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How to get from Osaka to Tokyo
There are two ways to travel from Osaka to Tokyo: by plane or by train.
How far is Osaka from Tokyo?
The travel distance between Osaka and Tokyo is 500 km. You have two options to travel from Osaka to Tokyo: taking a flight or taking a train.
How long does it take to get from Osaka to Tokyo?
It takes 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes to get from Osaka to Tokyo by plane, depending if departing from Kansai Airport or Itami Airport and arriving to Haneda Airport or Narita Airport, and 2-3 hours by train, depending on the train service.
What types of airlines operate the route from Osaka to Tokyo?
There are four domestic airlines operating the route Osaka to Tokyo: two full-service carriers, Japan Airlines (JL) and All Nippon Airways (NH), and two low-cost carriers, Peach (MM) and Jetstar Japan (GK).
How much does it cost to get from Osaka to Tokyo by plane?
The price of the flight ticket from Osaka to Tokyo varies depending on the airline and how long you book in advance. It starts from 7,000 JPY.
Full-service carriers include checked-in baggage and are usually more expensive than low-cost carriers.
For more information about travelling by plane, please read our Flight Guide in Japan.
What types of trains operate the route from Osaka to Tokyo?
The Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed train runs between Osaka and Tokyo.
There are three types of services on the Tokaido Shinkansen: Nozomi is the fast service stopping only at key stations, Hikari is the semi-fast service stopping at the major stations and Kodama is the local service stopping at all stations.
Shinkansen trains can carry up to 16 cars per train, arranged in Green Cars with business class seats and Ordinary Cars with standard class seats distributed in Reserved and Non-reserved. In total, the Shinkansen trains offer three passengers classes: Reserved Seat (Green Car), Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) and Non-reserved Seat.
Travellers with Reserved Seat tickets are required to take their numbered seat in the Green Cars or the Ordinary Cars. Travellers with Non-reserved Seat tickets are allowed to take any seat available only in the Ordinary cars designated as Non-reserved. On these cars, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. When all the seats are full, passengers must travel standing.
For more information about travelling by train, please read our Train Guide in Japan.
How much does it cost to get from Osaka to Tokyo by train?
The train ticket with JR costs 13,870 JPY for Non-reserved Seat on all Shinkansen trains, 14,400 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) on Hikari and Kodama trains, 14,720 JPY for Reserved Seat (Ordinary Car) on Nozomi trains, 19,270 JPY for Reserved Seat (Green Car) on Hikari and Kodama trains, and 19,590 JPY for Reserved Seat (Green Car) on Nozomi trains.
For trains operated by JR, travellers can book online and pick up the tickets at the station by scanning the QR code included in the electronic ticket at the ticket vending machines. For more information, please read the instructions to pick up the tickets at the station.
Where does the train from Osaka to Tokyo depart?
Trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen line depart from Shin-Osaka Station, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
Please arrive to the station 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time to complete the boarding procedures or risk missing the train.
Where does the train from Osaka to Tokyo arrive?
Trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen line arrive at Tokyo Station and Shinagawa Station, in Tokyo.
Where to travel next from Tokyo?
From Tokyo, you can go by train to Nagano and Kanazawa on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, to Niigata on the Joetsu Shinkansen, to Fukushima, Sendai, Morioka and Aomori on the Tohoku Shinkansen, or fly to Sapporo, Kobe, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima or Naha in Okinawa.