Transfer to/from - Osaka airport (KIX)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Osaka airport (KIX)

Transportation

 
COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 
Osaka airport (KIX)

Bus - Services leave from outside the first floor of both terminals and tickets can be acquired at vending machines located in the same area. Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise (Tel +81 724 611 374) operates buses to Itami Airport, downtown Osaka, Kintetsu Uehonmachi, Abeno Harukas, Namba, Senboku, Kongo, Kawachi-Nagano, Ibaraki, Senri, Keihan Moriguchi, Hirakata-shi, Neyagawashi, Higashi, Amagasaki, Nishinomiya, Kobe, Rokko, Himeji, Kakogawa, Nara, Kyoto, Wakayama, Okayama, Shikoku, the ferry terminal, Rinku and Izumisano. The Limousine Bus links the enclosure with the major cities in the Kinki and Shikoku regions.
There are also private or shared shuttle services to Kyoto and Kobe/Ashiya provided by Yasaka Kanku (Tel +81 758 034 800) and MK Skygateshuttle (Tel +81 757 785 480).

Train - The airport station is found on the second floor of Terminal 1. JR West (Tel +81 570 002 486 / 783 828 686) operates the Airport Express Haruka to Maibara, Kyoto (75 minutes trip), Shin-Osaka, Tennoji and Hineno, and the Kansai Airport Rapid to Osaka (70 min.), Kyobashi, Tennoji, Hineno and Wakayama. They depart between 6:30 am and 11:32 pm.
Nankai Electric Railway (Tel +81 724 566 203) provides trains to Namba, Sakai, Izumisano and Wakayama-shi from 5:45 am to 11:55 pm.

Ferry - On the first floor of Terminal 1 and outside the International Arrivals Hall of Terminal 2 you can purchase tickets for the high-speed ferry to Kobe airport (Tel +81 783 040 033 / 724 566 458). Travel time is 30 minutes and it runs between 6:20 am and 11:35 pm. A shuttle service connects the enclosure with the ferry terminal.

 

Car rental search

 
Taxi - Ranks are found outside the first floor of both terminals. The trip to the city centre takes 50-60 minutes. More information: Tel +81 724 566 598.

Schedules and fares

Latest updates: June 24, 2019

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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