Last Updated on February 27, 2023 by Nouman kaleem
This page summarizes traffic information in Osaka. This information is for people who visit Osaka for sightseeing.
If you don’t know the land, you won’t get a sense of distance or a transfer image.
We will be collecting information so that travelers can enjoy sightseeing in Osaka with peace of mind, so please have a look.
Transportation access to Osaka
From all over the country to Osaka
|Point of departure||means||Time required||price||detail|
|Tokyo||bullet train||About 2 hours and 30 minutes||About 13,900 yen||confirmation|
|Sapporo||airplane||About 2 hours||About 10,000 yen||confirmation|
|Sendai||airplane||About 1 hour and 30 minutes||About 8,000 yen||confirmation|
|Nagoya||bullet train||About 50 minutes||About 6,000 yen||confirmation|
|Kanazawa||Limited express||About 2 hours and 40 minutes||About 7,650 yen||confirmation|
|Hiroshima||bullet train||About 1 hour and 20 minutes||About 10,000 yen||confirmation|
|Takamatsu||bullet train||About 2 hours||About 7,800 yen||confirmation|
|Fukuoka||airplane||About 1 hour||About 10,000 yen||confirmation|
|Naha||airplane||About 2 hours||About 38,000 yen||confirmation|
* Prices are for reference only. Please check the details for details.
See access from other departure points
From all over Kansai to Osaka
|Point of departure||Destination||means||Time required||price|
|Kyoto Station||Osaka station||Train (JR)||28 minutes||570 yen|
|Kyoto Kawaramachi Station||Umeda Station||Train (Hankyu)||43 minutes||400 yen|
|Sanjo Station||Yodoyabashi Station||Train (Keihan)||51 minutes||420 yen|
|Sannomiya Station||Osaka station||Train (JR)||20 minutes||410 yen|
|Kobe Sannomiya||Umeda Station||Train (Hankyu)||27 minutes||320 yen|
|Nara station||Osaka station||Train (JR)||51 minutes||810 yen|
|Kintetsu Nara Station||Osaka Namba Station||Train (Kintetsu)||40 minutes||570 yen|
|Wakayama Station||Osaka station||Train (JR)||1 hour and 30 minutes||1,270 yen|
|Wakayamashi Station||Namba station||Train (express)||1 hour||90 yen|
Arrived in Osaka! Subsequent means of transportation
Arrive in Osaka by Shinkansen
|Osaka station||Train (JR)||5 minutes||160 yen|
|Umeda Station||Train (Midosuji Line)||6 minutes||230 yen|
|Shinsaibashi Station||Train (Midosuji Line)||13 minutes||230 yen|
|Namba station||Train (Midosuji Line)||15 minutes||280 yen|
|USJ||Train (JR)||23 minutes||220 yen|
Arrive in Osaka by plane
|Osaka station||bus||About 30 minutes||640 yen|
|Umeda Station||Train (monorail) → Train (Hankyu Takarazuka Line)||22 minutes||420 yen|
|Around Namba||bus||About 30 minutes||640 yen|
|Namba station||Train (monorail) → Train (Hankyu Takarazuka Line) → Train (Midosuji Line)||40 minutes||650 yen|
|Shinsaibashi Station||Train (monorail) → Train (Hankyu Takarazuka Line) → Train (Midosuji Line)||38 minutes||650 yen|
Great ticket information to enjoy Osaka more
Not only in Osaka, but also in sightseeing spots, there are local tour tickets that you can enjoy at a great price.
If you make good use of those tickets, you can enjoy sightseeing and going out at a great price.
Especially in Osaka, there are many great tickets available, so why not find a ticket that suits you?
Here are some of the most recommended tickets!
Osaka Tour Pass
This is the strongest excursion pass where you can enjoy unlimited rides on trains and buses for one day and more than 35 sightseeing spots for free.
However, since JR is not included, it is necessary to set the route well by using the subway, Hankyu, Hanshin, buses, etc.
- Summary: All-you-can-ride trains and buses for one day + free of charge at target facilities
- Price: 2,500 yen
- Target trains and buses
- Osaka Subway: Midosuji Line, Chuo Line, Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi Line, Tanimachi Line, Sennichimae Line, Imazatosuji Line, Yotsubashi Line, Sakaisuji Line, Nanko Port Town Line
- Private Railways: Hankyu Railway, Hanshin Electric Railway, Nankai Electric Railway, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway
- Target facilities: Umeda Sky Building Aerial Garden, HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel, Osaka City Science Museum, Osaka Castle Tower, Tsutenkaku, Tempozan Ferris Wheel, etc.
Welcome to Osaka Ticket
This is a tour ticket issued by Nankai Electric Railway. It is perfect for people who enjoy sightseeing mainly in Namba via Kansai International Airport.
