There are 7 ways to get from Tokyo to Osaka 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 45 min

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

$103 - $143

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 50 min

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

$50 - $85

5 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Tokyo to Osaka 319.6 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka  •  3 h 16 min

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

$83 - $323

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Kobe, train  •  3 h 39 min

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

$73 - $271

Train to Tokyo Narita, fly to Osaka  •  3 h 44 min

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

$125 - $459

Fly Tokyo Haneda to Nagoya, train  •  4 h 36 min

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

$113 - $310

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Tokyo to Osaka is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs ¥11000 - ¥16000.

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The distance between Tokyo and Osaka is 403 km. The road distance is 511 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Tokyo to Osaka, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit and arriving at Osaka Station Bus Terminal. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

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

Japan Railways Shinkansen operates a train from Tokyo to Osaka every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, JR East Group operates a bus from Tokyo to Osaka 5 times a day. Tickets cost $55 and the journey takes 8 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
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 Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
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 Nagoya
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $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 Tokyo to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Train from Nagoya to Shin-Osaka
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways (JR)
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
Bus operators
JR East Group
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit to Osaka Station Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Willer Travel
Website
willerexpress.com
Bus from Tokyo Station to Osaka WBT Umeda
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
willerexpress.com
Nankai Bus
Website
nankaibus.jp
Bus from Tokyo to Osaka Minato-Machi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
nankaibus.jp

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