Seimi
Seimi
almost 5 years ago
4 responses

I'm super excited to be able to visit Japan and see my ojichan this July! The only thing I'm worried about is whether or not I'll be able to make my plane when coming back home using JR rail.

My ojichan lives in Neyagawashi and our plane leaves from Osaka International Airport at 8:00 am on a Friday. They recommend that you get to the airport early to check-in etc, so we were thinking to leave Neyagawashi at around 2:00 -3:00 am Friday morning. Are there trains running that early? I know there are night train and bus etc, but it's hard to understand since I'm not fluent in Japanese. Can someone please help?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

Unfortunately no trains run during the night, I checked the schedules but the earliest you can be at the airport is at 06:38. As far as I am aware besides really expansive taxis there are no other ways to go the Kansai Airport in the Night. The earliest train leaves from Namba (nankai) and arrives at 05:58 but you would have to find a way to get there before.

If your plane departs that early I would recommend trying to find an accommodation around the airport for the last night.

Sorry to bring you bad news,
Daniel

Seimi
Seimi
4 posts
almost 5 years ago

Thanks for helping Daniel-san! I heard that taxis are VERY expensive. What do you think the cost would be to take a taxi to the airport for Neyagawashi? My aunt said it will come up to almost $300 USD!

Seimi
Seimi
4 posts
almost 5 years ago

Also, if I can arrange to maybe depart from Tokyo instead, how long will the train trip be to leave from Neyagawashi to Tokyo?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi again,

Yes 200USD aint a strange figure, maybe even 300 with the extra fees you have to pay in the night.
One thing you could do is take a train the evening before departure and spend the night at the Airport itself there are several lobbies with free internet that you can use.

From Neyagawashi to Narita Airport is about 307 minutes (6~hours) to Tokyo it is about an hour less.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Seimi
Seimi
4 posts
almost 5 years ago

Thanks again Daniel! Just wondering, if I followed your recommendation and stayed at the airport the night before departure, what is the latest train from Neyagawashi to the airport?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Again,

From Neyagawashi the last possible connection leaves at 22:08. Here is the Route.


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