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shinkansen in osaka

Shinkansen in Osaka

Hey guys,

I will travel to Japan this September and would like to have some questions as follows:

I will arrive Osaka airport at 21:40 (Sep 24), plus the custom procedure. Do you think that I'll have enough time to catch the shinkansen to my hotel, which will be in the center of Osaka?

I will complete my journey in Kitakyushyu, then travel by Shinkansen to Osaka airport to catch my flight. My flight from Osaka will leave in 00:10 (Oct 2)in the night. Which time should I catch the Shinkansen from Kitakyushyu?

My estimation for using the JR Pass:
First use: travel from Osaka airport to center of Osaka city (Sep 24 night)
Last use: travel from Kitakyushu to Osaka Airport (Oct 1 night)
Do you think the 7-day JR Pass is sufficient for that use?

Thank you very much!

remjx
remjx

Hi there,

While there are no Shinkansen from the airport to Osaka, there will be enough time to take a train in to Osaka.

I would take a train before 17:00 from Kitakyushu in order to arrive in time at the airport.

Do you think the 7-day JR Pass is sufficient for that use? This is a great start but you may have to include a little more travel. To see how your itinerary cost stacks up against a JR Pass, use our Fare calculator.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hey Daniel,

Thank you so very much for your useful information.

So there is no Shinkansen from the airport to Osaka. I used Google and learnt that the distance would be 20km long. Do you recommend train or any available bus? Will I be able to purchase ticket for such train/bus at the airport and what is the estimated cost for each?

Once again thank you for your kind advice.

remjx
remjx

Hi again,

You can use the JR rapid from Kansai Airport to Osaka. (You are not flying into Itami right?).

The cost is around ~1,100yen for one way.

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Daniel-san
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Hey again,

Thank you guy. I will land in Kansai Airport. So I'm gonna buy the JR Rapid as you suggested.

https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/travel/shopping/access/img/train_p_kanku.jpg

Is this the JR Rapid? Sorry for too much question because I am really a newbie :D

remjx
remjx

Hi again,

Yes, that is it!

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Daniel-san
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