way to get from Takayama to Osaka without a car is to train which takes 3h 26m and costs ¥9500 - ¥13000.

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It takes approximately 3h 26m to get from Takayama to Osaka, including transfers.

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Takayama to Osaka bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, depart from Takayama Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Takayama to Osaka is to train which takes 3h 26m and costs ¥9500 - ¥13000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ¥4700 and takes 5h 12m.

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Takayama to Osaka bus services, operated by Nouhi Bus, arrive at Osaka Higashi-umeda station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Takayama to Osaka is 321 km. It takes approximately 3h 53m to drive from Takayama to Osaka.

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Map of how to get from Takayama to Osaka.
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  • Distance: 140.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 26m

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

You can take a train from Takayama to Osaka via Nagoya, Shin-Osaka, and Shin-Osaka in around 3h 26m. Alternatively, Nouhi Bus operates a bus from Takayama to Osaka 4 times a day. Tickets cost $42 and the journey takes 5h 12m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Nouhi Bus
Website
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Osaka Higashi-umeda
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp
Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Meitetsu Nagoya
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
nouhibus.co.jp

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