The discount rate to the facility is not so high, but for those who take a walk from Namba, transportation expenses alone are enough to pay for it.
- Summary: Limited express Rapi: t one-way ticket / limited express ticket + Osaka subway / Osaka city bus 1-day free ticket + discount for each facility
- Price: 1,650 yen
- Target train
- Limited express Rapi: t one-way ticket
- All Osaka Subway and Osaka City Bus lines
- Check the details
|Osaka Tour Pass|
|OSAKA Kaiyu Ticket|
|Welcome to Osaka Ticket|
|Enjoy Eco Card|
|Hirakata GO! GO! ticket|
|Nara / Ikaruga 1day ticket|
|Uji / Fushimi 1day ticket|
|Kurama / Kibune 1day ticket|
|Water capital Osaka enjoyment ticket|
|Chika Sekiku Ticket|
|Kansai International Airport Access Ticket|
|Kyoto Access Ticket|
|Hankyu Hanshin 1day Pass|
|Kyoto / Arashiyama 1day pass|
|Hokukyu Monorail Kyoto Outing Ticket|
|Good ancient city ticket|
|Kobe Town Tour 1day Coupon|
|Arima Rokko Tour 1day Pass|
|Rokko / Maya Leisure Ticket|
|Koyasan 1day ticket|
|Universal Studios Japan Special Ticket|
|Red Hell Ticket|
|Spring Kansai 1 Day Pass|
|Summer Kansai 1 Day Pass|
|Osaka Gururin Pass|
Capture the train in Osaka
List of train routes
|Route name||Main station|
|Subway Midosuji Line|
|Subway Tanimachi Line|
|Subway Yotsubashi Line|
|Subway Chuo Line|
|Subway Sennichimae Line|
|Subway Sakaisuji Line|
|Subway Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi Line|
|Subway Imazatosuji Line|
|Hankyu train||Umeda Station, Juso Station, Awaji Station, Takatsuki Station|
|Hanshin Electric Railway||Umeda Station|
|Keihan Electric Railway|
|Nankai Electric Railway / Hankai Tramway|
|Osaka Monorail||Osaka Airport Station, Expo’70 Commemorative Park Station, Minami Ibaraki Station, Senri Chuo Station|
|Nose Electric Railway|
|Semboku Rapid Railway|
Capture the bus in Osaka
Column useful for traveling to Osaka
Frequently Asked Questions about Traffic Information in Osaka
Are “Osaka Station” and “Umeda Station” the same station?
“Osaka Station” refers to JR Osaka Station. “Umeda Station” exists on multiple lines, and there are three lines: Hankyu Railway, Subway Midosuji Line, and Hanshin Electric Railway.
In addition, the subway Yotsubashi line is “Nishi-Umeda station” and the subway Tanimachi line is “Higashi-Umeda station”.
Strictly speaking, each station is a separate station, but the building itself can be said to be the same as a large one, and transfers at each station are usually done on foot.
Therefore, it can be said that “Osaka Station” and “Umeda Station” geographically refer to the same area, and it is common to think that “Higashi-Umeda Station” and “Nishi-Umeda Station” are also included in “Umeda Station”. You can say that.
What is the best way to get from Kansai International Airport to the center of Osaka?
It depends on the area you go to. There are mainly high-speed bus and train options, but the estimated travel times and fees for each area are as follows.
I think it’s best to choose according to your travel plans and budget.
Is Shin-Osaka a place to enjoy?
There are more than 30 stores in “Eki Marche” inside the station. There are also many shops on the 2nd and 3rd floors where you can buy souvenirs.
You can also enjoy Osaka gourmet at Eki Marche, so you can go to Shin-Osaka a few hours early until the time of the return Shinkansen and enjoy souvenirs and Osaka gourmet.
Where are the escalators lined up?
Osaka is basically lined up on the right. In Tokyo, I think it’s the basis of lining up on the left, so be especially careful.
What is the main means of transportation in the area?
I think the most convenient way to go sightseeing in Osaka is by train.
There are many lines such as JR, subway, and private railways, so you can move anywhere.
The main sightseeing spots, the Umeda area and the Namba / Shinsaibashi area, can also be reached in a few minutes using the Midosuji Line.
If you make good use of your discount tickets, you can use up the train without worrying about the fare.
|Namba area||Approximately 48 minutes (approximate charge 1,050 yen)||Approximately 38 minutes (approximate charge 1,430 yen)|
|USJ area||Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes (approximate charge 1,550 yen)||Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes (approximate charge 1,190 yen)|
|Umeda / Osaka Station area||Approximately 1 hour (approximate charge 1,550 yen)||Approximately 1 hour (approximate charge 1,190 yen)|
|Expo area||No direct bus||Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (approximate charge 2,100 yen)|