Osaka to Tokyo

Osaka to Tokyo

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Umeda, Osaka
8h 45m bus ride with Yutaka YT in Express
Shinjuku, Tokyo
¥2,321 per adult
Japan Railpass
Akihabara Railpass - Shin Osaka Railpass

Class: Ordinary Car

¥28,732 per adult

From Umeda to Tokyo by bus

Umeda, Osaka
8h 45m bus ride with Yutaka YT in Express
Shinjuku, Tokyo
¥2,321 per adult

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Japan Railpass
Akihabara Railpass - Shin Osaka Railpass

Class: Ordinary Car

¥28,732 per adult

Osaka to Tokyo Schedule

Osaka to Tokyo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
All Nippon Airways Economy #NH9607:40 - 08:50¥ 9,459
Star Flyer Economy #7G2211:05 - 12:20¥ 14,663
All Nippon Airways Economy #NH382414:20 - 15:35¥ 10,675
Star Flyer Economy #7G2617:35 - 18:50¥ 14,663
Star Flyer Economy #7G2818:40 - 19:55¥ 14,663
Japan Airlines Economy #JL22821:10 - 22:25¥ 12,972
Tokyo Fuji Kotsu NT3 Express 21:45 - 07:30¥ 2,326
Sakura Kotsu SK6 Intercity 21:40 - 07:00¥ 2,804
Willer Express WL12 Express 21:25 - 08:50¥ 5,492
Heisei Enterprise HE0 Intercity 22:55 - 07:10¥ 2,430

Transportation from Osaka to Tokyo

Osaka to Tokyo destination reviews

Bus Express, Heisei Enterprise HE0 (株式会社平成エンタープライズ), Mar 23, 2020
Good service, on time and nice people.
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Jan 9, 2020
Very convenient and easy to use! Delivered on time as it was handed to me right away after checking in our hotel.
6 customer reviews

How to get from Osaka to Tokyo

Travelling between Osaka and Tokyo is possible by Flight, bus and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you JPY 88,270 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere JPY 2,881.

How long does it take to get from Osaka to Tokyo?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 18 hours to travel between Osaka and Tokyo depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Osaka and Tokyo. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 17h 40m to reach Tokyo.

How much does it cost to get from Osaka to Tokyo?

Travelling between Osaka and Tokyo can be as cheap as JPY 2,881 if you opt for a Sanei Kotsu KB5 (三栄交通(KBライナー) bus and as expensive as JPY 88,270 if you buy a Japan Airlines flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Osaka and Tokyo ?

  • 1 from Osaka to Tokyo starting from 06:35 Haneda Airport until 23:50 Narita Airport
  • 1 from Osaka to Tokyo starting from 10:20 Shinjuku until 23:30 Tokyo city
  • 1 from Osaka to Tokyo starting from 06:00 Tokyo until 21:24 Tokyo

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Osaka to Tokyo.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Osaka to Tokyo, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as JPY 6,232.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Osaka and Tokyo

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Japan Transocean Air, Jetstar Japan, Singapore Airlines, Star Flyer


Travelling from Osaka to Tokyo overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Osaka and Tokyo

Grace Liner GR2 (グレース観光株式会社), Heisei Community Bus HC, Heisei Enterprise HE0 (株式会社平成エンタープライズ), Keisei bus ZKS4, Kintetsu Bus ZKN2, Nishi Tokyo Bus XNTK4, Osaka Bus ZOS4 (大阪バス ZOS4), Sakura Kanko Bus CJ (さくら観光バス株式会社), Sakura Kotsu (株式会社桜交通), Sakura Kotsu SK4 (株式会社桜交通 SK4), Sakura Kotsu SK6, Sanei Kotsu KB5 (三栄交通(KBライナー), Shinki Bus HT2 (神姫観光バス HT2), Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2, Tokyo Fuji Kotsu NT3 (東京富士交通株式会社), Willer Express WL12, Yutaka YT (株式会社ユタカコーポレーション)


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Osaka to Tokyo?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 92% opted for a bus
  • 8% decided to fly