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jr kansai wide area pass

JR Kansai WIDE Area Pass

Hi,

I understand that this pass includes Express Haruka from Kansai Airport to Kyoto but can I ask if this train will stop at Shin-osaka? Because I intend to take this train to Kyoto from there.

Thank you!!
Carrie

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carrie21

Hi Carrie,

The Haruka also stops at Shin-Osaka, so you could just get on there if you wish.

Alternatively it is possible to ride the JR Rapid Airport service to Kansai Airport.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thank you for your reply! :)

Btw, can I ask if the only difference between this pass and JR Kansai area pass is that the wide pass includes Shinkansen? Other than that, either pass allows me to travel on JR lines within Kansai cities like Kobe, Himeiji and Osaka, right?

Thanks again!!
Carrie

carrie21
carrie21

Hi Carrie,

THe Wide Pass covers a slightly wider area and more luxury trains including a section of the Shinkansen between Shin-Osaka and Okayama.

It also includes travel on local trains in Osaka, Kobe and to Himeji.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the info, it helps a lot!! :)

Cheers,
Carrie

carrie21
carrie21

Hi Daniel,

Can I ask if I can buy this pass at Kansai airport? Or do I need to reserve one before I leave for Japan?

Thanks!
Carrie

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carrie21

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