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How to get from Tokyo to Osaka
There are two ways to travel from Tokyo to Osaka: by plane or by train.
How far is Tokyo from Osaka?
The travel distance between Tokyo and Osaka is 500 km. There are two options to travel from Tokyo to Osaka: taking a flight or taking a train.
How long does it take to get from Tokyo to Osaka?
It takes 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes to get from Tokyo to Osaka by plane, depending if departing from Haneda Airport or Narita Airport and arriving to Kansai Airport or Itami Airport, and 2-3 hours by train, depending on the train service.
What types of airlines operate the route from Tokyo to Osaka?
There are four domestic airlines operating the route Tokyo to Osaka: 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 Tokyo to Osaka by plane?
The price of the flight ticket from Tokyo to Osaka 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 Tokyo to Osaka?
The Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed train runs between Tokyo and Osaka.
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 Tokyo to Osaka 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 use the train e-ticket.
Where does the train from Tokyo to Osaka depart?
Trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen line depart from Tokyo Station and Shinagawa Station, in Tokyo.
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 Tokyo to Osaka arrive?
Trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen line arrive at Shin-Osaka Station, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka.
Where to travel next from Osaka?
From Osaka, you can go by train to Kyoto, Fukui, Kanazawa, Kinosakionsen, Tottori and Wakayama on Limited Express, or continue to Kobe, Himeji, Hiroshima and Fukuoka on the Sanyo Shinkansen, or fly to Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima or Naha in Okinawa.