Tokyo to Osaka

Tokyo to Osaka

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Transportation from Tokyo to Osaka

Tokyo to Osaka Destination Reviews

Bus AC Seater, Kintetsu Bus ZKN2, Nov 25, 2019
Good travel
Train Standard Seat, Shinkansen Train (Shinkansen Train), Sep 23, 2019
Superfast!!! This bullet train is more comfortable than a regular flight.
14 customer reviews

How to get from Tokyo to Osaka

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you GBP 467.02 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere GBP 18.80.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 12 hours to travel between Tokyo and Osaka depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Tokyo and Osaka. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 11h 10m to reach Osaka.

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

Travelling between Tokyo and Osaka can be as cheap as GBP 18.80 if you opt for a Sugisaki Kanko Bus SS2 bus and as expensive as GBP 467.02 if you buy a All Nippon Airways 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 Tokyo and Osaka ?

  • 51 from Tokyo to Osaka starting from 06:00 Tokyo until 21:24 Tokyo
  • 48 from Tokyo to Osaka starting from 08:40 Shinjuku until 23:50 Tokyo city
  • 45 from Tokyo to Osaka starting from 06:20 Haneda Airport until 21:30 Haneda Airport

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

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


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Tokyo to Osaka, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as GBP 37.39.

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 Tokyo and Osaka

All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Peach Airlines, Star Flyer


Travelling from Tokyo to Osaka 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 Tokyo and Osaka

Chibamirai Kanko Bus KB4, 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 ZKN12, Kintetsu Bus ZKN2, Nishi Tokyo Bus XNTK4, Nishi Tokyo Bus XNTK6, Osaka Bus ZOS4 (大阪バス ZOS4), Osaka Sayama Kotsu WL02, 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, Sakura Syoei (株式会社桜交通、昌栄バス), 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, Sunshine Express SN6, Tokyo Fuji Kotsu NT3 (東京富士交通株式会社), Tourist Bus TRB, Wakayama bus ZWK, 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 Tokyo to Osaka?

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

  • 96% opted for a bus
  • 3% decided to fly
  • 1% took a train