Airport Transfer in Osaka

During your trip to Japan, instead of arriving in Tokyo, you may have chosen to land near Osaka or Kyoto, at either Kansai International Airport (KIX) or Itami International Airport (ITM). Kansai International Airport is about 75 kilometers southwest of Kyoto, while Itami International Airport is about 50 kilometers north of central Kyoto. Itami airport is mainly reserved for domestic flights, but depending on your country of departure, it's not impossible for your plane to land there.

To get to the center of Osaka, there are various transfer options from the two local airports, and it's essential to choose the means best suited to your needs. By exploring the different options, you can compare the advantages of each mode of transport in terms of journey time, cost, comfort, convenience or door-to-door. Whether you're traveling alone, with family or friends, with or without luggage, discover all the public transport options we offer for this trip between Kansai airport (KIX) and Osaka city center.

Between public transport such as express or local trains, limousine buses, or individual transport such as private shuttles or cabs, discover the solution that suits you best!

What airport transfer options from Kansai (KIX) to Osaka?

Nankai Rapit Express

This fast, comfortable train operated by Japan's Nankai Electric Railway connects Kansai International Airport (KIX) with Namba, the lively district in central Osaka. It's one of the most popular and fastest options for travelers to Osaka. The journey to Namba station takes around 35 minutes, with frequent departures every 10 minutes throughout the day. Namba station is ideal, as it's one of the two best-connected stations in Osaka. You can catch various subway lines, JR trains and buses. Learn more...

Nankai Rapit Express Airport Transfer between Kansai International Airport and Osaka

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Limousine Shuttle Bus

Limousine transfer buses are comfortable coaches connecting Kansai International Airport (KIX) from Terminal 1 (international and domestic) and Terminal 2 (domestic low-cost) to downtown Osaka. This means of transport is a convenient and reliable option for making this journey, and is also the most economical solution.

The trip from Kansai airport to Umeda station takes around 60 minutes. Your luggage is taken care of, with up to two pieces per person, at no extra charge. Learn more...

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Our Airport Transfer Options in Osaka

Get from Kansai (KIX) or Itami airports to Osaka with these airport transfers !

  • Included : Airport Transfers
  • Included : Easy access between Osaka and airports, Comfortable bus

Did you know that your Japan Rail Pass also gives you access to certain airport transfer options in Osaka ?

For example, the Haruka Express Train stopping at Shin-Osaka JR station is included with your Japan Rail Pass. From there, you can then take local Osaka lines to get to your accommodation or any final destination of your choice. If you do not have a Japan Rail Pass yet, explore all the advantages it offers outside the Shinkansen bullet train lines below !

All Other Airport Transfer Options in Osaka 

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Airport TransferAirport ServedPriceStopsJR Pass compatible ?
Nankai Rapit Train
Kansai (KIX)
$Osaka Namba stationNo
Limousine Bus
Kansai (KIX)$$JR Osaka station + Umeda stationN/A
Haruka Express TrainKansai (KIX)$Shin-Osaka station
Private ShuttleKansai (KIX) & Itami
Kansai (KIX) & Itami$$$AnywhereN/A

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