How to Reach Osaka - The Easiest Way to Reach Osaka


  • By Air: There are 2 major airports near Osaka. They are the Osaka International Airport and the Kansai International Airport.
  • By Train: Shinkansen bullet trains link major cities of Japan to Osaka.
  • By Ferry: Ferries from all around Japan arrive at the Osaka Port International Ferry Terminal, the Osaka Nanko Ferry Terminal and Osaka Nanko Kamome Ferry Terminal.
  • By Road: Take the Meishin Expressway or the Chugoku Expressway or the Nishi-Meihan Expressway to connect with the Hanshin Expressway which runs through the city. Regular busses run on this route. These busses connect Osaka to cities such as Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Hiroshima and Takamatsu.


  • By Subway: Osaka has Japan's second-most extensive subway network after Tokyo.
  • By Train: The J R Osaka Loop Line runs in a loop around Osaka connecting outskirts of the city.
  • By Bicycle: With dedicated bike lanes, Osaka is definitely a bicycle friendly city. Explore the city at your own pace.
  • By Taxi: Osaka tourist taxi drivers are very helpful and take you to explore all the tourist attractions that the city has to offer.
  • By Ferry: The city of Osaka has municipal ferries that connect the harbour side areas of the city. You can also travel by the Osaka Water bus or the Captain Line.

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Modes of Transportation in Osaka

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Osaka. The most preferred mode of transport in Osaka is Walking.

Average distance: 16.25 km Average time: 40.75 min

  • Walking 25%
    Walking 1 min Driving 1 min Overall average time for 1 kms 2 min
  • Train/Metro 25%
    Train 45 min Walking 14 min Waiting 2 min Overall average time for 31 kms 61 min
  • Bike 25%
    Bike 20 min Walking 5 min Other 5 min Overall average time for 3 kms 30 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 25%
    Tram 30 min Train 15 min Walking 15 min Waiting 10 min Overall average time for 30 kms 70 min

How to Reach Osaka from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Miyakojima ward to Osaka 2.94 km 2 mins
Higashiosaka to Osaka 11.02 km 11 mins
Amagasaki to Osaka 11.11 km 11 mins
Minoo to Osaka 11.13 km 11 mins
Yao to Osaka 12.19 km 12 mins
Neyagawa to Osaka 15.13 km 15 mins
Sayama to Osaka 16.19 km 16 mins
Nishinomiya to Osaka 18.19 km 18 mins
Hirakata to Osaka 19.08 km 19 mins
Kishiwada to Osaka 23.53 km 23 mins
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